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    I'm offended that you think I'm offended.

    I'm offended that you think I'm offended.
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    No need to apologize. If you don't see a need to...

    No need to apologize. If you don't see a need to discuss subjective matters in subjective terms that's cool. You'll always be right and no one will need to engage with you, so win win. :)
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    I'm listening to the track for the 5th or 6th...

    I'm listening to the track for the 5th or 6th time rn, I love all the good ideas in it. The simple groove that drives the song forward. The complex drum pattern at the top that gives way to the...
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    Does this not resonate with you at all? There...

    Does this not resonate with you at all?

    There is a difference between "I don't like this song" and "this song is bad."

    While one can infer the former from the latter, in conversational terms,...
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    Would be acceptable, sure. If you said "I think...

    Would be acceptable, sure. If you said "I think this song has absolutely no good ideas" or "I can find no good ideas in this song" or any number of variations, there would be an acknowledgement that...
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    Honestly, I'm not discussing the song at all. I'm...

    Honestly, I'm not discussing the song at all. I'm talking about the penchant people in general have for trying to give their opinion weight by stating it as if it were fact.

    There is a difference...
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    Where have I said that? Where have I said...

    Where have I said that? Where have I said anything like that?

    Dude, please tell me you can do better than "I know you are but what am I?"
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    Maybe, now hear me out here, just spitballing...

    Maybe, now hear me out here, just spitballing this but I'll give it a try...

    Maybe your opinion isn't objective fact.
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    I can't think of anything to add that doesn't...

    I can't think of anything to add that doesn't sound like snark for the sake of snark, so I'll just nod in agreement. :)
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    Why are there so many positive comments on...

    Why are there so many positive comments on YouTube? Are they fake comments? Is the band deleting all the negative comments?

    Just curious.
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    Oh my God there's so much guitar in this track...

    Oh my God there's so much guitar in this track from beginning to end. You guys kill me.
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    I bought The Quest and greatly enjoyed it as many...

    I bought The Quest and greatly enjoyed it as many did.

    Man, my opinion becomes so much more valid when I declare that lots of people agree with me. Thanks for the tip. :)
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    First noise making of the new year. A little more...

    First noise making of the new year. A little more structured than usual, but still largely improvised ambience. Happy New Year!


    https://youtu.be/YpGlI281QKU
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    Thanks Richard!

    Thanks Richard!
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    Just winding down after dinner last night. ...

    Just winding down after dinner last night.


    https://youtu.be/vWrY6JdRYWg
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    Agreed on all. Just listened to this for the...

    Agreed on all. Just listened to this for the first time in a few weeks yesterday. Such a great album. Also worth noting for those that lament Copeland singing everything on the album, Adrian sings...
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    I'm always amused by the grief Earthbound gets....

    I'm always amused by the grief Earthbound gets. In the age of cassettes, EB was the first Crim I got on vinyl, a weird Italian import version with a picture of the Red lineup on the back. I loved it...
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    Haven't posted anything in a while, so here's a...

    Haven't posted anything in a while, so here's a thing. Some sounds, some wind.


    https://youtu.be/AjEjKkHSkYU
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    Hmm. Just put all the live albums, Live at the...

    Hmm. Just put all the live albums, Live at the Orpheum thru Music is Our Friend into a playlist. Over 17 hours of music.

    I wasn't sure if I should include Radical Action, given its unusual...
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    Is this thread for Prog only? Because this...

    Is this thread for Prog only? Because this non-prog yet completely genre-defying album is the best thing I've heard this year by far:

    Video for the lead track:

    https://youtu.be/TiGhRcruIJY
    ...
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    I know it's a small thing, but I absolutely loved...

    I know it's a small thing, but I absolutely loved Brislin taking the Owner guitar solo.
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    OMG I just clicked over and looked at the thread...

    OMG I just clicked over and looked at the thread titles and almost every one of them is front-loaded to start a debate about the "problems" with the current lineup. I can't even.
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    The reason I roll my eyes at discussions like...

    The reason I roll my eyes at discussions like this is the projection inherent in views like yours, the idea that the problem is with Yes's music and not with your expectations of what Yes should be.
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    You really had an epiphany there, eh? Some people...

    You really had an epiphany there, eh? Some people don't like Yes anymore because they don't like the music they're making.

    Genius, this is. So worth a new Yes bashing thread. We'll really get to...
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    If anyone wants to hear a 5:50 radio edit of...

    If anyone wants to hear a 5:50 radio edit of Grendel that I did to amuse myself tonight in a fit of boredom, message me and I'll send you an mp3; I don't really have anyplace to host random edits of...
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    As someone who's never listened to Deep Purple...

    As someone who's never listened to Deep Purple unless they were on the radio (so basically Hush and Smoke on the Water), they've never been on my radar at all, and this thread inspired me to read up...
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    Honestly, and no offense intended because it's a...

    Honestly, and no offense intended because it's a common enough question, but it's weird how often this question is asked. The sound of the band is built around his voice, and they're his songs. It...
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    Lovely. :)

    Lovely. :)
  29. Thanks John. There was no question that I would...

