Most intimidating song ever
In short, you don’t want to find yourself on the wrong side of these elite fighting machines.We suggest you just look long and hard at this gallery and observe from a safe distance…
It's one thing to own all of a band's studio albums; it's another to seek out all of its live albums, and bootlegs from as many tours as possible (and often multiple bootlegs from the same tour), and multiple concert DVD's, and a good chunk of solo material from the various members, even when I expect it to stink.I love how they managed to pile on new layers of complexity and invention from album to album without sacrificing entertainment value, and yet almost never engaged in complexity for its own sake.I love how they challenged notions of what pop music was "allowed" to do and showed that the violation of various dogmatic "truths" of rock could still in fact allow for good music.Those who love them worship at their feet, almost regardless of who is actually in the band, while those who dislike them (i.e. I think they're amazing, not only for the quality of their best work (the albums from their "golden period" of 1971 to 1977 are all essentials in the collection of any true fan of progressive rock), but for their Rasputin-like ability to survive changes (internal and external alike) that should have killed them several times over.I love the amount of thought they put into what they wrote while still remaining, at heart, a pop group.In particular, his epics on CTTE, Tales, and Relayer, believe it or not, really do have meaning and tell actual stories.
It takes a few readings to realize it, but after a while, something clicks in your mind and you actually begin to get it, whatever "it" is.
My opinion (as well as the opinions of the group's often ravenous fans) aside, though, Yes really gets a lot of hateful press.
Much of this, of course, stems from a bad attitude towards the progressive genre in general.
Also, one must keep in mind that much of, if not most of the time, regardless of how strange the lyrics seems to us, they almost always mean a lot to Anderson. Lyrics aside though, there is also the issue of Jon's voice.
He honestly cared about his seasoned witches and dreamers easy in the chair that really fits you. Best as I can tell, there are those who love his voice, and those who categorically cannot stand it, with few in between.
Yup, I've been an obsessive fan since 1998, and even as my music collection has continued to expand and diversify, the band's hold on my mind has remained, and I find it hard to see a scenario in which that would change.