After experiencing YES for my third tour, performing in the round on a revolving stage in Fall 1978 in Memphis, I distinctly recall thinking that this was the best way to see any band larger than a quartet. YES had always consisted of musicians with exceptional “chops”. In fifty years now they have had at […]
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In Fall 1987 YES was still surfing the crest of a wave of resurgent popularity which had begun four years earlier with the comeback album of the decade, 90125 . At the time they were touring Texas, playing arenas in support of the follow up album Big Generator . YES prodigal keyboard player Tony Kaye had returned after a […]
We all know how powerful first impressions are. So regardless of the thirty years that it has been since we first met for a live Q102 Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio interview on the occasion of the release of her debut Melissa Etheridge in May 1988, the image of the diminutive singer standing across from me in […]
Happy new year from Cheap Trick!
Many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom seriously by 1972, the peak year for this “progressive “ rock movement which had matured with spectacular results, both artistically and commercially. It was the result of a combination of new technology ( the Mellotron , which crudely emulated choral and orchestral sounds ) […]
There was a segment of the YES “Best pt 2” radio broadcast which inadvertently was missing last week, but which you can hear below. I regret the error & apologize sincerely. Thanks to loyal In the Studio superfan Nora Green for notifying us so that we could post the missing segment. But it gives me […]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally employed some “affirmative action” this year with the induction of progressive rock icon YES, a band whose family tree has enormous branches.
YES pt 1 for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction
It is the 45th anniversary of the remarkably durable breakthrough album by progressive rockers YES which has turned out to be anything but Fragile…
With Peter Gabriel‘s superb So album marking an anniversary, it brings to mind this bold cover version of one of Gabriel’s most-loved songs. Clearly, young Jeffrey Gaines was already reinterpreting “In Your Eyes” and mesmerizing audiences with it as early as Fall 1992, which this live acoustic performance on my Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio show reveals, but […]