Frequently Asked Questions
3. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
3.1 FAN CLUB INFORMATION (JOURNEY FORCE AND SPIN)
Journey Force, Journey's fan club during the '80s, unfortunately closed in 1993, seven years after Journey disbanded.
With the release of Steve Perry's second solo album, the maintainers of Journey Force, Fan Asylum, started a new fan club known as Steve Perry Info Network (SPIN). Sadly, in 1996, SPIN closed.
You can visit Fan Asylum's web page at "http://fanasylum.com/fanasylum/". Sadly, they have removed all Steve Perry information and sold all merchandise that was available during his For The Love Of Strange Medicine Tour.
Journey's new manger, Irving Azoff (also the manager of The Eagles), has announced that he has no plans to reopen the fan club at this time.
3.2 FAITHFUL ONES NEWS
Faithful Ones News was a monthly newsletter for Journey fans mailed to you via regular mail. Unfortunately, the publishers have stopped printing the newsletters.
3.3 WHAT IS STEVE PERRY'S REAL BIRTH DATE?
Steve Perry's real birth date is January 22, 1949, not 1953 (the date Journey Force / SPIN used).
3.4 WHAT OTHER BANDS WAS STEVE PERRY INVOLVED WITH BEFORE JOURNEY?
Steve Perry, who originally played drums, was involved with several pre-Journey bands including The Nocturns, Dollar Bills, Sullies, Pieces (1976-77), and Alien Project (1977).
None of the bands recorded any official material. Although, there is a demo tape of Alien Project, which is believed to be the demo tape that Herbie Herbert first heard Steve Perry sing. The demo tape features the songs "When You're Alone It Ain't Easy" and "If You Need Me, Call Me," plus a few other songs.
The Sullies won the battle of the bands in Calaveris County, playing against 80 other bands. The winning prize was the chance to play at the Fillmore Auditorium.
In 1977, Alien Project was close to signing a record deal when their bass player was killed in an auto accident on July 4th. Steve Perry almost gave up on music for good. Shortly after, though, he was contacted by CBS, who said the band Journey listened to a demo tape and liked his singing style.
3.5 DID STEVE PERRY HAVE THROAT CANCER?
Steve Perry did not have throat cancer. During the writing and recording of "Raised On Radio," Steve's mother was diagnosed with cancer and occasionally he took time away from the band to be with her and to take her to the clinic.
In the middle of his For The Love of Strange Medicine tour, Steve Perry contracted bronchitis and was forced to cancel several shows to recover from the illness. After the tour restarted, he contracted severe asthmatic bronchitis. Again, he was forced to cancel several shows and finally the rest of the tour.
3.6 WHAT IS ON THE STEVE PERRY BONUS CDS?
In the United States two bonus CD5s were issued which contain extra songs not released on the official "For The Love Of Strange Medicine" album. Sadly, both CD5s are out of print and no longer available.
"You Better Wait +4" -- contains the songs "You Better Wait (Long Version)," "Forever Right Or Wrong," "If You Need Me, Call Me," "One More Time," and "You Better Wait (Single Version)."
"Missing You +4" -- contains the songs "Missing You," "Melody," "What Was," "It Won't Be You," and "Missing You (Writing Sessions)."
There is another CD titled "Truth to the Rumor," but it is performed by a different Steve Perry. I believe he is a guitar player.
3.7 WHAT OTHER BANDS HAVE RECORDED A COVER OF A JOURNEY SONG?
Jonathan Cain - For A Lifetime (1998) -- "Open Arms"
Collin Raye -- Direct Hits (1997) -- "Open Arms"
Gregg Rolie -- Rough Tracks (1997) -- "Still Loving You" (by The Storm)
Jonathan Cain -- Back To The Innocence (1995, U.S. version) -- "Faithfully"
Dream Theatre -- A Change of Seasons (1995) -- "Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin"
Mariah Carey -- Daydream (1995) -- "Open Arms"
Randy Crawford -- Through The Eyes Of Love (1992) -- "Who's Cryin' Now"
Lorrie Morgan -- Something In Red (1991) -- "Faithfully"
Sharon Bryant -- unknown -- "Foolish Heart" (by Steve Perry)
Scandal -- The Warrior -- "Only The Young" (which was released before Journey's version)
Robert Fleischman -- Perfect Stranger (1979) -- "For You"
