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boo boo 04-18-2006 05:37 PM

The Official Yes Thread
 
I was saving this one for the prog forum that i was looking foward to a long time ago, but oh well. :(

As many of you already know, i am a huge Yes fan.

So discuss this influencial and often overlooked band here, do you like them?... How much of their material have you heard?... If Any?

Feel free to express your opinions on them, positive or negative, but please dont try to start crap, i just want some friendly discussion here, i dont want this to turn into the Nirvana thread.

hiu 04-18-2006 07:27 PM

I <3 Yes. The Yes Album, Fragile and Close To The Edge are all very very good. Some of their other albums i'm not so sure about however.

boo boo 04-18-2006 07:32 PM

Close To The Edge is my favorite too.

I also <3 Tales From Topographic Oceans, but i understand that a lot of people just can't bear to listen to it.

That's what i love about Yes and a lot of prog, they challenge you with their music, you either love them or hate them... I didn't like TFTO very much the first time i heard it, but after a few more listens i fell in love with it.

For me, being pretentious is all part of the fun. :)

I'd certainly avoid the majority of their 80s and 90s stuff though.... They went downhill after 90125, they turned into a Duran Duran lite pop group... Though their last album Magnification was quite a improvement, i really liked it.

ArmyofMe 04-18-2006 08:44 PM

I like Yes, but Its not a band that I can listen to for a long time, my favorite song of theirs is roundabout (though that may seem a little noobish). But there style never really appealed greatly to me.

I love the accapello version of roundabout (i think that I spelled that wrong)

Laces Out Dan! 04-18-2006 08:59 PM

Ahh YES...what a great band..since we are on the yes topic...IMO Rick Wakeman is the most talented rock keyboardist ive ever seen..I love the guy...he used to wear like chainmail dress things haha

Laces Out Dan! 04-18-2006 09:00 PM

Rick Wakeman

boo boo 04-18-2006 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _LesPaul43_
Ahh YES...what a great band..since we are on the yes topic...IMO Rick Wakeman is the most talented rock keyboardist ive ever seen..I love the guy...he used to wear like chainmail dress things haha

It's all about the capes man.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._with_cape.jpg

boo boo 04-18-2006 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _LesPaul43_

Mr Rudess certainly can't touch that. :pimp:

Laces Out Dan! 04-18-2006 09:26 PM

:D Rick Wakeman also has a super sick mullet in that video

DearJenny 04-18-2006 10:03 PM

I've only heard three songs....which I keep on my mediaplayer

Owner of a Lonely Heart
Roundabout
and
Heart of the Sunrise

Then LesPaul43(btw, thanks again) directed me towards that video quite a while ago on another thread and since then I have collected quite a few tracks from Rick Wakeman...I mean, wow! So I like Yes and I love Rick Wakeman.

boo boo 04-18-2006 10:13 PM

Owner Of A Lonely Heart was the first Yes song i ever heard, i thought it was a Police song for like 4 years. :laughing:

Their 60s and 70s stuff was quite different.

DearJenny 04-18-2006 10:21 PM

Thats my favorite song out of the three I've heard.

Of course, I'm a like an 80s child at heart...

boo boo 04-18-2006 10:26 PM

Drama and 90215 are good 80s albums, but i prefer their 70s output for the most part.

This is how i rate their work, in order starting with the best going down to the worst.

Close To The Edge (1972)
Fragile (1971)
The Yes Album (1971)
Relayer (1974)
Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973)
Drama (1980)
Tormato (1978)
Going For The One (1977)
Yessongs (1973)
90125 (1983)
Magnification (2001)
Time And A Word (1970)
Yes (1969)
Wakeman Anderson Bruford Howe (1989)
Keys To Ascension (1996)
Keys To Ascension (1997)

The Ladder (1999)
Union (1991)
Big Generator (1987)











Open Your Eyes (1997)


Talk (1994)

DearJenny 04-18-2006 10:28 PM

Any songs besides Owner of a Lonely Heart that I would recognize?

Laces Out Dan! 04-18-2006 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PipersLabyrinthX
Then LesPaul43(btw, thanks again) directed me towards that video quite a while ago on another thread and since then I have collected quite a few tracks from Rick Wakeman...I mean, wow! So I like Yes and I love Rick Wakeman.

Anytime i can show somebody something that i appreciate and then they enjoy it back is just soo peachy :)

DearJenny 04-18-2006 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _LesPaul43_
Anytime i can show somebody something that i appreciate and then they enjoy it back is just soo peachy :)

I know, right? Its good to spread the musical love when ya can. I try. I get disappointed when I completely fail though and they hear something and the look on their face shows any interest at all is just not there...

Laces Out Dan! 04-18-2006 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boo boo
Close To The Edge (1972)
Fragile (1971)
The Yes Album (1971)

Any way I could get a hold of those from you?

boo boo 04-18-2006 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _LesPaul43_
Any way I could get a hold of those from you?

Sure.

I'll upload them on yousendit for you, i have some trouble uploading Fragile for some reason, but i'll get to it eventually.

boo boo 04-18-2006 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PipersLabyrinthX
Any songs besides Owner of a Lonely Heart that I would recognize?

You might remember I've Seen All Good People from the Almost Famous soundtrack, and a couple of movie trailers.

