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A smell of wine and cheap perfume

Originally Published: September 1, 2009
By Rick Paulas | Page 2

The first thing you hear is that keyboard.

It's one of the most iconic in music history -- perhaps second only to the opening strains of Europe's "The Final Countdown," although that's popular more for ironic reasons -- and it's during Jonathan Cain's ivory-tickling riff that a wave of recognition hits you. Your face slowly creases into a smile as you realize how you will spend the next 4 minutes, 11 seconds. That's when Steve Perry's unusually high-pitched vocals kick in:

Just ...

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