SilentStrider: So Yes is the band on stage?/theoretically obscure
FirstNationalBastard: My point is simply this: they introduced a profound topic and barely scratched the surface! They told me nothing! How does the owner of a lonely heart compare to, say, the owner of a broken gas fireplace? Or, for that matter, to the owner of a perfectly functional cheese slicer! As the owner of a lonely heart , how do I stack up against the owner of a pencil?! I mean, come on, Yes! What about the owner of a parcel of land in Montana versus the owner of a Piiiiieeee? How does the owner of a jaaarrrr stack up against the owner of a split-level?/Goosio demands to know!!!
FirstNationalBastard: /Goosio demands to know!!!
Ishkur: My friend and I came up with a good Abbott and Costello routine involving Yes. He plays some prog. rock.."Who is this? Is this Yes?""No.""Yes?""No."So it's not Yes.""Yes.""So it is Yes.""No."...repeat for four minutes...
Close2TheEdge: Well, I guess I should weigh in. The Yes fanbase is far smaller than it has been in years, and is essentially broken up into two parts. One half is still going to the shows and enjoying the lineup for what it is. The other half is "No Jon, No Yes."
drewogatory: Wow, you guys are far more loyal than I am. I quit buying the albums with 90210 and the last show I saw was ABWH, but I only went because it was free, considering what a disappointment the Drama tour was.
Close2TheEdge: their last fill-in guy tried his best in live performances, but there is something missing. For one thing, they play interminably slow, a trait they started to develop even while Anderson and Wakeman were still in the band.By all mean, if you haven't seen them, go. It's rare to see such accomplished musicianship in a rock band. Just don't go expecting to see them at their peak. Compare now with old YopuTube recordings and you will see what I mean.
The Perfect Drug: drewogatory: Wow, you guys are far more loyal than I am. I quit buying the albums with 90210 and the last show I saw was ABWH, but I only went because it was free, considering what a disappointment the Drama tour was.Seeing as how 90125 was the album, I'm curious as to what it was about that TV show drove you away from the band.
Snotnose: I saw Glass Hammer at a ProgFest maybe 15 years ago. Although plagued with numerous technical difficulties, they rocked. Bought their CD and took it home, it sucked :(Also heard this week Baja Prog is back on. Too bad it's in Mexico, my neck likes my head where it is.
Fark Dupp: So how is the guitar player in Yes?Yes, Howe is the guitar player in Yes.
Ravijn: Fark Dupp: So how is the guitar player in Yes?Yes, Howe is the guitar player in Yes.
The_Philosopher_King: If you are interested in the beginnings of Prog Rock.This is a decent documentary(pops)
Henry Hollandnotes, you can't discuss the beginnings of prog without KC (or The Moody Blues or Procul Harum, for that matter), and the Yes/ELP connections with KC are pretty important.Henry Holland: I'd go see them again if they did Tales From Topographic Oceans and/or Relayer complete. Maybe in 2015?
The English Major: FirstNationalBastard: /Goosio demands to know!!!This...this is why you are favorited.
Henry Holland: GypsyJoker: There are really fine versions of "The Gates of Delirium" and "Ritual" on the Symphonic Live DVD.Thanks for the heads up. My first Yes show was 6/21/75 at the Hollywood Bowl. The setlist (thank you Forgotten Yesterdays, RIP):Firebird introSound ChaserClose to the EdgeTo Be OverThe Gates of DeliriumYour Move/I've Seen All Good PeopleMood for a DayLong Distance RunaroundKeyboard SoloClapAnd You and IRitual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)RoundaboutSweet DreamsI'd only been a Yes fan for a few months at that point (I was 15) and the only two albums I had were Relayer and Tales. So, sadly, all the Close to the Edge stuff was just a blur. However, I still clearly remember being blown away by the middle section of Ritual, what with Moraz doing this amazing background of maniacal sequencer riffs while White, Squire and Anderson bashed the hell out of various percussion instruments with a huge strobe light, great lights and tons of stage smoke making it look great. Plus, as someone just getting serious about learning to play bass guitar, I was totally amazed at what Chris Squire was doing.Nous Sommes du Soleil.........
Henry Holland: Plus, as someone just getting serious about learning to play bass guitar, I was totally amazed at what Chris Squire was doing.
Henry Holland: Firebird introSound ChaserClose to the EdgeTo Be OverThe Gates of DeliriumYour Move/I've Seen All Good PeopleMood for a DayLong Distance RunaroundKeyboard SoloClapAnd You and IRitual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)RoundaboutSweet Dreams
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