why late at night in the u.s. does ilm get all yessed out

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not that there's an answer for this, or anyone would try to take a stab at one, but still

trevor horn, Friday, 27 August 2004 04:24 (sixteen years ago) link

"yessed out"?

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:25 (sixteen years ago) link

you know, in and around the lake, mountains come out of the sky, and they stand there. I'd like to know.

trevor horn, Friday, 27 August 2004 04:26 (sixteen years ago) link

We in the USA like to smoke ourselves some dope, trev.

Ian c=====8 (orion), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:27 (sixteen years ago) link

like look at half these threads right now. I'm not complaining. I'm just curious.

trevor horn, Friday, 27 August 2004 04:27 (sixteen years ago) link

i am a camera

Eisbär (llamasfur), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:27 (sixteen years ago) link

I just recently got dial-up and when I come home drunk but not tired this keeps the mind busy. lick it up.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm not actually listening to Yes, just Utopia. Soz.

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:28 (sixteen years ago) link

What ILM looks light after midnight...

http://yes.iq.pl/images/jade_sea.jpg

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:30 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.huether-net.de/tickets/yes.jpg

Ian c=====8 (orion), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Ian pretty much nailed. We got our smoke on and our drink on, and then we slap on "Yours Is No Disgrace".

Caesar's Palace, morning glory, silly human silly human siillllyy huuuuuuman race....

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:32 (sixteen years ago) link

it's when us Yes fans are at our most alert.

http://www.doheth.co.uk/profiles/cbg.gif

wetmink (wetmink), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:33 (sixteen years ago) link

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Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:39 (sixteen years ago) link

I still don't understand the question. Can you speak Amurrican and explain?

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:41 (sixteen years ago) link

I positively affirm and agree with you, trevor. Now, what was the question again?

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Ah crap, the formatting screwed up my lovely ascii art.

I fucking love "Yours Is No Disgrace" so damn much. What a beautiful, beautiful song. Howe's playing on the whole Yes Album just blows me away.

I grew listening to WIOT out of Toledo, Ohio, and when 90120 came out they used to play "Our Song" all the time because it had that line "Toledo is just another stop along the good king's highway". Like, they actually thought it was about Toledo, Ohio!!

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:42 (sixteen years ago) link

I have to go to bed. Guess this is the best place to leave it for now.

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:43 (sixteen years ago) link

I can try, guy upthread. It's late in the great plains. There are many threads with new answers. Many of these new answers seem to involve Yes references. In the daytime this doesn't happen. The question is is this some strange phenomenon? What are its roots? Should something be done about it? Or should it just go on? I think it should. But am I wrong? Why? That is the question.

trevor horn, Friday, 27 August 2004 04:43 (sixteen years ago) link

grew up listening. damn, why I have been doing that dropping words thing so much lately??

Yes fans jonesing for more YESSOUNDS should totally check out those two latter-day Os Mutantes LPs, by the way. When they got all progged-out. Total Yes homages.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Pleasant Plains, one down one to go, another town and one more show.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Or to put it another way. Say I'm a veteran ILMer. "I think I'm appalled by these shenanigans. Yes. . . . No!" Is this an ILM death knell? That would be an interesting meta-discussion that will not occur.

trevor horn, Friday, 27 August 2004 04:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh. See, I haven't EVER listened to a Yes song before (exception proving rule would be "Owner of a Lonely Heart" which I rather like) so all that's been going right over my head.

I thought "yessed out" was some sort of cockney slang for "sucking it's own dick" or somethin'.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:48 (sixteen years ago) link

a few days ago, i felt like that dude in the "owner of a lonely heart" video when he was on the rooftop surrounded by the oh-so menacing members of yes (circa '84, so no rick wakeman [the ONLY vaguely scary member of yes EVAH]).

Eisbär (llamasfur), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Forksclove, you should ditch the indie rock and pick up The Yes Album and Fragile toot sweet. Two of the finest albums on God's green, sticky, hydroponic earth.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:50 (sixteen years ago) link

ME OTM, though that's not where the goodness stops by any means.

Ian c=====8 (orion), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Jon Anderson could potentially be scary in an evil elf-leprechaun sort of way.

