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mountaindew88
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I've just been starting to get into Yes recently and I've mainly been listening to my dad's old records (Fragile, Yes, The Yes Album, and Yessongs). It kind of started off like, "Hey, kid, you like Rush? You'll love this!" Anyway, discuss.
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Great band, Steve Howe is an amazing guitarist, I love his acoustic work. Roundabout is my favorite Yes song, I love the intro. That song got me into Yes. Yeah, Chris Squire is an amazing bassist as well, the whole band is amazing. Yes = Awesome prog rock band.
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I'm glad to see two threads on my all time favorite guitarists on here.

Alvin Lee and Steve Howe are the most underrated guitarists of all time. Yes is made up of some of the best musicians in history, especially Squire, Howe and Their keyboardist (i always forget his name)
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^^they've had plenty, but Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz (Sound Chaser, anyone? ) were the two big ones.

I think everyone here knows how I feel about Yes. Fucking. Awesome. Yeah, that's all I have to say.
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Quote by BrainDamage
^^they've had plenty, but Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz (Sound Chaser, anyone? ) were the two big ones.

I think everyone here knows how I feel about Yes. Fucking. Awesome. Yeah, that's all I have to say.


Ahh Rick Wakeman, thats his name.

And where have you been lately? I haven't seen you post in like a month.
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Finally, some real Yes attention. I love those guys, I saw them twice last year and they rocked at their 35th anniv. They still play good, scratch that, better than they played in their prime. Best albums to get are The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Yessongs, Going for the One, Wonderous Stories albums.
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Quote by distilledspirit
Finally, some real Yes attention. I love those guys, I saw them twice last year and they rocked at their 35th anniv. They still play good, scratch that, better than they played in their prime. Best albums to get are The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Yessongs, Going for the One, Wonderous Stories albums.


did Howe play Mood For A Day??

My dad saw them like 4 times and said it was incredible.
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Quote by fenderfreak101
I'm glad to see two threads on my all time favorite guitarists on here.

Alvin Lee and Steve Howe are the most underrated guitarists of all time. Yes is made up of some of the best musicians in history, especially Squire, Howe and Their keyboardist (i always forget his name)


Alvin Lee's a beast, as is Steve Howe. <-- That's right son.

Anyways, Yes has become one of my favorite bands, because of their talent and ability to keep me amazed and listening to a song that lasts for more than 20 minutes.

My favorite album right now is Close to the Edge, but their other work is awesome too.

I wish I can see them live sometime.

Anyways, what do you guys think what've happened if Page, Squire, and White got somewhere with XYZ? Would've been an amazing band, possibly, but basically they suffered the same thing as Blind Faith, except they didn't even release an album, lol.
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Quote by fenderfreak101
Ahh Rick Wakeman, thats his name.

And where have you been lately? I haven't seen you post in like a month.
I'm on JV Baseball and we have practices until 7 every day, so the only time I can get on a computer is on the weekends (well, Sundays...we have games and/or practices on Saturday).

Quote by distilledspirit
Finally, some real Yes attention. I love those guys, I saw them twice last year and they rocked at their 35th anniv. They still play good, scratch that, better than they played in their prime. Best albums to get are The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Yessongs, Going for the One, Wonderous Stories albums.
Wonderous Stories? Anyway, did they play South Side of the Sky when you saw them? If they did, it must have been a real treat to hear that...back in the 70s it was rarely played.

And is there any kind of news on a Yes tour or album? I only got big on Yes in the past year, so I completely missed out on the 35th Anniversary tour. I would love to see this band live.
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
Quote by Thefallofman
Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
Last edited by BrainDamage at Apr 2, 2006,
distilledspirit
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Quote by fenderfreak101
I'm glad to see two threads on my all time favorite guitarists on here.

Alvin Lee and Steve Howe are the most underrated guitarists of all time. Yes is made up of some of the best musicians in history, especially Squire, Howe and Their keyboardist (i always forget his name)


To-shay brother. They made Rock n' Roll into something we'd never expect. Let's keep this thread alive:

What's your favorite song from Yes?

Mine is Starship Trooper

EDIT: To the guy above me, I wasn't too sure of the album name, so I just put the song name
TheHeartbreaker
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My favorite song is...

I don't know exactly, but I've got a few:

Siberian Khatru
Close to the Edge
Starship Trooper
Yours Is No Disgrace
I've Seen All Good People
The Gates of Delirium

Those are some of my more personal favorites, but anything by them is great.

Also, anyone else love "Yes" album covers?
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#14
Round About and Heart Of The Sunrise.
Also, does anyone know if Chris Squire(bassist) is dead?
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^^last I checked he was still alive...

Quote by distilledspirit
To-shay brother. They made Rock n' Roll into something we'd never expect. Let's keep this thread alive:

What's your favorite song from Yes?

