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Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 153: Don’t Stop Believin’

Postby tater1977 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:14 pm

Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 153: Don’t Stop Believin’

Published on November 15th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/geek ... -believin/

Wait. A whole show devoted to Journey’s ubiquitous megahit “Don’t Stop Believin’?” Are we insane? Maybe a little bit, but admit it: Everybody’s sung along with Steve Perry at some point in their lives. Probably even The Pope. You can’t go to a karaoke bar, turn on a TV, or, as Michael found out, do a home renovation without someone belting out the track. But why?

We turn to Alanis Morrisette producer Brent Bodrug to find out what it is about the structure of the composition, the nature of the lyrics, and the unusual choice in instruments that vaulted it into western culture …and he tells us what it is about the music industry that wouldn’t let the song out of the studio if it was recorded today.

The track came out in 1981, and there was a lot happening. We’ll look at what was going on in the minds of The Kids of 80s who still have the urge today to turn a hairbrush into a microphone one… more… time.

And I hope you’ll agree this week’s cover is adorable:

(co-producers Michael Boulet, Stephanie Hopkins, Kevin Waghorn)

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Duration: 32:33
Perry's good natured bonhomie & the world’s most charmin smile,knocked fans off their feet. Sportin a black tux,gigs came alive as he swished around the stage thrillin audiences w/ charisma that instantly burnt the oxygen right out of the venue.TR.com
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Re: Geeks and Beats Podcast, Episode 153: Don’t Stop Believi

Postby perryfan61 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:14 am

Nice to see you back, tater1977. And this post is the reason I missed you so much...you find the best things ever!

Great podcast, except for the guy dissing Steve's voice, but at least the other 2 guys agreed he had a fantastic voice. I have to complain about the " corporate rock" label the band always gets stuck with, but it seems to be the thing to do when it comes to some 80's music. Interesting take on why the song was chosen for the Sopranos too.

Thanks again for the post :lol: :D
The injury that we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance. Steve Perry
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