She still doesn’t have the vocal chops of others in her field but I’m glad to see the development nonetheless.As a big Todd Rundgren fan, I can hear the Todd influences (intentional or not) in songs like “I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week” and “Indian Summer”.For those that can’t make it to see 80’s supergroup Asia open for Yes on tour this summer, there’s still an alternative. Yes, I know some may feel that this configuration of the band is the inferior of the two but whatever the case may be, Payne was responsible for a number of decent tunes in the Asia back catalog.
Oh and I gotta give kudos to producer Andy Johns and engineer Mike Fraser.
He has gained a bit a weight, lost the recognizable quality in his voice and is now a born-again Christian.
In fact, Gramm’s most recent album, The Lou Gramm Band is what you would classify as a “Christian Rock” album.
Satriani manages to rein things in, going back to basics with crunchy riffs and melodic leads during the solo sections.
And Hagar can still do those blood-curdling screams at the age of 61! The album contains many highlights including “Down the Drain”, “Sexy Little Thing”, “Soap on a Rope” and the power ballad “Learning to Fall”.