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Re: Dream Theater / Yes
5/14/2004 12:33 AM
Chris Pinto (24464) wrote:
Why on Earth combine these bands?...Well, here's how I see it:
You have to understand something....If it weren't for YES, there probably wouldn't be bands like Dream Theatre, Symphony-X, Planet-X, Stratovarius, and all the other prog-metal bands out there....
YES is possibly one of the first major progressive rock bands, along with FOCUS, and ELP...Bands like this basically influenced the ENTIRE prog-metal scene we know today!
It's obvious to me why Dream Theatre would be playing with YES.
Now, I do like Dream Theatre, to some extent....and yeah, I think Petrucci is a damn good player, and I think the rest of the band is incredibly talented, too.
And SURE, John Petrucci is a guitar-virtuoso, and can play scales at a whopping 3000 MPH, and YEAH, Dream Theatre might be technical geniuses, BUT, Steve Howe (along with the rest of YES members) did some incredible playing themselves! And Steve was quite the fretboard whiz himself, back in the day.
Listen to damn near ANY Yes song, and give a good listen......"Tempus Fugit", "Yours is no Disgrace"...etc etc....You'll immediately HEAR the influences!
Anyway, just my view on this topic!