3.8 DID JOURNEY RECORD ANY COVERS OF OTHER BANDS SONGS?
Still Loving You (performed by Gregg Rolie on Rough Tracks) -- The Storm -- The Storm (1991)
Jailhouse Rock (performed by Gregg Rolie on Rough Tracks) -- Elvis Presley -- Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Hot Cherie (performed by Hardline) -- Danny Spanos -- Passion in the Dark (1983)
I Wanna Go Back (performed by Gregg Rolie on self-titled album) -- Bill Satellite -- (self-titled album) (1984)
Whiter Shade Of Pale (performed by HSAS) -- Procol Harum -- Whiter Shade Of Pale (1972)
It's All Too Much (Look Into The Future) -- The Beatles -- Yellow Submarine (1969)
Good Times (Time3) -- Sam Cooke -- Man and His Music (1964)
3.9 DID JOURNEY PLAY ANY COVERS OF OTHER SONGS IN CONCERT?
"Jailhouse Rock" -- Elvis Presley (Raised On Radio Tour)
"Stand By Me" -- Ben E. King
Bad English played "Jumpin' Jack Flash" - The Rolling Stones
3.10 WHAT IS THE NAME FOR THAT ROBOT ON THE COVER OF FRONTIERS?
3.11 WHAT MOVIES & SOUNDTRACKS HAVE JOURNEY RELATED SONGS APPEARED IN?
ARMAGEDDON (1998) "Remember Me" QUEST FOR CAMELOT (1998) "I Stand Alone" and "United We Stand" (performed by Steve Perry) THE WEDDING SINGER (1998) "Don't Stop Believin" (performed by ???) Note: not included on the actual soundtrack RAPID FIRE (1992) "Can't Find My Way" and "I'll Be There" (performed by Hardline) TANGO & CASH (1989) "Best Of What I Got" (performed by Bad English) SING (1989) "Sing" (written by Jonathan Cain performed Mickey Thomas) NORTH SHORE (1987) "Happy To Give" WHITE WATER SUMMER (1987) "Be Good to Yourself" GUNG HO (1986) "Working Class Man" (written by Jonathan Cain, performed by Jimmy Barnes) VISION QUEST (1985) "Only the Young" IRON EAGLE (1985) "Eyes Of The World" (co-written by Neal Schon, performed by Eric Martin) THE TERMINATOR (1984) "Photoplay" (co-written by Jonathan Cain, performed by Tryanglz) TEACHERS (1984) "Can't Stop the Fire" (written by Neal Schon, performed by Eric Martin) RISKY BUSINESS (1983) "After the Fall" TWO OF A KIND (1983) "Ask The Lonely" MEGAFORCE (1982) "Megaforce" (written by Jonathan Cain, performed by 707) THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (1982) "Open Arms" TRON (1982) "Only Solutions" and "1990's Theme" HEAVY METAL (1981) "Open Arms" CADDYSHACK (1980) "Anyway You Want It" DREAM, AFTER DREAM (1980) Entire album "Dream, After Dream" A WHALE OF A TAIL (1976) (unknown) (written by Jonathan Cain, performed by unknown)
3.12 MOVIE / TELEVISION CAMEOS
Neal Schon and Ross Valory made a very brief cameo on the television show Nash Bridges on December 13, 1996, Episode #20 "25 Hours of Christmas." They appeared at the end of the episode when Cheech Marin sings the Christmas carol "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" to children at a Christmas party. The other musicians included Clarence Clemons (saxophone) and Carmine Appice (drums).
3.13 WHAT JOURNEY MEMORABILIA DOES THE HARD ROCK CAFE HAVE ON DISPLAY?
In San Francisco they used to have several gold and platinum albums, but they were removed (in Dec 96) for remodeling and never put back on display.
In Las Vegas there is a gold Infinity album and a platinum Raised On Radio album.
In Niagara Falls, New York there is a platinum Escape album.
3.14 JOURNEY MERCHANDISE
At present, the only Journey merchandise available is a t-shirt courtesy of Pam Harris. The front of the shirt has a caricature of the band members with the AOL triangle logo on the tip of Steve's finger. On the back of the shirt --"Journey's Fans-The Faithful Ones, Deep Groove Chatroom and Backtalkers of the MMC and Journey Digest." For more information (and photos) visit the Journey Tribute Page, or e-mail Pam at "Captured27@AOL.COM".
Journey - The Guitar Collection (Warner Bros. Publications, 1996) contains 15 greatest hits, note-for-note, in guitar tablature format. The book can be ordered through Guitar One-Stop at "http://www.charm.net/~guitar/" or by calling them at (410) 242-2744.
Check with the Journey Tribute Page for any additional merchandise not listed here.
3.15 DO ANY OF THE MEMBERS HAVE A TATTOO?
Steve Smith has a tattoo on his right shoulder, believed to be a lion's head representing his astrological sign (Leo). The tattoo is visible on several photographs found on the Captured LP and the Time3 booklet. Note: Some photographs are flipped, hence the tattoo may appear on his left shoulder.
