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2 days ago
alaskaman
Nice reworking of a classic. As everyone else has mentioned, what is Jorn thinking with those facial contortions?! Hard to take seriously.
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9 days ago
alaskaman
Least favorite for me as well.
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16 days ago
alaskaman
Ugh, not my thing. And the Scandi accent comes through a lot heavier with this kind of music/vocals.
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20 days ago
alaskaman
An interesting read, but I never can tell how much of this is revisionist history on the part of Tom Scholz. Every memory he shares is 100% Tom Scholz right at the epicenter, with no credit ever going to anything or anyone else but Tom Scholz and HIS amazing work ethic and genius. If the bucks stops with him, then he's also got to take the blame for the piles of steaming poop he's released
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4 weeks ago
alaskaman
Haha, something "Cyndi" posted a day or two ago had a strangely familiar cadence to it!
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5 weeks ago
alaskaman
I discovered the site in 1998 when I was living in Japan (looked a LOT different back then), and have been nearly a daily visitor for the past 18 years. Some of my absolutely favorite bands were discovered through this site--too numerous to mention, but Harem Scarem at the very top! Thanks for providing an amazing service to the melodicrock community. Here's to the next 20!!
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6 weeks ago
alaskaman
Wow--great!
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6 weeks ago
alaskaman
Great song, but chorus is Def Leppard "Comin' Under Fire"!!
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6 weeks ago
alaskaman
... post Promised Land? I was just spinning their latest "Human Condition"--I love the production, energy, and musicianship, but wouldn't say any of the songs achieve classic status. For those of you who kept up with the band after Promised Land, are there any songs that you would rank with their best?
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6 weeks ago
alaskaman
Superb album. I don't think anyone (including the band themselves) expected it to blow up quite like it did.
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7 weeks ago
alaskaman
Better to me than the first song. Good stuff.
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8 weeks ago
alaskaman
The obligatory, "it's also on the MR frontpage!"
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8 weeks ago
alaskaman
I don't know specifics, but it appears the song was written for the album (1992) and then used the following year for the movie (1993).
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2 months ago
alaskaman
I'm with Rummy here--think it's all right, but missing something to my ears. Still interested to hear the rest of the album.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Wow, Did CCM hack into Terry's account?! My own personal opinion is that it's AOR by the numbers--pleasant ear candy, but nothing special!
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Minnesota (formerly Alaska!)
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2 months ago
alaskaman
He's actively posting on twitter. This is from a few days ago: "Looking forward to (yet) more writing today with @asiageoff Mr.Downes. Next ASIA record moves along apace." Here's hoping for a few more guitars and faster-paced anthems. Can't handle another snooze-fest like Gravitas.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Gravitas suffers mightily from that. It is slow, keyboard heavy, with ponderous vocals. Every Asia album to that point had a few tracks that were classic takeaways--not so on Gravitas for me. That said, XXX was the closest they've come to matching their early sound.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Have any of the first three Asia albums ever been remastered? All three could use it!
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2 months ago
alaskaman
So what is the bad blood all about? He left in the mid-80s for a solo career. Happens all the time, but doesn't mean you need to hang on to bitterness for the next 30 years. Especially when the HoF comes calling...!
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Wow, really? Holy Diver alone has "Stand Up and Shout," "Gypsy," "Rainbow in the Dark," "Invisible," and others that seem far more uptempo than the mid-paced, chugging songs of this new album. It's still good stuff--just needs a greater mix of speeds imho.
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2 months ago
alaskaman
Though not really part of this genre, what a ground-breaking, funky, and AWESOME band. Simply impossible to listen to these songs and not tap your feet! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrle0x_DHBM RIP Maurice White
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3 months ago
alaskaman
Not bad, but why must Phil Collen forever be shirtless? Is it little man syndrome?
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3 months ago
alaskaman
Certainly Coup de Grace was their high watermark!
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3 months ago
alaskaman
Good news, especially considering their last album was a near masterpiece and I had heard that might be their swan song at one point. Not to read too much into it, but did it sound from that press release like they might have tweaked their sound or style? Hopefully another slab of classic rock, rather than gone modern or country style?!
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3 months ago
alaskaman
This article got me thinking: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/20/entertainment/greatest-american-rock-band-feat/index.html Hard to argue with the Eagles. Some other ideas: -Kiss -Aerosmith -CCR -Beach Boys Some of their other suggestions are a little cringeworthy (Nirvana? The Ramones?!)
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3 months ago
alaskaman
Agree with those three, but would add "I Think I Like It" to your list.
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3 months ago
alaskaman
You briefly mentioned "Damn Yankees"--there was that interesting interview with either Jack Blades or Tommy Shaw about meeting him for the first time and wondering how this character could possibly fit in to the mix. They gave him credit for some melodic chops on those first two albums that no one had ever seen from him. Most of Damn Yankees' hits are clearly Tommy Shaw-driven wit
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3 months ago
alaskaman
Wow, rocknut sighting--blast from the past!
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4 months ago
alaskaman
"Miles Away" gets my vote, though both are good. Agree with an earlier poster that "Spell I'm Under" is their top ballad.
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