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90125

Post: # 2840Post Fishes
Sat Jun 28, 2003 4:20 am

okay, despite what i have said the general concensus is that Big Generator sucks, now what about 90125<img src=pix/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 50604Post Megalodon
Sat Jun 28, 2003 6:58 am

90125 is a brilliant album, It was a different turn for Yes.
But it did launch their career into the eighties, and as this has
been discussed on this board before, It contributed to the
longevity of Yes in a large way!! By no means does 90125 suck,
nor does Big Generator.. Anything that has Trevor Rabin On it
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Post: # 50605Post Astral traveller
Sat Jun 28, 2003 7:48 am

<font color=black>FANTASTIC ALBUM!!!!. Great music overall, and just two crappy songs. ('Leave it' and 'Our song' aren't really that good)

All other tracks are excellent!! Even 'City of love' is a track I like, although it's not very popular at YT. Highlight is 'Changes', wich is one of my fave Yessongs. Still, I would have liked that 'Make it Easy' had made it onto the album.


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Post: # 50609Post Fishes
Sat Jun 28, 2003 8:59 am

amen brothers leave it sucks everything else is great

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Sat Jun 28, 2003 9:05 am

<font color=blue>Am I the only one that likes "Leave It"?</font id=blue>

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Post: # 50612Post guilddigger
Sat Jun 28, 2003 9:45 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>no brother ray, i like it too!
the vocal intro is the typical squire song with the very odd articulations and strange way of linking words together.
the verses have a strong melody with a rythmic and melodic underlining by the band.
the lyrics are very pictorial, you can imagine the driving snow in mcarthur park!
'leave it' is a good song, like most of them.





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Post: # 50617Post ycantibu
Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:46 am

No way - I love Leave It! Cool videos too.


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<font color=blue>Am I the only one that likes "Leave It"?</font id=blue>

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Post: # 50618Post Fishes
Sat Jun 28, 2003 11:02 am

okay i surrender its an okay song and i admit im probabaly the only 17 year old who sings it in the shower<img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>but the video is just wierd


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Post: # 50623Post Haze
Sat Jun 28, 2003 11:39 am

If you take "90125" out of its context (as being a YES album), it's probably one of the best records coming out of the eighties in any respect! But (and there's always a 'but', isn't it?) within the context of YES I'm not that sure?

It differs quite a lot from what YES had produced earlier and although one generally appreciates when a band jump the fence and record something completely different this one felt a bit odd at first sight! Despite the fact that it was really good I remember that I thought it was kind of commercial and "easy listening" in comparison.

However, I do agree with Megalodon that it launched YES into the eighties and beyond...

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Post: # 50628Post ycantibu
Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:29 pm

Yes, it is. That's what makes it feel so good.


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okay i surrender its an okay song and i admit im probabaly the only 17 year old who sings it in the shower<img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>but the video is just wierd


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Sat Jun 28, 2003 2:30 pm

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<b>Astral traveller wrote:</b>
<font color=black>Still, I would have liked that 'Make it Easy' had made it onto the album. </font id=black><hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>

Amen to that, AT! That song kicks ass! In my opinion, one of Trevor's best performances on guitar AND lead vocals! Also, does anyone think that the Yesyears version (1982 version) of "It Can Happen" with Chris singing should have been placed on 90125 as well? It's got a great intro, great synths (played by Tony Kaye? I highly doubt it.), a great structure, and most of all, great lead vocals by Chris and guitar by Trevor. The album version is just okay, even though it was the third hit for Yes off of the album, a first and only time for the band. The band, even though it was changed after Jon came into the picture, should have let the song as it was. Nothing wrong with a "stadium rock" version of Yes, is there? I mean, after all, Yes was a stadium rock attraction for most of its career.

Another thing, even though we're discussing 90125 right here, I need to voice something about another album from this era, Big Generator. I know some of you people love to bitch and gripe about it, saying it sucks. I think Big Generator is one of Yes' best albums, even though the album did cause Jon to leave the band a second time. Granted, it isn't as great as 90125, but it's damn near there in my book. I just don't understand why so many Yesfanz can't be happy about Yes doing pop music. Even when they "went pop" or "sold out" like some people have said, they never lost their creative edge. Which would you rather listen to, Yes pop or Slut-ney Spears and Christina Agui-whora and J-Ho?! That's what I thought! That's the news for this evening. Join me tomorrow when I discuss shooting high and aiming low (right for the balls of this decayed music industry)! My name is Josh and that's news to me! Sorry, having a classic SNL moment there.

