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 (fifteen years ago) link

"yessed out"?

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

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

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

i am a camera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

actually I'm all tulled out tonight.

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

The biggest US musical instrument trade fair.

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

three months pass...
REVIVE!

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

does it also SOUND like yes, jbr?

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

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

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

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

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

lmao

JE: There was no material. Basically, what there was was Steve (Howe) was working on a solo album (later released as Turbulence) and he brought in some things. Jon (Anderson) brought in one or two faint ideas. The problem is they hated each other so much at that point. I couldn't get Jon and Steve to sit down in a room together without me and the only way that Steve would do anything is to wake up and get very stoned and he was no good for the whole day after that. So we would sit down and try to write a few chords and here are my sort of kid pop idols and they couldn't string three chords together without fighting about what they were. And that was just putting Jon and Steve together, and constantly Steve would be badgering me about how he hated Jon's lyrics and how Jon had no good ideas. And Jon would say to me, 'Oh, Steve's just so washed out and Asia was such a horrible thing—look what it did to him.' You had Rick Wakeman who… all he wanted to do was get out there in the mix. And Rick had three or four parts that he would play, the same thing on everything. I would bring a Hammond organ in—he wouldn't touch the Hammond. He said, 'That's old-fashioned.' Not realising… well, he's so out of touch—what good would it have done had he played? I couldn't get these guys to sit down and write material without other people being in the room because of the social reasons. They had just been on the road for so many years and they probably had so many episodes with each other. Half of them couldn't really play any more. I mean, it was really sad. They were just sloppy and tired and old.

I guess that confirms everything I suspected about Union

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 22:14 (one year ago) link

Just listened to Yessongs recently. Love how heavy the bit is after "I Get Up I Get Down".

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 18 May 2018 19:58 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_yXaZYZGDo

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:35 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Cool. Where is that?

calstars, Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:48 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

reach out as 'forward taste' begin to enter "you" "oo" "moo"

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 13 September 2018 01:01 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Got p Yessed out listening to the title track of "Close to the Edge" on the drive home last night, marvelling at how well something so busy hangs together as a large composition.

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:54 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

steve howe's best guest bit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2N0TkfrQhY

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 22:16 (one year ago) link

That's great, didn't know about it. Don't know about any of his guest appearances.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 10 November 2018 14:17 (one year ago) link

i was watching that "other side of the wind" documentary when all of a sudden out of nowhere fucking heart of the sunrise showed up

what the hell does yes have to do with orson welles

for my money steve howe's best guitar solo is in tomorrow's version of "why", not strictly a guest bit i don't think

dub pilates (rushomancy), Saturday, 10 November 2018 23:23 (one year ago) link

When Yessearches Go Wrong (Yet Oh So Right), or
Watch, look over your shoulder, this one is strictly for you:

I was looking for the demos record called "90124", which led to a Trevor Rabin Spotify deep-dive. While said album wasn't there, I looked up/down/out/all around and located "Something to Hold On To" (it's a shame the band didn't add this track to "Big Generator", as it would be a total blast to hear between "Almost Like Love" and "Love will find a way"), and cranked the stereo to "middle drum section of 'The Gates of Delirium'-level" volume. As I scrolled through Trevor's oeuvre, I noticed that he scored a Jacaranda-esque number of soundtracks, including the epochal "Snakes on a Plane".

(Samuelljacksonsayingmotherfuckingplane.gif)!

The track titles are almost as hilarious as the movie:
-"Snakes on Crack"
-"Snake Chaos"
-"Serpent Situation"
-"Snakes Kill"
-"Snake Kabab" (perhaps that's how it's spelled in Johannesburg?)
-"Reptile Wrecker"

Next time you enter the (wait for it) cinema - especially anything directed or produced by Jerry Bruckheimer - check the credits, as our Trevor may have been responsible for that additional emotional gut-punch.

Prefecture, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 02:39 (eleven months ago) link

I'm guessing that for many of you, Yes has a heavy influence on your musical taste, to the point where you a song with a hint of their influence will quickly become one of your faves.

that recently happened to me, after discovering the song "Refugees" by South Australia-based Atlas Genius. If you ever wondered what it would sound like if a band said "What if The 1975 decided to base their sound on 'Big Generator'..."

In addition to 4 great chord progressions (verse, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge), "Refugees" has these awesome scream-along harmonies in the "Rhythm of Love" counter-melodic style that could lead a morning daydream through the fire to the water!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75dj5EGdxL4

Prefecture, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 03:30 (eleven months ago) link

they stand there

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST97kob06Ss

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 24 November 2018 17:23 (eleven months ago) link

That's a pretty good version, interesting how Todd handles it vocally.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 30 November 2018 19:15 (eleven months ago) link

good cover, the still-image video cracks me up tho

galaxy brian (voodoo chili), Friday, 30 November 2018 19:40 (eleven months ago) link

Lack of Wakeman organ riffs really leaves some holes in that tune.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 30 November 2018 22:07 (eleven months ago) link

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/yes-songs-ranked/

nice to see respect for "survival"

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:24 (eleven months ago) link

Howe as guest star? Hmmm -- I know he played on this album (along with David Sylvian among others!) and always felt the little Wes Montgomeryish guitar moment at 3:25 sounds pretty Howeish:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzt2iSNyN8Q

