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Poll: Permanent Waves or Drama ??? (52 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Album Do You Like More ?

  1. Permanent Waves (49 votes [94.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 94.23%

  2. Drama (3 votes [5.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

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#21 Segue Myles

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:28 AM

Narps recommended me GFTO and Tormato.

So naturally I went for Tales From...

But when I did reach these albums I really found them to be terrific.

Drama is great as well. But that run of albums from the debut through to Tormato is near flawless.

Third to Springsteen and Kansas for my favourite album run of the seventies.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:28 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 October 2016 - 03:45 AM, said:

HUGH SYME > ROGER DEAN

oh nooooooooooooooooo !!

:D

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:30 AM

View PostLucas, on 17 October 2016 - 11:28 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 October 2016 - 03:45 AM, said:

HUGH SYME > ROGER DEAN
oh nooooooooooooooooo !!

:D

I agree.

I don't like anything much by Hugh. His work always looks half baked to my eyes.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:31 AM

Don't know since I never heard Drama.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:36 AM

From the massive opening riffs to Machine Messiah to the yes, yes, yes, yes . . . that ends the album, Drama for me is perfect ... Each song stands on its own as an absolute gem ..

While Jacob's Ladder is in my Top 5 songs of all-time, and Natural Science is classic, Permanent Waves as a whole just isn't up there with Drama ..

Into The Lens and Run Through The Light is where Drama takes off and doesn't look back

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:42 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 October 2016 - 03:45 AM, said:

HUGH SYME > ROGER DEAN
Baloney.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 11:55 AM

I-am-a-ca-ma-ra...ca-ma-ra,ca-ma-ra...

Always makes me chuckle.

There are some great tracks on Drama, though.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:10 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 17 October 2016 - 11:55 AM, said:

I-am-a-ca-ma-ra...ca-ma-ra,ca-ma-ra...

Always makes me chuckle.

There are some great tracks on Drama, though.

Just between us, I think it's time for us to realize, the spaces in between, leave room for you and I to grow

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#29 Segue Myles

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 12:18 PM

View PostLucas, on 17 October 2016 - 12:10 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 17 October 2016 - 11:55 AM, said:

I-am-a-ca-ma-ra...ca-ma-ra,ca-ma-ra...

Always makes me chuckle.

There are some great tracks on Drama, though.

Just between us, I think it's time for us to realize, the spaces in between, leave room for you and I to grow

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That's a beautiful line. Both the way it flows and the poetic nature of it.

Not saying I agree that the other song should be slated but you don't have to desperately try to bring down a great album to prove a point.

The comparison you just made further proves the superiority of PeW based solely on these lyrics.

Edited by Segue Myles, 17 October 2016 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:11 PM

PeW by a mile.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:34 PM

View PostLucas, on 17 October 2016 - 12:10 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 17 October 2016 - 11:55 AM, said:

I-am-a-ca-ma-ra...ca-ma-ra,ca-ma-ra...

Always makes me chuckle.

There are some great tracks on Drama, though.

Just between us, I think it's time for us to realize, the spaces in between, leave room for you and I to grow

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Maybe Horn was singing it in a robotic way on purpose, to reinforce the theme of not really deeply considering the sensory input you are experiencing.  I'd be willing to concede that.

Well, maybe not "robotic," but kind of odd to my ears.

I can't imagine what there is to complain about with that Rush lyric, though.  Great line o' verse.

Edited by toymaker, 17 October 2016 - 01:40 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 01:38 PM

I like Drama. I love Permanent Waves.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:18 PM

View PostLucas, on 17 October 2016 - 11:28 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 October 2016 - 03:45 AM, said:

HUGH SYME > ROGER DEAN

oh nooooooooooooooooo !!

:D

I love pushing buttons!

Hard to compare really.  So give me Mark Wilkinson instead!!!!

#34 Segue Myles

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:19 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 October 2016 - 02:18 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 17 October 2016 - 11:28 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 October 2016 - 03:45 AM, said:

HUGH SYME > ROGER DEAN

oh nooooooooooooooooo !!

:D

I love pushing buttons!

Hard to compare really.  So give me Mark Wilkinson instead!!!!

I wish you'd stop pushing buttons tbh.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:22 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 17 October 2016 - 02:19 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 October 2016 - 02:18 PM, said:

View PostLucas, on 17 October 2016 - 11:28 AM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 17 October 2016 - 03:45 AM, said:

HUGH SYME > ROGER DEAN

oh nooooooooooooooooo !!

:D

I love pushing buttons!

Hard to compare really.  So give me Mark Wilkinson instead!!!!

I wish you'd stop pushing buttons tbh.

But you would be yawning and we don't want that.

Mark Wilkinson rules!

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:25 PM

:rush:

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:41 PM

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What is Segue laughing about? That's his worst scarf yet...

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:56 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 17 October 2016 - 02:41 PM, said:

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What is Segue laughing about? That's his worst scarf yet...

Ha!

I think that 'scarf' is more like an ascot.



...and now I'll be turning in my Man card, and backing away, slowly.

Or :outtahere:

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:11 PM

I listened to Drama and I will go with Permanent Waves.

For me, Drama is trying to hold onto something Yes had and was over (in my opinion).  Permanent Waves was already looking into the future of music.

Edited by Lorraine, 17 October 2016 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:17 PM

I think Al was quoted that he didn't like PeW at first...he didn't feel they touched any new ground. Then he warmed up to the concept of being a little more accessible and less epic-y. The extra coin from album sales in his bank account didn't hurt either.




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