ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

YES (Atlantic 7-99787)
Leave It (3:52) (Affirmative — BMI/Unforgettable Songs — ASCAP) (C. Squire/T. Rabin/T. Horn) (Producer: Trevor Horn)

A rather unnerving mixture of urgent, albeit contradictory, elements pock-mark this follow up to that eye-popper of a hit “Owner Of A Lonely Heart.” A rich studio chorale intro is fused to a finger-popping do-do-do segment then the full glory of this single latches onto a real tasty Vanilla Funk groove that underpins as dense and lush a track as befits that very music idea that calls itself Yes. Maybe too intense for Top 40, but clubs and AOR acceptance should keep album sales alive for parent album “90125.”