Who's a "Yes" fan?

  1. Yes. . . the progressive rock group! Been around since the around 1969! In my eyes (ears). . . the produce GREAT progressive-rock (art rock) music!

    Just recently found out that they're on tour? Heck, I didn't even know that they were even still together! Heck, even Rick Wakeman is playing with them again! I'm psyched!!! Saw them in concert, but that was YEARS ago!!! Thought they disbanded many moons ago. . .go figure!

    Anyone going to see/hear their concert(s)?!?!? I just visited one of their web-sites! Hope to go seem them this weekend down in Philadelphia, PA!!! Got to talk to Amy about his one, though. Tickets are up to $75.00 a piece! Well worth the money, though.

    Just just write and play great music!

    Oh yea. . . I'm at work. Both of my patients are safely and soundly sleeping with their hearts-a-beating. . .

    . . . and I'm planning my next "Yes" concert!!

    Cheers!

    Ted

    P. S. To find our more about "Yes", you can visit http://www.yesworld.com !

    Some familiar songs are:
    "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
    "It Can Happen"
    "Roundabout"
    "I've Seen All Good People"
    Last edit by Ted on Nov 6, '02
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  2. Poll: Are you a "Yes" fan???

    • Heck, Yes!

      29.41% 5
    • No. . . their music sucks. . .

      11.76% 2
    • Yes? No? Maybe?

      11.76% 2
    • What's "Yes"?

      47.06% 8
    17 Votes
  3. 18 Comments

  4. by   Aussienurse2
    Don't know who they are, sorry babe! But hope you have a tonne of fun!
  5. by   Ted
    Originally posted by Aussienurse2
    Don't know who they are, sorry babe! But hope you have a tonne of fun!

    Hope to!!!

    To find our more about "Yes", you can visit http://www.yesworld.com !

    Some familiar songs are:
    "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
    "It Can Happen"
    "Roundabout"
    "I've Seen All Good People"

    Cheers!

    Ted
  6. by   Stargazer
    I'm kinda "eh" on Yes. Loved 'em in college, then went to one of their "live" concerts (and I'm using the term "live" loosely) and nearly chewed off my own arm to escape after 3 solid hours of them standing perfectly still in one spot on the stage, playing their instruments. They also played every single one of their songs indistinguishably from the original recordings.

    Don't get me wrong, the musicianship was superb--but I go to concerts to see a show, to see and hear the band members display a little personality, to hear something that I couldn't hear at home listening to the album. Didn't get any of THAT that night.

    Now every time I hear 'em on the radio, I just flash back to how boring that concert was and usually change the station. Sorry.
  7. by   Jenny P
    Boy, Ted, I don't remember them at all, nor do I remember any of those songs (or at least their titles). I couldn't find a place that played their music ot that site; did I miss it?
  8. by   Ted
    Stargazer - Yep, their concerts can be boring from a rock-theatrical performance point of view. But there is no denying their musicianship. They're probably one of those bands that are best heard on CD's rather than live concerts. (Steely Dan is also another band that's best heard from their albums verses their live concerts . . . in fact, until recently, Steely Dan never performed live concerts!) But boy, does "Yes" play sooooooooo well! To me, it's just so refreshing to hear their well thought out, well composed, well arranged, and well performed music. Their art work is cool too! (I guess I'm just a big "Yes" fan! I'm soooo excited that they're playing again . . . and that I might see them this week-end. . . money willing!)

    Jenny P - Unfortunately, I don't think they have any sound clips on their web site. Don't know why they don't post clips of their music. Maybe other site do, though. Oh well. . .

    Cheers!

    Ted
    Last edit by Ted on Nov 6, '02
  9. by   Tookie
    Ted

    Remember them - yes - like them - they were OK - must admit liked Rick Wakeman better - Was more into other music by then including Leonard Cohen and Mickey Newbury (Who sadly Died recently) as well as Ben E King and then there were quite a few groups and more heavier sounding people such as the group who made fire (cant remeber their name) - Loved Moody Blues too. - A CD l play all the time is in the car -

    My main memory of the group (YES) is a very old boyfirend l was going out with about 1974 gave me their LP - called YES for Christmas - because l always said No. Might add I got a laugh out of it and thats all he got too.!!!!

    Cheers - (I am really starting to show my age - l can remeber when and where l was when the beatles toured here and l got to touch their car and wave to them as they drove through the main st into the city - WOW.)

    Tookie
    Last edit by Tookie on Nov 6, '02
  10. by   Ted
    Originally posted by Sandra m. Took
    Ted

    My main memory of the group (YES) is a very old boyfirend l was going out with about 1974 gave me their LP - called YES for Christmas - because l always said No. Might add I got a laugh out of it and thats all he got too.!!!!

    Cheers - (I am really starting to show my age - l can remeber when and where l was when the beatles toured here and l got to touch their car and wave to them as they drove through the main st into the city - WOW.)

    Tookie
    :chuckle You're "Yes" story is quite funny!

    You actually touched the car driven by the Beatles?!?!? WOW!!! That's cool!
  11. by   Tookie
    Yes touched the car - wow

    Where l lived in Melbourne - the main highway from the airport was not far - and we walked the 2 miles or so to 'mob' the car - we sort of got permission from school !!!

    They sort of let us go to see 'famous' people arriving - I also remember that we got to see LBJ (your old pres)come out as well - l remember actually handing him a yellow rose - I used to always wear a rose to school - (I think l may have been a bit pretentious)

    I wasnt as lucky or as 'fast' as some of my school friends who a got to go to the concerts (and scream- we heard the blow by blow descriptions) or the girls who went and mobbed- really mobbed the beatles hotel when they stayed - Melbourne gave them a civic reception - wasnt allowed to go to that either - l must have been a very 'good well behaved teenager' then (about 13)

    By the way l LOVED Santana too - still cant remember who sung fire but the song is now going around and around my head - thank you very much!!! - All this remembering has made my head ache - OH just looked at the clock l should have been at dinner 15 minutes ago - Bye

    Cheers Tookie
  12. by   aimeee
    I remember Yes. Don't have any of their CD's, but if I hear one of their songs on the oldies station I always crank it up. Good to hear Rick Wakeman is still with them...just wouldn't be the same without him.
  13. by   MK2002
    When I was in Borders Books the other day I glanced through the latest issue of Keyboard magazine. The current issue has an interview with Wakeman.

  14. by   Mattigan
    How about a ... "they're okay".
  15. by   Rustyhammer
    We used to listen to them non-stop in high school. I still have a couple of their albums (no turntable tho).
    I remember the album art. That ship sailing in the air over all types of landscapes. Very cool.

    Jeez, Rick Wakeman is getting old. I'm glad I haven't aged since 1973.
    -Russell

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