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3.16 | 506 ratings

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1 stars I picked this up in a local vinyl store for 50p...because it was only 50p. I remember seeing them on here so i thought i would give em a try and review them. I found two good things about this album. Steve Howe on the guitar and Roger Dean artwork. Meh.

This album is made in 1982, and it shows really. It sounds like an offspring of 90125 by YES. I would have to say it sounds worse. This album is just mindless "pop prog" that was spawned in the eighties. For something steve howe is on, his guitar work is incredibly dull and uninspiring. It pains me to think that 10 years before this album, Close to the Edge was made which blew my mind with the incredible guitar work by the same bloke. Whatever happened to my rock n roll?

This album is a journey of crappy synth, happy happy pop tunes and diabolical musicianship from people who were once... well a hell of a lot better than this. Are these the things that are reprsented when we think of the asians? A very poor debut album and i expect it doesn't get any better after this. For a supergroup, they ain't so super.

The album sometimes has ok-ish moments but they last for about a second or two and its rubbish again. The singer is awful and just sounds like he is actually having no fun making this album. What is the point? Oh well... stay away from this one, that's 50p down the drain.

frenchie | 1/5 |


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