Parachute pants, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Growing Pains, L.A. Gear, Breakfast Club....what do all of these have in common? They all helped define the 80s. Come take a fun "Journey" with me as we revisit the totally radical decade.
A is for Asia.
I was in the car (I drive a lot for my job), and I was already stumped as to what my first post would be for the A-Z Challenge. I thought that the letter "A" would be easy, but I just couldn't make up my mind.
Just when I was going to settle for Adam Ant, a song came on the radio. A song I can't recall EVER hearing on the radio, but near a small town where all the major radio stations disappeared, some tiny local station started playing Asia's "Don't Cry."
Asia's second album, Alpha, possessed equally gorgeous cover art. In fact, I remember recreating
Even long after Asia disappeared from the charts, I remember driving home from high school blasting Asia out of the windows of my Renault Alliance on warm Spring afternoons.
Asia still does little tours to this day, and their sound is distinctively 80s