This video for the longest time made no sense to me because apparently the decided to shorten it, and took out the piece where you find out what the whole medieval scene had to do with the video (that Perry “walked out” on it). Anyway, at times I feel sorry in a way for anybody named Sherrie in the 23 years since this song came out, as I can only imagine how many guys have thought themselves “unique” by singing this song to them.
Not that it is a bad song, I happen to love it myself. And Steve Perry has got a simply awesome voice. It is a bit of a shame that he seemed to spend so much time bouncing back in and out of Journey, canceled tours and albums and the like. And I am not sure who benefited more from it, but many people assume that Oh Sherrie was a Journey song, but was in fact Perry’s first solo album (his second, got put on hiatus when he returned to Journey and was later released as part of another album but was not a huge success).
I have never been one to follow the news as far as celebrities go, and when I had hear that Journey was getting back together (yet again), I was actually pumped to see and hear Perry once again, but alas, those days seem to be gone, and due to the acrimony of the last break up, he has no intention of rejoining the band. And without him, I don’t really have that much interest in Journey any longer.