Curse of the Chupacabra

Monday, April 2, 2012

I Can't Get 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)' Out Of My Head!

Wouldn't you think that after listening to symphonic music for the last two months (as an inspirational background while writing on my Chupacabra Series), I would be writing a post about how I can't get something composed by Hans Zimmer or Trevor Jones out of my head?  That's what I think too!  But no, I have Journey's song "Seperate Ways (Worlds Apart)" stuck in my head and it won't leave, which does not inspire western/thriller writing.  Now if I were writing an early 1980's period piece, then I say, "Bring it!"

Where did the song come from? - No idea!  How did it get stuck in my head? - Just as mysterious!  Maybe its my brain telling me that it is starving for some rock n' roll or anything that ISN'T a movie score?

However, do I love this song? - I do!  Ever since DSB played a concert in front of my home last year and then being invited to a Journey concert two months later, I've become quite the Journey groupie.  In fact, each time 'Separate Ways' was played at both concerts, it made me feel all warm and tingly inside.  The funny thing is though, I never knew the title of this song until after those concerts; I just recognized the song from the radio of my youth.

So, if you're anything like me and are not sure of which song I am talking about, you can watch 'Tron: Legacy' on Blu-Ray/DVD as it is featured in the movie or watch the video below, BUT if you are familiar with this song, WATCH THE VIDEO ANYWAY because (although of poor quality) this video is an introduction of 'Separate Ways' during their live Day On The Green concert in 1982, which is exciting:

Fun Fact:  To accompany the song on MTV in 1982/3, the band shot its first-ever concept video. It was a difficult experience for a variety of reasons, and the music video has been widely ridiculed and described as among the worst videos ever, so OF COURSE, I have to include it here as well:

I hope you enjoyed this post.


  1. 1. Love this song!
    2. Yes, you need to listen to more than just movie soundtracks.
    3. It's one of the cheesiest (a.k.a. BEST) videos ever!!!



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