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Sorry, nothing vital or original. Bloated rock a few years after it was fashionable
Posted by JACK on Monday, 02.5.07 @ 12:35pm
"Heat Of The Moment" & "Only Time Will Tell".
Posted by fg2fg on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 15:26pm
a poster shouldnt even be framed from this band
Posted by jordo on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 20:50pm
Terrible band...I always thought I liked Heat of the Moment, etc. But, then when the songs would came on, I would just turn it off...the worst "progressive" had to offer....
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, 05.20.07 @ 19:42pm
they are good musicians, especially the great percussion playing of Carl Palmer
Posted by danny on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 08:08am
In terms of raw talent, Asia is actually one of the best bands ever assembled. Downes is a beast on the keyboards. Howe can play the guitar as well as anyone. Palmer is a fantastic drummer. Wetton had the soaring voice needed for any group that "found itself in '82" but a deeper one than his contemporaries. It's pretty sad that this band has become a joke since 40 Year Old Virgin despite the fact that the original line-up could outplay any artist who cracked the charts since that stupid movie came out. The only knocks on them are sometime the songwriting just wasn't there and the retooled line-up from '92 to '04 consistently disgraced the original with their new agey prduction and godawful lead vocalist (the later transgression has been rectified as that era of the band has been basically decanonized). If their new album in '08 is on par with the original three, then there is no reason not to put them in other than it being an unpopular move.
Posted by Eddie on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 16:13pm
Europe is better than Asia
Posted by <>^*+!=\\ on Sunday, 11.16.08 @ 10:33am
"Europe is better than Asia"
Posted by Randy on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 21:23pm
I LOVE ASIA! Best musicians to ever be together on the band!
Posted by hELLRIDER on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 04:17am
no they won't
Posted by PB on Wednesday, 01.14.09 @ 10:53am
Hasn't "Heat of the Moment" become something of a cultural joke in recent years?
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 14:08pm
I was right, wikipedia has this to say about Asia:
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.3.09 @ 14:17pm
The first comment on this post is dead on. That one sentence sums up that band better than anyother ever could.
Posted by The_Avenger on Sunday, 03.21.10 @ 20:18pm
The first comment on this post is dead wrong.
Posted by earth hates humans on Thursday, 03.25.10 @ 17:21pm
Has anyone else noticed that, on its most recent tour, this band referred to itself as "All Four Original Members of Asia"? I realize there are legal complications to their current existence, but this makes them sound like a caricature of themselves. Adding to it, their song list during the concert seemed to comprise of only about four Asia songs ("Sole Survivor," "Only Time Will Tell," and "Heat of the Moment" plus probably one other Asia song I missed), but included material from Yes, the Buggles and others from the bands' members' past. Strange.
Posted by Joe on Saturday, 03.19.11 @ 01:27am
Seems like another one of those bands that came from the wave of prog that had potential, but never lived up to it.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 05.22.11 @ 15:46pm
Joe - yes they had some legal troubles with that terrible-sounding John Payne, who was vocalist for awhile in the 90's (and their music stunk, too). That goof trots around as "Asia featuring John Payne" when no one I know thinks he contributed anything more than a few rotten apples.
Posted by flash on Wednesday, 12.7.11 @ 15:03pm
I love Asia and am not the least bit ashamed to admit it. Their self-titled debut album is a solid album from the opening track (the all-time arena classic Heat of the Moment) to the final song (the infectious excitement of Here Comes the Feeling). The truly epic (in the correct sense of the word) album artwork with the serpent in the ocean is the appropriate icing on this delicious cake.
Posted by Zach on Friday, 06.29.12 @ 23:34pm
Asia has a new album out.
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.28.12 @ 10:51am
One of the most unique bands ever. Probably one of the best bands to come out of the 80's. Three great reunion albums as well. Can any other 80's band claim that?
Posted by Clark on Saturday, 10.6.12 @ 13:55pm
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.9.12 @ 17:11pm
Loved the first Asia record, especially when they decided to rock(Soul Survivor). While i ackknowledge these guys are all fantastic musicians, i dont care for any of their past affiliations. Never considered Yes a rock band.
Posted by Rock Authority on Tuesday, 09.2.14 @ 23:12pm
Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.9.15 @ 17:25pm
RIP John Wetton
Posted by dmg on Tuesday, 01.31.17 @ 11:51am
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