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Anyone like "Yes" ?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by metal_fan_uk, Dec 26, 2001.


  1. metal_fan_uk

    metal_fan_uk

    Dec 9, 2001
    Scotland
    i had heard some of their songs before and always liked the bass, but my uncle told me to get Fragile as he recomended it for bass lines.

    Boy was he right, the bass on these tracks are amazing.

    If anyone else likes "Yes" can you tell me if all "yes" albums have such good basslines?
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Too obvious?

    Anyway in addition to "Fragile", get "Close to the Edge" (my favorite, for sentimental reasons) and
    "Tales from Topographic Oceans"
     
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Santa may bring a sense of humor next year;)
     
  5. What on earth would you think that.;)
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I saw metal_fan's first response;)
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Since "Strawberry" Lindfield 4-Ever is obviously on holiday-

    Why isn't this thread under RECORDINGS?!

    BTW, yes, I just received Yes' debut(ie FIRST album)for Christmas...all these years, never had nor heard it. I've played 3 tunes thus far; Bruford & Squire are happenin'(the 2nd tune is especially 'jazzy').
    And Squire's solo disc from the '70s is worth checking out.

    Get 'em, Brad! ;)
     
  8. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    I second "Close To the Edge". My favorite.
     
  9. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Yes is a wonderful band.
     
  10. You dick.

    Next question: Does Gruffpuppy like it that Brad beats him to the punch line 9 times out of 10?

    Same answer No

    damn I have to stop sleeping.

    :D
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Face it, kid... you're just a hair too slow

    :D
     
  12. Less than 2 minutes for a response. Pretty darn good on the draw you are. What do you keep like ten windows open and keep hitting refresh.
     
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Luck of the draw... it only seems like it. It was just sitting there... I swear;)
     
  14. You expect us to believe that Brad.:D :p
     
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I can prove it... watch!









    See?


    Told ya;)
     
  16. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Reminds me of a review of "The Ladder" in a local newspaper:
    :rolleyes:
     
  17. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    I am a '70s Yes fan, then an '80s Yes fan, then a 90's Yes fan, now a 00's Yes fan. I remember going to the Yes Reunion concert in Tampa a few years back. A whole bunch of people jumped up and roared when a song off of Fragile was played and strangely, a whole group just sat there. Then they played Owner of a Lonely Heart, and the quiet group shot right up. So not being familiar with the whole body of Yes work is understandable. But I do understand the humor! Excellent timing. Squire is a rock bassist par excellance. However, he does not have the chops of say a Victor Wooten of modern days. He did elevate the bass to feature instrument status in the rock world. As for the bass lines, there many many.
     
  18. Listen The Yes Album...
    Very cool basslines, it was my first and I fell in love with that RIC tone...
     
  19. BassDom

    BassDom

    Dec 1, 2001
    Brantford
    Try the "Classic Yes" album. It is a live CD of a lot of their great songs like Roundabout, I've Seen all Good People, and Heart of the Sunrise.