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Postby Fishes » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:08 am

IS THERE SUCH A THING? YES THERE IS AND IT'S CALLED DANGEROUS. ABSOLUTELY AWFUL. GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT GOOD OLE STEVE THINKS OF THIS ONE

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Postby stevehoweistheMAN » Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:10 am

But wait, there's more!

Almost Like Love

I'm Running

Where Will You Be

Miracle of Life (quite a few off Union actually)


That's the one thing. One can't deny that that lineup put out some STINKERS.

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Postby Fishes » Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:08 am

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<b>stevehoweistheMAN wrote:</b>
But wait, there's more!

Almost Like Love

I'm Running

Where Will You Be

Miracle of Life (quite a few off Union actually)


That's the one thing. One can't deny that that lineup put out some STINKERS.

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i agree with you on I'm Running, but the others you mentioned are great...well almost like love is kind of iffy

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Postby LoveJon » Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:33 am

Was and always will be: <i>Arriving UFO </i>

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Postby Ed1909 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:40 am

Man in the Moon

(come to think of it, most of Open Your Eyes! <img src=pix/icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>)

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Postby Yogi_Bear » Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:48 am

I love the Union album, i know many of you guys hate it but...
The only yes songs i really hate are "hold on" and "almost like love" i hate 90125 and Big Generator.

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Postby hennie552001 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:07 am

Dangerous and Fist of Fire I don't like at all.

But Miracle of Life is the highlight in Trevor Rabins career.
Close to Classic Yes stuff. (Along with the brilliant pop song Saving My Heart, hightlights of the Union album.) Allthough I'm a first generation Yes fan, I recognize good music when I hear it.
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Postby psychopomp95 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:21 am

I think the "Yes stinker/lineup" ratio is pretty evenly spread... with ONE exception.


The 'classic' lineup with Moraz. These guys never put out a bad song!! <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> Try and argue that one with me!
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Postby stevehoweistheMAN » Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:18 am

I love Arriving UFO!!!

I don't really think anything from Yes-GFTO is bad. Maybe some worse than others, but not ONE I am ashamed of. Tormato I love, but I also realize people hate it and realize some of those tracks are stinkers. Drama might be slightly subpar but none of the songs are bad or even ok. They're all good. So, besides Tormato, PhsycoPomp, I dont' see ANY stinkers at all. But AFTER Talk, yes you could argue songs like Man in the Moon, Lightning Strikes, etc.

And the Moraz comment, I agree. Except Jeff made a post down there somewhereof a Yes review where this guy refers to Sound Chaser as "vomit". I found that to be SO funny! <img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby Terry Shea » Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:59 am

Every song on Talk except for The Calling. They're all bad. Terrible. Most of OYE and The Ladder are pretty bad too. Better include the last half of Union too, although I actually like Dangerous.

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Postby N2yes » Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:06 am

<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>With such a condemnatory appraisal, I would think that you'd either consider giving each another listen or ponder the possibility you were listening to some other band, on some other planet...in a galaxy far, far away.</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red><img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes2.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby Fishes » Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:24 am

ah yes Man In The Moon, i'd forgotten about that one. i will admit though i do like open your eyes the album for the most part. i don't really care for Silent Talking that much either

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Postby EricBliss12345 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:48 am

I don't understand how one could say Talk is terrible. Sure, it's not the world's greatest Yes album by any stretch. I think it suffers more from bloated arrangements than terrible music. The couple pop tunes on it are pretty good as far as I'm concerned.

I don't think much of Union is bad either. Dangerous is pretty awful though. Miracle Of Life bad? That is one of Trevor's highlights with the band, along with his other songs from Union.

I also don't understand how somebody couldn't like Arriving UFO. That song's hilarious! I appreciate a lot of Tormato for how silly it is and how silly it wasn't supposed to be. <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>

The worst of Yes would look like this:

Man In The Moon
Dangerous
Give Love Each Day
Dear Father
I'm Running
Most of ABWH

How did you guys forget If Only You Knew?

I'm having a hard time thinking of a lot of songs that are downright awful! Even Magnification isn't completely terrible.
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Postby relayer4u » Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:53 am

<font color=blue>I'm surprised everyone got this far without mentioning Circus of Heaven; the worst Yes song of all time!</font id=blue>

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Postby khalpin » Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:16 am

Without a doubt, Close to the Edge.

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Postby guitarz » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:13 pm

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<b>EricBliss12345 wrote:</b>
I don't understand how one could say Talk is terrible...
I also don't understand how somebody couldn't like Arriving UFO...
I'm having a hard time thinking of a lot of songs that are downright awful! Even Magnification isn't completely terrible.
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<font face='Comic Sans MS'><font size=3><font color=brown>Yeah. Actually, I find it difficult to dislike music in general. Once upon a time, I disliked 'this' or 'that' and was quite limited in my musical taste. Then, I was turned on to Yes and my ears opened up. Over a decade later, I can truly say that I can get into any music. From Linkin Park to Luther Vandross, you name it, I can dig it.

Makes me curious why some can "hate" what others "love." I think it has to do more with bais than the music itself, or maybe its our schema that dictates what we can tolerate and what we prefer. Don't get me wrong; I do have preferences.

