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  1. Thread: 90125/Asia

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    90125. It turned me into a Yes fan, and then into...

    90125. It turned me into a Yes fan, and then into a prog fan. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" has what is still one of my all-time favorite guitar solos.

    I'd never heard of Yes or Asia when either album...
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    S&G's "America" by Yes, as already mentioned. ...

    S&G's "America" by Yes, as already mentioned.

    When it comes to Johnny Cash, everyone thinks of "Hurt." But I was blown away by his cover of Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage."

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    I don't post much here anymore, because I really...

    I don't post much here anymore, because I really don't have anything useful to contribute. But I love this forum. I've discovered lots of artists thanks to this place. Yeah, you can find out about...
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    Man ... "Gates" is my favorite Yessong, but I...

    Man ... "Gates" is my favorite Yessong, but I thought it sounded weak back on "Yes Symphonic," and they've only aged and slowed down since then. I'd love to see it performed one more time, but I'm...
  5. Fripp/Eno - No Pussyfooting, side 1

    Fripp/Eno - No Pussyfooting, side 1
  6. Yep. Whenever in doubt, consider how poorly the...

    Yep. Whenever in doubt, consider how poorly the "warning" is written. It will rarely steer you wrong.
  7. First one I thought of was "Hey Jude."

    First one I thought of was "Hey Jude."
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    One of my best concert memories involves Neil. He...

    One of my best concert memories involves Neil. He was playing the HORDE festival, sometime back in the '90s. I think the show was somewhere around Chicago. Neil was the headliner. He was playing in a...
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    I can't remember anymore when I first heard Neil,...

    I can't remember anymore when I first heard Neil, but I connected with his music when "Freedom" came out. After his creative dip in the early '80s, he came back really strong on the string of records...
  10. My wife's favorite from my collection seems to be...

    My wife's favorite from my collection seems to be IQ. There are bits of Pink Floyd she likes (especially "Shine On" and "Wish You Were Here"), along with some Spock's and Transatlantic. She's not...
  11. We have a 5-year-old who loves movies. I don't...

    We have a 5-year-old who loves movies. I don't know if these are the "best" among Beatles covers, but I was pleasantly surprised to hear fresh takes on a couple of Beatles songs in recent films.
    ...
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    Pretty much my attitude. I don't understand why...

    Pretty much my attitude. I don't understand why it's so important to so many people. It's not going to make me love their music any more than I do, and no one needs Jann Wenner's validation anyway....
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    Trevor looked very pale at the Seattle show. I...

    Trevor looked very pale at the Seattle show. I read that he'd been ill. You would have never known it from his performance, though -- he sounded great. It would have been nice to hear "Changes," but...
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    I went to the Seattle show. Trevor had one vocal...

    I went to the Seattle show. Trevor had one vocal flub that I noticed, and Jon's voice cracked on "Heart of the Sunrise." Other than that, it was a nearly flawless performance. Seeing Lee Pomeroy...
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    I could imagine a situation where Peart provides...

    I could imagine a situation where Peart provides the lyrics for a Lee-Lifeson project that includes other musicians. Maybe another singer who could hit the high notes Geddy can't reach anymore, a...
  16. 7. Witch Hunt 6. Vital Signs 5. Limelight 4....

    7. Witch Hunt
    6. Vital Signs
    5. Limelight
    4. The Camera Eye
    3. Tom Sawyer
    2. Red Barchetta
    1. YYZ

    4-7 could change from day to day. I really only ever listen to Moving Pictures for the top 3.
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    ^ I can certainly appreciate that. Because, yeah,...

    ^ I can certainly appreciate that. Because, yeah, these tickets are not cheap.

    But I'm a huge Trevor Rabin fan, so I don't see any way possible they'll come up with a setlist that would disappoint...
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    ^ Just giving you a hard time, Sean. :) It's...

    ^ Just giving you a hard time, Sean. :) It's going to be almost impossible to avoid setlist talk, between here and Facebook. I'll be pleased if I can make it to the show with any surprises in store,...
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    Oh, man. I'm not seeing ARW till the last night...

