It was the best selling album of the year around the globe.
Featuring John Wetton (bass, lead vocals), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums), and Geoff Downes (keyboards), ASIA was thelogical successor to the member s collective bands of the 70s - Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK and The Buggles.
While their debut album "ASIA" should be given 6-stars, this one is smart enough to score four.
They've had an amazing run of great music, keeping to their popular progressive rock roots with modern updates to keep it fresh. Unfortunately, after this tour, Steve Howe exited the band, but enjoy this CD as it may be one of that last chances you get to hear the full four original Asia members together. I think they are better then YES and YES, I said it. I have not heard this album in years because it would remind of those times I would leave the hospital late at night and put this album on for my ride home, 20 miles.
It is the perfect blend of the hard-hitting boom-bap sound that Detroit is known for mixed with an electro influence that has trickled into hip-hop's landscape these past few years.
With production from SKYWLKR, Paul White, and brand Un De Shay, among others, Brown found a sound that was neither stuck in the past or desperately trying to follow a trend.
By the time the beat drops in the final minute, you’ll be hooked.
XXX marks their astounding 30 year anniverary with a collection of catchy and complex tunes that remind you of why Asia is one of the best Progressive Rock Bands ever. When this CD came out in 2012, I could not truly appreciate it. I just recently played this album again and I love it!
An unofficial re-release of the Smut Peddlers' two VHS tapes along with an unofficial release of their debut album on cassette.
He throws out the martinis, but keeps the promiscuity. He doesn't cotton to conventions -- he creates his own rules.
He apparently doesn't really care about music, if the soundtrack to XXX -- better known as Vin Diesel is triple X! Where James Bond had John Barry, XXX has a bunch of alt-metal meatheads and hardcore hip-hop hombres, providing a soundtrack for the extreme sports that are XXX's background.