Your mention of the "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" video reminded me there was one version that had a guy with maggots crawling around on top of his closed eyelids. Did "Fear Factor" rip off this idea? I think MTV stopped showing that version.

wetmink (wetmink), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:53 (sixteen years ago) link

speaking of the raincoats cds (er, on another thread tonight), those os mutantes reissues on omplattern are now OOP and worth $$$$. i actually parted with mine at some point, for reasons i don't quite understand.

i love yes. sometimes i'll be walking around and suddenly a bass line from some yes song will pop into my head and i'll be all excited.

would that ilm actually were a bit more yessed out.

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Hm. Well I'll certainly give it a run. Anybody who wants to mail a representative single or two is welcome to.

One of my (many) large gaps of musical knowledge is rock of any variety from 1970-1985 or so.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:58 (sixteen years ago) link

It's all about "Tempus Fugit" for me, man.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 27 August 2004 04:59 (sixteen years ago) link

The really technical part of "Heart of the Sunrise" is killer.

Wobbly, if you're out there, tell your Jon Anderson at NAMM story . . .

best

Drew

Drew Daniel, Friday, 27 August 2004 05:04 (sixteen years ago) link

actually I'm all tulled out tonight.

AaronHz (AaronHz), Friday, 27 August 2004 05:07 (sixteen years ago) link


Was this NAMM in Anaheim in like 96? At one of those shows I heard rumors that Jon Anderson was there and I was pissed that I never saw him. But for all I know he goes to all of them...

wetmink (wetmink), Friday, 27 August 2004 05:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Okay I guess he's not so here's his story of spotting Jon Anderson at NAMM

at a booth that sells vocoder software there is a man earnestly saying in a silvery, elven speaking voice reminiscent of Glinda the Good Witch "no, no, NO, you don't understand. I want to make my computer-" and here he erupts into a shivery high melodious flutter "s-i-i-iing!" and it's HIM and he's singing the word "sing" in THAT Yes voice.

Drew Daniel, Friday, 27 August 2004 05:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh my god, Drew -- that story is amazing! I think I would die on the spot. Such a voice.

What is NAMM, anyway?

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Friday, 27 August 2004 05:57 (sixteen years ago) link

The biggest US musical instrument trade fair.

Colin Meeder (Mert), Friday, 27 August 2004 07:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Isn't is just late at night in the US the Brits arrive, and drive the whole thing stupid?

___ (___), Friday, 27 August 2004 07:25 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
REVIVE!

Eisbär (llamasfur), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 02:15 (fifteen years ago) link

thanks Eisbar, I loved this thread.

I just watched some of that DVD "The Future Is Wild", the cheezy computer animated forecast of what freakish species will dominate this planet in 200 million years. It was very Yessed out too, CGI supercontinent-formation footage and giant global oceans (topographic tales of .. .)

Drew Daniel (Drew Daniel), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 03:30 (fifteen years ago) link

um, i was just listening to the following yessed out record:

http://stat.discogs.com/R/262506-1103102672.jpg

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 03:37 (fifteen years ago) link

does it also SOUND like yes, jbr?

Eisbär (llamasfur), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 03:43 (fifteen years ago) link

does not matter!

Olias of Sunhillow Critical Edition, with commentary track guest starring the 'scientists' from The Future Is Wild

sharkopath (Jon L), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 03:46 (fifteen years ago) link

does it also SOUND like yes, jbr?

maybe a little like the trevor horn yes (or maybe i just wish it sounded more like trevor horn yes).

it's basically arp-heavy metronomic 1978 eurosynth cheese.

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 04:19 (fifteen years ago) link

This should have said "North America" to include sundar.

LaRue (rockist_scientist), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 04:25 (fifteen years ago) link

i think i still have yet to consciously hear a yes song

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 04:45 (fifteen years ago) link

not purposefully or anything, i mean, i'd like to hear a yessong i guess

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 04:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Is there anyone besides me who can't hear the pastoral-rainforest sounding intro (and outro) to "Close To The Edge" without mentally visualizing Roger Dean's impossible landscapes? And vice-versa?

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 17:24 (fifteen years ago) link

ahh, side A of 'close to the edge' has really been doing it for me lately. i love all those drum fills that go right through the first ONE beat and splash back in somewhere in the middle of the bar. anothe reason of why i like it so much is because it kind of reminds of this local band here called form of rocket that does similar type things (fast, frenetic parts / churning, odd time signatures / that drum fill thing)

6335, Tuesday, 21 December 2004 19:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Is there anyone besides me who can't hear the pastoral-rainforest sounding intro (and outro) to "Close To The Edge" without mentally visualizing Roger Dean's impossible landscapes? And vice-versa?

