soundchaser wrote:Endless Dream...you're welcome to that one. I think Rabin's Yes was a lot more popular in the States than over here, so I'm not surprised to see you protective of them.
i am somewhat confused by this. i am protective of 'endless dream', cuz several years ago, reap played it for me. i had never heard it. i forgot how the conversation started, but he was shocked i had never heard it (or the talk album at all.) so he played the song for me with that look on his face... ya knowwww, the look that sez he knows i'm gonna luvv it, and he is just eatin up the fact that he gets to turn me onto it and watch my reaction. he was right. he is right about these things 98.3% of the time.
it aint just an american thing, especially not in terms of more radio play or exposure, cuz no one here heard talk. yes had lost me by then. are brits more conservative or purist about what they consider a real form of a band, the classic recipe? i dunno about any of that. it just depends. i always go for what i think is good to mine ears. i don't give a crap where or who it's from.
do i think the track ranks higher than 'heart of the sunrise'? no. but it's still up there for me. i think those john sections that move up and up and up even when ya don't think they can go up anymore are wunnnnerful. i think they're inspirational. i've used that track on an exercise bike mix before, as the closer. mwhahahaHA.
to be honest, i am probably more protective of 'endless dream' than i am of anything on big generator, and most of 90125. i can't tell whether that makes me more american or less american.
in the end, though, we must look where we connect, since we are not clashing swords in the same group, of course. my brother handed me fragile (and aqualung and made in japan) when i was 9 or 10. although he was american (born in panama, strangely enough), he warped my frajyyle leetle miiiind. at my core of cores, i'm probably just as musically britty as all you bastards.
on an unrelated note, can i move to wales? i've always wanted to. if not, why not, dammit? sniffle.