The remarkably durable breakthrough album by progressive rockers YES which has turned out to be anything but “Fragile”…
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Before their 1994 album Talk was even released, YES co-founder/ singer Jon Anderson and band sparkplug Trevor Rabin came to my Q102 afternoon radio show in Dallas/ Ft.Worth to hand-deliver and talk about it. The album underwent a two-year production at Trevor Rabin’s home in a technologically groundbreaking manner, being the first major release […]
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 […]
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