Laces Out Dan! 04-18-2006 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boo boo
Sure.

I'll upload them on yousendit for you, i have some trouble uploading Fragile for some reason, but i'll get to it eventually.

Thanks a lot man

boo boo 04-18-2006 11:17 PM

I'll send them tomorrow, just dont let me forget. ;)

Laces Out Dan! 04-18-2006 11:18 PM

Ok cool

jr. 04-18-2006 11:33 PM

I enjoy them in small doses. It's a bit tedious for my tastes, but I appreciate the intricate care they put into their work.

I will say this...90125 will always be a special album to me. I was stationed in Germany from 83-85. I spent 45 days straight on guard duty, 6 hours on, 6 hours off. Dead of winter, icy rain, snow, wind. Just brutal conditions. I had a walkman, and 90125 cassette. I listened to it, literally, hundreds of times. If I didn't have that little bit of music, I may very well have gone mad.

boo boo 04-18-2006 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jr.
I enjoy them in small doses. It's a bit tedious for my tastes, but I appreciate the intricate care they put into their work.

I will say this...90125 will always be a special album to me. I was stationed in Germany from 83-85. I spent 45 days straight on guard duty, 6 hours on, 6 hours off. Dead of winter, icy rain, snow, wind. Just brutal conditions. I had a walkman, and 90125 cassette. I listened to it, literally, hundreds of times. If I didn't have that little bit of music, I may very well have gone mad.

O_O

How old are you exactly?

jr. 04-19-2006 08:56 AM

42.

Richiedude 04-19-2006 09:08 AM

Did someone say Yes?

YES!!!!

boo boo 04-19-2006 09:09 PM

Les and Piper,

Check your inbox. ;)

boo boo 04-19-2006 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jr.
42.

Cool, guess that makes you MBs oldest poster, congratulations. :love:

Merkaba 04-19-2006 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boo boo
Les and Piper,

Check your inbox. ;)

Me too please :wavey:

DearJenny 04-19-2006 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boo boo
Les and Piper,

Check your inbox. ;)

Thanks much!

boo boo 04-19-2006 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Merkaba
Me too please :wavey:

Done.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PipersLabyrinthX
Thanks much!

Just doing my job. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...ar15smilie.gif

Laces Out Dan! 04-20-2006 08:23 PM

Thanks dude...im Uber stoked to check them out...once im done Pain of Salvation "Be"

Don 04-21-2006 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boo boo
Mr Rudess certainly can't touch that. :pimp:

roflol! If that was serious, I don't think you've even seen Rudess play at all.

Let's analyse that particular Wakeman solo. The first part is a great bed time lullaby, but it's hard to fall asleep with the horrible errors he plays and often fails to emphasise the correct notes and gets slightly out of time in parts. Then when it leads on to the stupid wank part, I couldn't help but laugh the first time I saw it. All he does is hit the same notes over and over again, which any one can do if they practice for about three minutes. And he gets that stupid pirate feeling going on, which is why it's so funny. Oh and let's not forget his showing off playing multiple keyboards at once...someone kill me.

Oh dear, here's a real solo for you (random pick, first one I could find):

Pretty decent Rudess work

If anyone in the world actually thinks Wakeman is better than Rudess by comparing those two videos......God, help me. I can only take so much ignorance.

Rudess eats him alive, with his rhythms, speed, chops, etc, etc. An appropriate analogy would be one of a baby being decimated by a monster truck. Trust me, Wakeman bows down on his knees and hails him when they meet.

If you want to compare Rudess with someone, please let it be a classical pianist, otherwise it is just lollypop to the max times 100. In fact, this isn't even funny anymore, it's just sad if someone actually argues this fact.

boo boo 04-21-2006 07:21 AM

Ok well.

I'd like to hear from you all once you got the albums i sent you, and then i can clean out my outbox.

boo boo 04-22-2006 12:22 AM

I see some deletion has been done here, which is good, we can now get back on topic.

Who here likes Yes?

It's recomended that if you dont like Yes, a simple "i dont like them" or "i dont see what makes them so special" will do, or least something along those lines, none of that "OMFG, all prog blows, thank god it's dead" crap, please.

M'kay? :)

Don 04-22-2006 03:03 AM

Yes would be good if they weren't so lame and boring. CTTE is meant to be their best track and it usually makes me cringe when I hear it. But in saying that, I do have all their albums and used to like them a long time ago, but after discovering prog metal, it seems almost silly going back.

boo boo 04-22-2006 05:44 AM

Don was banned.

I predict the dawning of a new age, an age of peace and hope.

http://www.homestead.com/heartfeltpo...ugh_Clouds.jpg

xoverkillx 04-22-2006 03:01 PM

I'm huge on Yes. So far I only have "Close To the Edge" and "Relayer", but every time I shop for CD's I consider buying another one of theirs...

What's your view on "Tales from Topographic Oceans"??

tdoc210 04-22-2006 04:10 PM

I think its a good album, but its not for everyone, its four songls long, and they are eacxh 20 mins

xoverkillx 04-22-2006 04:12 PM

Yeh, a member on my own forum said it was basically like 4 "epic" 20 minute prog songs, so it could be too much for some of us. But that's the part of Yes I like, so I may consider it...


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