WIKIPEDIA: 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 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. 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. 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. It is one of the first albums Next Plateau Entertainment has distributed. Personnel: Lead & Backing Vocals: Steve Perry Drums, Percussion: Craig Krampf, Larrie Londin Drum Programming: Randy Goodrum Bass: Bob Glaub, Chuck Domanico, Kevin McCormick, Brian Garofalo Guitars: Michael Landau, Waddy Wachtel, Craig Hull, Billy Steele Keyboards: Steve Goldstein, Sterling Smith, Bill Cuomo, Randy Goodrum, Duane Hitchings, Robert Greenridge Saxophone: Steve Douglas Production: 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 Flashback: Steve Perry Declares His Love for 'Oh Sherrie' 100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year Remember this album big 1984. Oh Sherrie dominated the radio and MTV. This whole album plays beautifully and each song is placed perfectly. Perry had three top 10 albums previously with Journey, Departure 1980, Escape 1981, Frontiers 1983. Released April 1984 Steve's first solo album Street Talk would be another monster success for Perry. 1984 greatest year in pop history? Well if you agree or not Steve Perry's Oh Sherrie & the album Street Talk were a big part of that magical pop year. 1984 Perry and all the Journey members were on top of the musical world. Perry's monster album Street Talk would be even more massive success for Steve. What a career ride for Perry 1980--1984. Like or dislike him, few musicians have reached the height of success Steve had in that four year span.