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Ultimate Yes Members Poll

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:06 am
by stevehoweistheMAN
I don't know if this has been done before, but for fun, I thought I'd try it, see how many people respond. Of course, there's always the ongoing debate of who's the better [insert instrument here] player between the many different lineups.

The premise: simply list which instumentalist you prefer. No ragging (if you can help it), not explanation, just your answer, and I want to poll the outcome and compile the ULTIMATE YES LINEUP.

Note: Some of the questions are quite obvious (like the first one) but I know SOMEONE is going to say "Why did you leave him off?"

Your choices:

<b>Vocalist: </b>

<i>Jon Anderson</i> or <i>Trevor Horn</i>

<b>Guitarists:</b>

<i>Peter Banks</i>, <i>Steve Howe</i>, <i>Trevor Rabin</i>, or <i>Billy Sherwood</i>

<b>Keyboardist:</b>

<i>Tony Kaye</i>, <i>Rick Wakeman</i>, <i>Patrick Morazes</i>, <i>Geoff Downes</i>, <i>Igor Koroshev</i>, or <i>Tom Brislin</i>

<b>Drummer:</b>

<i>Bill Bruford</i> or <i>Alan White</i>

And, of course, Chris Squire has remained bassist for all 35 years and counting. If you want to get picky, you could argue Tony Levin being in ABWH, but really folks...

Anways, have fun!

<hr>And if that firelight, I could match the inner flame; sacred ships do sail the seventh age, and have always been here.

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:08 am
by stevehoweistheMAN
And, I'll start things off myself:

Vocalist: Jon Anderson
Guitarist: Steve Howe
Keyboardist: Rick Wakeman
Drummer: Alan White
Bassist: Chris Squire

<hr>And if that firelight, I could match the inner flame; sacred ships do sail the seventh age, and have always been here.

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:30 am
by Terry Shea

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:19 am
by Astral traveller
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Jon,
Steve,
Rick,
Bill,
and Chris


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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:28 am
by relayer4u
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Jon Anderson
Steve Howe
Chris Squire
Alan White

Rick Wakeman OR Patrick Moraz</font id=blue>

<img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> !!!

<hr><font color=blue>Ray C.</font id=blue> <img src=pix/icon_yes_fish3b.gif border=0 align=middle>

<font color=red>"This to just remind you, All is meant to be."</font id=red>

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:34 am
by N2yes
<font color=red><font face='Papyrus'>All this 'Bill' stuff is quite disconcerting ( though I do forgive you folks ). <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

I think I'll follow Ray's path...the one to enWHITEnment.

Jon
Steve
Chris
Rick
Alan ( is there any other YES drummer? )</font id='Papyrus'></font id=red><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes2.gif border=0 align=middle>

<hr>"Master of images-Songs cast a light on you"

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:54 am
by Greenglade
I'm a dreamer. I guess the perfect line-up is always:
Drums-me
Guitar-me
Bass-me
Keyboards-Timothy Leary
Vocals-Jon Anderson<img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:35 pm
by Roan's Lady
Hmm, and here I thought I was the only one entertaining the idea of playing in the band!

So, lessee--
Drums-Alan
Bass-Chris
Guitar- Steve
Keys-Rick (and I)
Vocals-Jon (and I)

Part of my perfect plan, sure!! <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:57 pm
by Greenglade
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<b>Roans Lady wrote:</b>
Hmm, and here I thought I was the only one entertaining the idea of playing in the band!

So, lessee--
Drums-Alan
Bass-Chris
Guitar- Steve
Keys-Rick (and I)
Vocals-Jon (and I)

Part of my perfect plan, sure!! <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>



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OK, well, maybe just cymbals. You look like a girlfriend I had about 7 years ago. Is it you?

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:59 pm
by happytheman
Jon,Steve,Chris,Patrick,and Alan. Although I must admit in a fantasy world I wonder what Bruford would have added or deleted from the Relayer line up

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:11 pm
by Chris2210
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<b>relayer4u wrote:</b>
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Jon Anderson
Steve Howe
Chris Squire
Alan White

Rick Wakeman OR Patrick Moraz</font id=blue>

<img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle> !!!