Now, most of the songs mentioned so far are not my preferences. So, as an exercise, I'm going to burn a cd of these "worst Yes tracks" and give them several plays in my car, with an open ear, and see if they're really all that bad. Anyone else care to perform this experiment? The cd would go something like this:

Dangerous
Circus of Heaven
Man on the Moon
I'm Running
Fist of Fire
Hold On
Almost Like Love
Arriving UFO
Where Will You Be
Miracle of Life
If Only You Knew

I'll try those to start with, plus these "non-preferences" of mine:

Wonderlove and Don't Go
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Postby Terry Shea » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:35 pm

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<b>EricBliss12345 wrote:</b>
I don't understand how one could say Talk is terrible. Sure, it's not the world's greatest Yes album by any stretch. I think it suffers more from bloated arrangements than terrible music. The couple pop tunes on it are pretty good as far as I'm concerned.

I don't think much of Union is bad either. Dangerous is pretty awful though. Miracle Of Life bad? That is one of Trevor's highlights with the band, along with his other songs from Union.

I also don't understand how somebody couldn't like Arriving UFO. That song's hilarious! I appreciate a lot of Tormato for how silly it is and how silly it wasn't supposed to be. <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>

The worst of Yes would look like this:

Man In The Moon
Dangerous
Give Love Each Day
Dear Father
I'm Running
Most of ABWH

How did you guys forget If Only You Knew?

I'm having a hard time thinking of a lot of songs that are downright awful! Even Magnification isn't completely terrible.

<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>Well, that shows how different peoples tastes can be. I love every song you've listed except for Man In The Moon. I think I'm Running is the best song from the Rabin era.

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Postby rickgraeff » Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:43 pm

When I brought OYE's home I was floored how bad it was. The absolute worst! Everything about it was horrible. The lyrics, the production, the way Chris's voice is in the front. The list goes on and on.

I really liked Talk, except of course Walls. That was the worst Yes song until OYE.
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Postby Fishes » Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:01 am

i love circus of heaven. arriving ufo is great as is if only you knew, and the talk album. just for the record eric MAGNIFICATION IS GREAT!!!

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Postby RanCan2112 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:45 am

Easy..

No Way We Can Lose...and Saving My Heart..
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Postby Fishes » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:58 am

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<b>RanCan2112 wrote:</b>
Easy..

No Way We Can Lose...and Saving My Heart..


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on the contrary, these are both pretty good...though a few of the OYE songs do suck like Fortune Seller

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Postby psychopomp95 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:45 am

Ahh, disagreement after disagreement... <img src=pix/salook.gif border=0 align=middle> I will say that I don't DISLIKE music unless it has a particularly annoying 'aspect' to it, ie. I rarely ever dislike a song because of anything to do with the writing aspect of it! So if I dislike the majority of Tormato, it's because of Steve and Rick's overplaying and shrill tones, and if I dislike "Almost Like Love", it's because of those horns and that REALLY annoying snare drum shot, over and over...!! <img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle> Although some of those songs aren't exactly the best in the world from a writing perspective either, but I can live with that on its own!
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Postby jeffrae » Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:22 pm

Soft As a Dove
Holy Lamb

Any of that elevator shit!

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Postby RanCan2112 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:47 pm

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<b>Fishes wrote:</b>
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<b>RanCan2112 wrote:</b>
Easy..

No Way We Can Lose...and Saving My Heart..


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on the contrary, these are both pretty good...though a few of the OYE songs do suck like Fortune Seller

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Can't comment too much further about OYE, because I've never been able to sit through the entire album
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Postby knossos » Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:02 pm

Think horses,think bloody Abilene.What were they thinking!
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Postby Dr_Yes » Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:27 pm

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<b>jeffrae wrote:</b>
Soft As a Dove
Holy Lamb

Any of that elevator shit!

Jeff
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What he said!

Plus, anything trying to too poppy/funky/trendy and ending up sounding shite, like:

Almost Like Love
Don't Go
Dangerous
Teakbois
Love Will Find a Way
Bring Me to the Power
Big Generator

And overly sentimental claptrap like:

If Only You Knew
Sweetness
Saving My Heart
Be The One
Without Hope you Cannot Start the Day
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Postby Dr_Yes » Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:28 pm

And Circus of Heaven is great!
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Postby Dr_Yes » Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:30 pm

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<b>psychopomp95 wrote:</b>
I think the "Yes stinker/lineup" ratio is pretty evenly spread... with ONE exception.

The 'classic' lineup with Moraz. These guys never put out a bad song!! <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle> Try and argue that one with me!
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I guess they were kind of lucky then that Sound Chaser isn't Part I and Part II, bacause if it were I'd strongly argue that the second half of the song borders on being stinky. Shame, as the opening is so strong and foreground's some excellent playing from Alan, Steve and Chris.
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Postby EricBliss12345 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:57 pm

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<b>knossos wrote:</b>
Think horses,think bloody Abilene.What were they thinking!
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Hey, I like this song. They were on an animal kick during this period. I love the recordings of the neyying horses on the track. It makes me feel like I'm right in the barnyard. <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>

Seriously I do like this song. It's a nice quirky pop song. They did a lot of nice quirky pop songs during the Tormato period.
"Money" takes the cake though. And "Richard."

But hey this is awful songs here. "Circus Of Heaven" isn't even entirely terrible, it's surely cheesy, but that's why I appreciate it now. It's like psychedelic cheese. It's kinda cute!

I think we've all only agreed on Man In The Moon!
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Postby khalpin » Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:41 am

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I guess they were kind of lucky then that Sound Chaser isn't Part I and Part II, bacause if it were I'd strongly argue that the second half of the song borders on being stinky. Shame, as the opening is so strong and foreground's some excellent playing from Alan, Steve and Chris.
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Now that's just plain blasphemy. Sound Chaser totally rules. Every second.
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