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Poll Question: Who is more popular in PA, Yes or Genesis?
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66 [42.86%]
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Fan of both, like most here - but would have to just go for classic period Genesis compared classic period Yes - but very close. Both have had their share of lows since the end of the 70's, although Yes have had the occasional highlight since then.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2018 at 17:30
Well any poll that Genesis is in is an automatic slam dunk vote for them so.. wait a min.. the other band is YES. Can't vote against Yes ever so.. But.. wait a min.. but.. but.. but.. 



















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Itīs Yes to me. Genesis best albums are better than Yes best albums, but Yes hasnīt made such a horrible album as Calling All stations is. And Yes eighties were much better than Genesis.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 02:35
Genesis would be my #1 if Close to The Edge didn't exist. That alone (and Relayer) puts Yes as the top band.

Although, Genesis DID have a stronger track record of essential albums vs Yes, etc. Close to The Edge is just godly. Selling England by The Pound is ALMOST perfect if it weren't for "More Fool Me". Record is still 5 star despite this track!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 09:31
Although for me both bands are not Top 5 or so, I like them both, and by and large this would be pretty much of a draw in terms of their musical output, but I can connect somewhat better to Genesis, which is largely Steve Hackett's merit. Also Yes have a certain tendency to show off that dips the balance against them, which is not to deny that I'm often mightily impressed by what they have to show.
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Yes then Genesis top 2 for me. Followed by Gentle Giant, King Crimson and ELP for top 5.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 16:48
Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Yes is my favorite band, but Genesis is in my top 3 as well.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 17:09
Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

Yes then Genesis top 2 for me. Followed by Gentle Giant.


VERY close to mine. Zappa has recently just edged out Gentle Giant for that 3 spot. Otherwise we're exactly the same. 


Although for me Yes and Genesis sometimes switch places. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 17:25
Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

Yes then Genesis top 2 for me. Followed by Gentle Giant.


VERY close to mine. Zappa has recently just edged out Gentle Giant for that 3 spot. Otherwise we're exactly the same. 


Although for me Yes and Genesis sometimes switch places. 


You still have my favorite username on these forums, btw. GeneYes would be another good one LOL.

Yes, Gentle Giant, Genesis for me. You can't go wrong! I definitely have my Zappa swings a couple times a year. Grand Wazoo and One Size Fits All.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CosmicVibration Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 17:30
Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

Yes then Genesis top 2 for me. Followed by Gentle Giant.


VERY close to mine. Zappa has recently just edged out Gentle Giant for that 3 spot. Otherwise we're exactly the same. 


Although for me Yes and Genesis sometimes switch places. 


You still have my favorite username on these forums, btw. GeneYes would be another good one LOL.

Yes, Gentle Giant, Genesis for me. You can't go wrong! I definitely have my Zappa swings a couple times a year. Grand Wazoo and One Size Fits All.


I was shooting for SoundChaser but it was taken.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 17:41
Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

Originally posted by Frenetic Zetetic Frenetic Zetetic wrote:

Originally posted by YESESIS YESESIS wrote:

Originally posted by CosmicVibration CosmicVibration wrote:

Yes then Genesis top 2 for me. Followed by Gentle Giant.


VERY close to mine. Zappa has recently just edged out Gentle Giant for that 3 spot. Otherwise we're exactly the same. 


Although for me Yes and Genesis sometimes switch places. 


You still have my favorite username on these forums, btw. GeneYes would be another good one LOL.

Yes, Gentle Giant, Genesis for me. You can't go wrong! I definitely have my Zappa swings a couple times a year. Grand Wazoo and One Size Fits All.


I was shooting for SoundChaser but it was taken.

Haha, that would've been great. And yeah Grand Wazoo and One Size Fits All just might be his two best albums. Though he has so MANY good ones. Overnight Sensation, Hot Rats, Waka Jawaka, Sheik Yerbouti, Absolutely Free, Burnt Weeny Sandwich.. Too many lol, he's just awesome. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 17:44
Oh wow, sorry I had a 'brain fart' there for a min and thought you two were the same person LOL! So I responded as if you were. Wow. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 21:28
Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Itīs Yes to me. Genesis best albums are better than Yes best albums, but Yes hasnīt made such a horrible album as Calling All stations is. And Yes eighties were much better than Genesis.


For me it's the other way around... actually, for me there's no 5 star masterpiece from Genesis, mostly because they had to include at least one stinker on every album, at least from their classic era, after that they may not necessarily have included a stinker, but the selection in general wasn't as stellar either. However, the closest to being a 5 star album for me would be Selling England, but Battle of Eping Forest just ruins it. On the other hand, Yes does have Fragile and Close to the Edge, which for me are the pinnacle of prog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 21:58
^I love Battle of Epping Forest. It brings harmony to my inner Genesis fan and my inner Zappa fan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 11 2018 at 23:31
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Itīs Yes to me. Genesis best albums are better than Yes best albums, but Yes hasnīt made such a horrible album as Calling All stations is. And Yes eighties were much better than Genesis.


For me it's the other way around... actually, for me there's no 5 star masterpiece from Genesis, mostly because they had to include at least one stinker on every album, at least from their classic era, after that they may not necessarily have included a stinker, but the selection in general wasn't as stellar either. However, the closest to being a 5 star album for me would be Selling England, but Battle of Eping Forest just ruins it. On the other hand, Yes does have Fragile and Close to the Edge, which for me are the pinnacle of prog.
I love Epping too!
To me Pinnacleīs of prog from these bands are:
Nursery Cryme
Foxtrot
Selling England
Lamb Lies
Time and a Word
the Yes Album
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 01:45
Epping is one of my fave genesis songs
All I like is prog related bands beginning late 60's/early 70's. Their music from 1968 - 83 has the composition and sound which will never be beaten. Perfect blend of jazz, classical, folk and rock.
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Where's the option "that poll sucks"? 

Love them all. but voted for Yes because my nickname suggests i'm biased 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2018 at 03:24
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Itīs Yes to me. Genesis best albums are better than Yes best albums, but Yes hasnīt made such a horrible album as Calling All stations is. And Yes eighties were much better than Genesis.
 

For me it's the other way around... actually, for me there's no 5 star masterpiece from Genesis, mostly because they had to include at least one stinker on every album, at least from their classic era, after that they may not necessarily have included a stinker, but the selection in general wasn't as stellar either. However, the closest to being a 5 star album for me would be Selling England, but Battle of Eping Forest just ruins it. On the other hand, Yes does have Fragile and Close to the Edge, which for me are the pinnacle of prog.

Laughing so hard because I agree 100% about Genesis ruining perfection with a single bad track each record...but I just fell in love with Epping Forest and it's one of my faves now! LOL I've been playing and singing it all damn week. "A pin up GURU every week!" "More Fool Me" is the track that ruins it's perfection for me.

I agree about Close to The Edge/Fragile being at the head of the prog table.

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For their entire catalog it goes to Yes. For complete uniqueness I'd opt for Genesis from Trespass through to Wind & Wuthering.

Edited by Progfan1958 - January 12 2018 at 05:52
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Originally posted by HackettFan HackettFan wrote:

^I love Battle of Epping Forest. It brings harmony to my inner Genesis fan and my inner Zappa fan.

That's right. 
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