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Prog Rockers...

OK, aside the fact that I'm currently at work listening to a 'YES' Collection, I am shocked/impressed/dismayed that I actually recognise most of the 70's tracks that are included on it.

Now I can understand the 80's tracks as I was (showing the world he has no shame) a fan of YES in the 80's. Their 'Big Generator' and '90125' albums were two of my favourite at the time and 'Shoot High, Aim Low' (from the Big Generator album) is still one of my favourite tracks. Partially I think because I'd just read the amazingly 'Roadmarks' by Roger Zelazny and the song struck a chord with me.

Haven't really got much of an update for you guys and gals (sorry). My life has pretty much revolved around working (shop), working (Cubicle 7) and the World Cup recently. Mike is back from his holidays tomorrow so at least I can take a day off (or two!) in the coming week. I actually need to have an additional half-day this week anyway for the Massive Attack/DJ Shadow gig in Hyde Park on Friday.

Nevermind, I guess lots of work and watching football on TV is at least money saving...

(EDIT: I changed 90's to 80's as upon rereading it just now I realised I was a decade out and am not as young as I thought/hoped!)


Jun. 18th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
I guess it largely depends on which of the songs you recognised and liked.

Yes' 70's music was incredibly 'Prog Rock' with some songs lasting 10+ minutes with long guitar and/or keyboard sections. Their 80's matrial (which I must admit I prefer more) was more commercial rock with singles like 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' getting to #1 in the States.

The CD Collection I have here is 'The Ultimate Yes 35th Anniversary Collection' which is a double CD including 21 Tracks from their 1969 debut album (Yes) through to their 1999 'The Ladder'.

If you like I can knock together a copy to give you at GenCon (if you're there?) so you can have a listen and decide which route to take?

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