Friday, December 22, 2006

Band Of The Week - Journey

Few days to go is Christmas, I would like to wish you all Merry Christmas~~~!!! According to Tan Sri Lin Peh, our Christmas sing song project - Rudolf in Your House has hit more than 6,000 times!!! I think this song is going to hit platinum record for single hit album. For those for took part for this sing song project, we should proud of it :)

My favorite band for this weekend will be Journey. I believe most of you familiar with their songs, especially their big hits like Faithfully, Open Arms, Don't Stop Believin' and many more... This band is more to like slow rock, jazz rock or maybe some of you will think is sentimental. Let's enjoy their songs here...

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Journey - Faithfully


Journey - Open Arms


Journey - Don't Stop Believin'


Journey - Lights


Journey - Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'


About Journey (from wikipedia & Journey official website)

Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. The band has gone through several phases since its inception by former members of Santana.

Journey

History

In December 1971, Gregg Rolie, the organist and vocalist and co-founding member of Santana, decided that it was time to leave the band, due to longstanding disagreements with Carlos Santana about the musical direction of the group. He went home to Seattle and opened a restaurant with his father.

While all this was going on, there was another face on the scene; the road manager for Santana, Walter "Herbie" Herbert. After an abortive South American tour, Herbert was on Carlos’ bad side. Herbie and Santana guitarist Neal Schon had become good friends on the tour. Herbie had the idea to take Schon and form a new band around his guitar-playing talents. After Schon parted ways with a Larry Graham side project that would eventually become Graham Central Station, he agreed. Herbert was able to get George Tickner (guitar) and Ross Valory (former bassist for the Steve Miller Band) who were at the time playing in Frumious Bandersnatch (another band that Herbie managed) to join Schon and form a new band. Prairie Prince (drums), who was already with The Tubes, was recruited to join the new effort.

Journey

Journey’s initial style was progressive jazz-rock, complete with extended and improvised solo spots, a style much in evidence on their first three albums for Columbia Records. In April 1975 Tickner bowed out of music to attend Stanford Medical School. He was eventually replaced by ex-Alien Project vocalist, Steve Perry.

The switch to their signature highly sophisticated rock occurred with the recording of their hugely successful album, Infinity. Journey’s drummer, Aynsley Dunbar, was unhappy with this new style and left for Jefferson Starship, to be replaced by legendary drummer Steve Smith. The band’s next release, Evolution followed and brought the band their first US Top 20 hit, "Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin".

Journey (Present)

Journey in concert

Journey in concert

Journey... one of American greatest classic rock band!!!

Happy Weekend!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

26 comments:

King's wife said...

Aiya...I failed again. I only know Open Arms.

Merry Christmas to you!

angel said...

Faithfully is my favourite!!!

Simple American said...

I love Journey. Saw then in '78 in Germany. Love Schon's guitar playing and Perry's voice. My favorite tune by them is "Wheel in the Sky". It meant a lot to me and this little German girl. Lets not go there. haha

Steve Perry was popular a couple years ago here in Houston. They kept playing Believe for the baseball team which did quite well and went to the championship. Perry was brought in as a good luck charm. He may have sung the national anthem for one game too.

ah pek said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS,KENNY!!

my favourite christmas song is still "Jingle Balls"

a^ben said...

*clears throat*

SO NOW I come~~~~~ to you~~~ with an ooooooooooopen aRms~~~

*watches birdie langgar tiang*

erm.. i think i better stop before someone pengsan`

merry christmas kenny tai khor`

kekekeke` :D

Kenny Ng said...

[king's wife]
u not failed... coz u know at least a song :) Merry Christmas to u too :)

[angel]
My all time favorite too :)

[simple american]
not again!!! U watch them in live before again? argghh!!!! Wheel in The Sky is my favorite too. Yeah, Steve Perry was the best for Journey, I still prefer Perry than the current new singer.

Should ask Perry come to Malaysia sing NegaraKu... LOL

[Ah Pek]
Merry Christmas to u too Ah Pek... Jingle Bell? Which bells? urs 1 ah? kekekeke

[a^ben]
LOL... I thought when u open ur arms the ketiak smell makes ppl pengsan? :P joking ah...

Merry Christmas to u too... bro

FireHorse said...

Drop by just to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Next year.

sun,moon&star said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Moon

ah nel said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year brader...

Iwan Sanchez said...

How old is this band??? lolz!!!

Anyway, merry christmas!!!!

Chen said...

See-see look-look at the names of the songs..
Mmmmm....
dunno geh..
but at least the name of the band is similar to my blog name :P

Kenny Ng said...

[firehorse]
same to u, Merry Christmas n Happy New Year... :)

[moon]
same to u, Merry Christmas n Happy New Year... :)

[iwan]
how old ah? 2006 - 1973 = 33 lor...

Merry Christmas bro...

[chen]
u try listen the songs la, not bising one... u sure know one. Haha... yahor, abit same as ur blog name.

_butt said...

Among all, 'open arms' is the most touching wan.. *sniff sniff*

Happy Christmas! Happy new year!!

Nonnie King said...

Merry Christmas. =)

AceOne said...

Merry Xmas bro!

Cocka Doodle said...

Arguably, one of my favorite groups too.
Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a great year ahead!

Ellone said...

Hohohohooooo ... *trying to sound like santa claus*
Merry xmas pal !! Hehhehee..

Keropok said...

Journey is a super band. I love Open Arms!

Happy holidays, bro!

The Horny Bitch said...

Merry Christmas. :)

Nine3 Nine 3 said...

To my Bruder Batu,
Wishing you and your love one a “ Merry Blessed Christmas”
Luv
9393

Kenny Ng said...

[_butt]
eh eh... dun cry... yah, Open Arm very touching.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

[nonnie]
Merry Christmas!!!

[aceone]
Merry Christmas bro

[cocka]
same to u... Merry Christmas :)

[ellone]
LOL... santa ah santa... where is my gift?

Mery Christmas & Happy New Year

[keropok]
Merry Christmas bro...

[the horny bitch]
Merry Christmas...

[9393]
Thanks bro... Merry Christmas to u n family.

Chen said...

Wishing u & your beloved ones a merry and joyful Christmas :)

simple american said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas Kenny and the Happiest of New Years. :)

Kenny Ng said...

[chen]
same to u... Merry Christmas~~~

[simple american]
same to u, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year~~

IML said...

What do you think of the band WETWETWET?
Any write up?

Kenny Ng said...

[iml]
errr... I'm not really into WETWETWET, sorry.

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