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Thursday 12/30/21 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 25

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We complete our review of the RadioMaxMusic Library of 1980 music. This installment features music from Electric Light Orchestra, Pat Benatar, Dr. Hook, Billy Joel, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Tommy James, Eddy Raven, Lou Rawls, Diana Ross, Ambrosia, Bonnie Raitt and many more. We start our travel into the next segment 1981 next Tuesday.

6pm – 9:30pm ET

Wednesday 12/29/21 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 24

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We are moving into the final segments of 1980 music. This installment features music from Dickey Lee, Barbra Streisand, Rossington-Collins Band, Jerry Reed, Pat Benatar, Hoyt Axton, Red Rider, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Rockpile, Romantics, Devo, Poco, Journey and many more. Tomorrow we feature the completion of this segment and start our travel into 1981 next Tuesday.

8pm – 12am ET

Thursday 12/2/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Journey – Evolution (1979)

Evolution is the fifth studio album by American rock band Journey. Released on March 23, 1979 on Columbia Records, it is their first album to feature drummer Steve Smith.

It was the band’s most successful album at that time, selling three million copies in the US and charting at No. 20 on the US Billboard 200 chart. They retained Roy Thomas Baker (best known for his work with Queen) as producer, but drummer Aynsley Dunbar was replaced with Smith, formerly with Ronnie Montrose’s band.

Evolution features their first top 20 hit, “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”, which was inspired by the classic Sam Cooke top 20 hit “Nothin’ Can Change This Love” and reached No. 16 in the US. “Just the Same Way” featured original lead vocalist Gregg Rolie along with Steve Perry.

  1. “Majestic” 1:16
  2. “Too Late” 2:58
  3. “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'” 3:55
  4. “City of the Angels” 3:12
  5. “When You’re Alone (It Ain’t Easy)” 3:10
  6. “Sweet and Simple” 4:13
  7. “Lovin’ You Is Easy” 3:38
  8. “Just the Same Way” 3:18
  9. “Do You Recall” 3:13
  10. “Daydream” 4:42
  11. “Lady Luck” 3:35

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Gregg Rolie – keyboards, backing vocals, co-lead vocals (8)
Neal Schon – guitars, Roland GR-500 guitar synthesizer, backing vocals
Ross Valory – bass guitar, Moog bass, backing vocals
Steve Smith – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Tuesday 8/24/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Journey – Raised on Radio (1986)

Raised on Radio is the ninth studio album by the American rock band Journey, released April 21, 1986 on the Columbia Records label. It is the only album to date not to feature founding bassist Ross Valory, who is replaced by session bassists Randy Jackson and Bob Glaub. Drummer Steve Smith contributed to a few tracks, but was subsequently replaced by Larrie Londin and Mike Baird.

The album spawned three top 20 singles in the US: “Girl Can’t Help It” (No. 17), “I’ll Be Alright Without You” (No. 14), and “Suzanne” (No. 17). It also spawned a top ten single “Be Good to Yourself” (No. 9) It went to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, and it was certified double platinum in the USA.

  1. “Girl Can’t Help It” 3:50
  2. “Positive Touch” 4:16
  3. “Suzanne” 3:38
  4. “Be Good to Yourself” 3:51
  5. “Once You Love Somebody” 4:40
  6. “Happy to Give” 3:49
  7. “Raised on Radio” 3:49
  8. “I’ll Be Alright Without You” 4:49
  9. “It Could Have Been You” 3:37
  10. “The Eyes of a Woman” 4:32
  11. “Why Can’t This Night Go on Forever” 3:43
  12. “Girl Can’t Help It” (live) 4:17
  13. “I’ll Be Alright Without You” (live) 4:57

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Neal Schon – guitars, backing vocals, keyboard on track 10, guitar synth
Jonathan Cain – keyboards, backing vocals, additional vocal co-production
Steve Smith – drums on tracks 2, 10 and 11
Randy Jackson – bass, backing vocals on tracks 1, 3-9, 12 and 13
Bob Glaub – bass on tracks 2, 10 and 11
Larrie Londin – drums on tracks 1, 3-9
Mike Baird – drums on tracks 12 and 13 (2006 CD reissue only)
Danny Hull – saxophone on tracks 2 and 7, harp on track 7
Steve Minkins – percussion on track 3

Sunday 7/18/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Journey – Look Into The Future (1976)

Look into the Future is the second studio album by Journey. It was released in January 1976 on Columbia Records.

