Music veteran, producer, and jingle composer Greg Armstrong is releasing a cover of Journey’s “Still They Ride” on August 18th with help of friends Todd Sucherman (Styx) on drums, Matt Kirkwold (Rocket Club) on guitar, Brian HBK (Hairball) on bass, Greg Armstrong (Fabulous Armadillos) on keyboards and Dave Mikulskis (Hi Infidelity) on vocals. The project was inspired by Mikulski, who is battling Parkinson’s Disease, but also the documentary, Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie. Proceeds from the recording will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Armstrong says, “”Still They Ride”, is metaphorically perfect, as in the essence of the documentary is Michael J. Fox never being still in his younger years, always pushing harder and harder, and now later in life with Parkinson’s Disease, he can’t be still.”
Mikulskis says, “In June 2018, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 51 and had been looking to give back somehow by raising money and awareness. There had to be a reason I was chosen (by a higher power) to spread awareness or use my voice, somehow, to do something positive.” This project was a perfect fit for both Armstrong and Mikulskis to do just that.
Rock At Night says: Beautifully delivered–and faithful to the original. Reading about Mikulski’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease, gives this song even more depth and dimension. The vocals are smooth and pitch perfect. The video shows images of iconic symbols of the 80s (e.g., JVC camcorder, the DeLorean from Back to the Future) as the band members perform their parts. The lyrics “the strong will survive/chasing thunder” dance across the screen. This version of “Still the Ride” truly stirs up nostalgic feelings and emotion.
“Still They Ride”, was executive produced by Armstrong and mixed by Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Soundgarden, Tantric).
STILL THEY RIDE
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