Incredible Progressive rock band from the 70s.
Existed during the short period of time where prog-rock was actually popular. They are credited as being one of the main pioneers of the genre and have influenced many progressive bands since their formation. (Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth has cited them as an influence as well as many others)
Formed in 1968, the band continues to release albums and goes on tour. They are also one of those rare bands where every member is beyond amazing at their instrument.
Even though the members are old now, none have them have even lost a slight amount of skill and continue to play some of the best live shows a human being could ever hope to go to. (tickets were sold for $80+ during their 2011 tour!)
On top of being incredibly skilled, their songwriting is fantastic. Fragile, (probably Yes' finest album) is HIGHLY recommended and is the best place to start if you want to get into the band.
Yeah I've definitely listened to Yes a bit, although my only real experience with them is the album you mentioned, Fragile, which I thought was a pretty decent album.
You are for sure right about them coming out when prog rock was really popular. Heck, "Yes", "King Crimson", and "Rush" were probably some of the most influential bands of that movement (And YES, I'm sure I'm forgetting a few other really important bands; get over it).
Thanks for sharing them, I highly appreciate it!
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