Neil Schon, Gary Richrath, Tommy Shaw...

frickengruvin

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Journey wouldn't have happened as Schon founded Journey
I think we all saw what happened to REO when Richrath, uhh, departed.....
I offer up that Tommy Shaw saved Styx from obscurity....great voice, writer and musician!

YMMV
 

big mike

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Journey wouldn't have happened as Schon founded Journey
I think we all saw what happened to REO when Richrath, uhh, departed.....
I offer up that Tommy Shaw saved Styx from obscurity....great voice, writer and musician!

YMMV

This.....
 

GuitarKidd

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I can really only speak for Schon. Amazing. Listening to Journey's newest albumn "Eclipse" and Schon is getting better and better. He is actually one of the main reasons I wanted to play guitar. But if there is no Schon there is no Journey. I only wish that Schon would get more credit for being a player. You really don't ever read to many interviews or see him on the cover of magazines.
 

fredgarvin

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I liked Styx before Tommy Shaw. They became too 'pop' afterward. I realize they may have been tapped out, material wise, when they signed him.
 

guitarman_nebr

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yea, i think James Young was a great player in Styx as well.

Schon always had too many effects on his solo's, but he is a great player.

Kevin Kronin (sp?) ruined REO.....Richrath made me want to play a Les Paul.
 

lp_bruce

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Journey wouldn't have happened as Schon founded Journey
I think we all saw what happened to REO when Richrath, uhh, departed.....
I offer up that Tommy Shaw saved Styx from obscurity....great voice, writer and musician!

YMMV
+1

I really dig Tommy Shaw. I always liked his tunes best in the band, but didn't really consider him as a special player/performer until I saw them live. He put on a show I'll never forget. All over the stage, great voice, tight leads... he was worth the ticket price on his own.

Peace,
 

DB Cooper

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Gary Richrath was always one of my favorite players. I saw REO twice back in the day (late 70s) before the ballad-era, and both times they absolutely rocked. To me, You Get What You Play For is one of the all-time great live albums.
 

tjsr

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From what I read when Journey started out there was going to be two guitar players. Schon was one and Les Dudek was going to be the other. Gary Richrath....REO 1 and REO 2.........the best.
 
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yea, i think James Young was a great player in Styx as well.

Schon always had too many effects on his solo's, but he is a great player.

Kevin Kronin (sp?) ruined REO.....Richrath made me want to play a Les Paul.
absolutely..his bleeding heart lyrivs/singing actually contrasted well with richraths rock n roll playing...but once richrath got the boot, reo went down the crapper
 

getrguy1

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gary richrath was always one of my favorite players. I saw reo twice back in the day (late 70s) before the ballad-era, and both times they absolutely rocked. To me, you get what you play for is one of the all-time great live albums.
+100000000000000000000000000000000
 




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