    Oh, man. I'm not seeing ARW till the last night of the U.S. tour in Portland. I'm hoping I can be surprised by the setlist, but it'll mean resisting the temptation to peek in here for almost two...
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    I remember Neal Morse saying that "All on a...

    I remember Neal Morse saying that "All on a Sunday" got radio play in Germany. Why Germany, and why that song, I have no idea!
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    County Fair of Heaven Arrivin' Flyin' Saucer...

    County Fair of Heaven
    Arrivin' Flyin' Saucer
    The Fish Fry
    Goin' for the Pole Position
    Wake Up Y'All

    And the two-part suite:
    a. Lightnin' Strikes
    b. (I got a) Big Generator ('Cause the Storm...
  22. Sounds great. Could easily have worked for the...

    Sounds great. Could easily have worked for the next Transatlantic project, based on what the clip sounds like. I think I'm a few albums behind on NM's solo output, but I think I'll be getting this...
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    Same here. "Owner" came out when I was 12. "Mr....

    Same here. "Owner" came out when I was 12. "Mr. Roboto" was a big favorite for me back then. :)



    I think so, yes. I've had the same thought.
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    :lol

    :lol
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    ^ I still love that song! It's the one that...

    ^ I still love that song! It's the one that introduced me to Yes. Rabin's bit is still one of my all-time favorite guitar solos. It's still probably in my top 25 Yes songs. :)
  26. Thread: Best Band Logos

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    8400

    8400
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    ^ Isn't that the truth! :lol

    ^ Isn't that the truth! :lol
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    ^ Yeah, I also excluded ABWH.

    ^ Yeah, I also excluded ABWH.
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    Top 10 Yes Songs After the 1970s

    From Drama onward. Just for fun, and in contrast to the "best of the '70s" thread. Curious to see if any tracks consistently bubble to the surface. There's obviously not the same kind of consensus...
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    ^ Great points. I agree completely with every...

    ^ Great points. I agree completely with every word. My best friend and I would have video-game marathons during sleepovers, but the next morning we'd be out riding our bikes or playing ball or...
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    Transatlantic did that with a hidden track at the...

    Transatlantic did that with a hidden track at the end of the Whirlwind bonus disc.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNjLsYecwbY
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    I feel much the same, and I think our perceptions...

    I feel much the same, and I think our perceptions have to do with when we discovered the band. I found them in the '80s as well, and I'm sure that colored my perceptions of them. To me they were a...
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    He sang on "Moth of Many Flames," a bonus track...

    He sang on "Moth of Many Flames," a bonus track on the Feel Euphoria super-deluxe-whatever release. :) If he's sung on any others, I don't know about it -- I haven't listened to much SB since then.
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    I was born in '71, right about in the middle of...

    I was born in '71, right about in the middle of what is demographically considered Gen X. I have some good memories of the early '80s, in terms of the music coming out from '80 to '84 or so, and my...
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    Not a bad list, except I question "Silent Wings."...

    Not a bad list, except I question "Silent Wings."

    Mine would be something like this. Hard to limit it to just 10!

    Close to the Edge
    The Gates of Delirium
    Heart of the Sunrise
    America
    Awaken...
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    Chris Squire on "Can You Imagine."

    Chris Squire on "Can You Imagine."
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    Animal Logic. Sophisticated, clever,...

    Animal Logic.

    Sophisticated, clever, well-written pop songs -- not quite to the level of Steely Dan, but that rhythm section of Stewart Copeland and Stanley Clarke was pretty special. And Deborah...
  38. At the end of that "Indiscipline" clip a few...

    At the end of that "Indiscipline" clip a few pages back, he says that what he played was a drum solo without being a drum solo, and hopefully an intelligent deployment of the drums. I think that's a...
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    So it's Lee Pomeroy and Lou Molino, then. This is...