I always see a Dean landscape, or some Art Nouveau P. Craig Russell planet landscape whenever I listen to Yes. Except for Yes mach-90125 and onward.

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 21 December 2004 21:35 (fifteen years ago) link

never thought I'd see the day Jon Anderson used the phrase "soulless motherfucker" in a song

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:42 (two weeks ago) link

Holy shit, amazing!

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:46 (two weeks ago) link

TS: "Go Screw Yourself" vs "With All Due Respect"

I guess I'd be lonesome (Sund4r), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

"If I may"

Garu’s Got a Rona (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

wow... one for the This Must Be A Tim & Eric Sketch thread?

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 19:00 (two weeks ago) link

I'm unclear on the message here. I thought the unflattering images of Trump in the first chorus meant this was anti-Trump but he's not really a sweet-talker and there are images of Democrats as well, and we see both "gun rights" and "gun control", for instance. So then I thought it might be just general 'both-sides' fatigue like the deYoung song but there are also lots of reminders to vote.

I guess I'd be lonesome (Sund4r), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 19:04 (two weeks ago) link

lol yeah "all politicians are crooks but you should get out and vote for them anyway" is kind of a weird message

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 19:07 (two weeks ago) link

This video is unlisted apparently? This suggests an additional layer of, uh, ambivalence.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

Eating an edible in preparation for getting all Yessed out tonight with the 3xLP of Yessongs

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 00:21 (one week ago) link

i hope the edible starts kicking in once howe starts vamping right before the opening riff of "yours is no disgrace"

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 16 October 2020 00:29 (one week ago) link

#jelly

calstars, Friday, 16 October 2020 00:49 (one week ago) link

i should say, i hope the second edible kicks in at that point

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 16 October 2020 00:59 (one week ago) link

I just hope the thing plays alright, it was three dollars and it looks like its survived multiple hurricanes

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 01:12 (one week ago) link

more like multiple tormatoes amirite

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 16 October 2020 01:34 (one week ago) link

xpost I misread that as three LP copies of Yessongs. Like, analog Zaireeka.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 October 2020 01:40 (one week ago) link

alright here we go

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 02:13 (one week ago) link

every copy of yessongs i’ve ever seen looks like it was used for many joint rollings and/or warhammer matches

brimstead, Friday, 16 October 2020 02:20 (one week ago) link

oh damn there's a little book in here

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 02:21 (one week ago) link

lmao @ the audience hootin and hollerin for "Excerpts from 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII'"

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 03:08 (one week ago) link

man how the fuck do you play Close to the Edge

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 03:47 (one week ago) link

Just plow right through it

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 16 October 2020 03:56 (one week ago) link

wow this is really kickin' in

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 04:00 (one week ago) link

i hope the edible starts kicking in once howe starts vamping right before the opening riff of "yours is no disgrace"

HA HA YES THIS IS VERY GOOD

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 04:06 (one week ago) link

my god this Yours Is No Disgrace is the best thing I've ever heard

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 04:18 (one week ago) link

ok i looked it up and it really is 14 minutes long. thats not just the gummy bear talkin

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 04:20 (one week ago) link

this is great i am getting yessed out vicariously

Deflatormouse, Friday, 16 October 2020 07:11 (one week ago) link

The Yes equivalent of Zaireeka is simultaneously playing all five mid-70s solo albums.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 16 October 2020 14:23 (one week ago) link

Hah, totally had a mental picture of frogbs having some sort of R Crumb/Zap Comix freakout, astral rabbit-hole moment whilst balancing his copy of YesSongs on his knee.

Maresn3st, Friday, 16 October 2020 14:36 (one week ago) link

yessongs is probably their single best recording, and yeah the "total mass retain" section of "close to the edge" has a totally impossible groove, no idea how they pull it off

covidiot wind, blowin every time you lift your mask (voodoo chili), Friday, 16 October 2020 14:47 (one week ago) link

Only a seasoned witch could pull off such a groove.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 16 October 2020 15:10 (one week ago) link

I actually don't think I've listened to Yessongs since the early 90s, maybe I should give it a spin. Lack of Bill Bruford always ticked me off.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 16 October 2020 15:14 (one week ago) link

Oooh whatta ride! Jealous!!

