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 ) ? 250 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/06/2001 12:51PM
RE: BOB CATLEY OR JOHN PAYNE ( who's in your heart 139 Mister Pomp 01/06/2001 06:58PM
RE: Asia and Magnum 136 Eric Abrahamsen 01/07/2001 12:09AM
RE: Asia and Magnum 140 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 12:59AM
Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer!160 koogles 01/07/2001 01:13AM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 160 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 05:05AM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 132 Eric Abrahamsen 01/07/2001 05:37AM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 141 koogles 01/07/2001 05:58AM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 152 Eric Abrahamsen 01/07/2001 06:43AM
If it's any consolation... 143 koogles 01/07/2001 08:55AM
I can now go public about the new Asia album... 141 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 07:17PM
Bands whose album titles grow tiresome 176 koogles 01/08/2001 12:38AM
RE: Bands whose album titles grow tiresome 155 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 01:18AM
hahaha , nice try Mister Pomp , PATHETICAL !!! 174 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/08/2001 03:54AM
RE: hahaha , nice try Mister Pomp , PATHETICAL !!! 157 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 06:58AM
RE: Go on with your life ... MR pomp !!! 166 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/08/2001 08:07AM
RE: Go on with your life ... MR pomp !!! 157Alex01/08/2001 10:00AM
RE: Come back to school , it/s getting late ALEX ! 134 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/08/2001 10:47AM
RE: Come back to school , it/s getting late ALEX ! 144Alex01/09/2001 03:03AM
RE: Wellcome to hell , MR English mann !!!!!!! 172 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/09/2001 07:42AM
Behave yourself! 138 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 07:22PM
RE: Hey! John Payne's an amazing singer! 160 Ron (Holland) 01/08/2001 02:30AM
RE: BOB CATLEY OR JOHN PAYNE ( who's in your heart 151 Francesco 01/06/2001 07:54PM
RE:Sorry folks , you/re the ones out of tune !!!!! 143 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/07/2001 02:33AM
Fave singers... 161 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 05:13AM
bollocks 146 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 05:16AM
RE: Fave singers... 120 koogles 01/07/2001 05:32AM
RE: COOL Koogs , that/s a man with good taste !! 149 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/07/2001 06:09AM
Now you're joking? 128 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 07:23PM
RE: Fave singers... 153 Lil Al 01/07/2001 09:01AM
No Mark free???? 123 chris 01/07/2001 12:02PM
Probably 160 Mister Pomp 01/07/2001 07:12PM
I'm lost for words 151Chris01/08/2001 12:06PM
Hmm 140 Chris 01/08/2001 12:07PM
RE: Fave singers... 134 Ron (Holland) 01/08/2001 02:51AM
RE: Fave singers... 138 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 04:17AM
RE: Fave singers... 127 Ron (Holland) 01/08/2001 04:40AM
RE: Fave singers... 183 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 06:48AM
RE: Fave singers... 147 Chris 01/08/2001 12:12PM
Vanity,??? 161 Ron (Holland) 01/09/2001 05:59AM
John Payne 128 RAMMY 01/07/2001 09:45PM
John Payne appears to be... 137 koogles 01/08/2001 01:15AM
He's no worse than, say, Robert Tepper 163 koogles 01/08/2001 01:19AM
Oh that's nasty ... 163 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 07:01AM
John Payne has an coarse operatic style... 160 koogles 01/08/2001 11:07AM
RE: John Payne has an coarse operatic style... 152 Mister Pomp 01/08/2001 05:33PM
RE: Thanks RAMMY , you/ve surprised me !! 157 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 01/08/2001 04:52AM


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