Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Journey Force Newsletter from November 1987 part III - Softball

This week's edition of the Journey Force Newsletter from November 1987 is all about Softball.

The Bay Area Music and Sports notables take time to participate in the second annual SDwight Clark Celebrity Softball Game.

There's a great picture of Jonathan Cain and Gregg Rolie together in here!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Journey's Eclipsed - The Popularity of a Band and their Eclipse

Just recently I was at my local Walmart in Porter ranch California and came across the CD section and found where all the "Eclipse" albums went. Here's a very sad picture the Journey section...

I always thought this album sold well, they did a great marketing job and had a special vinyl edition that sold out. I didn't really care for the album and couldn't figure out who was buying it. It looks like Walmart has all of them. Here's another picture at the Van Nuys, California store. The staff decided to dedicate the entire A-M sections to hold their collection of the "Eclipse" album.

Obviously Journey's popularity has dwindled a bit since the Steve Perry days. I'm not even sure they play any new music at their shows. "Eclipse was released in 2011 and Journey hasn't released a new song since. Maybe the thinking is why bother putting out new music if nobody will buy it and it just sits on the shelves. Maybe if we got serious and wrote some more great songs in the old style. The album "Revolution" was a huge hit because it had good music in their old style. It even had sub-standard versions of their old hits re-recorded with Arnel Pineta's voice on a separate CD, along with a DVD of one of Arnel's first shows with Journey. It didn't need any of the extra stuff, it was a solid album. Then they followed up with this. A shame really.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Journey Force Newsletter from November 1987 part II - Neal Schon's Wedding

This week in The Journey Force Newsletter from November 1987 is a whole page dedicated to Neal Schon's Wedding to Beth Buckley on September 20th, 1987.

There is also a picture of Neal and Beth with Randy Jackson with his wife, Liz.

The highlight I'm sure for these brides maids was when Steve Perry sang "Let It Be Me" for the happy couple...

Continued Next Week...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Journey Force Newsletter from November 1987 part 1 - The Legend Of Cy Klopps

This week's edition of the Journey Force Newsletter from November 1987 begins with a great interview of Jonathan Cain from by The Journey Force titled "Jonathan Cain Captured".

The next big article of this edition of the Newsletter is "The Legend Of Cy Klopps", A Herbie Herbert Persona.

The Journey Force includes a questionnaire for all members of The Journey Force. Also The Force answers some members questions as well as listing all 5 singles released off the "Raised On Radio" album in order of release.

Continued next week...