Before Steve Perry Journey had no airtime and hardly sold albums because the music sucked. Steve Perry was recruited by the manager of Journey to try a last attempt to save the band. Steve worked his magic writing songs and the first album with Steve Perry sold double platinum. The two singers they brought in when Steve Perry had to have hip surgery are nothing but mimics. Neil Schon is a jerk. Steve asked him to leave Journey alone and start a New BAND but Neil couldn't write his way out of a paper bag and knew it and used Journeys hits that Steve wrote or Steve and Jonathan Cain wrote together. I have people buy me what they thought were albums I didn't have because I am such a huge fan of Steve Perry and Journey WITH Steve Perry and I write a thank you note AFTER I put those the CD where it belongs... In the trash.