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 16 October 2020 15:16 (one week ago) link

alan white does a pretty good job for a guy who had to learn all these crazy difficult songs with limited-to-zero rehearsals

covidiot wind, blowin every time you lift your mask (voodoo chili), Friday, 16 October 2020 15:31 (one week ago) link

It was definitely a tough situation to be thrown into

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 16 October 2020 15:40 (one week ago) link

Yessongs was the first Yes album I bought; I wasn't sure where to start with their catalog so I figured "Live album? Sure, OK." Definitely the right choice. When I went back for the studio albums, I knew what I was looking for. (I was still totally unprpeared for Relayer, of course.)

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 16 October 2020 15:43 (one week ago) link

Bruford does actually play drums on bits of Yessongs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yessongs#Personnel

logout option: disabled (Matt #2), Friday, 16 October 2020 16:05 (one week ago) link

the version of "The Fish" on here is also quite insane

have a new level of respect for these guys now, even stuff like Howe having to play that same twisting riff for like six minutes straight on "Siberian Khatru" just seems incredibly difficult

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 16:12 (one week ago) link

Oh wow, I have these LPs. I haven't spun them in a little while but I remember really liking them, esp the version of "Close to the Edge". I'm excited to listen again.

I guess I'd be lonesome (Sund4r), Friday, 16 October 2020 16:20 (one week ago) link

I guess tonight I'll have to put on its companion, Welcome Back My Friends, To the Show That Never Ends, Ladies and Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

frogbs, Friday, 16 October 2020 16:25 (one week ago) link

Bruford does actually play drums on bits of Yessongs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yessongs#Personnel

― logout option: disabled (Matt #2), Friday, October 16, 2020 11:05 AM (twenty minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

true, but that still leaves wild drum parts like "siberian khatru," "heart of the sunrise," and the aforementioned "total mass retain" for alan white

covidiot wind, blowin every time you lift your mask (voodoo chili), Friday, 16 October 2020 16:26 (one week ago) link

Yeah the lad did a good job at short notice, he gets unfairly maligned imo.

logout option: disabled (Matt #2), Friday, 16 October 2020 16:31 (one week ago) link

Finally got them out. Man, that version of "Perpetual Change" is everything I love about these guys.

I guess I'd be lonesome (Sund4r), Sunday, 25 October 2020 16:09 (four days ago) link

“Sharp!”

calstars, Sunday, 25 October 2020 17:32 (four days ago) link

It’s a boring pick for best live prog album (I usually go with GGs Playing the Fool) but it’s the right choice

frogbs, Sunday, 25 October 2020 19:51 (four days ago) link

for sheer listening pleasure i'll take the three record run from the yes album - close to the edge over just about anything. to have been in the audience for that close to the edge tour on mushrooms must have been a peak aesthetic experience, like hanging out in bach's church back in the day drunk on communion wine. just imagine! the motherlode they released in progeny of all the shows that went into yessongs is a sweet consolation though

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 25 October 2020 20:04 (four days ago) link

I'll say it again: their debut is painfully underrated. Probably in my top 5.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 25 October 2020 21:11 (four days ago) link

My choice for best live prog album might be USA by King Crimson or Concerts by Henry Cow. I love Yes but the live albums don't tell me anything I didn't already know about their music. The Yessongs movie is worthwhile though.

I only heard the debut years after I'd heard most of the other albums - it was a lot heavier than I had been led to expect, but Peter Banks doesn't particularly distinguish himself and the covers on it and Time and a Word are pretty weak and ill-conceived. I remember reading somewhere that, in this era, they would play a version of the Young Rascals' Good Lovin' with a 20 minute bass solo in the middle.

Halfway there but for you, Sunday, 25 October 2020 22:55 (four days ago) link

Listened to Vol. III this morning. I'd forgotten how great that version of "Close to the Edge" is, jeez. It's actually the first I ever heard. The live version of "Yours Is No Disgrace" really grooves too

I guess I'd be lonesome (Sund4r), Wednesday, 28 October 2020 14:19 (yesterday) link

holy shit i heard Mr Anderson's Olias of Sunhillow for the first time this week and it is SO good. bits of it hit the same pleasure centres for me that tangerine dream / early animal collective do. big recommend for those haven't heard it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRHC-nTufaQ

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 28 October 2020 15:12 (yesterday) link

to have been in the audience for that close to the edge tour on mushrooms

<<raises hand>>
well, except for the mushrooms part. my second ever concert. late '72, nassau coliseum, sadly not w/bruford.

Thus Sang Freud, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 15:51 (yesterday) link


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