<hr><font color=blue>Ray C.</font id=blue> <img src=pix/icon_yes_fish3b.gif border=0 align=middle>

<font color=red>"This to just remind you, All is meant to be."</font id=red>


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Ditto that

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:30 pm
by hennie552001
Jon
Steve
Chris
Rick
and
Bill Bruford (for his creativity)

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:14 am
by ycantibu
Vocalist: Jon Anderson
Guitarist: Trevor Rabin
Drummer: Alan White
Keyboardist: Rick Wakeman

<hr>you can't drink on an eight hour flight, pass out, and then go onstage...well you can, but then you're spandau ballet. - robert smith of the cure

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:30 am
by Dr_Yes
Like N2, I too have seen the WHITE.

Vocals: Jon
Guitars: Steve
Bass: Chris
Keyboards: Rick
Drums: Alan

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:43 am
by LoveJon
Vocalist: Jon Anderson
Guitarist: Steve Howe
Keyboardist: Rick Wakeman
Drummer: Alan White <i>AND</i> Bill Bruford I couldn't possibly choose!
Bassist: Chris Squire

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:46 am
by Fishes
if i had it my way it would be the current yes lineup with trevor added in to the mix to make things interesting

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:47 am
by Tomfoolery
Jon
Chris
Steve
Rick
Alan

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:47 am
by Megalodon
Jon Anderson
Trevor Rabin
Rick Wakeman
Chris Squire
Alan White
Hopefully someday!!

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:11 am
by TenVoices
Jon
Chris
Bill
Steve
Rick

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:30 am
by Roan's Lady
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OK, well, maybe just cymbals. You look like a girlfriend I had about 7 years ago. Is it you?
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Uh oh - hubby just read that, and the cat is out of the bag...<img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:32 am
by Ed1909
Anderson
Howe
Squire
White
Wakeman or Moraz

<hr>High vibration go on...

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:05 am
by tardistraveler
Well, I LOVE the current lineup, so that would be my answer.

But, it would be fun to also hear Trevor on guitar, and Patrick on keys.

And yeah, can I be in there somewhere too? So I can MEET them all? I play a mean kazoo!

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:10 am
by tribute1969
"Here, kitty, kitty, kitty!".....
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<b>Roans Lady wrote:</b>
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OK, well, maybe just cymbals. You look like a girlfriend I had about 7 years ago. Is it you?
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Uh oh - hubby just read that, and the cat is out of the bag...<img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>








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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:13 am
by tribute1969
SAME as my "first time" in 1972:
ANDERSON, WAKEMAN, HOWE, WHITE and SQUIRE
<img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle>

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:22 am
by tardistraveler
Ah, so we were "Yes-virgins" the same year, Tribute! <img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:57 am
by keric
<font color=maroon><font size=3>Jon, Chris, Steve, Rick, and Bill( the true YES drummer and the most creative lineup ever.)</font id=size3></font id=maroon>

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:13 am
by YesJo
Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

Just writing those names gives me the chills.

Love them.<img src=pix/icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_1luvu.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle>

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 5:10 am
by TJ
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It has to be: Jon, Chris, Steve, Rick & Alan!

Got to go with the classic lineup!

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:30 am
by yeskat
I have enjoyed every single Yes line-up! But I will have to vote for Jon, Chris, Steve, Alan and Rick as my favorite! <img src=pix/icon_smile_love.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle>

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:20 am
by stevehoweistheMAN
Ok, so far the votes go to:

1. Current Lineup (14)
2. "Fragile" Lineup (6)
3. "Relayer" Lineup (4)
4. Jon, Alan, Chris, Rick, Trevor (2)
5. Current Lineup+Trevor (1)

Current lineup is way ahead. If you couldn't vote between two instrumentalists (say Rick or Patrick) I gave each lineup a vote.

How long should we let this run for?

Keep on Voting!

<hr>And if that firelight, I could match the inner flame; sacred ships do sail the seventh age, and have always been here.