Monday, January 29, 2007

Classic Journey: Feeling That Way/Anytime

With all the talk of bands reuniting (The Police and Van Halen), I thought I'd check in on another rock band of that generation. Well, back in December of last year, 70's rock icons Journey, officially named a new lead singer. His name is Jeff Scott Soto, and he replaced Steve Augeri, who had to "leave the U.S. tour with Def Leppard shortly after it began on June 23 due to illness." Augeri was the band's lead singer for the last eight years.

Here is what the band had to say:
“We are so grateful to Steve for all the years he dedicated to Journey. We thank Steve for all his hard work and we wish him only the best in his future endeavors. Over the past few months, we’ve come to realize that Jeff has proven himself above and beyond that he can sing the hell out of our songs and we’re happy to officially welcome him as part of the family. We’re excited to start a new chapter with Jeff and we’re excited about what the future may bring.”

As for me, like most of America, I haven't really listened to their stuff since Steve Perry left the band. But lately, "Feeling That Way/Anytime" has been in heavy rotation on my Ipod. Taken from their 1978 breakthrough release "Infinity," this single did not score as big as "Lights" and "Wheel In The Sky, " which appeared here. Instead the track peaked the charts at #83. Since then it has become known as a "deep cut" on most FM stations. It's also noted to be the last single that Steve Perry did not occupy the title of sole lead singer. Here's the promotional video for "Feeling That Way." Enjoy the hairstyles!

For Your Consideration:

Journey - Feeling That Way/Anytime Mp3

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these two songs. They're awesome! It is the best of the old and the best of the new (Journey).