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    Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    I've often wondered if the inclusion of the "Yes" and "Yes, Yes" parts in Tempus Fugit was a deliberate move to try to establish/confirm that this band was indeed still Yes, despite the loss of Anderson. Kind of staking a claim (similar to the claim staking discussions we all have today). Does anyone have any insight about the "Yes" part in that song? Just wondering.

    (I searched YesFans.com but didn't find this discussed previously)

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by Yessiree View Post
    I've often wondered if the inclusion of the "Yes" and "Yes, Yes" parts in Tempus Fugit was a deliberate move to try to establish/confirm that this band was indeed still Yes, despite the loss of Anderson. Kind of staking a claim (similar to the claim staking discussions we all have today). Does anyone have any insight about the "Yes" part in that song? Just wondering.

    (I searched YesFans.com but didn't find this discussed previously)
    That bit always makes me cringe!

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by Yessiree View Post
    I've often wondered if the inclusion of the "Yes" and "Yes, Yes" parts in Tempus Fugit was a deliberate move to try to establish/confirm that this band was indeed still Yes, despite the loss of Anderson. Kind of staking a claim (similar to the claim staking discussions we all have today). Does anyone have any insight about the "Yes" part in that song? Just wondering.

    (I searched YesFans.com but didn't find this discussed previously)
    I’ve never heard but that was always my assumption.

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by Yessiree View Post
    I've often wondered if the inclusion of the "Yes" and "Yes, Yes" parts in Tempus Fugit was a deliberate move to try to establish/confirm that this band was indeed still Yes, despite the loss of Anderson. Kind of staking a claim (similar to the claim staking discussions we all have today). Does anyone have any insight about the "Yes" part in that song? Just wondering.

    (I searched YesFans.com but didn't find this discussed previously)
    On the album it doesn't sound like "Yes Yes"; that second "Yes" is pronounced differently than the first. When the album came out, I heard it as "Yes Rocks", I listened to it just now & it still sounds like that.
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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Yessongs?

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Didn’t Jon sing it in live shows during the Yes west years as part of Chris bass solo spot? Which would mean he was singing a Downes vocal...

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by Yessiree View Post
    I've often wondered if the inclusion of the "Yes" and "Yes, Yes" parts in Tempus Fugit was a deliberate move to try to establish/confirm that this band was indeed still Yes, despite the loss of Anderson. Kind of staking a claim (similar to the claim staking discussions we all have today). Does anyone have any insight about the "Yes" part in that song? Just wondering.

    (I searched YesFans.com but didn't find this discussed previously)
    Maybe I am misremembering, wasn’t TF called “The Yes Song” when it was a demo?

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    On the live Circa: Yes medley it's sung as 'Cir-ca:'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatopfreak View Post
    Maybe I am misremembering, wasn’t TF called “The Yes Song” when it was a demo?
    Yes Yes it was!
    http://yessongs.nl/10-Drama.html
    and look at info for the 4th entry

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by Yessiree View Post
    I've often wondered if the inclusion of the "Yes" and "Yes, Yes" parts in Tempus Fugit was a deliberate move to try to establish/confirm that this band was indeed still Yes, despite the loss of Anderson. Kind of staking a claim (similar to the claim staking discussions we all have today). Does anyone have any insight about the "Yes" part in that song? Just wondering.

    (I searched YesFans.com but didn't find this discussed previously)
    Everything about that album, from the Roger Dean cover to the Hammond organ sounds, was a deliberate attempt to make it as Yessy as possible, for the reason you are suggesting, I believe.

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by relayerone View Post
    On the album it doesn't sound like "Yes Yes"; that second "Yes" is pronounced differently than the first. When the album came out, I heard it as "Yes Rocks", I listened to it just now & it still sounds like that.
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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    It’s kinda fun to sing “Hell yeah!” in a James Hetfield voice when the song gets to that part.
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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    ... or "precious" in a Gollum voice?

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by Frumious B View Post
    It’s kinda fun to sing “Hell yeah!” in a James Hetfield voice when the song gets to that part.
    Don't you mean "Oh yeah, Steve Howe!"?
    "A lot of the heavier conversations I was having with Chris toward the end were about his desire for this thing to go forward. He kept reiterating that to me. He kept telling me, ‘No matter what happens, Yes needs to continue moving forward and make great music. So promise me that that’s something you want to do.’ And I have to keep making music. It’s just what I do. I’m a fan of the band and I want to see it thrive and that means new music." -Billy Sherwood (Quote edited to fit under character limit for sig files)





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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by OB1kenOB View Post
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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by downbyariver View Post
    Don't you mean "Oh yeah, Steve Howe!"?
    Ugh.

    What was the philosophy behind that particular blunder?

    It ruined my one and only headphone experience with that particular live album.

    I have an easier time ignoring the repeating accolade for Steve when playing Topographic Drama loud through the monitors.

    But...eh, I still like the album.
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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by witeskyn7 View Post
    Ugh.

    What was the philosophy behind that particular blunder?

    It ruined my one and only headphone experience with that particular live album.

    I have an easier time ignoring the repeating accolade for Steve when playing Topographic Drama loud through the monitors.

    But...eh, I still like the album.
    I wonder if that guy is out there and knows he has such a prominent role. He’s on more of Topographic Drama than some of the actual members of the band are on Union.

    Can we get an interview with him and maybe he deserves his own forum on Yesfans? Maybe he can appear on future releases repeatedly cheering a different band member each time.


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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    "..and finally answer to Yes," is another part of course.

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by OB1kenOB View Post
    Some heard Yanni
    I heard Yanni every night for years, he wrote the opening theme for ABC World News Now.

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    Re: Tempus Fugit "Yes, Yes" Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by Frumious B View Post
    I wonder if that guy is out there and knows he has such a prominent role. He’s on more of Topographic Drama than some of the actual members of the band are on Union.

    Can we get an interview with him and maybe he deserves his own forum on Yesfans? Maybe he can appear on future releases repeatedly cheering a different band member each time.


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    Ooo... you're on to something, could be big!

    Just as long as he remains somewhat incognito and doesn't blurt out the wrong names...
    ...this could prove useful,
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    A bit lower in the mix and there you have it....insti-subliminal messages.

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    why stop at just live band recordings, eh?

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