ASIA CONCERT REVIEW
I can’t say I remember a ton from this show. I do however recall how fast ASIA became a huge band 1982 / 1983. ASIA was being sold as a “supergroup” and they certainly sounded like one. Having the #1 debut 1st album that came out in early 1982 that had giant radio songs like Heat of the Moment and Only Time Will Tell. It was this momentum that easily pushed them into large arena shows within months of its release. By the time the second album Alpha with another huge tune called Don’t Cry, came out in mid 1983 ASIA was a touring machine.
I wasn’t a huge ASIA fan. I enjoyed what I heard but I didn’t have the ASIA cassette welded into my car stereo. If the radio hits weren’t enough, the idea of seeing members of two of the greatest progressive rock bands that ever existed playing live certainly was. Former Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer members were in reach. (more…)