As one who has actually been on stage with YES during rehearsal, I can tell you that this live recording of 2016’s YES American tour, which featured songs from Tales from Topographic Oceans as well as the under-rated 1980 transitional Drama, is the most amazingly true facsimile to actually being there. Alan White‘s bass drum, […]
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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 ) […]
In a 24-month period beginning in Summer 1965, Los Angeles-based band The Byrds recorded and released four evolutionary albums which wrested the world’s focus from the tidal wave of British Invasion bands led by The Beatles. The members of the original Byrds – singer/songwriter/electric 12-string guitar player Roger (Jim) McGuinn, singer/songwriter David Crosby, the late […]
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 […]
Happy birthday to The Who‘s Roger Daltrey tomorrow (Tuesday )! Here’s The Who performing Pete Townshend‘s “Behind Blue Eyes” live on 17 December, 1982 in Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens. – Redbeard