An Uphill Battle For Legumes (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 6 December 2018 01:28 (eleven months ago) link

wtf there is no way "Man in the Moon" is worse than "It Was All We Knew"

frogbs, Thursday, 6 December 2018 14:19 (eleven months ago) link

lots of rankings on that list are straight up bullshit (i particularly don't get all the challopsy stanning for open your eyes) but it's refreshing to read an overview of their stuff that goes past 90215

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:36 (eleven months ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.facebook.com/motherearth1000/posts/646902405764619

tried hard to refrain from making the drive-thru joke but I couldn't help it

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 15:10 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

god i am so yessed out rn

j., Friday, 29 March 2019 00:56 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

wondrous rainy day album: tales from topographic oceans

man.

there was never any doubt since the first time i heard it; it's easily my favorite thing any of those people ever did. steve howe is just in another galaxy the entire time.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:53 (six months ago) link

that bit on Side 2 (where Jon sings "relayer…") has one of the best guitar riffs ever

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 21:35 (six months ago) link

Korekojinn does an amazing "Yes medley" (all their best stuff in like 5 minutes) and when that part came on I was frustrated because I couldn't remember what it was from. but it got me listening to Tales again, because honestly where else would it be

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 21:36 (six months ago) link

I dunno, to me, Yes is nighttime music, 'cos like, when a lot of us first heard it, we were curled up in bed and the parents were asleep we were sneaking in a listen to the rock radio, so it's like a good memory. The radio stations were better at night, they'd play more obscure songs or albums and stuff.

Have you tried Night of Olay? (I M Losted), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:01 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

I love “awaken” so much

calstars, Friday, 30 August 2019 02:18 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

sometimes, under certain circumstances and alcohol levels, the yessing becomes necessary

mookieproof, Friday, 18 October 2019 04:41 (four weeks ago) link

('roundabout' being played at last night's hockey game was not, but it doesn't take much)

mookieproof, Friday, 18 October 2019 04:45 (four weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ospDSOyjuC4

pplains, Friday, 18 October 2019 14:02 (four weeks ago) link

Sister bluebird, flying high above

calstars, Friday, 18 October 2019 15:55 (four weeks ago) link

Big Generator: title track is fun and "Rhythm Of Love" is pretty good. "Final Eyes" has a lot of nice things going on but doesn't quite make it. "I'm Running" is the obvious highlight for me, hope they have more stuff like this, Yes or solo Jon doing some kind of world/tropical thing makes a lot of sense to me.
Really should have cut "Love Will Find A Way". I liked some of Rabin's songs on previous album's bonus tracks but this is just rote pop. The rest is "meh" to okay.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 18 October 2019 19:05 (four weeks ago) link

cold-blooded to drop this on jon anderson's 75th birthday

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/yes-reveals-four-previously-unreleased-2010-recordings-on-the-new-from-a-page-mini-box-set/

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 25 October 2019 23:44 (three weeks ago) link

Wore this last week

calstars, Saturday, 26 October 2019 01:00 (three weeks ago) link

I read about Jon's new album, I think 1000 people are on it, tons of guest stars, some of the recordings date back to the 90s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1000_Hands:_Chapter_One

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 October 2019 12:37 (three weeks ago) link

Totally new to me that Anderson was the godfather of Ari Up.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:16 (three weeks ago) link

wow, Larry Coryell *sheds tear*

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Saturday, 26 October 2019 16:41 (three weeks ago) link

How was he involved?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 October 2019 16:51 (three weeks ago) link

Heard a number of people say it’s his best solo effort since Olais but idk if that’s a compliment

I think it’s pretty nice, more modern sounding than I was expecting and way better than the “Make me Happy” single implied it would be

frogbs, Saturday, 26 October 2019 16:56 (three weeks ago) link

all i know can be shown by your acceptance of the facts there shown before you

mookieproof, Sunday, 27 October 2019 00:34 (two weeks ago) link

Heard a number of people say it’s his best solo effort since Olais but idk if that’s a compliment

Haven't heard this new one yet but the album he did with Roine Stolt in 2016, Invention of Knowledge, was pretty great.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Sunday, 27 October 2019 00:55 (two weeks ago) link

JA's 1,000 Hands has my favorite new "yes" music since fly from here

this sounds way better than heaven & earth but still pretty shitty of them to surprise-release this "new" stuff on JA's 75th birthday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKUK_frQEsQ

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 27 October 2019 17:33 (two weeks ago) link

Invention of Knowledge is pretty good but idk if it's a true solo album. I kinda assumed Stolt wrote most of the music there

this new EP (?) looks pretty decent, Benoit David sounds a lot better than I remember him

lol that they're packaging this with a pretty lame live set, cmon guys

frogbs, Monday, 28 October 2019 19:48 (two weeks ago) link

the level of commitment here to post-anderson yes deserves a characterization stronger than "yessed out"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 28 October 2019 19:51 (two weeks ago) link

like maybe "yessed af" or "hyperyessed"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 28 October 2019 19:51 (two weeks ago) link

or "yessgottabekiddin'!"

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 28 October 2019 20:24 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMMpdxAxDjw

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 19:57 (one week ago) link

Just a bit of backstory on it.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 8 November 2019 18:13 (one week ago) link


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