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Postby animeska1 » Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:58 pm

What's up, everyone. I'm ryan, 19 from Illinois, and i recently became obsessed with all things Yes about a month and a half ago. My bro showed me their greatest hits and i fell in love with em. I'm a bassist and Chris Squire's talent is immeasurable. Since then i've picked up The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Going for the One, Relayer, and 90125. I look forward to finishing off my studio album collection then move on to the live stuff.

I'm also really pumped to see them live. I know it'll be a moving experience. Peace,

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Postby guilddigger » Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:05 pm

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>welcome animeska1! i envy you the adventure you have in front of you, discovering all the yes albums. you have made a good start though, 6 albums in a month and a half! that's very good!
oh, by the way, for a new yesfan you have come to the right place!

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Postby theproffet » Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:42 pm

Welcome Ryan . . .

I'm hoping for a Midwestern gig as well . . .

No show I've ever been to has made such an impression on me as Squire live . . .

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Postby The Ancient » Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:24 pm

Chris Squire is all you ever need to know about the bass. Welcome to YesTalk!
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Postby bundy » Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:16 pm

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What's up, everyone. I'm ryan, 19 from Illinois, and i recently became obsessed with all things Yes about a month and a half ago. My bro showed me their greatest hits and i fell in love with em. I'm a bassist and Chris Squire's talent is immeasurable. Since then i've picked up The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Going for the One, Relayer, and 90125. I look forward to finishing off my studio album collection then move on to the live stuff.

I'm also really pumped to see them live. I know it'll be a moving experience. Peace,

-ryan


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Welcome Ryan. Your spot on about Squire's talent. Wait until you see him perform live. Simply astonishing. When he rolls his sleeves up and launches into The Fish you'll be stunned and once that triple neck Rickenbacker comes out for Awaken, you will be rendered into a quivering mess.<img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle> Dahni will tell you!!!

You've picked up some great albums Ryan. I reckon you're next purchases could be Yes, Drama and Tales. BTW how did you enjoy 90125 in comparison to the other earlier albums? Not trying to spark a West Yes vs Classic Yes debate here, just interested to hear the opinion of a new fan, who's obiously been bitten by the bug.<img src=pix/icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby Astral traveller » Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:32 am

<font color=black>Welcome to YesTalk, Ryan!! You sure have still a lot good music to look forward to, specially Topographic Oceans, Drama and Talk! All three are masterpieces, IMO.
Also, you've come to the right band for bass-players as well. Squire handles the bass like no one!! I sure hope you can see them live real soon!!


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Postby tardistraveler » Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:39 am

Hi, Ryan, and Welcome to YesTalk! It's so wonderful to see new fans out here! I'm so envious - I remember that thrill of discovery so many years ago!

And there's no one like Squire live - you'll enjoy!
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Postby animeska1 » Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:55 am

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You've picked up some great albums Ryan. I reckon you're next purchases could be Yes, Drama and Tales. BTW how did you enjoy 90125 in comparison to the other earlier albums? Not trying to spark a West Yes vs Classic Yes debate here, just interested to hear the opinion of a new fan, who's obiously been bitten by the bug.<img src=pix/icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Wow, you people are all so nice. I guess i should expect that from Yes fans, eh? Anyways, to respond to Bundy, here's my impression on 90125 in comparison to the older Yes albums I have so far. I had always known Owner of a Lonely Heart since honestly as far back as I can remember. My brother and I actually used to joke around about all the crazy keyboard/guitar sounds in the song. This is when I was about 8 years old, I'd say. So when I got into Yes's more 'classic' material, I knew that by purchasing 90125, i was getting into something different. So here's my take. I think 90125 exemplifies the idea that while Yes can write epic masterpieces like one of my favorite songs, The Gates of Delirium, they can also churn out commercially successful songs quite easily. This, I feel, takes more talent that being able to do one or the other, epics or catchy hits (Not to say that the epics don't have catchy moments in and of themselves). So with this opinion in mind, I have simply come to appreciate the songs of 90125. Though at the same time, many of the songs seem to come off as more cheesy sounding Yes to a lot of my friends and the like, I have grown fond of 90125 as simply another Yes album. I must say, my favorite songs on the album are Changes (I love the 7/8, 10/8 parts at the beginning and end) and Hearts, so maybe I do long for the more developed Yes songs, but I enjoy the whole album nonetheless.

