Arena Rock


Journey is an American rock band that formed in 1973 and was originally comprised of the former members Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. It was at its strongest period from 1978 to 1987. Afterward, it temporarily disbanded. The band has had many members since its forming, the most prominent being lead singer Steve Perry, and guitarist Neal Schon, who stayed with Journey since the beginning.
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What brought them to fame?

The song that brought Journey to fame was the releasing one of their hit singles "Don't Stop Believin'" It was released with the album Escape, which is their eighth and most successful album in 1981.

Top Songs and Albums

Some of Journey's best known songs and their albums are:

"Any Way you Want it" Departure

Don't Stop Believin'" Escape

"Wheel in the Sky" Infinity

"Lights" Infinity

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Characteristics of Arena Rock

Arena rock, also known as stadium rock, is a rock music genre that uses large arena-like venues, mostly sports venues, for concerts. Arena rock bands often create music that has more of a radio-friendly sound. "Stadium rock performances often employed state-of-the-art light shows and pyrotechnics to instill a sense of shock and awe into audience members, many of whom could not see the actual performers from their upper deck seats. The music itself generally featured heavy amplification and power chords as a replacement for intimate vocals or intricate harmonies." (Pollick).
Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (Live in Houston)

SHMRG of "Don't Stop Believin"

S- Electric Guitar, Main Vocals, Back Up Vocals, Bass, Drum Set, Keyboard, Piano,

H-Electric guitar, back up vocals, bass, drum set, keyboard, piano

M- Main Vocals

R- Moderate, in 4

G- Intro, Verse 1, Verse 2, chorus, Interlude, Verse 3, Chorus, Verse 4, Chorus, Interlude, Bridge, Outro

Works Cited

"Journey | Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography | AllMusic."AllMusic. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.

Pollick, Michael, and Bronwyn Harris. WiseGeek. Conjecture, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

"Top 10 Journey Songs." Ultimate Classic Rock. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.