Street Talk

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Street Talk
Studio album by Steve Perry
Released April 1984
Recorded 1983-1984 at Record One in Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop rock
Length 39:20
Label Columbia
Next Plateau Entertainment (distribution only)
Producer Steve Perry, Bruce Botnick
Steve Perry chronology
Street Talk
(1984)
For the Love of Strange Medicine
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Street Talk is Steve Perry's first solo album, released in April 1984.

Street Talk contains Perry's biggest hit as a solo artist, "Oh Sherrie", written for his then-girlfriend Sherrie Swafford.[2] The song hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Billboard's Rock chart, and the accompanying music video (also featuring Swafford) was a hit on MTV. Other singles included "Foolish Heart" (peaked at #18), "She's Mine" (peaked at #21), and "Strung Out" (peaked at #40).

There were a number of nods to Perry's pre-Journey band Alien Project on this album—in fact, that band was originally going to be called Street Talk.[3] In the liner notes, Perry dedicates the album to Richard Michaels (the bassist for Alien Project). Also, drummer Craig Krampf was a member of Alien Project later in the 1970s.

Street Talk is certified as 2x Platinum (2,000,000) in sales by the RIAA.[4]

It is one of the first albums Next Plateau Entertainment has distributed.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Oh Sherrie" (Bill Cuomo, Randy Goodrum, Craig Krampf, Perry) – 3:48
  2. "I Believe" (Goodrum, Duane Hitchings, Krampf, Perry) – 4:12
  3. "Go Away" (Cuomo, Goodrum, Perry) – 4:05
  4. "Foolish Heart" (Goodrum, Perry) – 3:39
  5. "It's Only Love" (Goodrum, Perry) – 3:47
  6. "She's Mine" (Goodrum, Perry) – 4:26
  7. "You Should Be Happy" (Goodrum, Perry) – 3:20
  8. "Running Alone" (John Bettis, Hitchings, Krampf, Perry) – 4:05
  9. "Captured by the Moment" (Cuomo, Goodrum, Perry) – 3:47
  10. "Strung Out" (Krampf, Perry, Billy Steele) – 3:51
  11. "My My My" (Perry, Krampf, Richard Michaels Haddad, Steve DeLacey) – 2:24 *
  12. "Harmony" (Perry) – 3:58 *
  13. "Makes No Difference" (Perry, Krampf, Haddad, DeLacey) – 4:53 *
  14. "Don't Tell Me Why You're Leaving" (Perry, Danny Kortchmar, Krampf) – 3:13 *
  15. "If Only for the Moment, Girl" (Perry, Goodrum) – 4:09 *
  • Tracks 11 - 15 are bonus tracks on the 2006 CD reissue
  • Tracks 11 - 13 are Alien Project demo recordings
  • Track 14 is the b-side to Oh Sherrie
  • Track 15 is second track from the USA for Africa album "We Are the World" 1985

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Steve Perry and Bruce Botnick
  • Recorded & Mixed By Niko Bolas
  • Recording Assistant & Additional Engineering: Richard Bosworth
  • Recording Assistant on "Strung Out": Denny Densmore
  • Originally Mastered By Mike Reese

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Steve Perry talks about the recording of "Oh Sherrie" and Street Talk singles.
  3. ^ Steve Perry discusses the Alien Project story and Street Talk.
  4. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  • "Street Talk" (Liner Notes); Steve Perry CD, Columbia Records 1984.

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