Throughout the 70’s, Yes was best known for their epic albums, utilizing classical components infused with the modern. A Yes album (or concert) could be counted on to provide the best platform to showcase the individual skills of its members, of which those skills are bountiful. In the 80’s they shortened their songs and achieved some of their greatest commercial success, yet were able to do so without departing form their Progressive Rock roots. After going through multiple members and watching many other musical styles form and die around them, their culture of proficiency and progression always remained intact. They are another on the list of Progressive Rockers with a shot should the genre get any love from the Hall
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
United Kindgom (London, England)
Why They Will Get In:
They are as technically proficient as they come.
Why They Won’t Get In:
Multiple lineups and the Progressive Rock bias do not help them here.
Close to the Edge (1972)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Starship Trooper (From The Yes Album, 1970)
Roundabout (From Fragile, 1971)
South Side of the Sky (From Fragile, 1971)
Siberian Khatru (From Close to the Edge, 1972)
Changes (From 90125, 1983)