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Re: Band: YES

Postby Jodi S. on Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:43 pm

DefinitelyNOTtheSWEDE wrote:Do it. Close to the Edge is even better (if less penetrable on first audition).

Same line up, same engineer.


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Re: Band: YES

Postby enframed on Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:59 am

Listened to CttE on my drive to work. Great fucking album.
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Re: Band: YES

Postby alex maiolo on Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:05 pm

Usually it's Howe's guitar that ruins it for me. Sometimes he's on it, but often I just can't stand his tone or even his parts.

Take for example this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1nw-G4_bVk
The bass is the benchmark Rickenbacker sound in my opinion. That's what they should sound like. It won't pop on computer speakers. Grab headphones. To get past Howe's sounds-like-a-goddamn-duck guitar part, wait until :40, when Bruford brings in the song. Squire is playing *around* the part too. He's so musical as a bass player.

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Re: Band: YES

Postby DefinitelyNOTtheSWEDE on Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:58 pm

alex maiolo wrote:Usually it's Howe's guitar that ruins it for me. Sometimes he's on it, but often I just can't stand his tone or even his parts.

Take for example this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1nw-G4_bVk
The bass is the benchmark Rickenbacker sound in my opinion. That's what they should sound like. It won't pop on computer speakers. Grab headphones. To get past Howe's sounds-like-a-goddamn-duck guitar part, wait until :40, when Bruford brings in the song. Squire is playing *around* the part too. He's so musical as a bass player.

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Now, I agree completely about Broof and Squire, but I simply adore Howe's playing and tone (ugh) way back when.

On all of the early Yes stuff (and even before) he had this ridiculously unhinged, seemingly overflowing deluge of guitar madness on tap. It would just seep out of the guy, and for a good stretch there, I dare say it was all pretty much great... Which is odd, as I can't think of a single other guitar player that I can say I truly loved when they were unbridled and spewing forth sheets of unchecked self indulgence. Howe manages this organic, jazzed up fury, with equal parts rockabilly and twang, and although clearly technique riddled, to my ears, it never comes off as ugly as similar guitar heroics we would all hear just a few years later in the 80's.

Take America, for example. Yeah, I can see many disagreeing, saying that this much guitar bullshit isn't even palatable, but c'mon, clearly there is a fury all up in that shit he lost just a few years on from here. I love that bridge pick up grind he had.

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For me, the band sounded incredible as a unit at this point... so perhaps your point is even more truthful, and what I appreciate about Howe (or more appropriately, what I feel he lost later) was the way he and that particular band sounded together. Perhaps his ridiculousness is palatable to me because of Bruford and Squire.
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Re: Band: YES

Postby alex maiolo on Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:43 am

Yeah, I know it's just my opinion, and he does have some genuine moments of brilliance, but for the most part he is the dude in the band I can't get by.
Oddly, I think his playing on the song Tempus Fugit, on the Yes-meets-Buggles record, is awesome and spacey. Perhaps it was the odd lineup, that it was the 80's, or both, but there are a few songs on that record that are kind of cool.

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Re: Band: YES

Postby alex maiolo on Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:54 am

Sure, he does some cool stuff on that cover you posted, but it's a hit or miss thing for me.

I mean shit, his playing on this Tomorrow song, including what would eventually be the backwards parts is incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEe2pVLLgtU

On the subject of pre-Yes bands, I still have no idea why Squire's band, The Syn, isn't better known. Loads of their songs are fantastic. Here is Squire playing around the song, which is what he's known for. He had it as early as '67.
He's a musical player.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7X2ee_Vi8k



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Re: Band: YES

Postby Redline on Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:10 pm

Chris Squire to undergo treatment for Leukemia

http://www.yesworld.com/2015/05/chris-s ... Iqz1M4b.99

Bummer. Godspeed, treble bass master!
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Re: Band: YES

Postby matthew on Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:45 pm

Now this is sexy, and I'm not alluding to the codpiece in his trousers.


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Re: Band: YES

Postby Redline on Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:49 pm

He used the Rick 12 on Awaken. Some jerk stole it.

It is sexy.
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Re: Band: YES

Postby matthew on Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:59 pm

Redline wrote:He used the Rick 12 on Awaken. Some jerk stole it.

It is sexy.


Yep yep. Some of the most magnificent Rick 12 playing ever.

Most people seem to think with regards to the fact that I have a 360/12 something like: "Oh you have a Rick. Mr. Tambourine Man?".

No....freakin' Steve Howe.
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Re: Band: YES

Postby matthew on Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:09 pm

Ike wrote:I've been listening to the FRAGILE album a lot this week...the bass is unstoppable.


That was the first thing which stood out to me when I first heard that record. Hammering (that is the word I like to use to describe the tone) slightly overdriven bass and how he plays it like a guitar, chords and tremolo and so forth. Classic and innovative for the time.
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Re: Band: YES

Postby enframed on Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:30 am

How's the vocalist in the current line-up? I can't imagine the rest of the guys would allow someone who sucks. I probably have an opportunity for comped tickets to see Yes and Toto on the same bill.
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Re: Band: YES

Postby DefinitelyNOTtheSWEDE on Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:25 am

I suppose he's ok, in that he can sing high like Jon Anderson, but he's the second in a line of replacement singers, and I think the last guy did a better job (he could convincingly sound like both Jon Anderson and Trevor Horn).

I hear Chris Squire will be replaced for the tour by Billy Sherwoord (a past member/sideman) They must really have some long standing bills to pay to keep going out summer after summer despite what could only best be described as a "exhausted" fan base. I still would see them, sure, but the footage I see shows a band that is very tired, but able enough (though Alan White is really shitting the bed back there, deflating a lot of energy).
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Re: Band: YES

Postby Redline on Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:23 am

(though Alan White is really shitting the bed back there, deflating a lot of energy).

Ugh, I know, wake up grandpa.

enframed wrote:
I probably have an opportunity for comped tickets to see Yes and Toto on the same bill.

Jon Davison is good, you should go to the show. Chris will be the obvious missing player.

At the Wisconsin State Fair Jon Davison sang The Yes Album, Going For The One, and Close to the Edge in their entirety and didn't suck at all. It was great.
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Re: Band: YES

Postby DefinitelyNOTtheSWEDE on Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:36 am

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Re: Band: YES

Postby Redline on Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:47 am

Chris will be the obvious missing player forever.

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Re: Band: YES

Postby enframed on Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:04 pm

Thanks for the info, Redline. If I can swing a comped ticket I'll definitely go.
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Re: Band: YES

Postby Redline on Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:37 am

A buddy sent me this, lots of prime Chris Squire action. I saw them 2 years later and they sounded even better
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=36&v=oiJg6gTpIIs
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Re: Band: YES

Postby Redline on Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:33 pm

This kid is right about side 3...(9:00)
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Re: Band: YES

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