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The Daily Cut: Asia "Heat of the Moment"

Asia: “Heat of the Moment”

ALBUM:  Asia

YEAR: 1982 

WRITERS:  John Wetton and Geoff Downes

Peaked at number-four on Billboard‘s Hot 100 and topped their Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for six weeks. 134 more words


New release - Yes:Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome

“Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome” is recording of Yes show on 11 May 2014 at the ”Bristol Hippodrome” as a part of their 2013 / 14 “Three Album Tour”. 58 more words


Yes it’s yes. This is one of the coolest progressive rock bands I’ve ever listened to. Favorite albums are Fragile and Close to the Edge. This song is just really cool but check out their albums and Chris Squire’s basssss lines. 7 more words


The Latest Chapter for ASIA, the band

In 1981 the British progressive rock supergroup ASIA was born.  Featuring one of the best voices in rock music of any kind, John Wetton (King Crimson, Uriah Heep, UK & others ) along with Steve Howe and Geoff Downes (Yes), and Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake & Palmer).   425 more words

Progressive Rock Music

"Gravitas": A mediocre Asia album, but a decent John Wetton solo album

As an Asia album: 6/10
As a John Wetton album: 8/10

Earlier this year I posted about the (then) upcoming, new Asia album, “Gravitas,” and wrote the following about the first single, “Valkyrie”: 716 more words

Progressive Rock Music

Copying Himself in the Heat of the Moment?

I never paid much attention to the band Asia. As a (mainstream) prog rock supergroup, they represented exactly the kind of “dinosaur rock” most sneered at by the punk dogma I upheld (and, to a lesser degree, still embrace). 45 more words

Popular Music

ASIA at Sage, Gateshead on 28th October 2014

Celebrating over thirty years in the music Industry is an achievement not to be underestimated. In the world of disposable Pop/Rock tunes and crossover Rap we often forget that some bands – despite not being consistently popular in mainstream culture or mentioned in the pages of Kerrang – have long lasting and significant impacts on the audiences they entertain. 441 more words