During a radio interview in December 1996, Neal, Jonathan, and Steve Perry acknowledged that they do not have any tattoos.
3.16 DO ANY OF THE MEMBERS HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS?
The members have not publicly released their e-mail addresses.
3.17 DID JOURNEY EVER WIN A GRAMMY AWARD?
Sadly, Journey has never won a Grammy award. In 1996, the band finally received their first nomination with the release of their reunion album, Trial By Fire. The song "When You Love A Woman" was nominated in the category for 'Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.' The award went to The Beatles for "Free As A Bird."
In 1982, Steve Perry and Kenny Loggins were nominated in the same category for the song "Don't Fight It." The award went to Survivor for "Eye Of The Tiger."
3.18 WHAT IS THE JOURNEY ESCAPE VIDEO GAME?
In 1982, following the success of the Escape album, Journey and Data Age Inc. released a fun playing game for the Atari 2600. With it's release Journey became the first rock band to cross over to into the video game industry.
The main plot of the game involved getting all five members from the concert stage to their Scarab Escape Vehicle. To get them there you must guide them past hordes of Love-Crazed Groupies and other backstage obstacles. A computerized version of Don't Stop Believin plays in the background.
3.19 WHAT IS THE FULL SIZE JOURNEY ARCADE GAME?
Soon after releasing the Frontiers album, Bally/Midway released "Journey," the full size arcade game. At the time of its creation the graphics were technologically advanced. It contained clear graphical representations of each member's head, which was humorously attached to smaller cartoon bodies. The plot of the game was completely different from the Data Age's version.
by Robyn Flans
Cherry Lane Books, 1984
The book contains 48 pages of text and photographs surrounding the history of Journey, from their beginning in 1973 up to 1984. Sadly, this book is now out of print.
3.21 SHEET MUSIC
NOTE: I believe all books listed below (except the last one) are out of print and no longer available.
Columbia Pictures Publications, 1980
Catalog # PO313SMX
Also includes photographs of concert from the Evolution tour.
Columbia Pictures Publications, 1980
Columbia Pictures Publications, 1981
Catalog # PO362SMX
Columbia Pictures, 1981
Columbia Pictures, 1983
Screen Gems-EMI Music and Warner Bros. Publications, 1984
Catalog # VF1169
Also includes pictures from Frontiers tour.
Journey Greatest Hits
Coumbia Pictures, 1983
Includes: Anyway You Want it, Don't Stop Believin', Just The Same Way, Lights, Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin', The Party's Over, Open Arms, Stay Awhile, Still They Ride, Stone In Love, Too Late, Walks Like A Lady, Wheel In The Sky, and Who's Crying Now. Plus photographs from the Escape tour.
Journey Greatest Hits
Warner Bros.Publications, 1984
Catalog # VF1175
Includes: Anyway You Want It, Don't Stop Believin', Faithfully, Just The Same Way, Lovin Touchin Squeezin, Open Arms, The Party's Over, Send Her My Love, Separate Ways, Stay Awhile, Still They Ride, Walks Like A Lady, Wheel, and Who's Crying Now. Plus pictures from the Frontiers tour.
Journey Complete, Vol. I
Columbia Pictures, 1982
Includes all music lyrics for Infinity through Escape except for the album Dream, After Dream. There are no pictures included. It has a white book cover with the Journey logo from Departure album.
Journey Complete, from "Infinity" to "Raised on Radio"
Warner Bros. Publications, 1987
Catalog # VF1347
Includes keyboards and guitar tablature for 68 songs, complete with music and lyrics from Infinity through Raised On Radio, except the album Dream, After Dream. The cover is blue, with a picture of the Windy City Diner.
Journey 'Raised On Radio' Song Book
(Year Catalog #, and ISBN # are unknown)
Includes music and lyrics, plus some photos.
Journey Guitar Book
(Year Catalog #, and ISBN # are unknown)
Includes 11 songs with guitar tablature.
Steve Perry, For The Love Of Strange Medicine
Warner Bros. Publications, 1995
Includes a pull-out poster of the microphone-in-the-desert shot.
Columbia Pictures, 1984
Catalog # 2626SSMX
Only includes the lyrics for "She's Mine."
Catalog # 2472OSMX
Only includes the lyrics for "Oh, Sherrie."
