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« on: October 07, 2008, 08:19:14 AM »

For me, the album (in this case, 8 track) that let me know there were 'heavier' things in life was this multiplatinum gem:


Prior to hearing/buying this album, my record collection consisted of Blondie, Air Supply, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Johnny Cash.  Thanks to an older friend, I also was familiar with a couple KISS, Loverboy and AC/DC songs, but hadn't really owned any rock.  Hell, I was still kind of scared of KISS-- I remember them always being the banned band whenever we had record day at school...

Anyhow, I remember hearing "Open Arms" on the radio all the time and was hooked on that song, so when my mom gave me $6 or $7 and told me I could go pick out an album, I biked my way down to White Drug and went straight for this album.  Little did I know that Open Arms was the ballad on the record and the rest of it was a lot more guitar-heavy.

Anyhow, I got back home and my parents and brother were getting ready to eat supper out on our back porch-- I quickly ran downstairs and popped the 8 track into our beastly Soundesign Discotek:


About 30 seconds into "Don't Stop Believin'", something clicked and I was transfixed.  I cranked the volume higher and higher, until my parent's cries to "Turn it down" and "Come to supper" were drowned out.  After the song, I remember heading upstairs and outside, and I remember my older brother saying something to the effect of "Man, that was heavy" and my parents just shaking their heads. 

This album opened the door for me-- Nazareth, Priest, Def Leppard, Quiet Riot, Motley Crue-- all followed over the next year or so, as I began searching for the next heavier thing...

So, appreciate this album (btw, my favorite song is still probably a 3 way tie between Don't Stop, Still They Ride, or Mother, Father...) or share your gateway to metal album...

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 08:36:57 AM »

Great, great album. So - much appreciated! beerbang

I had been turned on to Journey in '78 by my youngest aunt's boyfriend at the time, with Infinity.
1978 was an amazing year for me, musically. Sabbath, AC/DC, Journey, Van Halen...
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008, 08:38:05 AM »

I declare a world's first,,,,,Journey was just referred to as "heavy",,,,, lol lol lol


I absolutely love old Journey. cheers

And the Soundesign Discotek is tr00 kvlt,,,,, abbath
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 08:40:03 AM »

I declare a world's first,,,,,Journey was just referred to as "heavy",,,,, lol lol lol


 :lol:Yeah, at the time, I really thought it was.  My brother and I took different paths-- he went towards The Fixx, The Police, Culture Club, etc, so this was definitely heavy in his mind...
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2008, 08:45:37 AM »

I love this album.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 09:52:45 AM »

LOVE this album!! My favorite Journey album from beginning to end!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2008, 12:42:19 PM »

Gateway bands for me were Iron Butterfly, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Blue Cheer & Savage Resurrection. I've never owned an album by Journey in my life, just didn't do it for me even when they were predominantly instrumental.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008, 11:29:35 PM »

Heh, Journey was one of those 'guilty pleasure' bands I liked but never really got into until I was a bit more 'mature (haha, yeah right)'. I bought that disc used about 15 years ago and have liked it ever since. Only album of theirs I own though.
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008, 12:44:16 AM »

LOVE journey!

But I have to ask, what the hell is an 8 track? Ive heard of them but never actually seen one or the player for them?
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2008, 05:20:37 AM »



But I have to ask, what the hell is an 8 track? Ive heard of them but never actually seen one or the player for them?

http://forums.metallusmaximus.com/index.php/topic,304.0.html
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2008, 05:22:04 PM »

I've always enjoyed Journey's material from a distance.  I like some of those big hits but never got into the albums I've heard.  I really enjoyed their live release, Captured when I had it.  I wish I hadn't sold that off.  Their drummer back then was great.  Loved his drum solo on that release.

On another note, was the thread title supposed to be a pun or was that accidental?  If it was intentional and you continue with that theme I suggest the next thread be Thin Lizzy "Jailbreak."  lol
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2008, 09:42:40 AM »

GREATEST AOR ALBUM EVER!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2008, 09:49:38 AM »

GREATEST AOR ALBUM EVER!!!!!!!!!
understatement!! beerbang
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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2008, 03:06:43 PM »

GREATEST AOR ALBUM EVER!!!!!!!!!

The first Asia and Boston's ST might be better but excellent Cd none the less.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 04:35:22 PM »

I spun this album yesterday and today amidst 4 spins of Steve Perry's return from the dead album "Traces."  Ok, "Live in Houston 1981", "Frontiers," and "Captured" too...
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