View Full Version : Asia (The Band)

Steve P.
09-20-2006, 08:29 AM
I used to hate these guys back in the day, mainly because I was such a huge fan of most of the band members' previous groups. Asia was pure "sellout" commercial music.

But in recent years, I've come to appreciate their music and their first album in particular is very solid pomp rock. They've gone through several lineups over the years, but the original John Wetton/Steve Howe/Geoff Downes/Carl Palmer lineup recently reformed and are currently touring America. I had tickets for their Boston show but couldn't make it. It'll never be cool to like Asia, but....I like 'em.

John G.
09-20-2006, 08:40 AM
I do too, probably BECAUSE I'm a prog rock dork. I also like 80s Genesis.

Mike Brown
09-20-2006, 08:45 AM
I remember anxiously awaiting the release of their first album. I was extremely dissapointed to find out they pulled a Journey. All that damn talent too.

Jonathan Douglas
09-20-2006, 09:00 AM
Great band, I don't know why they're so hated, it's like people forget what great musicians they are. They just went for poppier melodies, no harm in that. Good place for new fans to start, would be "Gold" or "Anthologia" - either one, it's the same content - namely their first three albums in one go. The live album "Now" shows them in 1991, the same show also has a VHS/DVD release.

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