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NickDanger
(in absentia)
Posted: Nov 27, 2017 13:44
 

I wore out my 8-track tape of this album - due primarily to this song. That was after I saw them live. Yep, a long, long time ago in another universe far, far away...
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 13:13
 

 Hey_Porter wrote:
I can't figure it out - the older I get, the more I like Yes, but the more I hate this song.  It must be all the radio play it got back in the day, it caused a subliminal organic revulsion.

 
Is there a doctor in the house?
Hey_Porter
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 13:04
 

I can't figure it out - the older I get, the more I like Yes, but the more I hate this song.  It must be all the radio play it got back in the day, it caused a subliminal organic revulsion.
Relayer
(Gainesville, FL)
Posted: Aug 28, 2017 6:32
 

Have my tickets to see Anderson/Rabin/Wakeman in Tampa in November, can't wait.  Saw them last year at the tour opener in Orlando. And  no, I have  no interest in spending a penny to see Steve Howe's touring Yes tribute band.  He needs to hang it up.
alcolp96277
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 14:46
 

I know this only because of the meme. Cool song.
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 8:12
 

Uplifting, empowering music, art and packaging.
pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Jun 25, 2017 13:35
 

 Prius wrote:
Oh YESSSS!
10 

 
To me their music ages well, and others think not.  Those who like Yes would love to see Steve Howe and Jon Anderson work out whatever differences they have and give it another go. 
Prius
(Sant Quirze near Barcelona (Spain))
Posted: May 28, 2017 10:30
 

Oh YESSSS!
10 
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Apr 27, 2017 22:56
 

 drictor wrote:
And it was awesome to see as well!  Saw them in '74.
 
Indeed.
In their prime they were a sight (& sound) to behold.
drictor
(Victor, ID, Cultural center of the universe!)
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 15:03
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Ah yes, when a musician could wear a cape (and not be considered to be doing a Spinal Tap style parody).http://classicyes.net/images/wakeman.jpg

 
And it was awesome to see as well!  Saw them in '74.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Mar 28, 2017 17:29
 

 NickDanger wrote:
And Rick Wakeman on keyboards, as well. Yes produced this album to pay for his keyboards.
 
Ah yes, when a musician could wear a cape (and not be considered to be doing a Spinal Tap style parody).http://classicyes.net/images/wakeman.jpg
NickDanger
(in absentia)
Posted: Mar 28, 2017 9:38
 

 zurcronium wrote:
Bass is just awesome on this piece.  

 
And Rick Wakeman on keyboards, as well. Yes produced this album to pay for his keyboards.
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Mar 28, 2017 9:31
 

Two of my favs are- Changes from 90125 and Soon from the album Relayer..this one is ok but I've been a bit overexposed to it over the years
alandavies
Posted: Mar 26, 2017 2:05
 

Classic Yes, classic Prog Rock, love this one. If there are any youngsters out there who want a definition of Prog = Bobs Your Uncle :)
beelzebubba
(Where the hell is Walldrug, South Dakota?)
Posted: Feb 23, 2017 10:30
 

Interesting to read all of the comments and arguments over genres, styles, length, etc.

Either you love music or you love one little page of music.

I rank this song right up there with I Want to Be Sedated by the Ramones, Holiday in Cambodia by the Dead Kennedys, Walking after Midnight by Patsy Cline, Danse Macabre by St. Saens,  Dreams by the Allman Brothers.....

Not comparing any of these songs. Just saying that the mountains are not any "better" or any "worse" than the ocean. 
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 7:17
 

 Ulises wrote:
Every time I hear this sound I start to salivate in anticipation of some nice shroomery.

 
based on your usual "contributions" to this site one would assume your salivation is constant. might we suggest a helmet with an attached drool cup?
zurcronium
(Not in Texas)
Posted: Dec 23, 2016 20:54
 

Bass is just awesome on this piece.  
poetdancer
(Northern California)
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 15:33
 

Was looking forward to the show tonight in San Francisco, where Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman were performing songs from Yes and more, but sadly the concert has been postponed to Dec. 4th due to illness.
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: Aug 21, 2016 14:33
 

 Relayer wrote:
Just picked up my tickets for the new Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman tour for the Fall of 2016.  Bought the meet/greet/sound check 2nd row ticket!  Hell yea!

