The next song in my life soundtrack would definitely be Heat of the Moment by Asia. I remember distinctly walking through a Japanese department store back in 1982 with a friend and hearing this song. We were going to the music area and actually going to buy this album. At least that’s how I remember it. I’m not entirely sure who was with me then. I’ll not mention any names so as not to embarrass anyone. (I was, after all, one of the misfits, as labeled by one of my closer friends.)
One thing I loved about buying records (Yes, we didn’t have CD’s back then, it was only vinyl) in Japan was you got a free poster. (This included buying albums on tape as well as vinyl) Of course, I was a teenager, so I put posters up everywhere in my room. A free poster was definitely a bonus item back then. You’d sometimes get other bonus type items too. Actually I’m pretty sure this practice still continues in Japanese music stores.
This song definitely brings back memories of Japan as a teenager, the fun we used to have. it brings back memories of Fussa, Shinjuku, Summerland and so much more! I’m sure my fellow Yokota-ites will know exactly what I’m talking about. Gotta love memories of Summerland for sure. The giant slide at Summerland was definitely awesome back then.
Here’s a video of the song, I didn’t forget it this time. Hope you enjoy it! Video after the bump.