Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

This week I give you "Love Will Find a Way" by Yes. I was hunting around on YouTube for something else entirely and I found this instead, a vid that I haven't seen in ages.

I was never a giant Yes fan during their "prog-rock" heyday. That's just not my bag. I wasn't a huge fan in the '80s either, but their music became a lot more accessible to me. I certainly liked 90125, as did everyone, but none of their follow-up records really grabbed me. I think I bought the Big Generator album, which this song is from, and I recall not being all that thrilled with it aside from this and maybe one or two other songs. I was always willing to give them a chance though because I had a monster crush on Trevor Rabin. I vividly remember when this video first came out, studying the screen to figure out if he was wearing a wedding ring. (As if I had any chance.) To me, he always looked like the older, wiser brother Richie Sambora never had. Maybe even cuter. Hell yes, look at that mullet!

When's the last time you saw an accordion and a keytar in the same video? That's fantastic!

By the way, is it just me or does Jon Anderson look kind of like Farrah Fawcett here? The resemblance is a bit...unsettling.


Edge said...

Yes, I enjoyed the 80's when we all sat around the campfire in our mullets and sang songs in a register too high to even pretend existed with pictures of plane crashes behind us.

Ahh, the good old days of pastels.


Neo said...

Becky - Oh man, mulletthon!

I like some of Yes's work, but after awhile the vocals get a bit annoying A very progressive band though. It's funny you mentioned the accordion. I was thinking that as the video showed that clip of the guy playing it. I'm a musician and I can't really even hear it in the mix. Maybe it was just for show? *shrugs*

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo


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