Mr. Chantry... no, that's not what I meant.
Main thing I meant was: If I did a Yes poster, I would bust my ass on it and it would be awesome; not for ironic or conceptual reasons, but for reasons of sheer awesomeness. Hear that Yes? Hire me.
yeah, i think that the lead singer is ill at the moment.
first time i saw yes they opened for jethro tull in about 1970. a new band called "the eagles" opened for yes. a local band with old members of the wailers called 'junior cadillac' (from an old norman greenbaum song title) opened for yes. crazy bill.
the concert sucked except tull. i loved tull back then...
so, yer sayin' that if somebody were to make a poster for yes, they are supposed to make it look like roger dean's or hipgnosis's work from 35+ years ago? sorta retro thinking, ain't it?
besides, i think this poster is great for a band like yes, who really hasn't done anything except lean on their logo and a few hits from 35 years ago. playing off the name is all they've been doing for years. it may be more conceptually perfect than you guessed.
and that isn't necessarily letting what i think of the band getting in the way of the message. it's just a reality check.
paul gardner -
i make exceptions for you. don't you feel special, now?
Well, clever or not, I hate it.
Mainly due to sour grapes.
I mean...given the opportunity to make a poster for one of the most visually-oriented bands of all time, I would feel under such pressure to live up to the Rodger Dean & Hipgnosis standards of imagination and excecution...
And this is SO half ass. It's a literal play on the name. It's like that Wolfmother poster.
another way to look at this is that the wonder of "YES!" dominates and conquers all the negative little "NO's" out there.
we mustn't let our personal opinion of the band interfere with the reality being presented, ya know. it's not right.