yandtguy wrote:With Journey derailing, I think it's time for Cain to make the call to Perry, do whatever it takes to patch things up, and help him finish the material Perry has been working on for years. I know that Cain and Neal have been closer partners over the years (Journey, Bad English, appearances of each their respective solo albums), but Journey is turning into a joke. A new Perry album, with Cain's inolvement, would at least bring some positive PR to the Journey camp. When TMZ becomes the main source of information for your band, you know you're turning into a joke. Jump ship, Cain, and let the current Journey ship sink. Then, just maybe, it can be rebuilt bigger and better in a couple of years. Neal has always been my favorite Journey member up until this year. Now, it's becomming even more clear why Journey has been so dysfunctional over the years. Everybody must have been covering for Neal's sorry self.
The_Noble_Cause wrote:Perry should never have left the writing fold. If he can't tour, sit it out, and let the band continue. Better to partially contribute then not at all. As it is, Perry lets them tour, gets a percentage, and has no input in what material they call Journey.
Don wrote:Has any band continued on like that before? Racking my brain but can't come up with anything.
TOTO had some tracks co-written by replacement vocalist, Joe Williams, but ultimately recorded and performed on tour by original singer, Bobby Kimball. Either way, if Perry wants to protect the stone, you'd think he'd try to *do* something.
onmyjrny wrote:Would Perry have had to approve the Faithfully/Bucky Larson thing since he did not write the song?
jrny84 wrote:I would pay good money to see Cain and Perry play a few dates in the U.S. Neal seems to be notorious for making extremely poor decisions... period. I like Neal as a musician, but he as lost some of my respect. If Cain and Perry were still together and Neal was not in the group, I often wonder how popular they would be today?
Don wrote:When Bucky Larson gets to use a Journey song, I think the tide has turned as far as protecting the music and all that other Jazz Perry has been spewing over the years. There will not be another DSB. With the dismal sales of the Greatest Hits 2 package, I expect the band to throw in the tow as far as filtering licensing requests and go full bore while they still have an opportunity.
Scarab Pilot wrote: My wife and I were discussing this the other day and she said something I know folks will find blasphemous. She said...you know Neal can be replaced. There are pleny of guitar players out there that are just as talented as he is...get a new one. I'd love to see Cain and Perry put something together. Journey is becoming a joke just after I felt it was becoming respected by a lot of people.
Its just not Journey without Schon. It's his band. Cain and Perry would produce Journey-esque Street Talk/ROT type albums and I'd buy them and go see them....bit Journey is Schon's band.
Infinity Vocalist 2010 wrote:I'd see Journey if Stephen Chesney was on lead guitar, for sure. For those of you who may ask "Who the fuck is that?", Stephen was the lead gtr. for Frontiers up until late 2011. Closest thing to Schon in my book, and then some.
yandtguy wrote:How about this...Neal takes a sabbatical from Journey and hands the reigns over to Myles? He can emulate his dad dead-on and doesn't bring the baggage with him. Also, it would be cool to see what Arnel and he could come up with... two younger guys injecting some fire.
jrnyman28 wrote:I actually really like the idea of Cain "helping" Perry finish up the material he has been working on. Perry has said many times that he is his own worst enemy. He NEEDS someone to guide him AND tell him when to move on. Cain and Perry had a very good writing relationship starting with Open Arms and culminating with the ROR album. And it is worth mentioning that I have never really thought of OA or ROR as good "Journey" but they are good. Removing the Journey name would show the quality IMO. So Perry/Cain sounds good to me. It wouldn't be "rock" but it wouldn't have to be.
Good points. And it's been said they spent a lot of time together writing the songs for TBF, too.
JC has said over the years he would like to write with SP again...I believe Jon feels the 2 had a writing connection that he has never had with anyone else ("we're basically romantics at heart" is a direct quote from back then). But, in recent years, when asked about a possible reunion, Jon has referred back to his recollection on BTM that during the breakup, Steve said to him... "you know, there's no going back." And, he added that "(SP) is a man of his word." So, essentially, there's no hope of a reunion.
G.I.Jim wrote:I'd love to see Perry, Cain, Smith, Valory, and Lincoln Brewster do an album. I think it would be awesome!! I also like the idea of Cain just helping Perry finish what he already has. He could polish those songs into some gems for sure.
koberry wrote:Neal is a rock dog - why do you expect him to be something other than he is? This guy's been living the rock star life since touring with Santana at age 15. You wouldn't let your kids look up to some thug basketball player as a role model. So why would you hold Neal to a higher standard. The dude's an amazing, creative artist. Stop expecting so much from any of these guys and just enjoy the music and their talents for what they are.
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