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Poll Question: pick the one you enjoy more...
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    Posted: September 30 2017 at 09:29
second attempt to post, captcha killed it first. 

choose and explain a bit (if you want to)


Edited by Cristi - October 01 2017 at 00:54
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Yes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progmatic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 10:44
Tormato is much maligned but I find it highly entertaining. While I was always enjoyed Starcastle's technical prowess and ability to sound like Yes, there's very little there that sounds like something new.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 11:27
YES!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 11:28
^ I hope you judge the albums in the poll and not the bands overall. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 14:16
well  Starcastle is not music I would ever waste my time on---so mediocre Yes any day of the week.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 14:56
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

well  Starcastle is not music I would ever waste my time on---so mediocre Yes any day of the week.

why not? What have you heard by them that made you consider them "a waste of time"?

You'd probably rather listen to Abacab instead of let's say Script... ? (such a shame emoticons don't work...)
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Both are decent but Yes is Yes and Starcastle is Starcastle.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 16:31
Originally posted by miamiscot miamiscot wrote:

Both are decent but Yes is Yes and Starcastle is Starcastle.

I don't get it
is "both" you're referring to the albums or the bands?
The idea is to choose between these two albums from 1978. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2017 at 17:12
Starcastle for me. I really like their first 2 releases. I like tormato too, but I fell a little disappointed with YES during that period.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 00:55
it seems I messed up the years, Citadel was released in 1977. Sorry about that. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 07:04
Little to choose between them IMO - both lousy.  If there was ever anyone who could make me want to murder every single whale in the seven seas it's Jon Anderson. And I'm generally quite well-disposed towards whales. But Starcastle match the embarrassment factor of non-prime Yes quite effectively.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2017 at 07:55
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

well  Starcastle is not music I would ever waste my time on---so mediocre Yes any day of the week.

why not? What have you heard by them that made you consider them "a waste of time"?

You'd probably rather listen to Abacab instead of let's say Script... ? (such a shame emoticons don't work...)

any band that mimics another band in an obvious mediocre way is funny to me---and can't really appreciate it---especially if they are no were near as interesting players---and I own and like parts of both Abacab and Script--but to each their own-
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2017 at 06:32
I would vote for either of the first two Starcastle albums over Tormato

but not Citadel

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2017 at 10:28
preferably neither 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 15:53
Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

well  Starcastle is not music I would ever waste my time on---so mediocre Yes any day of the week.
Mediocre? Don't you think that's a little strong, fella'?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 04 2017 at 21:17
Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

Originally posted by twosteves twosteves wrote:

well  Starcastle is not music I would ever waste my time on---so mediocre Yes any day of the week.
Mediocre? Don't you think that's a little strong, fella'?

well Tormato is widely viewed as a mediocre Yes album---compared to the 5  before it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 04:55
I've been a Yes fanboy since the latter half of the 80's. I bought Starcastle's debut in the mid-90's, competent, but cheezeball. Never went any further with Starcastle's catalogue. Dunno why I still hold onto their album - I spin it maybe once every few years ........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boojieboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2017 at 12:03
If there was no Yes, Starcastle would have had to copy some other band instead. I still laugh at their first album, and the rank plagiarism.

There's a huge difference between innovators and clones. They shouldn't be grouped together as though they're alike.


Edited by Boojieboy - October 05 2017 at 12:10
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