 
Ask Rick if he remembers shaking my hand in Jackson MS at the end of the Going For the One tour.
He was standing with Squire and I made him put down his beer to do it. This was before he was going around with underwear on his head.
mobboss
Posted: Jul 23, 2016 10:14
 

 Hannio wrote:

It's just an opinion, dude.  Not everybody is going to like what you like, and they have every right to say so in this forum.  Grow up.



 
My two cents: Steely Dan and Dire Straits music stands up very well to long term listening.
Ulises
(8th Circle)
Posted: Jul 23, 2016 10:11
 

Every time I hear this sound I start to salivate in anticipation of some nice shroomery.
drewd
(In an office by the bay..... without a window)
Posted: Jun 21, 2016 13:39
 

 h8rhater wrote:

Clueless-ness personified.

  
It's one thing to bash on music. It's something else to criticize another listener for their honest opinion. This is a 10 to me, but someone else might disagree. You should get a life. Nobody appointed you defender of all songs. Your constant attacks are getting old. You need a new gimmick. P.S. I miss Stingray!!!
terryd
(England)
Posted: Jun 21, 2016 13:29
 

I am and have been a Yes fan for many years, but this track I have never liked. Up until the guitar solo is messy in my opinion. The solo is good, the build up after it is ok and then messy again.

This evening I have sat and listened to it all of the way through just to check and it is obviously Yes but is still a track I will jump over to get to their other work.

Only my opinion though.
h8rhater
Posted: Jun 21, 2016 13:27
 

 bb_matt wrote:

No, just very very dated. Sounds like steely Dan. ;) some music dates badly, like dire straits... Or Yes... The keyboard, bass, drums work at the end is ... 70's personified. "Hey guys, let's like copy everything we can and shove it in a song"
 
Clueless-ness personified.
Relayer
(Gainesville, FL)
Posted: May 20, 2016 13:09
 

Just picked up my tickets for the new Anderson-Rabin-Wakeman tour for the Fall of 2016.  Bought the meet/greet/sound check 2nd row ticket!  Hell yea!
musman
(Russia)
Posted: May 18, 2016 4:20
 

Greatest composition !!!
Huey
(Netherlands)
Posted: Apr 18, 2016 10:05
 

 lemmoth wrote:

Great song from an extremely talented but usually annoying and boring band.

 
Yeah... I have this LP, but I never really enjoyed listening to this band. 3.
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Apr 18, 2016 10:04
 

 molson wrote:
I am sorry, some people should be barred from posting, very annoying to hate on groups. Unless you can out play and outsell their records yourself, don't judge!! Someone's earlier post saying Steely Dan, Dire Straits and Yes are outdated has no real appreciation of Music, nobody really wants to see a post from you. Thats like saying Bach is outdated. Just saying keep it to yourself if you don't know what you are talking about!

 

It's just an opinion, dude.  Not everybody is going to like what you like, and they have every right to say so in this forum.  Grow up.


Ulises
(8th Circle)
Posted: Apr 18, 2016 10:00
 

 dew34 wrote:
If you weren't present at the time this was recorded, this is your musical reference, it is very difficult to understand why the appeal is still so evident.  The music had presence and  power that outweighed some soulful shortcomings. {#Cool}

 
Well said, dew34.
leafmold
(DC)
Posted: Mar 17, 2016 16:02
 

I know it's unfair, but I keep picturing Spinal Tap whenever I hear this....
DocStrangelove
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 14:30
 

mute
Vicey
(Orlando, FL)
Posted: Jan 14, 2016 10:38
 

Thank you. That was hilarious.  {#Roflol}

jhorton wrote:
Is that Keith Moon on the bass?

 


xnavy
(Long Island New York)
Posted: Jan 14, 2016 10:34
 

 Yep - There was YES - King Crimson - ELP and a lot of orange sunshine

 

JsDad wrote:

Ah, the song that got me away from pop and down the music path I've never left...