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Post: # 50653Post KEVIN2112
Sun Jun 29, 2003 4:26 am

I love 90125 and I really love Leave It! Those harmonies are incredible. I agree that in the context of Yes's history, it doesn't stack up against albums like The Yes Album, Talk, Close To The Edge, Relayer of Fragile, but it is still a darn good record.

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Great album but not Yes of old...

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Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:23 am

It was a great Yes album, even tough it was not the Yes of the 70´s, great songs, Jon beeing back in the band an the lack of Steve.
But eve tough, it was the first album I ever listen to (as every body else born in the late 70´s or early 80´).
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Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:25 pm

When I first heard 90125, I was angry that this band called themselves YES. They didnt sound like YES, and there was no sign of Rick or Steve. Eventualy, Owner of a Lonely Heart grew on me. And yes, I too like Leave it.
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90125 & YES

Post: # 92005Post thesage
Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:01 am

Yes fans owe a lot to this album, without it there may not still be a YES. Personally I find it a little too straight ahead rock for the most part, but some clear highlights in Hearts, Cinema, Leave it & Changes with owner being great and unusual pop. Anyone who has heard Trevor's 90124 will realise the difference between his solo & yes versions. Also, given it was raised in this forum, can anyone also explain why people feel Big Generator is so bad. In my view its by far the most yes sounding of any of the 1980s yes albums and rather bizzare- I think the title track is still one of the most interesting yes tracks of all.

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Post: # 92022Post Kalingzeye
Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:42 am

Love Leave It, love the videos (especially 9012Live), and LOVE Big Gen... :confused: To me, they're two classic albums. But that's just me, considering 90125 was the first YES I ever heard, and Big Gen the second. :rolleyes:

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Astral traveller wrote:<font color=black>FANTASTIC ALBUM!!!!. Great music overall, and just two crappy songs. ('Leave it' and 'Our song' aren't really that good)
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Not so inspired, not prog

Post: # 98578Post Greenglade's Frog
Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:55 pm

I dunno. I've listened to two Yes albums this week.
90125 is for the most part uninspiring. I got it for $2 at a library book sale.
Some "cute" 80's bubblegummy stuff, but on the whole sort of, rather too sweet. "It Can Happen" is a great tune, and I like "Our Song" and "Cinema". "Changes" -really good. The rest of the album just ain't really prog.

"Hearts" is plain dumb-- and confusing with Rabin coming in w/a hard rock lead while the mood is overall nursery school lullaby. "City of Love" is dumb, too.

I had a more pleasurable experience listening to the Time and a Word album.

I dunno, I think there is a llarge difference between the esoteric Yes, and the poppy Yes which appeals to teenage girls.
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:58 pm

Greenglade's Frog wrote:"Hearts" is plain dumb-- and confusing with Rabin coming in w/a hard rock lead while the mood is overall nursery school lullaby.
I LOVE Hearts! It's incredible live too!

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Post: # 98665Post relayer4u
Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:13 am

I listen to 90125 quite often still.

The right album at the right time.

Jon still dreams of laying down another Owner type song. Tells you what it meant to him!
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Post: # 98672Post Chris2210
Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:36 am

tardistraveler wrote:I LOVE Hearts! It's incredible live too!
I prefer Jon's version on Change We Must. One of our beloved cosmic pixie's best solo efforts and a much better album than 90125. 90125 is a good album, but it's just full of commercial songs. That makes it the sort of album I listened to a fair bit within months of buying it and after that once a flood. Unlike the best of the ANDERSON/HOWE/SQUIRE written material it just doesn't seem to have enough depth to continuously reinspire me after so many years.
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Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:05 pm

relayer4u wrote:
Jon still dreams of laying down another Owner type song. Tells you what it meant to him!
Cash flow? ;)
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Post: # 99341Post Mr. Stout
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:22 am

Roan's Lady wrote:Cash flow? ;)
Bingo!!!!

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A very good album

Post: # 99342Post Mr. Stout
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:30 am

This is the album that gave Yes a second career. Its not the Close to the Edge, but what is????
I like almost all of it and this was a canny move to adapt to the pop/ rock style. But it`s pop/rock that`s well executed and cutting edge for it`s time thanks to the production of Trevor Horn.
With all that being said, I detest `City of love'.That is the one of the more annoying Yes songs in their catalogue. The bassline is so damn repetitive, it grates and give me nothing more than a migraine. Its inane and it goes nowhere...Boom Boom!!!! What the fuck is that?????

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Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:50 am

City of Love is one reason why some people I know gave up on Yes. I agree, it's a very un-Yes-like tune but you don't give up on a group because of one tune.

I like the bonus tunes on the Rhino re-issue as well.
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