Sunday, October 3, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 149: Faithfully

Faithfully - Journey (1983)

In a way, they are America's ABBA. Loved by millions, they are the 26th best - selling recording act of all time. They have ties to classic bay area behemoths like Santana and Jefferson Starship. Their hits have echoed through the years, and thanks to Glee, a new generation has discovered their music and embraced it as their own. I am willing to bet that besides The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley, they are the most successful act to cross generation gaps. (And they had two video games before Rock Band was even a thought!) Even today, with their dead ringer for Steve Perry - Filipino lead singer, they are a force to be reckoned with on the touring circuit. Why do the press hate them so much? To quote the "classic" film Big Daddy, music critics can be "hypocritical assholes". "Faithfully" is the true definition of a power ballad, so get out you lighters, cast aside your snarky comments, and revel in the fact that almost everyone you know (whether publicly or not) loves this song.

See, even modern Prog-Metal groups like Coheed & Cambria love this song!

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