 


DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Dec 14, 2015 1:25
 

I'm just a love machine and I won't work for nobody but you
on some kind of acid
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Dec 11, 2015 17:46
 

If you weren't present at the time this was recorded, this is your musical reference, it is very difficult to understand why the appeal is still so evident.  The music had presence and  power that outweighed some soulful shortcomings. {#Cool}
jhorton
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Dec 11, 2015 17:46
 

Is that Keith Moon on the bass?
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 10:41
 

 molson wrote:
I am sorry, some people should be barred from posting, very annoying to hate on groups. Unless you can out play and outsell their records yourself, don't judge!! ...
 
Umm, interesting that you wrote this comment for a Tom Waits tune:
  molson wrote:
Can you play instruments and write songs as well as Tom Waits?  Have you outperformed his record sales? 
I saw an interview with Chris Squire where he talks about meeting and opening for Jimi Hendrix; it's pretty interesting and amusing.
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 10:40
 

Love it!

FWIW, Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin comes close to Chris Squire on Bass, as do some of the musicians that have played with Steven Wilson as a solo artist...

Wilson in both Porcupine Tree and SW solo occasionally reproduces a Steve Howe-like lead guitar riff.   
JsDad
(The other end of the telescope)
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 10:35
 

Ah, the song that got me away from pop and down the music path I've never left...
xtalman
(What dimension?)
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 10:34
 

Huh, first real look at the lyrics, always thought it was mallards, ie ducks, coming out of the sky. 

Still good for the ears.
Shmelo
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 10:32
 

Epic!  10/10!!
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Oct 12, 2015 12:02
 

I just picked up "Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two", fresh Roger Dean art and all.

The care in packaging, the art and the uplifting music were just what I needed when I first stumbled upon Yes in 1973.
vinylbob
Posted: Oct 12, 2015 11:20
 

This LP is a masterpiece.   Timeless. 
molson
(Santa Rosa, CA)
Posted: Oct 12, 2015 11:13
 

I am sorry, some people should be barred from posting, very annoying to hate on groups. Unless you can out play and outsell their records yourself, don't judge!! Someone's earlier post saying Steely Dan, Dire Straits and Yes are outdated has no real appreciation of Music, nobody really wants to see a post from you. Thats like saying Bach is outdated. Just saying keep it to yourself if you don't know what you are talking about!
EdHommersen
Posted: Oct 12, 2015 11:08
 

Oh Bluey expand that brain. 
Bluey
Posted: Oct 10, 2015 4:11
 

What a horrible song, must of been on something psychadelic for this rubbish to be recorded.
countryrds
Posted: Oct 10, 2015 4:11
 

Used to always hear this one coming down for some reason many long years ago, but never really quite got it.  Now I know why - there is nothing to get. 
Typesbad
(El Segundo - Hey, whose wallet is this?)
Posted: Aug 10, 2015 17:12
 

After forty years this is the first time I've read the lyrics.  They don't make any more sense than the ones I imagined they were singing.  No matter, as I've long accepted that Yes songs don't really have lyrics, just a lead vocal instrument.
bam23
(Berkeley)
Posted: Aug 10, 2015 17:10
 

 bb_matt wrote:

No, just very very dated. Sounds like steely Dan. ;) some music dates badly, like dire straits... Or Yes... The keyboard, bass, drums work at the end is ... 70's personified. "Hey guys, let's like copy everything we can and shove it in a song"
 
Quite. I could never feel the soul in Yes, despite their evident skill. The one time I saw them perform, New Haven Connecticut in 1979 I think, the singers could not come close to sounding like the studio performances. And yes, it really does seem as if they tossed the entire collection of their musical thoughts into this piece.
brush
Posted: Aug 08, 2015 10:29
 

 bb_matt wrote:

No, just very very dated. Sounds like steely Dan. ;) some music dates badly, like dire straits... Or Yes... The keyboard, bass, drums work at the end is ... 70's personified. "Hey guys, let's like copy everything we can and shove it in a song"