Steve Smith Back in Journey

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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby nomsgmusic » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:49 pm

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nomsgmusic wrote:And more importantly, with DAVID FOSTER producing.
Like him or not, the guy knows-knew (I don't know what he's done lately) how to craft a hit record.
I like all the Tubes records, but I LOVE those two records!!!

Those records are great, but Love Bomb is insanely delicious! It may not have sold as much, but after a couple listens you will be hooked. Todd Rundgren is a genius.


I like Genius Of America, it's REALLY good, but I'll check out Love Bomb. I was surprised they brought Todd back because the first one they did together didn't do much from what I remember, but yeah Todd's a great producer. But the David Foster stuff is basically pop perfection.

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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Kurtis » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:15 pm



Steve Smith without Journey
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Jou

Postby Pocketplayer » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:19 pm

Whoa...Machine Gun was on rapid fire on this one above!
Some TASTY fills...guy is an ergonomic machine!!
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Morgenthaler » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:56 am

^ I'd love to have SS's technical abilities, but the music of Vital Information is... not my cup of tea.

I've never liked a single album or even tune of theirs. Boring beyond belief.
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby langmick » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:25 am

Old school VI when they started was more rock-oriented and Steve was hitting pretty hard.
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Kurtis » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:38 am

The first album in 1983 self titled. Global Beat. Fiafiaga. Those are fun VI albums. If those albums are boring beyond belief they wouldn’t have any successes. Not the case huh. Decades later they are still around. I don’t dig the albums they put out the past 10 years tho. They play and write jazz oriented music. The rock jazz took a back seat a long time ago. Still great music. Lots of our favorite drummers are in their 60’s now. Hopefully they are still killing it in their 70’s!
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Morgenthaler » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:27 am

Kurtis wrote:If those albums are boring beyond belief they wouldn’t have any successes.


I don't think that logic holds up. There are many things I personally find boring, which are great successes.

Breaking Bad.
"Food" from McDonald's
Music by Vital Information
Justin Bieber
K-Pop
Tropic of Cancer (and other classics)

In my best Homer Simpson voice: BORING!

Kurtis wrote:Lots of our favorite drummers are in their 60’s now. Hopefully they are still killing it in their 70’s!


Couldn't agree more! <3
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Paul Marangoni » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:13 pm

Their first two records were really great, but after that, it was hit or miss.

Future Primitive

Questionable Arrivals

None of it is available on YouTube. Probably on Spotify, Pandora or Apple music I would assume.
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Kurtis » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:51 pm



Skip to about 5 min in. Love this era of SS.
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Re: Steve Smith Back in Journey

Postby Steve Holmes » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:46 pm

Fiafiaga was a favorite back in the day, it gots tons play! Funny, I was thinking of John McGlaughlin with Trilok at the Royal Festival Hall this morning, same bass player on Fiafiaga. Kai Ekhart (I'm butchering these spellings probably).
We saw Steve with VI on the Easier done than said CD in Philadelphia in the early 90's. What a great time driving there and seeing them. Chatted them up a little, too. Super nice guys.
There's a phrase on the Perfect Date drum solo that I still use a lot these days actually.

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