For Gregor

I’ve never heard this version before…these guys really are musicians

How many of today’s “artists” will be able to do this when they’re pushing 70?

6 Responses to “For Gregor”

  1. jb says:

    Those guys always were pristine. and way ahead of their time

  2. major dad says:

    How many of today’s “artists” can do that now? Not many. As someone who has seen these guys in concert about 10 times since the 70’s and knows the lyrics to dang near every song I guess that makes me a fan eh? BTW, all of them were classically trained and two of them, Steve Howe and Chris Squire, are pretty much widely regarded as one of the best at what they do. Their concerts were something in the 70’s, that I can remember…

  3. Rob says:

    You’d have to ask how many of Yes’s contemporaries are still doing it. Only the very best ones that are still alive are. That will be the case with today’s artists, too. Thankfully, I doubt I’ll be around to say told you so. 🙂 Fragile was off-the-charts fantastic but they’ve never done much for me. Their members were always at the top of Playboy’s music rankings. Yes, I read one or two of the articles in that massive stack I once had but that mysteriously disappeared sometime after the wedding.

  4. gregor says:

    Bing, that’s a great thing.
    Yes is often maligned in prog rock circles, and, even though I’m a life long fan, they had a period of really bad music, but everyone is on top of their game all the time. During the early seventies, they were the vanguard of prog, thanks in part to their original drummer, Bill Bruford, who left Yes after recording Close To The Edge, to go join the revitalized King Crimson, but they were able to carry on with Allen White, who filled in quite well, in my opinion. The music of Yes is timeless. It’s a good now as it was forty years ago and forty years from now people will still be listening to them with great wonder. I’ve seen them more times than I can actually recount, with all sorts of different performers subbing for the usual guys and each phase of Yes is good unto itself, but this line up is, to my musical mind, the best.

  5. gregor says:

    and, they are musicians, first and foremost…

  6. Eric says:

    I saw Yes when they toured as ABWH (Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe) back around 1988 or ’89. I’d been a casual fan since the early 1970s but just never got a chance to see them before that.

    Steve Howe opened the show with a classical guitar solo bit that absolutely blew me away. These guys are musicians in the truest sense.

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