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PostSubject: Re: Little Quizz   Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:41 pm

Ummm...am I seeing things or is there a blow up doll in the background of that picture? Maybe it's just my mind in the gutter..AGAIN! Razz
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PostSubject: Eyes Discography and Biography   Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:22 pm

Personne

I opened a new Post called Eyes Discography and Biography were you can find some info about it.

Also there is some extra info like a couple of Questions answered by James Christian (House of Lords' lead vocalist who were part of the EYES history.)

I am searching for some pix from the singles that Eyes have too.

and for the girls I invited to read it because can find the correct answer about the 1st cover that I posted here.

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PostSubject: Re: Little Quizz   Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:22 am

Personne wrote:
eyes wrote:
Ok here's one: What's the name of the "secret" track on this album? Cool

(btw I'm Melissa, used my real name on the other forum before it shut down. Eyes just happens to be a nickname my hubby gave me, lol)

Somebody to Love Dedicated to Sam Cooke! Wink

There is a story between Steve Perry and Jeff also on that song, I've to find where I've read it! study

The day I met Steve Perry (by JSS)

12-4-06

"Hey folks, here's my 1st official post that has nothing 2 do with Soul SirkUS...oops, it slipped! It's gonna be lengthy so fetch yourself a pot of 'Joe' & read.... 
I wanted 2 follow suit in what's normally discussed here, JOURNEY, in which I have limited stories/history up till recently since meeting & now working with Neal & Deen. This 1 is about the 1st time I ever met Steve, as in Perry. Recently, especially since the VH-1 Behind The Music, I've heard & read many blasts against Steve which are a bit disheartening...u never want your musical heroes 2 have any flaws &/or 4 anyone 2 talk smack....well, I'm sure this has all been discussed & debated here 4 years. I thought I would share with u all a positive side 2 the man, as I just mentioned above, very often in this business I have been let down by these so-called heroes...in this case, I wasn't!

For years, my influences & inspirations, as a singer have been very apparent 2 those who have followed my career, were/are Steve, Freddie Mercury, Terence Trent D'Arby & Sam Cooke. Listening 2 most of my recent works wouldn't necessarily give u this impression, especially since these guys are not in the same genre/category of music I have been recording through the years, but every once in a while, u hear the little 'isms' from all these cats, the same u most definitely hear in Steve's influence from Sam Cooke. I proudly pronounced Steve's influence on me in many an interview, but moreso on a particular album I recorded in 1990 with a band called Eyes, in which I recorded an a cappella vocal track called 'Somebody 2 Love' (if u have or find the album, u won't find the track listed, it was a 'ghost' track the label decided NOT 2 credit on the album...the song appears at the very end of the CD) which was very much in the vein of Steve & Sam Cooke. In the album's credits, I dedicated the song to my 'influence & inspiration....S Perry & Sam Cooke'.

Also around that time (1991), I was producing a young band from Boston called Flesh which featured 2 brothers from the band Extreme (Gary Cherone's little bro was the guitarist & Nuno Bettencourt's older brother was the singer...talk about the old switcheroo!!). During that time, Nuno was secretly meeting & writing with Steve, who was then compiling songs which would become FTLOSM, even though this collaborative effort did not make the cut. I was out of town when Nuno & Steve were, & 1 evening, they & the guys from Flesh all went out 4 dinner in which the conversation was turned 2 how Flesh were coming along in the studio. They mentioned they were in the working on songs 4 a recent major publishing deal they'd just signed & dropped my name as the person behind the console assisting them with the production. Of course at that time, Steve would have no clue who I was, especially being that I was only 5 years new into the scene & the most popular thing I had 2 date were 2 albums with Yngwie Malmsteen in '84 & '85...again, completely different genre from what Steve would ever put on his turntable (yes, we still had them then!).

