ALL THAT YOU TOUCH
YES? (No pun in
tend that’s a lie)
I had a bit of credit from a guy that sells lots of vinyl on EBAY (don’t be shocked, I did a good deed) so I ended up with some LPs that filled in slots in my collection. Yes, I can’t stand to have missing slots for some artists. I’ve been working my way through these “later” Yes LPs and this was available so I picked it up.
Being completely honest, Yes lost me after Relayer and even though I own a number of LPs post that barn burner, they’re not on my “roll one and listen to Jon Anderson’s profundity”list.
Big Generator sounds like it was produced in 1987. It has all those gimmicky sequencer things going on and the songs sound like the ones that are on the hit record (whatever it’s named)… and I’m enjoying BG much more than I should. Every time one of the horrible fucking sequencer runs happens I want to stab this record in the eyeholes but overall it’s kinda of rockin’. More rocking than just about anything from them since The Yes Album (my personal fave).
So strangely enough I say YES, if you can pick this up for a few bucks.
Question for Yes Men and Women… do you have any idea what Anderson’s lyrics are about? I mean any of them. Are they stories? Poems? Fanmail to a flounder? What? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain any one song… I will be indebted.