Jonathan Cain joined Journey in 1981 after being with The Babys between 1979 to 1981. The Babys had been an opening band for Journey on Journey's 1980 Departure Tour. And when founding keyboard and singer band member Gregg Rolie decided to "depart" Journey for the home life when the 1980 tour ended, he chose Jonathan Cain to replace him. And the ever changing music of Journey went from supergroup status then to a household name with their new member Jonathan Cain and the release of their 1981 LP Escape. And the rest is Journey history. Jonathan Cain, still with Journey today for the last 34 years almost, is still rocking and celebrating his good decision to change bands even now I imagine.
The Babys went their 'separate ways' and called it quits due to a lack of popularity they sought but had not obtained. According to Wikipedia, at the end of their 1980 tour when a fan grabbed the front man and band founder John Waite and pulled him from the stage injuring his knee badly in December of that year, the band only played on more show after that.
Jonathan Cain, still in The Babys and the band still being together into 1981, left around mid 1981 when he joined Journey. I've uploaded Journey's first or fourth (still debates about which show) concert with Jonathan Cain at the 1981 Mountain Aire Festival at the Calavaras County Fairgrounds on 1981-06-14 (I believe) here on my site.
The Babys put out a 1981 LP, but it was a compilation of previously recorded material and was not truly a new material type of LP. The Babys attempted to reform (without Cain of course) and even released another LP or two over the years. But again, it was made up of compilations previously recorded. Their short lived 1970's through 1980 popularity and live shows had ended and they faded into the used records and CD's bins never to make a comeback.
WMMS live FM BX > silver CD >EAC (Secure Mode) > FLAC Frontend > FLAC > me > TLH > WAV (to test for lossiness) > Audacity (to view waveform, embed metadata/track titles & info, and then to re-encode) > FLAC 8 > TLH (to check for SBE's and create and verify new ffp & md5 files) > you
There was also an FM recorded cassette master > CD-R lineage in the text file but it conflicted the above lineage also given.
Artist: The Babys
Date: January 28th, 1980
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Venue: Unknown (likely Richfield Coliseum)
Title: Live In Cleveland, Ohio January 28, 1980
Source: SB/FM BX (Live)
Size: 435 MB
02. Broken Heart
04. True Love
06. Turn Around Tokyo
07. Every Time I Think of You
08. Isn't It Time
09. Midnight Rendezvous
10. Jonathan Cain (keyboard solo)
11. Back on My Feet Again
12. Looking For Love
13. Head First
14. Run to Mexico
15. Love Don't Prove
16. In Your Eyes
(1) 1980-01-28 Cleveland, OH (SB/FM BX Live)
The Babys were a United Kingdom band with the exception of their addition of Jonathan Cain and one other member in 1979. And at the start of this concert, a girl sounding a lot like MTV's Martha Quinn (she was so hot) introduces them as being "...from the UK..." as the show begins.
This is a superb sounding recording and the music actually sounds pretty good too. It's nothing I'm going to rush out and buy. But I like having a few live shows of them when Jonathan Cain was in the band and even fewer from before he was in the band.
While no mention of the venue is given on the artwork, during the concert, or by the source I found the show at, I imagine they were playing at the Richfield Coliseum.
Wikipedia had also compared this 1980 rendition and remolding of the band to be more like their fellow Chrysalis laabel recording artist Pat Benatar. And I do like Pat Benatar too. I actually hear some "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" (Pat Benatar) music in the band's second song in this show titled "Broken Hart", bit that is about where I think the comparison stops after listening to the whole show this morning.
I could run on and keep typing more, but I imagine most people just want to hear the music if they want to check the show out. So I'll finish listening to the show and preparing this upload.
Well, after I mention a few more interesting things :-) The third song in this concert, "Anytime", is not the Journey song. But it practically is saying the same exact thing Journey says in the r song which is "anytime you want me just call." But Journey made their song a few years before The Babys made this song. It almost sounds like a copyright infringement to me listening to the song's lyrics! And this was the year The Babys were opening for Journey and Journey definitely would have been playing their original "Anytime" live also. That's rather ironic.
The band also does a song in this concert that Jonathan Cain wrote, sang, and brought over to Journey in 1981 called "Turn Around Tokyo." It's a song Journey played live a selected number of times and is found in shows including their 1981-09-05 Alpine Valley, Wisconsin concert's audio (found here) and their 1981-07-31 Tokyo, Japan concert's video (also found here). It sounds great with The Babys, but it sounds so much better with Neal Schon playing on it and Steve Perry singing backup vocals on it too.
I really shouldn't down play The Babys music like it may have sounded like I did earlier because they do have some great songs as I keep listening to this show. They sounded like talented artists and they made some good music. This recording was made as The Babys were touring on their Union Jack LP release.
I hope you enjoy this show...
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