and ruin everything for everybody. :(
I did not make this headline up
and ruin everything for everybody. :(
I feel much better now.
For what it's worth, Steve Perry tells a different tale in this article:
He recalls writing the song with Cain — combining his own memories of smoky nightclubs with an image he had of Detroit from a hotel window after a concert in 1980.
He only found out later there is no such place as the "south Detroit" he sings about —that south of the U.S. city is the Ontario city of Windsor.
"I tried north Detroit, I tried east and west and it didn't sing, but south Detroit sounded so beautiful. I loved the way it sounded, only to find out later it's actually Canada," Perry said.
He could have not admitted the error and said that he meant "south Detroit" not "South Detroit" - as in the southern part of the city of Detroit.
Great research on your part.
playing at DTE in 2008...
Ugh, kids these days. This is nails on a chalkboard right here.
I shudder every time I hear Jouney anyway.
Well, you're obviously a terrorist.
but it is marginally better than AC/DC -- a band i wish never to hear again, but Dave Brandon will force me to hear it a lot over the next several fall weekends.
Lead singer of Journey wasn't born and raised in Detroit. It's just a lyric. No one actually says South Detroit because there is no South Detroit.
Me for reading this...I will hear Steve Perry's voice (2 words only) all day long.
Is Simon and Garfunkel:
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw.
I don't know if they got banned, but they definitely played the Victors in Columbus during their Stadium Arcadium tour just weeks before the #1vs#2 game of the century.
There used to be a story on the Columbus Dispatch site, but it's been lost to web history.
I would have to suggest Panic in Detroit. Bowie captures a certain something about the city...
Perhaps he was referring to a mythical underwater part of the city-- a midwest version of Atlantis
it resides in the vocal chords of Journeys new Philipino singer, weeeeeeelllllllllllllllll that looks normal.
the area where they want to build the new bridge, delray. The vicinity of that area is technically south detroit. Anything further down is just downriver.
My wife works in Delray. Most residents consider it part of southwest detroit. They'll be happy just to be noticed on the Board!
That would be the Detroit Windsor Tunnel, which is an amazing piece of engineering when you think about it.
Journey isn't the only one with this problem. An English group called Paper Lace had a minor hit in the 70s with a song called "The Night Chicago Died". It starts "(Spoken - portentious voice) Daddy was a cop. On the East side of Chicago..." Which would be Lake Michigan. Always check a map when you're writing songs about places you don't know.
Chicago does have an east side...anything east of State Street is the east side. However most people just refer to Chicago as North/South/West sides since some parts of Chicago, like downtown, the east side is only a few blocks but if you go south more the east side expands. However they prefer just to call it the south side there.
Having been in Chicagoland a long time, I can say "we locals" call it Lakefront or, if you're pretty good, by neighborhood (Rogers Park, Lincoln Park, South Loop, whatever).
However, saying "Daddy was a cop, on the Lakefront of Chicago" makes it sound like he was arresting drunk college kids for peeing on the beach rather than doing an Untouchables thing.
"South Detroit" would make a great fictitious name/home for a sports team in cinema or on TV. It could go all the way from drama to comedy, depending on how it is done.
South Detroit is a great way to say you're from Toledo
if you want to avoid letting on that you're from a particularly embarrassing state to be from
The neighborhood that makes up the southern part of Detroit that makes up that sort of hook is called Delray. Move along.
The real answer is South Dakota:
we dive into that Kid Rock song and see if we can find out where this "northern Michigan" really is, if it actually exists.
Every time I hear that song, I find myself replacing the first line of the chorus with "We were tryin' different things -- like rhymin' things with things."
How can South Detroit be Windsor? Wouldnt Windsor just be Windsor? Thats like saying Ypsilanti is South Ann Arbor.
Its just a lyric.
SERIOUS MAN IS SERIOUS
The important things to remember are you can’t get there from here and there is no midnight run out of Detroit rock city.
and laughed..idk why it just seemed so simple...to answer your question, anything south of 8 mile and east of wayne county would be considered south detroit...i've never been there but i can't imagine it being great
If you are from Detroit you know that there is no "south Detroit." Also, seriously fuck Journey.
Windsor was once called South Detroit. Before the US occupied and claimed that part of Canada (including the coastline running down past Amherstburg's Fort Malden) as part of the War of 1812. After thed US returned this land to Canada, Windsdor held a city vote and the name of Windsor won out.
With the history lesson now completed, I highly doubt the band named Journey knew this.
Why is this such a hard question; Detroit to us northerners is anything south of Lansing hence South Detroit..problem solved :)
I'm telling all of you. There is a sign heading south on 75 saying "South Detroit". Im not saying it is what Journey is referring to but I have seen the sign, and it opened up my eyes I saw the sign.
I like posting this whenever possible. Glory days of Detroit produced some great music...