Now remember, Steve was part of We Are The World, the pop version of USA For Africa...Neal was on the heavy metal version, We're Stars, with Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Dio & yes, Yngwie Malmsteen! 
In their conversation, the guys mentioned what a huge influence Steve & Sam Cooke were 2 me as a vocalist, so much that I credited them both on THIS particular album. He was so honored by this, someone mentioning him this way without ever meeting the person, he sent a message back with the guys 2 thank me 4 this, Of course, it was a proud moment 4 me that my name was even brought up from the guys, but just 2 know he appreciated it instead of shrugging it off was a compliment right back. 
Fast forward 3 months later, Extreme were on tour opening 4 ZZ Top in the US, coming through LA, I went 2 the show with the Flesh guys, also having known the Extreme guys, so we could all hang. Backstage, the bassist from Flesh mentioned Steve was there & he would introduce us. During those moments, 1 realizes introductions like this can go 2 ways & the 2nd way...well, u'd rather not meet the person & leave the mystique alone.

In my 20 years of singing professionally (4 the record just 2 keep my age in check, I am currently 38, once again the 'baby' in the new band, ha!!), I've never been 1 2 care about meeting celebrities, rock stars, etc., no one person really impresses me so much in life & I pretty much see everyone equally in this world, we all put our shoes on the same way & we all wipe our....u get the picture!!!! But there are exceptions, & the above singers I mentioned as influences, I knew I would love 2 someday meet & thank them 4 the gift they shared but also help mold me so I could 1 day share with others, Steve being 1 of them. 
So we head towards Steve & right after the 'Jeff this is Steve, Steve this is Jeff...' formalities, Steve jokingly reaches 4 his wallet & said 'So you're Jeff...I think I owe u some money!' as in a payoff 4 the crediting on the album. I found that so cool of him, that he would be so humble, especially after a few times thanking me 4 the credit.

After some social gibberish, I asked Steve if there was an address I could send a copy of the CD 2 him so he could hear the a cappella I did as I thought he would like it....he gave me a manager's address scribbled on a napkin & we said so long. Some days later, I'm looking 4 this napkin only 2 find it a shribbled mess in my washing machine! I'd obviously 4gotten 2 remove it from my pants. 
Fast forward 2 months, I was singing a few songs at an All Star Tribute show 4 the late Randy Rhoads (Ozzy) in LA, walking through the backstage area, low & behold, there's Steve!! I 1st decided 2 see if he remembered me without embarrassing myself, then proceeding 2 apologize 4 not sending the CD & then pry the address of his manager again. Of course he remembered me right off the bat which I then described the washer dilemma & I would like 2 still send the CD 2 him.....he shocked me by saying when he had not received it from me, he went out & BOUGHT it! Once again, very complimentary on the credit there, but then went on 2 say great vocals on the album & he loved the a cappella thing I had done. At 1st, I thought maybe he could just be saying it without having heard a note, but he brought up aspects & lyrics in the song that u can't pretend u know...he definitely heard it....a few times.The only thing(s) that has topped that moment in my life were singing with Queen a few years ago in LA & the birth of my son 16 years ago! 
OK, now wake up, I'm done!!!!

Sorry the story was so long, but the details are still in my head like it happened days ago so I wanted 2 recount it as well as share it all with u....anyone else outside THIS group, I would have been forced 2 offer the abridged version. 4 those of u who made it 2 the end, thanks 4 reading & hope u enjoyed this very human side of Steve that left an everlasting impression on his most ambitious apprentice. I have a feeling the Neal & Deen stories will have more humor involved, u know those guys!"

Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: Little Quizz   Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Little Quizz   Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:40 am

Hello everyone! I'm new here, though not a new fan. Wink I have a question that I'm hoping you guys would know the answer to: Is Jeff's hair naturally curly or permed? I was just wondering, as the volume of his curls seem to vary so much.
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PostSubject: Re: Little Quizz   Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:43 am

careless wrote:
Hello everyone! I'm new here, though not a new fan. Wink I have a question that I'm hoping you guys would know the answer to: Is Jeff's hair naturally curly or permed? I was just wondering, as the volume of his curls seem to vary so much.

Maybe a question for nath?

Welcome careless! Very Happy
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