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Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:38 am
by tater1977
05/08/17 Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

http://entertalkradio.com/jackiesgroove ... ob-wallis/

@ 35.35 mark might give a slight hint at Smitty's attitude towards SP...

Re: Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:51 am
by perryfan61
" Most dynamic frontman Journey's ever had"??? Although I respect Arnel's hard work with the band, I would hardly say he is a more dynamic frontman than SP was.
He certainly has a lot of energy on stage, but he doesn't interact with the audience very much.
Then again, I suppose Smitty has to keep up a united front with the rest of the band.

Re: Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:12 am
by Art Vandelay
I don't know if that was really a dig at Perry. If you think of the sheer energy of running around and jumping all over the place, then yeah Arnel is pretty damn dynamic. Smith jokingly compared him to Bruce Lee in a recent interview, so I get that. And with the singer's torch now officially passed on to Arnel, there's no reason not to praise him.

Smith is also very good at promoting and selling his current project or situation. If you read or listen to any of his interviews from the past 20 or so years, whenever he is asked what his favorite projects or albums are that he's ever worked on, he'll usually mention about three...and one of the is always the most recent that he's worked on. He mentioned Trial By Fire as one of his favorite albums in a 1997 interview. So giving Arnel some props is not only a compliment, but also a way to help get more a$$es in the seats.

Re: Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:41 am
by tater1977
Art Vandelay wrote:I don't know if that was really a dig at Perry. If you think of the sheer energy of running around and jumping all over the place, then yeah Arnel is pretty damn dynamic. Smith jokingly compared him to Bruce Lee in a recent interview, so I get that. And with the singer's torch now officially passed on to Arnel, there's no reason not to praise him.

Smith is also very good at promoting and selling his current project or situation. If you read or listen to any of his interviews from the past 20 or so years, whenever he is asked what his favorite projects or albums are that he's ever worked on, he'll usually mention about three...and one of the is always the most recent that he's worked on. He mentioned Trial By Fire as one of his favorite albums in a 1997 interview. So giving Arnel some props is not only a compliment, but also a way to help get more a$$es in the seats.


AP is a good singer and I enjoy a few of the songs he does. But running around and jumping all
over the place does not make a great singer.

The singer has to command attention and put his heart into the singing.
He /she would have to grab my attention from the 1st note to the end, except
maybe a beer run. :lol: I would pay to go see a singer like this.

I wouldn't pay to go see someone throw a mic up in the air, jump up/down or
just run around on stage. That does not make a singer to me.

Maybe less running, jumping, flipping mics and more concentrating on singing
without over-singing, I would go see him again. Met him back in 2012 and he
is a great dude.

I think with all the 'unclarity' between NS JC RV lately its just souring a lot of
fans.

Re: Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:16 am
by Art Vandelay
tater1977 wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I don't know if that was really a dig at Perry. If you think of the sheer energy of running around and jumping all over the place, then yeah Arnel is pretty damn dynamic. Smith jokingly compared him to Bruce Lee in a recent interview, so I get that. And with the singer's torch now officially passed on to Arnel, there's no reason not to praise him.

Smith is also very good at promoting and selling his current project or situation. If you read or listen to any of his interviews from the past 20 or so years, whenever he is asked what his favorite projects or albums are that he's ever worked on, he'll usually mention about three...and one of the is always the most recent that he's worked on. He mentioned Trial By Fire as one of his favorite albums in a 1997 interview. So giving Arnel some props is not only a compliment, but also a way to help get more a$$es in the seats.


AP is a good singer and I enjoy a few of the songs he does. But running around and jumping all
over the place does not make a great singer.

The singer has to command attention and put his heart into the singing.
He /she would have to grab my attention from the 1st note to the end, except
maybe a beer run. :lol: I would pay to go see a singer like this.

I wouldn't pay to go see someone throw a mic up in the air, jump up/down or
just run around on stage. That does not make a singer to me.

Maybe less running, jumping, flipping mics and more concentrating on singing
without over-singing, I would go see him again. Met him back in 2012 and he
is a great dude.

I think with all the 'unclarity' between NS JC RV lately its just souring a lot of
fans.


Oh I agree with you...just offering where I thought Smith's comment was coming from.

Re: Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:27 am
by tater1977
Art Vandelay wrote:
tater1977 wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I don't know if that was really a dig at Perry. If you think of the sheer energy of running around and jumping all over the place, then yeah Arnel is pretty damn dynamic. Smith jokingly compared him to Bruce Lee in a recent interview, so I get that. And with the singer's torch now officially passed on to Arnel, there's no reason not to praise him.

Smith is also very good at promoting and selling his current project or situation. If you read or listen to any of his interviews from the past 20 or so years, whenever he is asked what his favorite projects or albums are that he's ever worked on, he'll usually mention about three...and one of the is always the most recent that he's worked on. He mentioned Trial By Fire as one of his favorite albums in a 1997 interview. So giving Arnel some props is not only a compliment, but also a way to help get more a$$es in the seats.


AP is a good singer and I enjoy a few of the songs he does. But running around and jumping all
over the place does not make a great singer.

The singer has to command attention and put his heart into the singing.
He /she would have to grab my attention from the 1st note to the end, except
maybe a beer run. :lol: I would pay to go see a singer like this.

I wouldn't pay to go see someone throw a mic up in the air, jump up/down or
just run around on stage. That does not make a singer to me.

Maybe less running, jumping, flipping mics and more concentrating on singing
without over-singing, I would go see him again. Met him back in 2012 and he
is a great dude.

I think with all the 'unclarity' between NS JC RV lately its just souring a lot of
fans.


Oh I agree with you...just offering where I thought Smith's comment was coming from.


Ah, ok sorry. They are all out promoting their 'side' projects and trying to get interest
in them . Kinda feels like 1984-85, discombobulated. And when they added Travis
on stage, but kept in the dark :?: Now allowing him a solo or two ... what is going on :?:
:(

Re: Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 3:48 am
by Tomulator
I personally think Smitty needs to look at a few old live videos when SP was around...that would do the trick.

AP the most dynamic singer Journey ever had...LOL! :lol:

Yeah, right...

Sorry folks, but as great a person as he is, AP is not even in SP's league as a frontman/lead singer, esp when Perry was in his prime. AP would be the first one to tell you that too.

8)

Re: Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:04 pm
by The_Noble_Cause
tater1977 wrote:AP is a good singer and I enjoy a few of the songs he does. But running around and jumping all
over the place does not make a great singer.


Best singer since SP from a technical standpoint. But lousy frontman. No connection at all. I've seen Augeri shows where the entire place was a a party. The vocals were the farthest thing from anybody's mind.

Re: Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:32 pm
by Moonglow
The_Noble_Cause wrote:
tater1977 wrote:AP is a good singer and I enjoy a few of the songs he does. But running around and jumping all
over the place does not make a great singer.


Best singer since SP from a technical standpoint. But lousy frontman. No connection at all. I've seen Augeri shows where the entire place was a a party. The vocals were the farthest thing from anybody's mind.

I tend to agree. I've never connected with Arnel, despite his superior vocal chops. Augeri had a better connection with the audience and stage presence that fit better with the band's overall presentation...of course, IMHO.

Re: Journey Drummer Steve Smith and Drum Guru Rob Wallis

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:53 am
by Marzdog
The_Noble_Cause wrote:Best singer since SP from a technical standpoint. But lousy frontman. No connection at all. I've seen Augeri shows where the entire place was a a party. The vocals were the farthest thing from anybody's mind.
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