    So it's Lee Pomeroy and Lou Molino, then. This is going to be a top-notch band. I figured we'd get Molino but really didn't know whom to expect on bass.
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    It was the first studio album from the "Classic"...

    It was the first studio album from the "Classic" era that I heard after discovering Yes in late '83. So I have a bit of a soft spot for it. But I can also understand why those who'd been along for...
  41. I truly believe this to be the case. Different...

    I truly believe this to be the case. Different century, same bread and circuses.
  42. Thread: IQ 2017 Dates

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    Same here. Would love it if they could make it to...

    Same here. Would love it if they could make it to the West Coast.
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    Wow, that's really nice!

    Wow, that's really nice!
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    :lol Indeed. To me, that's the most...

    :lol



    Indeed. To me, that's the most important thing.
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    It makes no sense whatsoever, other than for...

    It makes no sense whatsoever, other than for those who can't get out of 1972. I don't care much for the current version, but it doesn't diminish my love of the studio albums, or the good memories of...
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    Hearing these clips confirms what I suspected all...

    Hearing these clips confirms what I suspected all along. While everyone was beating up on Alan White for not being able to keep up anymore, it was Howe dragging down the tempos. Seems fairly clear to...
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    FB is great for discovering people with shared...

    FB is great for discovering people with shared interests, sometimes finding new interests, and keeping up with friends and family. Other than that it's mostly a waste of time and an invader of...
  48. My opinion squares with a lot of what Jeff has...

    My opinion squares with a lot of what Jeff has had to say. I adored MO for many years -- and though I didn't hear much of JM's work outside of MO, what I heard always impressed me. The San Francisco...
  49. This was something I wanted to articulate in my...

    This was something I wanted to articulate in my first post, but I didn't know quite how to get at it. Do nations or cultures need shared experiences to remain cohesive? I worry on one hand that we're...
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    I like his Silent Way-Bitches-Jack Johnson period...

    I like his Silent Way-Bitches-Jack Johnson period well enough, along with a few other songs here and there, but for the most part he's never been my cup of tea. And I say that with full appreciation...
  51. I have a love-hate relationship with technology....

    I have a love-hate relationship with technology. The internet has allowed me to provide for my family by working for a company 2,700 miles away from the comfort of home. And we all have a world of...
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    I gave it a few weeks to grow on me. It's not...

    I gave it a few weeks to grow on me. It's not happening. I love both of these guys, but I had muted expectations going in. Can't really add much to what the critics have already said. It is what it...
  53. Gun to my head ... 3oaPP. '80s Crim for me...

    Gun to my head ... 3oaPP. '80s Crim for me doesn't get much better than "Industry"-"Dig Me"-"No Warning." But "Matte Kudasai" and "Frame by Frame" are outstanding, and really the only track I don't...
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    The Beatles - "You Know My Name (Look Up the...

    The Beatles - "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)." I would have said "Revolution 9," but I don't think it fits the OP's criteria.

    Yes - "Owner of a Lonely Heart." Obviously bears no...
  55. It's amazing! The title cut is what really drew...

    It's amazing! The title cut is what really drew me in. At the time I'd never heard anything like it before. It opened up my ears to new possibilities in music. Everything about it is brilliant -- the...
  56. This was the first Wetton-Bruford KC album I...

    This was the first Wetton-Bruford KC album I heard. It's still probably my favorite KC album overall.
  57. That's more or less where I stand, except for...

    That's more or less where I stand, except for seeing them as a tribute band. With the exception of Davison, these guys have all been in the Yes universe for quite some time now, playing with other...
  58. I don't see that you're missing a thing, Dan. I...

    I don't see that you're missing a thing, Dan. I also fully agree.
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    My wife loves Avantasia. I like what I've heard...

    My wife loves Avantasia. I like what I've heard playing in the car and around the house, though I haven't played really close attention to it.
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    Very similar to how I started out. I often wonder...

    Very similar to how I started out. I often wonder how many Yes fans who came in with 90125 are still around, and how many were flavor-of-the-day fans who long ago moved on. I suspect that not many of...
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