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Yes (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by Reverend Rock, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. LG

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    Re: The Yes Thread

    I prefer Fragile to Close to the Edge myself Stout. And I know the history behind the release of the album, Rick Wakeman had to pick up some new keyboards so the band quickly threw Fragile together to generate some revenue to pay for them and as fate would have it a single was spawned, Roundabout...talk about serendipity, that is a classic example.(When Roundabout was first released my FM stations played the Whole song, not the edited short version.)

    I love Yes, but there is a period after Drama right up to 90125, that they seemed to lose something, and 90125 was a great comeback album. I am always amused to see their reactions when people that are new to Yes play their early material then put that one in the CD player...:heheh:

    One thing that has remained true from beginning to end on every Yes album, is Chris Squire's amazing bass playing, he has to be one of the best ever, and is my all time fave rock bassist.
     
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    Re: The Yes Thread

    Our tastes differ. Yes is actually one of my pet hates and I don't much like U2 either.

    :drums:
     
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    No surprise there Fox, Yes is a polarizing band, there are not many people who are ambivalent, they either like them a lot or not at all.
     
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    Re: The Yes Thread

    I liked Yes to a point..I have to be in a mood to listen to them.. Early Yes was more to my liking but I have to say that when "Big Generator" came out in the late 80's, I was impressed with a few songs off it..

    Rhythm of Love


    Owner of a lonely Heart


    Shoot High Aim Low~Poor video quality, but great song..
     
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    While I liked 90125 a lot, I didn't think Big Generator was nearly as good...to be fair it's been years since I played it, and I don't have my vinyl copy anymore.
     
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    Re: The Yes Thread

    The Trevor Rabin era I`m not too keen on, withe the exception of `Talk', which I feel is a great songwritng, and a strong mixture of pop and progressive sensibilities. The 80`s output hasn`t dated for me all that well and it sounds souless to these ears nowadays. although, I`m in a minority and they did profit enormously, escpecially with 90125.
    One Yes album from the 80`s that I though stupendous was `Drama' Trevor Horn and Geoff downes added new wave/punk sensibitiles that gave a kick in the arse to a band that was starting to sound stale with `Tormato'. Howe was a dynamo on guitars, and the rhythm section of Squire and White never played or sounded better.
     
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    Earlier in this thread I expressed my love for Tormato, which most "Educated" Yes buffs consider a waste of vinyl...:D

    I liked 90125 Stout, it was a blast and although the Rabin era didn't last long at least it left us with that gem.:tup:
     
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    A great band I really like the first album "Yes" and "Tormato" . They put on a cracking live show as well, it`s a long time since I saw them and I think a tour is overdue.
     
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    I'm going to see them at the House of Blues (in Dallas) tomorrow night. Really looking forward to it.
     
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    Re: The Yes Thread

    ya know what's really freaky?

    realizing that i posted in this thread in 2005, and having absolutely no memory of it whatsoever. in fact, i might've come in here today and said the exact same thing i said then, and i never would've been aware of it, had i not taken my gingko biloba today.

    this is freaking me out.

    maybe i should re-join this forum and name myself gladys. yeah.

    edit: i'm thinkin i might wanna add some actual *yes* content. i've seen em live soooo many times, the last being the masterworks tour in nashville with kansas several years ago. but the best seats for a yes show? i had 8 seats front and center for the big generator tour in nola. camped for em, and actually got em. will wonders never cease?
     
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