The New Best Of Journey
Warner Bros. Publications, (year unknown)
Catolog # VF1968
Includes keyboards, vocal, and guitar tablature for: Any Way You Want It, Be Good To Yourself, Don't Stop Believin', Faithfully, Girl Can't Help It, I'll Be Alright Without You, Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin', Only the Young, Open Arms, The Party's Over (Hopelessly In Love), Send Her My Love, Separate Ways (Worlds Apart), Still They Ride, Suzanne, Walks Like A Lady, Wheel In the Sky, Who's Cryin' Now
Journey - The Guitar Collection
Warner Bros. Publications, 1996
The book contains more than 15 greatest hits, note-for-note, in guitar tablature format.
NOTE: As of June 2, 1997, this book is still available and can be ordered through Guitar One-Stop at "http://www.charm.net/~guitar/" or by calling them at (410) 242-2744.
Frontiers & Beyond
Produced by Steve Sabol
NFL Films (1983, Color, 98 Minutes)
The only official video released by Journey. It reveals what it is like on tour with Journey during their Frontiers tour in 1983. The first half of the video has interviews with the band members, manager Herbie Herbert, and the road crew as they setup the stage. In the last half of the video Journey performs in concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
NOTE: This video has been out of print for several years now.
Produced by Richie Zito
CBS Music Video Enterprises (1990, Color, 30 Minutes)
Includes their five promotional videos "Best Of What I Got", "When I See You Smile", "Heaven Is A 4 Letter Word", "Price Of Love", and "Forget Me Not". It also includes short interviews with the band members.
NOTE: I believe this video is still available at CDUniverse "http://www.cduniverse.com".
Steve Smith (with Vital Information)
Instructional, 2 volume set
NOTE: This video is still available in some stores and I believe CDNOW "http://www.cdnow.com".
Deen Castronovo also has his own instructional video, but I have no details at this time.
3.23 PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS
- Wheel In The Sky (1978)
- Lights (studio version, 1978)
- Feeling That Way
- Anyway You Want It
- Too Late
- Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
- Lovin You Is Easy
- Just The Same Way
- Wheel In The Sky (version from MTV concert footage,1981)
- Don't Stop Believin' (version from Japanese concert footage, 1981)
- Don't Stop Believin' (version from MTV concert footage, 1981)
- Open Arms (from MTV concert footage, 1981)
- Who's Cryin Now (from MTV concert footage, 1981)
- Separate Ways
- Chain Reaction
- Faithfully (collection of scenes from Frontiers & Beyond, 1983)
- After The Fall
- Send Her My Love (concert footage from JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, 1983)
- Girl Can't Help It (concert footage from Mountain Aire, California, 1986)
- I'll Be Alright Without You
- Why Can't This Night Go On Forever
- Lights (collection of clips from previous videos plus some unreleased material, 1992)
- When You Love A Woman
- Oh Sherrie
- Foolish Heart
- Strung Out
- You Better Wait
- Missing You
- I Am
- Young Hearts
- I Stand Alone
NEAL SCHON / SCHON & HAMMER
- Wasting Time
- Talking to You
- No More Lies
- I'll Cover You
- Forget Me Not
- When I See You Smile
- Price Of Love
- Best Of What I got
- Heaven Is A 4 Letter Word
- Takin' Me Down
- Hot Cherie
- Jon and Neal both perform in Jimmy Barnes' video "Too Much Ain't Enough Love."
- Jon and Neal perform in Michael Bolton's "Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay."
- Jon performs in Michael Bolton's "Wait On Love."
- Jon appears in the late Sam Kinison's video "Wild Thing."
- Steve Perry performs in "We Are The World" by USA For Africa.
3.24 WHAT THE HECK IS SAID AT THE END OF THE SONG ESCAPE?
While Steve Perry sings "I'll break away, yes I'm on my way" Neal, Jon, and Ross sing: "Yes I'm gone, I'm going. I'll be leavin here today, movin on, I'm leavin, I'll be leavin here today."
3.25 WHAT DOES STEVE PERRY SAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE ALBUM "CAPTURED?"
"Bonsoir Montreal," which is French for "Good Evening, Montreal."
3.26 IN WHAT CITIES WAS THE LIVE ALBUM "CAPTURED" RECORDED?
Montreal, Canada - Majestic, Where Were You, Just The Same Way, and Line Of Fire.
Tokyo, Japan - Lights and Stay Awhile.
Fantasy Studios, California - The Party's Over (with additional keyboards by Tim Gorman).
Detroit, Michigan - all remaining songs.
3.27 IS STEVE PERRY THE MOVIE PRODUCER AND BOOK WRITER?
There are several famous celebrities with the name of Steve Perry. Besides Journey's own Steve Perry, there is an action movie producer (Lethal Weapon, Die Hard 2) and a novel writer (Star Wars series, Men In Black).
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