Micrówave wrote: Oh my God, Skip. I think you're the only person on the planet to feel that way, considering Augeri only sung about an album & a half worth of material. Unfortunately he didn't survive too long. By the way, when you saw him in concert, they were tracking vocals (unless you saw the Vegas show). That was the reason for his dismissal. It was really digging on Schon.
So you're throwing out the Infinity, Evolution, Departure, 2 tracks from Dream After Dream, Escape, Street Talk, Frontiers, the Tron Soundtrack song, Raised On Radio, and Trial By Fire for the shitty songs on Arrival (most weren't even written by the band), 6 songs from Generations and two tracks from the Red album which couldn't even interest a record company?
Steve Augeri was in Journey for around 9 years. He sang on two studio cds ("Arrival" and "Generations"), one studio e.p. ("Red 13"), "Remember Me" (from the "Armageddon" soundtrack), plus a few other b-sides/import tracks. I wouldn't doubt that he played more shows than Perry did.
No, they weren't using tracking vocals on every tour that he was involved with. You need to be better informed before
making your statements.
Perry used to be good, but that ended due to his alcoholism and cocaine usage. The guy's voice is toast and has been
Augeri was dismissed from Journey because Schon is a f*cking coke-headed, alcoholic asshole. Cain is just as bad.
Augeri had a major throat infection which involved him taking some time off to recover. But the two aholes booked
another tour (something like the 6th or 7th tour in a row since Augeri started). They had told him they weren't going to
tour that particular summer, then changed their minds when LiveNation came calling.
The bottom line is Schon hates Journey (because they have to play the Perry material) and it eats away at him that
the only way he's going to make money is by playing the same 12 Perry songs over and over again.
When they were recording "Generations" he recorded his parts then left. All he was interested in doing was that shit
project called Soul SirkUS. The record company didn't back him up, the cd flopped, and that just pissed him off.
Back to Journey to pay for the alimony he owed his 4 or 5 ex-wives.
1. "Higher Place" Jack Blades, Neal Schon
2. "All the Way" Schon, Jonathan Cain, Michael Rhodes, Steve Augeri
3. "Signs of Life" Schon, J. Cain, Elizabeth Cain
4. "All the Things" Schon, Cain, Andre Pessis
5. "Loved By You" Cain, Tammy Hyler, Tribble
6. "Livin' to Do" Schon, Matt Schon, Cain, Tribble
7. "World Gone Wild" Blades, Schon, Cain
8. "I Got a Reason" Blades, Schon, Cain
9. "With Your Love" Schon, J. Cain, E. Cain
10. "Lifetime of Dreams" Schon, Cain, Tribble
11. "Live and Breathe" Schon, Cain, Augeri
12. "Nothin' Comes Close" Schon, Cain, Augeri
13. "To Be Alive Again" Cain, Augeri, Tribble, Eric Bazilian
14. "Kiss Me Softly" Blades, Schon, Augeri
15. "We Will Meet Again" Schon, Augeri, Tribble
Schon, Cain, and/or Augeri co-wrote every track.
It's evident you don't know what you're talking about.
"Raised On Radio" and "Trial By Fire" suck. They're nothing more than
Steve Perry solo lps.
Brian May: "I like KISS a lot. I have a great regard for KISS 'cause it's all-out. They just had their vision, they had their dream, and they damn well went for it."