Davey The Fat Boy wrote:The Slider wrote:Davey The Fat Boy wrote: there is almost no subtlety in this music.
This is, I think, one of the strangest comments I have ever heard passed on Yes. Subtlety is one of their main strengths.
I don't think e are talking about the same thing. My guess is you are talking about musical complexity. They certainly had plenty of that - often for its own sake. But there was literally nothing subtle about them. Their songs were generally long and meandering, and often the arrangements seemed to be geared towards showcasing their musicianship, rather than bothering to be evocative in any meaningful way. Lyrically they were equally obscure and grandiose.
And fuck it all - their keyboard player wore a cape. A cape for the love of God!!!
"Taste of fruitful inhibitions of a human.
Incapable of future seeing
beyond his thoughts of music.
Birth of music, birth of child is one.
Language of the world, the missing sense."
Fair enough then.
What you see as a weakness or problematic I'd see as a strength & part of what I love about them.
What's the point of saying 'a cape' as if there's something intrinsically bad about it?
It makes about as much sense as me saying The Clash were shit because they didn't wear capes.
Is there a particular style of cape that's okay? Was it okay when Elvis wore one?