Mine is Starship Trooper

EDIT: To the guy above me, I wasn't too sure of the album name, so I just put the song name
heh, Wonderous Stories is on Going for the One . Great album though

Favorite Yes songs? I love Sound Chaser and We Have Heaven/South Side of the Sky (there is something about We Have Heaven that is so addicting...and SSOTS is just plain awesome in itself). Another one of my favorites is Yours Is No Disgrace. Then there is what is probably one of my all-time favorite moments in music- the Starship Trooper outro.
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
Quote by Thefallofman
Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
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I'm pretty much officially obsessed with Yes these days.

Every member of that band is amazing. Squire, Wakeman and Howe are all ridiculously good on their respective instruments, Jon Anderson has such an awesome and wide-ranging voice, and Bill Bruford is such an inventive drummer.

Together, they've made some brilliant, challenging and unique music. One of the few bands I know who can play a 20 minute song that doesn't get repetitive and dull, but stays fresh and outstanding.

Close to the Edge, The Yes Album and Fragile are their 3 best albums, probably in that order.

My favourite song would probably be Close to the Edge, though I'm also leaning slightly towards I've Seen All Good People. But all the songs on those 3 albums are awesome.

Yes deserve more credit these days, I'm literally the only person I know who listens to them. A sad state of affairs, I think you'll agree.
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I love yes, although I'm not that big of a fan of their newer stuff, Fragile and Close to Edge are my fav. Albums by them. Steve Howe is a ****ing god at guitar. I love the clap and mood for a day.
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I love the clap and mood for a day.
ever try and play either of those?
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
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Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
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#24
Great musicians in Yes, Squire is a madman on the bass. My two favorites are Starship Trooper and Roundabout.
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I saw the headline today, something like "Steve Howe Dead" and I freaked. Turns out this Steve Howe was a baseball reliever from the 80s. Phew.
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I saw the headline today, something like "Steve Howe Dead" and I freaked. Turns out this Steve Howe was a baseball reliever from the 80s. Phew.


Yeah, the guy from the Dodges?

I saw that too, but thankfully in the Sports section, so I didn't freak.

Anyways, I'm currently putting on a couple more Yes albums on my iPod - Tormato and Going for the One.

I've listened to them both before, and even though I'm not so into Yes' more "structured", shorter songs, I think these albums are both great.

What about you guys?
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Wrong forum. They are progressive rock.

Good band though. If you like them, check out King Crimson.
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Quote by NineInchNails_0
Wrong forum. They are progressive rock.

Good band though. If you like them, check out King Crimson.


It's Yes dude they are classic rock! They pioneered Prog rock
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Quote by NineInchNails_0
Wrong forum. They are progressive rock.

Good band though. If you like them, check out King Crimson.


Going on with that, King Crimson's considered Prog Rock, yet they're welcome here; just as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, etc. are.

Basically, if they're Prog Rock and they released an album during 1984 or before, we usaully see them as Classic Rock.
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Quote by distilledspirit
Two of the hardest pieces EVER. Steve Howe is so technical. His style is way better than shred imo.
I've actually become pretty good at Mood for a Day. I'm not even going to attempt Clap though

Heartbreaker, I like Going for the One a lot.
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
Quote by Thefallofman
Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
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^^After I go through my Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, and Van Halen tab books, I'm thinking of getting a Yes tab book.

I can just imagine some of their longer stuff being like, 50 pages, lol.
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#35
Quote by BrainDamage
ever try and play either of those?


I can play mood for a day , its not actually that hard, of course I can't play it as well as steve howe, I tried to play the clap too
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Steve Howe came to my town a couple weeks ago, but it was a 21+ show.



EDIT: Mood for a Day is relatively easy, when compared with other Yes songs, it just takes a lot of remembering which bass notes go with which high notes. It sounds beautiful though. Clap, however, is near impossible for me, mainly because it's so fast.

Anyone seen the "Sketches in the Sun" video? It's on YouTube, maybe other sites. The song's from either a Steve Howe solo album or from another band he formed (the album's called GTR). Fantastic song, if my acoustic had a cutaway I'd jump on learning it.
Last edited by self-made_page at May 1, 2006,
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Quote by self-made_page

EDIT: Mood for a Day is relatively easy, when compared with other Yes songs, it just takes a lot of remembering which bass notes go with which high notes. It sounds beautiful though. Clap, however, is near impossible for me, mainly because it's so fast.
it is relatively easy, except for the two fast 16th note runs. I have to clean it up also, I play it somewhat sloppy when trying to get it up to speed.

EDIT: and you are absolutely correct on saying it sounds beautiful.

Clap, on the other hand...not even gonna go there
How to achieve Frank Zappa's guitar tone:
Quote by Thefallofman
Step 1: Buy a Gibson SG
Step 2: Insert Green Ringer, EQ, 3 dead squirrels and a microwave into said SG
Step 3: Plug in and freak the **** out.
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#39
YES!. That's the name of the band. Listen to the keyboard Solo on Round About. ( School Of rock ) YESSSS
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