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11th January 2013

Music Project - Album #4: 2 Sides of Yes by Rick Wakeman @ 07:50

2 Sides of Yes by Rick Wakeman

In case you didn't know, Rick Wakeman was once the keyboard player for 70's prog band Yes. The wizard of the keys. The bearded wonder of twiddle. A very talented musician. Sadly tainted by religious fervor and self important attitude.

As a big fan of Yes, it makes sense to have some solo albums by the numerous members of the group. Indeed, you will see I have several. However, really I should have a clear out. This is utter dirge.

Uncle Rick twiddles about for 52 minutes playing keyboard versions of some Classic Yes songs. It kind of reminds me of those awful musak albums we used to have in the 1970's. You know the type, the ones you'd pick up from an all night garage because you were stoned when you went to get the emergency rizlas on your credit card at 3am. The sort that plays in the elevators in Hell. Or in waiting rooms in wanky restaurants in London.

I think at this point in Rick's career he needed a bit of cash to pay off the credit card he maxed out while buying Rizlas at 3am in the morning at the 24 hour garage on the Isle of Man. It clearly shows. This style of record production does nothing to enhance an artist's career. Far from it. It just shows that in reality they are talentless lazy fucks who once had a good idea but can't think of any more now so here's a best of or compilation album for you adoring fans. It's like when I post best of journal entries. Or when they do those mid season flashback clip shows on TV.

So if you want to have a preview of the music you will be listening to in the elevator to the fiery click the link below.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/two-sides-of-yes-vol-1-mw0000739523
 
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From:fj_warren
Date:11th January 2013 07:57 (UTC)
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Lol!

The music magazines could do with a sycophantic critic! Why don't you apply?

I'm laughing so much here!!!
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From:stegzy
Date:11th January 2013 21:20 (UTC)
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Hopefully NME will be looking for a new editor soon....
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From:fj_warren
Date:12th January 2013 10:53 (UTC)
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Well I hope they are reading your blog!
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From:stegzy
Date:11th January 2013 21:21 (UTC)
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Oh this isn't as bad as the Panpipes. And believe me...I have much much worse in the way of Musak.....oh yes...
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From:zoefruitcake
Date:12th January 2013 09:07 (UTC)
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I didn't think they had 24 hour garages on the Isle of Man

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