Journey: The Supernatural God Level Gift That Is Arnel Pineda
#21
(10-14-2020, 08:07 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: I think my favorite is the 2016 performance of "Open Arms"...

It's just insane.

If I NEVERRRR hear that song again... !! lol

Sis had that shit on REEEPLAY, DAAAILY!!
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#22
(10-14-2020, 09:25 PM)somethingelseishere Wrote: What was really weird was when they brought in that Steve Augeri
dude. Man, he looked AND sounded just like Steve Perry!!

They were freakishly similar! It was cray to the zee.

(10-14-2020, 09:33 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote:

He's not bad... but I think his voice is too high.

2:27 despite it being a tad too high, he performs this song amazingly, there's definitely no saying he sucks or anything.

It's just...

He's no Steve, and he's definitely no Arnel.

And the thing is, that's exactly what makes this thing so crazy. How could anybody be? Yet, Arnel exists.

(10-14-2020, 09:37 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote:

2:25 I've seen a lot of commenters point out that Steve never hit those high notes on live versions of "Open Arms" and it seems like they were right.



1:00 he comes close in this one.



1:00 yeah he does some type of variation of it.

He's smart... he knows what he can do and what he shouldn't.

That's why he left Journey... cuz he has damn good judgement.

There was no reason to push it and drag the band into this elderly golden years feel, running on less steam and whatnot.

You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.

For anybody who is that vocally powerful to stay the same into their 50s just sort of rare.

Steve is iconic.
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#23
Oh chicken-sticks, I keep replying in that other thread.
Sorry Boss, we'll keep the Journeying to this one!
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#24
It's one of those things where I become obsessed for DAYS.

Y'all have seen this play out over and over...

Banana

But truly, I think this really warrants the obsession.

The damn near supernatural quality of it is a definite cut above the rest.

And I do feel deeply inspired by Arnel's story.

It kind of makes me want to not give up...

Banana
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#25
Inspiration is always a beautiful thing!
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#26
(10-14-2020, 07:28 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: I WANNA BE THERE IN MY SETTEE

Laugh

N!99@, please.

I had no idea you were such a huge Journey fan. As I said in the Eddie thread, and which you probably quoted somewhere in the TL;DR OP, they were my favorite band in high school.

Yep, I wanted to fucking BE Steve Perry.

I even got into other bands that had similar sounding singers, like Giuffria.

(10-16-2019, 02:21 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If you say no, it's gayer than saying yes.
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#27


2:25 Arnel was 42 here, the energy of a 21 year old.

49 in that 2016 performance, with the energy of a 28 year old rockstar of godly proportions.
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#28
I love when Arnel does the lean.
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#29
(10-14-2020, 10:03 PM)Devastatia Wrote: Laugh

N!99@, please.

I had no idea you were such a huge Journey fan. As I said in the Eddie thread, and which you probably quoted somewhere in the TL;DR OP, they were my favorite band in high school.

Yep, I wanted to fucking BE Steve Perry.

I even got into other bands that had similar sounding singers, like Giuffria.

[video=ThemTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps07_wUPS6M[/video]

I am a Journey fan in the sense that I heard their songs on the oldies station growing up and knew they were one of the most iconic, unique, legendary, recognizable bands in history.

I didn't know who the lead singer was.

I only understood Steve Perry in recent years, solely due to second-hand obsession (my mom went through a Journey phase a few years back).

If I had TRULY grown up with Journey, in their heyday, I may feel differently about Arnel.

No one can (honestly) deny that he is amazing, but maybe I would have more of a sentimental allegiance to Steve.
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#30
And I want to make it clear that in no way do I have a thing for rockstars...

Couldn't care less about 'em.

But Arnel is different, he's a good soul.
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#31
Some 35 years on, I can't really say I have a sentimental allegiance to Perry or Journey anymore. I've moved on to other bands and genres during that time. Most notably, I became a Cure freak starting with Disintegration and spent years delving into their older albums. (Yeah, I was late to that party.) By then, I had listened to Journey so much that I just couldn't anymore. I mean I wore their tapes and CDs out. I had all of their albums with Greg Rolie too, although they had only released one or two singles back then. That's how obsessed I was.
(10-16-2019, 02:21 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If you say no, it's gayer than saying yes.
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#32
This is my favorite song from the Greg Rolie era:



The lyrics are like something they would've written with Steve Perry, but with an altogether different voice.
(10-16-2019, 02:21 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If you say no, it's gayer than saying yes.
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#33
I don't think they had any idea how insanely popular they'd become when Steve joined the band.
(10-16-2019, 02:21 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If you say no, it's gayer than saying yes.
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#34
I'd love to hear Arnel sing "Look Into the Future."
(10-16-2019, 02:21 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If you say no, it's gayer than saying yes.
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#35
Randy Jackson from American Idol played bass with Journey on their 1986 Raised on Radio album and tour, which I saw in Chicago. He had this awesome leather jacket that I wanted soooo bad.

http://dailycontributor.com/wp-content/u...ourney.jpg
(10-16-2019, 02:21 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If you say no, it's gayer than saying yes.
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#36
(10-14-2020, 10:28 PM)Devastatia Wrote: I'd love to hear Arnel sing "Look Into the Future."

Can't find a video of it, but here's a bootleg of Steve Perry singing it live in 1978:

(10-16-2019, 02:21 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If you say no, it's gayer than saying yes.
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#37
(10-14-2020, 10:24 PM)Devastatia Wrote: This is my favorite song from the Greg Rolie era:

[video=ThemTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i38vu0HMvM[/video]

The lyrics are like something they would've written with Steve Perry, but with an altogether different voice.

Great song...

Journey has obviously always had the magic.

Amazing voice, really nothing like Steve, but totally amazing.

(10-14-2020, 10:26 PM)Devastatia Wrote: I don't think they had any idea how insanely popular they'd become when Steve joined the band.

Definitely not. They deserved it though. What a fucking amazing band.

(10-14-2020, 10:34 PM)Devastatia Wrote: Randy Jackson from American Idol played bass with Journey on their 1986 Raised on Radio album and tour, which I saw in Chicago. He had this awesome leather jacket that I wanted soooo bad.

http://dailycontributor.com/wp-content/u...ourney.jpg

Randy kicked ass in Journey, his style was always on point. He always had some kinda badass jacket.
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#38
I was wondering if you'd ever seen them live! That's pretty awesome man.

If the world wasn't so weird right now, would you go to an Arnel fronted Journey show?
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#39
(10-14-2020, 10:43 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If the world wasn't so weird right now, would you go to an Arnel fronted Journey show?

Fuck Yeah

I probably couldn't sit through one of their old studio albums again, except maybe Raised on Radio because it came out my senior year, but live shows by first rate bands always have this intense level of energy that makes everything seem fresh and exciting.
(10-16-2019, 02:21 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If you say no, it's gayer than saying yes.
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#40
(10-14-2020, 09:37 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: I've seen a lot of commenters point out that Steve never hit those high notes on live versions of "Open Arms" and it seems like they were right.

For anybody who is that vocally powerful to stay the same into their 50s just sort of rare.

Steve wasn't even hitting those high notes on their studio albums by 1986. His voice had become deeper and raspier by then, which is probably what fueled the speculation that he had throat cancer, and that's why he left Journey. Which, as I found out the other day, was totally false. He quit because he was no longer passionate about what he was doing.
(10-16-2019, 02:21 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: If you say no, it's gayer than saying yes.
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