Can someone explain what is meant by "West Yes." I'm still a little confused by this and some of the abbreviations i've found on this board. Hahaha, hope i don't sound too stupid. Take care, people.
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Postby stevehoweistheMAN » Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:00 am

YesWest (or WestYes as some say) is reffering to the Yes of the mid to late eighties and early to mid ninties.. Trevor Rabin was the guitarist, sometimes singer (like on Changes or the beginning of Leave It) who played a lot of keyboards in the studio as well. They produced the albums 90125, Big Generator, Union (another story there) and Talk. They started as the group Cinema, which formed into Yes, but originated in LA, as opposed to the original, Classic lineup(s) of the 70's, and of now.

YesWest contains Chris Squire (founding member) and Alan White, who joined in 1973 and has been here since, as well as Jon Anderson, lead singer and founding member. Ton yKaye, the "keyboardist" of YesWest appeared on Yes' first three albums: Yes, Time And A Word, and The Yes Album. He rarely makes appearences on these albums, however, and was not a firm "member", per say.

If you do not know, Trevor Rabin left (or was kicked out...) after Talk, in 1994, I think that the rest of the band wanted to make a return to form. Steve Howe, guitarist of The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Relayer, and Going For The One (and Tormato, but I don't think you own that yet) came back, along with keyboard virtuoso Rick Wakeman who played on most of their classic albums, as well to create the "classic" Yes lineup, which is the one that tours today.

Rick has made a habit of coming and going in Yes, complainging of their management most of the time. But now, with a strong management and Rick with a fresh mindset, we hope he styas, and we're awaiting the new Yes album.

I'm 17, Ryan, and there are a few of us youngsters here so you're not alone in your love of Yes!

I wrote a lot didn't I?! Well, keep on blowing your money, enjoy the albums, LOVE the band, and have fun here.

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Postby stevehoweistheMAN » Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:02 am

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Ton yKaye, the "keyboardist" of YesWest appeared on Yes' first three albums: Yes, Time And A Word, and The Yes Album. He rarely makes appearences on these albums, however, and was not a firm "member", per say.
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I should re phrase this. He's all over the first three records, but rarely makes apperances on the 80's and 90's albums. There!

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Postby Megalodon » Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:13 am

Trevor Rabin was not kicked out of the band, to my
knowledge.. Ina n interview, he said he left Yes to
go on and do movie scores. He said it would be a new
challenge to him after playing in a Rock band for many
years.
I do yearn for his return, but I'm not holding my
breath.
Welcome to the board animeska1, It looks like you have
great taste in music!! You have a good start on your Yes
collection. Don't overlook Union, it is a fantastic album
and it got me into Yes. Another great album is "Talk",
every song is good, but especcially the song "Endless
Dream". A beautiful song that represents what Yes is all
about..
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Postby stevehoweistheMAN » Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:13 am

Acutally, if you enjoy 90125 I think you SHOULD get Talk, but after Big Generator. HOwever, if you trust your fellow man (of your age vicinity), PLEASE let Union, be the LAST album you buy. It is bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby animeska1 » Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:22 am

hey stevehoweistheman, thanks for all the awesome information...you're like a yescyclopedia...i knew a lot of the wakeman and howe stuff but all the rabin info is new to me (i didn't even realize someone else sang on changes and leave it, but now i cant believe i didn't notice it!)

where you from man? i assume you must jam on guitar if you're so into yes...if you feel like checking out my band, check out the webpage on my signature...though the songs on the website were pre-me getting into yes, a lot of our newer stuff is very yes influenced...lemme know what you think...take care bro
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Postby N2yes » Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:23 pm

<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>Welcome to YEStalk, Animeska 1. Nice to have you join us. My son is also a 311 enthusiast, actually, to quite a LARGE degree ( his personal fave ). But, enough of that, we're here to talk YES and by God, that's exactly what we'll do here...and lots of it to boot!

So, you call yourself a bassist eh? How long you been at it? Mr. Squire is certainly quite revered around these parts that's for sure. Should you have any questions regarding Sire Squire, please don't hesitate to pose your inquiries to Dahni, our resident Squire expert.

Again we welcome you. Enjoy yourself, I'm sure you will.</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes2.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby animeska1 » Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:56 pm

N2yes, indeed, Chris Squire is my new-found idol. I've been playing bass for about 8 years now. The only songs I can play so far are Roundabout, LDR => Fish, Owner OALH (pretty easy), and most of Heart of the Sunrise...i've been on vacation for a while and am looking forward to learning more, especially Relayer. What an album.

