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GOING FOR THE ONE

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

4.04 | 1401 ratings

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Alitare
3 stars Going for the One ? 1977 (3.4/5) 11 ? Best Song: Going for the One

Yes decide to meet the punk-revolution head-on by doing the exact same thing they've done for the past eight years. That sentence is very truthful, and at the same time it's a goddamn lie. Going for the One is a very strange beast in the Yes catalog, and one of their most interesting releases if you ask me. You aren't here to ask me, though. You're here to ask John Madden. It IS his site.

And then you have the linebacker with the Andersonball running?god he's running the wrong way, hur hur and he hops the rebound and smell the cut grass on that packers fan hur hur. Tough actin' tinactin! Hur and he SWEET GOD IT'S A BOOGIE ROCK SONG ON A YES ALBUM!.

As you can see, we sometimes have to keep the leash on hand or run the risk of allowing harm to come to the civilians. Indeed, the title track is a strange bird for a band so pronounced in their love of all things epic and long winded. It's not too long, the guitar solo is raging, and ya know what? It's a fairly simplistic song, relatively speaking. It's one of their best. The album as a whole is one of their best. The soft acoustics are subtle without being totally obnoxious and out of place. 'Turn of the Century' is inspiringly pretty sometimes. I can see what they were doing, too. A lot of folks say 1977 as a landmark year for punk, but all the same it was a wonderful year for pop, and Going for the One is deftly inspired by pop. They drop the ball more than once, even at the peak of their career. 'Parallels' just gets on my nerves most of the time. Those ostentatious organ chokes make my peepee burn. They stifle the guitar (pretty much the only reason for paying at this stage). 1983 might have brought them pop radio success, but they were selling that type of material, at least spiritually, since this album. I don't love it, and I don't even play it very often, but if you were sickened by the past couple albums for their excess and miss the old days, here's your haven.

Alitare | 3/5 |

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