Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yes

I am a huge fan of classic rock and one of my favorite albums is Fragile by progressive rock band Yes.  Prog rock is one of those genres that just grows on you the more and more you listen to it.  If you're a musician like myself you really come to appreciate the technicality of prog rock.  Genre switch ups and time signature changes are a hard thing to pull off, and to get them to sound nice and flow well is a difficult task.  Although I've known about Yes for quite some time, it wasn't until I listened to this album all the way through about a year ago when I really started to get into them.
One of the most famous tracks off of this album is Roundabout.  It's one of my favorite songs off of Fragile.  It starts out with a slow acoustic guitar build up and blasts into a funky and fast jam.  The vocalist of Yes, Jon Anderson, has a very distinctive high pitched voice which goes smoothly with the rest of the band.
Heart of the Sunrise is my favorite song off of Fragile instrument wise.  The intro to this song is very progressive with the fast paced drumming which transitions into a slow bass/drum breakdown.
Mood for a Day is an acoustic track off of the album.  Personally, I think Steve Howe wrote a masterpiece with this song.  It's very beautiful and relaxing to listen to.  The guitar on this song has a very classical sound.

27 comments:

  1. Getting in touch with my inner hipster. no pun intended. a3

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  2. Yes! I love Yes! Good post!

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  3. love yes, have not even THOGUHT about them for the longest time. no one ever listens to them anymore! good find!

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  4. Great post. I really enjoyed it. following.

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  5. Loved Mood for a Day, I'm a sucker for acoustic songs, and this was a great one.

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  6. Haven't heard of Yes before, but acoustics = (almost) instant love.

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  7. Never heard of them before but was nice to listen to. Thanks for the links :)

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  8. I'm gonna keep up with you. I recently started getting more into rock music and I'm learning alot from this.

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  9. Thanks for sharing these, really enjoyed listening to them :)

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  10. Nice music.
    Great blog!

    Following

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  11. Yes are amazing! Though I don't think they beat Rush for pure progressive awesome!

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  12. never really cared much for yes...

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  13. thanks for sharing, i love classic rock!

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  14. I like the way it sounds. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I've been listening to classic rock since a young age so am always looking for more. I'll have to check this out, thanks.

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  16. It's me again. After going through your blog posts, I got one of my friends to agree to teach me how to play bass. Sick, right? =D

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  17. Up until now I'd never really heard much Yes. I can't say I'm much of a fan, but they are interesting. Glad I heard it, cheers.

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