Oh yeah, so I picked up Tales today and i am loving it. I'm so down with the epic Yes songs.
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Postby YesJo » Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:28 pm

Ryan, very cool to see another Yes fan being born, welcome!
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Postby hennie552001 » Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:00 am

Welcome to Yestalk, Ryan. I'm always pleased to see young peolpe discover the greatest band on earth. I'm wondering: How do other young americans react to you being a Yes-fan? Do you sense a growing interest in prog rock?
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Postby animeska1 » Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:34 am

Hey hennie, a lot of my friends, relatives, roommates, etc are surprised by my recent passion for Yes music. Probably because most of the stuff i usually listen to is more recent, younger bands such as Rx Bandits, 311, and Mars Volta. So some people are surprised, but i think it makes perfect sense. I love odd time-signatures and key changes in my music, so when i first realized how often Yes changes things up, there was no way I could not like them. In addition, i've converted a ton of my friends to yes fans. All 3 members of my band (and best friends) have gotten into Yes now, and a lot of my friends that are hippies who listen to jam bands have found much respect for Yes. I guess there can be found many similiarties between jam bands like Phish or Umphrey's McGee and Yes.

As for a resurgence of prog appreciation. I think it is definitely possible. Bands like Mars Volta and Coheed & Cambria have gained a lot of popularity lately and have many common prog rock themes. So yeah, I think it's possible that prog could have a strong comeback in 2004. Anyone else?

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Postby Megalodon » Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:14 am

Animeska1, I agree with you that odd time signatures do
make music more interesting. It just doesn't get any better
than Yes. Yes has the magic of keeping the melody and
emotion at the same time.
Have you listened to Rush or Dream Theater?? Those two bands
are definately worth checking into if you like complex
yet very catchy music.
By the way, don't let stevehowistheMAN mislead you about
Union. He has his opinion about it, and he is musically
inclined, I'm sure, but many others on this board are
musically inclined that really dig Union. I highly
recommend it. It took me a couple of listen's, but when
it clicked, it really clicked and I said, Wow!! After
that I acquired the rest of the Yes albums and have been
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Postby animeska1 » Thu Jan 15, 2004 4:18 am

Rush and Dream Theater are great, though I don't think either hold a candle to Yes. My brother and I had some heated debates over Rush vs. Yes this christmas break and i always stuck to my convictions. Though I love Rush, especially the hits (Limelight, Spirit of Radio, Subdivisions), i like the dreaminess and for lack of a better term, drugged-out feel that a lot of the epic Yes songs manifest. Yes yes?
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Postby hennie552001 » Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:11 am

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I love odd time-signatures and key changes in my music, so when i first realized how often Yes changes things up, there was no way I could not like them.
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If you like time/key changes maybe you should check out Gentle Giant as well. Anyway, nice to hear that there's a growing interest for prog.
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Postby yeskat » Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:00 am

ANOTHER young Yes fan! This is great! We old farts need more young blood around here to keep us on our toes!

I have a huge appreciation for all the various changes Yes has made within the band over the years. ALL eras have their strong points. ALL reveal talent like no other band on this planet! But I must say that the current line-up (Anderson, Squire, Howe, White, Wakeman) is the best!

Welcome to Yestalk, animeska1! I look forward to reading your future posts!<img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> And keep spreading the word about <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> to your friends. This band needs to be rediscovered!<img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Postby stevehoweistheMAN » Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:22 am

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Rush and Dream Theater are great, though I don't think either hold a candle to Yes. My brother and I had some heated debates over Rush vs. Yes this christmas break and i always stuck to my convictions. Though I love Rush, especially the hits (Limelight, Spirit of Radio, Subdivisions), i like the dreaminess and for lack of a better term, drugged-out feel that a lot of the epic Yes songs manifest. Yes yes?
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I admire these opinions, Ryan. I like Rush, I do NOT like Dream Theater. No doubt they are immensly talented, but to me, they just seem to lack soul. Being a musician, you might understand, one always strives to find the perfect balance between talented MUSICIANSHIP, and ARTISTRY. The Beatles, weren't the greatest musicians in the world, but the art they created was immeasurable. By the same token (just MY OPNION), Dream Theater are incredible induividualy, as musicians, but lack the soul and drive to create music and solos at the service of the song, not of themselves. They seem to be out for shredfests, writing 30 minute "epic" songs where they're all soloing on top of each other; they don't know when to stop!

Yes is the only band I've heard so far, that can combine excellent musicianship of superior quality, and still make art, all with their soul.

Oh, and I dig Rush. I think they've got the yearning, the passion, they know when to stop! I just don't buy most of their stuff, becuase yes kicks so much more ass!

But I still respect you, Geddy.

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