    Thanks John. There was no question that I would eventually pick this up, but I actually went ahead and preordered about halfway thru reading your review this morning. Really looking forward to it.
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    Doug Helvering is a big Wilson fan. ...

    Doug Helvering is a big Wilson fan.


    https://youtu.be/aEovbps2cOM
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    Thanks Top Cat!

    Thanks Top Cat!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks! It was a lot of fun to do. Basically Nate...

    Thanks! It was a lot of fun to do. Basically Nate gave me the finished vocal and acoustic guitar tracks and just let me do whatever I wanted. I gave him a handful of tracks with different drones and...
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    So my friend Nate dropped an excellent new album...

    So my friend Nate dropped an excellent new album today, and I'm on the last track, which is only acoustic guitar, ambient eclectic guitar, and voice. I'll let you guess which thing I did.

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    Dijon - Absolutely

    So, I've been obsessed with this video for the past few weeks, and the album finally dropped today.


    https://youtu.be/TiGhRcruIJY

    The album is pretty spectacular. If you dig the video above,...
  36. IIRC, it's being pressed at 45 rpm.

    IIRC, it's being pressed at 45 rpm.
  37. Kinda funny to see complaints about complaining...

    Kinda funny to see complaints about complaining about the people that will complain. We can do this all day. Doesn't change the fact that there is a segment of his fanbase that acts like petulant...
  38. They better reserve them now, before Carl Palmer...

    They better reserve them now, before Carl Palmer rents them all.
  39. I have no doubt there will be much Venn diagram...

    I have no doubt there will be much Venn diagram crossover between the people grousing for a PT reunion and people who will call a PT reunion a cash grab.
  40. I'm totally down for more PT. Just dreading the...

    I'm totally down for more PT. Just dreading the inevitable "Wilson realized making music we don't like was a mistake and reunited PT because we demanded it" nonsense that we're going to hear ad...
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    After I posted about the Union playlist last...

    After I posted about the Union playlist last night, I made a "Road to 90125" playlist with XYZ, Rabin demos, Cinema stuff, the album, the weird Horn remixes, and 9012Live.
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    I know I'm an outlier when I say I like most of...

    I know I'm an outlier when I say I like most of it. Honestly there isn't much Yes I don't like (most of Heaven & Earth, I'm looking at you). After downloading the SARM demos last week, I put together...
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    His faithful followers have followed. His followers that want more music that sounds like PT rather than wanting to hear what he's inspired to create have not.
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    From what I can tell, it's whatever an album one...

    From what I can tell, it's whatever an album one wishes to criticize is not.
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    I'm making my way thru the demos collection I...

    I'm making my way thru the demos collection I screen capped above, and yeah, if there's no legal reason there hasn't been a "road to 90125" type box set with all Rabin's demos and whatever Cinema...
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    A whole new world opened up for old proggers in...

    A whole new world opened up for old proggers in the 80s when they started singing about girls.
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    So that archeological endeavor earned me two...

    So that archeological endeavor earned me two Cinema/Yes tunes I hadn't heard before, Open Your Door and Don't You Know (or Carry On)... and a lot of early 80s kinda campy Trevor Rabin demos about...
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    Excellent. Thanks for the heads up.

    Excellent. Thanks for the heads up.
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    15539 So what are the chances that any of...

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    So what are the chances that any of these Rabin/Squire/Kay/White tracks are actually that? I'm assuming it's mostly Rabin solo demos.
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    Hrm. Just found a bunch of Cinema era demos...

    Hrm. Just found a bunch of Cinema era demos collections in plain sight. Will spend some time downloading and sifting thru today.
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    While I was typing that last post, the playlist...

    While I was typing that last post, the playlist in question ended and rolled into this really great sounding Big Generator tour boot, if anyone wants to hear a really great sounding Big Generator...
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    That is totally the version of Hold On from...

    That is totally the version of Hold On from 90124, or that is, both those versions (Hold On and Moving In) are from 90124. I've been listening to the 90124 stuff a lot lately since The Quest came out...
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    Okay, while we're talking about random rare yes...

    Okay, while we're talking about random rare yes demos, most of this playlist is from either Rabin's "90124" demos collection or from the expanded 90125, but where from is this proto-City of Love...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks for answering this question. Sorry, lost...

    Thanks for answering this question. Sorry, lost track of this thread for a bit. Giving a good listen to the SARM demos now and enjoying them. It seems like there is no end to the amount of Yes music...
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    You definitely are not, I think it's my favorite...

    You definitely are not, I think it's my favorite track. The first thing that jumped out at me was hearing all the comments about how there are no uptempo tunes after The Ice Bridge, and the Western...
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    Or are they the demos that led Arista to ask the...

    Or are they the demos that led Arista to ask the band to come back when they had a possible single?
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    This stuff is all new to me, and I thought I was...

    This stuff is all new to me, and I thought I was pretty well versed in all the demos and alternate versions from this period.
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    For the record, and I don't see much point in...

    For the record, and I don't see much point in discussing it at length, I like The Quest a lot.
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    If there's one thing I've learned from online...

    If there's one thing I've learned from online fandom, it's that music is a contest. Bands need to be compared to each other so that it can be determined whose music is better. Music shouldn't be...
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