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Junpei
Oct 4, 2015

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The Alan Parsons Project?

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IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


The first two albums.

hexwren
Feb 27, 2008



I actually really like Ammonia Avenue, one of their later records, but I will absolutely concede that it's the softest of soft rock. It makes Bread sound hard.

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






I like every ABBA song I've ever heard, but I haven't heard much. Are the albums worth digging into, or is a greatest hits collection enough?

Ras Het
May 23, 2007

when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child - but now I am a man.


ultrafilter posted:

I like every ABBA song I've ever heard, but I haven't heard much. Are the albums worth digging into?

Yes.

Teach
Mar 28, 2008



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ABBA Gold is plenty.

Cemetry Gator
Apr 3, 2007

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ultrafilter posted:

I like every ABBA song I've ever heard, but I haven't heard much. Are the albums worth digging into, or is a greatest hits collection enough?

The question is are you comfortable not having the complete ABBA discography at your fingertips?

If you are, both Gold compilations would do you well. There's a lot of good tracks on the second Gold one that would suck not to have, like the Visitors.

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I love "Don't Stop Believing" and "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" but I'm not really super aware of the greater Journey discography, is there more worth looking into?

hexwren
Feb 27, 2008



Junpei posted:

I love "Don't Stop Believing" and "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" but I'm not really super aware of the greater Journey discography, is there more worth looking into?

If you like those, you'll almost certainly like a number of their other singles. They had a lot of them, and they were absolutely everywhere in the first half of the eighties.

I'd suggest a singles comp, but Greatest Hits 1 is missing some of the best stuff, and if you combine it with Greatest Hits 2 to get at it, there's a whole lot of unnecessary nonsense added in.

Their albums inevitably sag a bit in the middle, but there's a bunch of good songs there, so...

Infinity (1978), Escape (1981), and Frontiers (1983) are the three albums you want (Escape most prominently - five of the ten songs on it are among their biggest hits), the rest of their records are mostly from their early quasi-prog-rock days or are generic mush. Add the singles Only the Young, Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' and Any Way You Want It (and maybe Only Solutions from Tron) to those three LPs and you've basically got as much Journey as anyone could possibly want.

And if that's still not enough, Steve Perry's first solo album is okay and Oh Sherrie and Foolish Heart are the two singles off it worth hearing

hexwren fucked around with this message at 09:22 on Feb 19, 2021

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



Junpei posted:

I love "Don't Stop Believing" and "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" but I'm not really super aware of the greater Journey discography, is there more worth looking into?

You may or may not like it, but the early pre-Steve Perry journey when it was mostly just guys from Santana minus Carlos is kinda ok. Less corporate rock/more prog or wimpy jazz fusion than later journey. Try the self titled if you’re interested.

sean10mm
Jun 29, 2005

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Journey were all about the singles, greatest hits is fine.

Weirdly my favorite song of theirs by miles is... Wheel in the Sky?

ultrafilter
Aug 23, 2007






If you're looking for a single disc intro, Greatest Hits Live is the way to go.

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Jul 3, 2002

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sean10mm posted:


Weirdly my favorite song of theirs by miles is... Wheel in the Sky?



Same

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



sean10mm posted:

Journey were all about the singles, greatest hits is fine.

Weirdly my favorite song of theirs by miles is... Wheel in the Sky?



The best journey single is stone in love and it’s not on greatest hits, though.

Feeling That Way is a cool song too if you like Chicago ripoffs. Gregg Rolie was a handsome man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg5vziU-qIs

BigFactory fucked around with this message at 16:28 on Feb 19, 2021

hexwren
Feb 27, 2008



BigFactory posted:

The best journey single is stone in love and it’s not on greatest hits, though.

yeah, this.

Tad Naff
Jul 8, 2004

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Journeychat, this is my favorite article of all time: https://harpers.org/archive/1999/03/rock-prophets/

And what is this Wherl in the Sky lameness, it's all about Any Way You Want It and Seperate Ways and Faithfully, anything where Neal Schon cranks the Overwrought knob

SpiritualDeath
Jul 2, 2009

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"Faithfully" is legitimately one of my least favorite songs of all-time lol. Absolute ear torture

Journey are in general an insufferable band, but if I was forced to pick 2 songs by them as my only music consumption for the rest of time, I guess I'd be OK with "Wheel In The Sky" and "Who's Crying Now"

XBenedict
May 23, 2006

YOUR LIPS SAY 0, BUT YOUR EYES SAY 1.



Journey is at the top of my “bands that wrote a metric poo poo ton of great songs that I can’t stand hearing any more because the radio beat me to death with them” list.

Sir Nose
Mar 28, 2009




XBenedict posted:

Journey is at the top of my “bands that wrote a metric poo poo ton of fair to middling songs that I can’t stand hearing any more because the radio beat me to death with them” list.

JollyBoyJohn
Feb 13, 2019



I had only ever known Journey as the Don't Stop Believin band but I heard Seperate Ways for the first time quite recently and it's a belter

ExecuDork
Feb 25, 2007

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SpiritualDeath posted:


Journey are in general an insufferable band, but if I was forced to pick 2 songs by them as my only music consumption for the rest of time, I guess I'd be OK with "Wheel In The Sky" and "Who's Crying Now"

This is the "Where do I start with ?" thread, not the "Where do I end with ? on a desert island", isn't it?

Anyway, Jane's Addiction? I only know Been Caught Stealing, but they must have some other noteworthy stuff.

ExplodingChef
May 25, 2005

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ExecuDork posted:

This is the "Where do I start with ?" thread, not the "Where do I end with ? on a desert island", isn't it?

Anyway, Jane's Addiction? I only know Been Caught Stealing, but they must have some other noteworthy stuff.

The "meat" of the band are very much Nothing's Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual. I think they're both *fantastic* albums -- if you dig those, there's a number of live releases and b-sides and the like.

I'd say Nothing's Shocking has a more "experimental" feel to it, while Ritual definitely sounds a little more commercial, but not necessarily in a bad way.

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Aug 18, 2006
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And if you want more after that, you can move onto Porno for Pyros. They're more hit and miss than Jane's Addiction but Tahitian Moon might be the best song Perry Farrell ever wrote.

ExecuDork
Feb 25, 2007

We might be fucked, sir.

Fallen Rib

Awesome, thanks to both of you. The instability and band-members-swapping among bands from L.A. is interesting to me, and the Jane's Addiction / Porno for Pyros story is a great example (I've also recently been reading about Tool / A Perfect Circle and Rage Against the Machine / Audioslave). The side-effect of a wikipedia dive through these bands is I get to listen to a bunch of songs I haven't heard for years while I'm procrastinating at work.

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Mar 5, 2011




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Maynard and Danny jamming live with Rage on Public Enemy always hits.

Also they all did a cover of "Doctor Love" by Kiss, pretty sure it's Maynard, Tom Morello, Timmy C and someone from Porno for Pyros and it is a total bop, and I am not a massive Kiss Fan.

Edit I'm wrong it's Billy Gould and Brad Wilk!

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