Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer!
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: January 07, 2001 01:13AM

Okay, Mister Pomp and Eric.. here's where I disagree. John Payne is one hell of a singer. As I see it, when Asia boldly stepped into its second decade, they needed a slightly rawer voice to suit the changing times. Everything was clean and perfectly pitched with Wetton. In the early to mid '90s, the rising popularity of harder edge music (Metallica, Nirvana, Soundgarden) meant that a voice like Payne's was better suited to the musical climate. Just like Paul Laine helped update Danger Danger, or Steve Lukather's voice helped toughen up Toto's image which, after Jean-Michel Byron's stint with the band, was caught at the corner of Faggot Ave. and Wimp Street.

I'm not saying Asia's sole intention was to try to be trendy. I just think they wisely re-invented themselves. Payne is to Asia what Sammy Hagar is to Van Halen. Payne's style shouldn't be compared to Wetton's. Wetton, don't get me wrong, is one of the best singers to ever stand behind a microphone, but he comes from a
'60s/'70s progressive background. Payne, clearly, is from the school of harder-edged '80s rock.

koogles

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BOB CATLEY OR JOHN PAYNE ( who's in your heart ) ? 243 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/06/2001 12:51PM
RE: BOB CATLEY OR JOHN PAYNE ( who's in your heart 135 Mister Pomp 01/06/2001 06:58PM
RE: Asia and Magnum 134 Eric Abrahamsen 01/07/2001 12:09AM
RE: Asia and Magnum 136 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 12:59AM
Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer!155 koogles 01/07/2001 01:13AM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 154 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 05:05AM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 127 Eric Abrahamsen 01/07/2001 05:37AM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 137 koogles 01/07/2001 05:58AM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 149 Eric Abrahamsen 01/07/2001 06:43AM
If it's any consolation... 138 koogles 01/07/2001 08:55AM
I can now go public about the new Asia album... 137 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 07:17PM
Bands whose album titles grow tiresome 169 koogles 01/08/2001 12:38AM
RE: Bands whose album titles grow tiresome 153 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 01:18AM
hahaha , nice try Mister Pomp , PATHETICAL !!! 170 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/08/2001 03:54AM
RE: hahaha , nice try Mister Pomp , PATHETICAL !!! 151 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 06:58AM
RE: Go on with your life ... MR pomp !!! 162 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/08/2001 08:07AM
RE: Go on with your life ... MR pomp !!! 153Alex01/08/2001 10:00AM
RE: Come back to school , it/s getting late ALEX ! 132 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/08/2001 10:47AM
RE: Come back to school , it/s getting late ALEX ! 140Alex01/09/2001 03:03AM
RE: Wellcome to hell , MR English mann !!!!!!! 167 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/09/2001 07:42AM
Behave yourself! 132 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 07:22PM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 152 Ron (Holland) 01/08/2001 02:30AM
RE: BOB CATLEY OR JOHN PAYNE ( who's in your heart 146 Francesco 01/06/2001 07:54PM
RE:Sorry folks , you/re the ones out of tune !!!!! 138 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/07/2001 02:33AM
Fave singers... 157 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 05:13AM
bollocks 143 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 05:16AM
RE: Fave singers... 114 koogles 01/07/2001 05:32AM
RE: COOL Koogs , that/s a man with good taste !! 144 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/07/2001 06:09AM
Now you're joking? 125 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 07:23PM
RE: Fave singers... 148 Lil Al 01/07/2001 09:01AM
No Mark free???? 119 chris 01/07/2001 12:02PM
Probably 157 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 07:12PM
I'm lost for words 145Chris01/08/2001 12:06PM
Hmm 138 Chris 01/08/2001 12:07PM
RE: Fave singers... 131 Ron (Holland) 01/08/2001 02:51AM
RE: Fave singers... 133 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 04:17AM
RE: Fave singers... 122 Ron (Holland) 01/08/2001 04:40AM
RE: Fave singers... 179 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 06:48AM
RE: Fave singers... 140 Chris 01/08/2001 12:12PM
Vanity,??? 155 Ron (Holland) 01/09/2001 05:59AM
John Payne 124 RAMMY 01/07/2001 09:45PM
John Payne appears to be... 134 koogles 01/08/2001 01:15AM
He's no worse than, say, Robert Tepper 158 koogles 01/08/2001 01:19AM
Oh that's nasty ... 159 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 07:01AM
John Payne has an coarse operatic style... 155 koogles 01/08/2001 11:07AM
RE: John Payne has an coarse operatic style... 148 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 05:33PM
RE: Thanks RAMMY , you/ve surprised me !! 153 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/08/2001 04:52AM


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