Friday, August 22, 2008

Rock Revival's Classic Trax (1980): Yes Tempus Fugit

In an unlikely combination, two members of Buggles ('Video Killed the Rodeo Star;) join Yes for their 1980 album, Drama, the only album without Jon Anderson.

You'd imagine they would come out with latter-day Genesis-style pop music but instead they delivered a surprisingly rich and complex album; approachable, yes, prog rock, definitely.

Pop-Yes would be saved for the 90215 album a year later, not their finest moment.

The highlight of this album is Tempus Fugit, brilliant !

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