Sunday, May 31, 2009

Guess What Steve Perry is a Fan of?

This blog! Sike. I wish. But while I may have to dream up schemes to get him to notice my work, there's a group that doesn't: Outkast.

Now I know what you may be thinking: "Outkast?! Hold up. Pump the breaks. Stop the presses. Is this a typo? Did you mean to type The Moody Blues and accidentally type Outkast because you were listening to them while writing this post or something?" No, dear reader. You read it right. Our beloved Steve Perry is a fan of Outkast.

This post is in no way meant to criticize Steve Perry's taste in music. Frankly, he could be a fan of Yanni and I would still think he was a god among men. No, the purpose of this post is quite the opposite: his loving Outkast just illustrates how badass he is. Think about it: he could be like every other musician and say that he was a fan of Steeley Dan or The Beatles, or some equally such "go-to" music group, but he says no. Fuck that. He chooses more relevant, progressive groups such as Outkast and The Postal Service, which broadens the spectrum of his appeal. Now, in addition to the 35 and older crowd, the 10-34 group favors him as well. His choice in music is both excellent and a shrewd marketing move.

Well played, Steve. Well played.

Edit: If you want to know the source of this information, click on the title of this post.


  1. Nice find! And according to Steve's iTunes celebrity playlist, he's a Hollaback Girl.

  2. LMAO that's awesome! I can imagine him in his house, maybe cooking or something, jamming out. You go, Steve.

    I would like to see Steve Perry team up with Wyclef Jean. Wyclef Jean and Paul Simon did a song together and it was surprisingly really good. I can just imagine how awesome it would be if he did one with Steve.

  3. I'd like for Steve Perry to team up with anyone and make music. Well, maybe not Hitler, but you get the idea.

    No need to imagine Steve Perry cooking, here he is on Good Morning America whipping up a tasty dish:

  4. Oh my god, are you serious?? That is awesome!! I'd love to sample his cooking.

  5. The 1984 GMA interview is a gem for my Journey collection. Many thanks for finding and posting.