For their second album, the members of Journey toned down the overt progressiveness of their first, self-titled release, in favor of a more focused approach. Despite that, Look into the Future still retains some of the experimental approach and sound of the debut, especially in the title track and “I’m Gonna Leave You”. The album also features a cover version of The Beatles’ “It’s All Too Much” from the 1968 Yellow Submarine film and 1969 soundtrack. The title track was the longest recorded Journey song until 1980, when “Destiny” from Dream, After Dream would claim that honor.

Guitarist George Tickner left the band after having co-written two songs for this album, leaving members Gregg Rolie (lead vocals/keyboards), Neal Schon (guitar), Ross Valory (bass), and Aynsley Dunbar (drums).

  1. “On a Saturday Nite” 3:59
  2. “It’s All Too Much” 4:03
  3. “Anyway” 4:11
  4. “She Makes Me (Feel Alright)” 3:12
  5. “You’re on Your Own” 5:53
  6. “Look into the Future” 8:10
  7. “Midnight Dreamer” 5:13
  8. “I’m Gonna Leave You” 6:59

Gregg Rolie – vocals, keyboards
Neal Schon – guitar
Ross Valory – bass guitar
Aynsley Dunbar – drums

Friday 4/16/2021 1am ET: Feature LP: Journey – Departure (1980)

Departure is the sixth studio album by American rock band Journey. It was released on February 29, 1980, by Columbia Records.

Departure was Journey’s highest-charting album to that point, giving them their first appearance in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album charts, peaking at No. 8. The album includes “Any Way You Want It”, the lead off track and top 25 single.

The album featured an edgier sound, thanks partly to the “live in studio” way the songs were recorded. The band went into The Automatt studio with 19 tracks, eventually trimming down to 12.

Departure would mark the last full-time studio album appearance of founding member Gregg Rolie, and his penultimate recording with the band: his final contributions would appear on Dream, After Dream, a soundtrack album to the Japanese film of the same name, which would also be released in 1980. Rolie had become tired of life on the road and decided to leave the band after assisting in the selection of his replacement, Jonathan Cain, then of The Babys. Rolie sang lead vocals on only one song on Departure, the ballad “Someday Soon”.

In 1986, Columbia reissued Departure on compact disc in the U.S. and Europe. They subsequently remastered the album in 1996. BMG/Columbia remastered Departure again in 2006 for European, Japanese and American listeners, adding bonus tracks 13 “Natural Thing” and 14 “Little Girl”. Dave Donnelly at DNA Mastering in New York City led the 2006 project.

  1. “Any Way You Want It” 3:22
  2. “Walks Like a Lady” 3:17
  3. “Someday Soon” 3:32
  4. People and Places” 5:05
  5. “Precious Time” 4:49
  6. “Where Were You” 3:01
  7. “I’m Cryin'” 3:43
  8. “Line of Fire” 3:06
  9. “Departure” 0:38
  10. “Good Morning Girl” 1:44
  11. “Stay Awhile” 2:48
  12. “Homemade Love” 2:54
  13. “Natural Thing” 3:43
  14. “Little Girl” 5:47

Steve Perry – lead vocals
Neal Schon – guitars, co-lead vocals on “People and Places”, backing vocals
Gregg Rolie – keyboards, harmonica, co-lead vocals on “Someday Soon”, backing vocals
Ross Valory – bass guitar, backing vocals
Steve Smith – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Tuesday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Journey

Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band has gone through several phases; its strongest commercial success occurred between 1978 and 1987 when Steve Perry was lead vocalist. During that period, the band released a series of hit songs, including “Don’t Stop Believin'” (1981), which in 2009 became the top-selling track in iTunes history among songs not released in the 21st century. Its parent studio album, Escape, the band’s seventh and most successful, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and yielded another of their most popular singles, “Open Arms”. Its 1983 follow-up album, Frontiers, was almost as successful in the United States, reaching No. 2 and spawning several successful singles; it broadened the band’s appeal in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart. Journey enjoyed a successful reunion in the mid-1990s and later regrouped with a series of lead singers.

Sales have resulted in one diamond, ten platinum (including seven consecutive multi-platinum albums between 1978 and 1987), and three gold albums. They have had eighteen Top 40 singles in the U.S. (the second most without a Billboard Hot 100 number one single behind Electric Light Orchestra with 20), six of which reached the Top 10 of the US chart and two of which reached No. 1 on other Billboard charts, and a No. 6 hit on the UK Singles Chart in “Don’t Stop Believin'”. In 2005, “Don’t Stop Believin'” reached No. 3 on iTunes downloads. Originally a progressive rock band, Journey was described by AllMusic as having cemented a reputation as “one of America’s most beloved (and sometimes hated) commercial rock/pop bands” by 1978, when they redefined their sound by embracing pop arrangements on their fourth album, Infinity.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Journey has sold 48 million albums in the U.S., making them the 25th best-selling band. Their worldwide sales have reached over 75 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. A 2005 USA Today opinion poll named Journey the fifth-best U.S. rock band in history. Their songs have become arena rock staples and are still played on rock radio stations across the world. Journey ranks No. 96 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the class of 2017. Inductees included lead singer Steve Perry, guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardists Jonathan Cain and Gregg Rolie, bassist Ross Valory, and drummers Aynsley Dunbar and Steve Smith.

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  DeBarge, Def Leppard, Journey, Beach Boys, Limahl, Johnny Lee, Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Culture Club, Icehouse and more . . . 

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Bruce Willis, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Phil Collins, Daryl Hall and John Oates, John Fogerty, Van Halen, Lionel Richie, Journey, Corey Hart and many more . . . 

Tuesday 1pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on sounds of the 80s we feature music from;  Tina Turner, Dan Hartman, Saga, Queen, Journey, John Waite, Grace Slick, Brenda Russell, Bangles, AC/DC, Elton John, Charlie Daniels Band, Ozzy, and more.  . .

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature your requests and music from:  Boz Scaggs, John Mellencamp, Reba McEntire, Peter Gabriel, Julian Lennon, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Ramones, Steve Carlisle, Journey and more . . . 

Sunday 12am: The Rock Show

This week on the Rock Show – Ratt, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Cars, Pearl Jam, Judas Priest, Vixen, Doobie Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week we feature music from:  Journey, Stray Cats, Juice Newton, Planet P Project, Peter Tosh, Elton John, Dicks, Toto, Huey Lewis and The News, Stevie Nicks, .38 Special, Lionel Richie, Robert Palmer and more . .  .

Sunday 12am: Saturday Night Rock Show

This week on the Rock Show:
Smashing Pumpkins, Robin Trower, AC/DC. Deep Purple, Seether, Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Electric Light Orchestra, CJ Ramone, Neil Young, Judas Priest, Jackyl, Snow Patrol, Journey, Pilot, Meat Loaf, and many more.  12am – 6am  ET on RadioMaxMusic.



Monday 9am: Labor Day Live Tracks

LaborDay2016Today Labor Day 2016 we feature Live tracks all day from great artists all day then a special Vinyl Resting Place Labor Day at 5pm with Willie B.  Today you will hear Live tracks from Joni Mitchell, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Bob Seger, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Genesis, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Kiss, Nils Lofgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Vixen, Tom Petty, Lisa Marie Presley, John Fogerty and many more.