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John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by Adonai » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:57 pm

John will be speaking at a church near Kansas City (Excelsior Springs, to be exact) tomorrow. Anybody in the area going?

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by brent » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:06 pm

That's about an hour away from me, but I will be on duty at church tomorrow.

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by Adonai » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:08 pm

During the service, John mentioned that not long after becoming a Christian, he was asked to join two different super groups. He did not mention band names or the people in them. I talked to him after the service, but I forgot to ask him what groups/people he was talking about. Anybody have an idea of who the groups were?

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by brent » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:28 pm

REO Speedwagon. Oh wait.....

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by sue d. » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:28 pm

lolol!

I remember John saying that, but I don't remember what the bands were.
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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by p-freak » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:15 pm

He contributed vocals to a demo project by a band called Ascension (but he was never in the band), but I'm sure they don't qualify as a 'super group'. :lol:

These are the names of the guys in the band: Glen Smith (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Gary Stripling (guitars), Greg Smith (bass), Glen Kondourijan (drums).

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by Adonai » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:00 pm

brent wrote:REO Speedwagon. Oh wait.....
Ha!

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by Adonai » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:02 pm

p-freak wrote:He contributed vocals to a demo project by a band called Ascension (but he was never in the band), but I'm sure they don't qualify as a 'super group'. :lol:

These are the names of the guys in the band: Glen Smith (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Gary Stripling (guitars), Greg Smith (bass), Glen Kondourijan (drums).
Thanks for the info. Are the tracks he contributed to available anywhere?

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by dihigo » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:46 pm

There is, after all, a BIG difference between a "supergroup" and a "super group."
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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by p-freak » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:27 am

Adonai wrote:Thanks for the info. Are the tracks he contributed to available anywhere?
I think one of those tracks was made available to backers during the Kickstarter campaign for The Greater Cause, but I can't remember which one. Ascension eventually only released one cassette album after this, but it was a self-distributed release. I've never seen it anywhere, but since it doesn't have a contribution by John I'm not interested either... The cassette was titled 'Follow the Path'.

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by sue d. » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:40 pm

You're right - there was one song given to Kickstarter supporters - it was called "Dance of Death."

Ascension was not the band John was referring to... he really wasn't IN the band. He just did a demo for/with them.
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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by brent » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:19 am

I did the dance of death yesterday. Almost didn't make it to the gas station in time, driving back to KC from SD.

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by Mountain Man » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:08 pm

Was he talking Christian "supergroups"? Or secular? Weren't too many Christian "supergroups" in the early-80s.

If he was talking secular groups, it could have been anybody.

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by Adonai » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:17 pm

Mountain Man wrote:Was he talking Christian "supergroups"? Or secular? Weren't too many Christian "supergroups" in the early-80s.

If he was talking secular groups, it could have been anybody.
He did not specify, but the way he said it implied they were secular. He said that he disconnected his phone after receiving those calls because he was not at all interested in singing in a band like that again.

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Re: John Speaking in Kansas City

Post by Mountain Man » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:04 pm

Huh... I always thought John's vocals would have a been a great fit with Journey, but they were at the peak of their popularity with Steve Perry around that time, so I doubt they were in the market for a new frontman.

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