Steve Smith Back in Journey

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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Paul Marangoni » Thu May 04, 2017 8:30 am

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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Pocketplayer » Sat May 06, 2017 11:07 am

Killer sounding bootleg from 79 in Chicago. Kohoutek.


WOW! SO unlike the Journey most fans know!!
THIS is the SS that made me go WHAAAT was that
back in the day. So unlike a ROCK drummer...

His feel and dynamics are amazing...YES, I like the
old SS better (not the SS at his age today, but the
SS from the 90's compared to the 70's and early
80's). Glad he evolved to what his calling
was, but he truly had it all--fire, passion, technique,
taste, composition, sound (oh how I love those fat
toms back then).

Great find Lang...that first song was the antithesis of
"Who's Cryin Now"...the end of an era with Rollie to
Cain. Old Journey still braking out before the hit machine
took over with Cain and Perry's control over the band...
before the solo records that caused so much riff...before
the 'Elvis left the building' dynamics.
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby langmick » Sat May 06, 2017 1:16 pm

I have a friend at MSU that is a huge Yes fan, met his wife at a Yes show in 78. We all have a few beers once in a while, and play prog on the jukebox at a local college bar in EL. He's pretty high up at the University, but a total 70s guy. They're a cool hang.

I turned him on to the prog Journey, blew his mind.

Schon just kicks the shit out of those tunes, and he still brings the house in 2017.

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