Everything about the way in which John Waite's new live album came together feels right, starting with how he recorded it. The quest to capture his live band in action began with two shows in Philadelphia. In a sense, the venue for the gigs suits the imagery that Waite has brought to his music over three-plus decades.
There's little we like more, especially on a lazy Friday summer afternoon, than the beginnings of a good, old-fashioned musician slap-fight. And while it's not a shock that the newest one involves Journey, it is surprising that it isn't between past and former members of the band. Instead, it came out of nowhere, with John Waite, late of Bad English and the Babys, firing the first shot at the rock