Re: Bands you like but ...
Posted by: Falken ()
Date: November 24, 2020 09:41AM

Ross S. Wrote:
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> Falken Wrote:
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> > Asia - Astra (perhaps provocative for die
> hards)
>
>
> If I had to hazard a guess, you really like the
> big wall-of-sound production they had on that
> album, particularly on "Go" and cuts like that. I
> like Astra, too, but VASTLY prefer the melody but
> with a bit more instrumental nuance as on the
> debut and Phoenix and pretty much all the ones
> with Steve Howe as an integral member. I wish
> he'd stayed with the beefier guitar tone of the
> first album, though. Also, it was a mistake for
> them to not get in some of his writing
> contributions to "Alpha," It needed that for
> balance, even though their very best songs are
> often Wetton/Downes tunes.

I like (most of) Astra for great, hook laden songs mote than the actual production. Msin reason I like this particulsr album though is it is the one I happened to be exposed to during my most formative phase.

Rock and roll dream with thst classic orchestra is amazing.



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