Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|After Peter Banks and Tony Kaye left Yes, what similar-sounding
progressive rock band did they form, which was known for their risque album covers?||The YES progressive rock quiz
Flash. Vocalist Colin Carter sounded like a poor-man's Jon Anderson, and "Children of the Universe" and "Small Beginnings" are pretty good songs that wouldn't have sounded out-of-place on Yes' first album. The band's album covers included "flashes" of women that were suggestive for the time but now would probably be considered fairly tame. Check out the nice panties on their eponymous second album.
|Yes recorded and toured under another name that sounded like a law firm, since one member was not involved with the band at the time and
they couldn't obtain the rights to the Yes name. What was this Yes "off-shoot" called?||The YES progressive rock quiz
Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe. Apparently Squire retained the rights to the YES name, or at least was able to prevent these guys from using it. Had they been able to record under the YES name, this would have made my question number 4 wrong! FYI, "stick-man" Tony Levin took the bass chores for ABWH,
and has toured with them, and YES, a few times.
|What instrument, which is usually associated with country music, did guitarist Steve Howe introduce into progressive-rock?||The YES progressive rock quiz
pedal-steel guitar. Howe used a pedal-steel to create beautiful, organ-like swells and high-pitched wails. For a few examples, listen to "And You And I" or "Going For The One."
Autobiography of a Yogi. In the liner notes to the album, Jon Anderson describes being "caught up" in a footnote of this book, and working with Steve Howe on four musical movements based on the four principles in the footnote.
Chris Squire. Bruford was replaced by White on drums during the live shows that became the Yesshows disc, while Anderson appears on all Yes albums except "Drama," where vocals were done by the former-Buggles team of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes.
|What musician is pictured on the cover of Yes' second album, "Time And A Word," although he didn't play a note on it?||The YES progressive rock quiz
Steve Howe. Although Howe didn't record with the band until "The Yes Album,"
original guitarist Peter Banks quit shortly after recording
"Time And A Word" and was unavailable for the photo sessions
for the cover - so there's Steve Howe, looking very uncomfortable!
Tony Kaye. Tony Kaye left after "The Yes Album," supposedly because Jon Anderson was unhappy with his keyboard work and wanted to replace him with Wakeman. If true, it's odd that many recent versions of Yes have included Tony Kaye! Moraz played keyboards with Yes on one album, "Relayer." Downes of the Buggles played keys and sang on "Drama."
Peter Banks. Peter Banks played with Yes on their first two albums, and was replaced by Steve Howe for the classic "The Yes Album." South-African guitar whiz Rabin joined the band for 90215. Hackett was guitarist with Genesis.
|Yes bassist and founder Chris Squire was involved in a project featuring his ex-wife Nikki's band. What was the name of the band?||The Revealing Science of Yes
Esquire. Interesting sound like a cross between 90125-era Yes and maybe... Pat Benetar of that era. Worth buying if you can find either album...
|Rick Wakeman, always a showman, has used famous British actors to narrate on some of his projects. Who narrated Return to the Center of the Earth?||The Revealing Science of Yes
Patrick Stewart. David Hemmings narrated Journey to the Center of the Earth. Vivian Stanshall (incidentally, masculine in gender) was the master of ceremonies (introduced the instruments) on Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells released in 1973, while Cleese performed the same duties on Oldfield's Tubular Bells 2003 re-recording of the masterpiece.
|Most rock stars have humble beginnings and un-glamorous first jobs. Jon Anderson was no different. What was Jon's first job?||The Revealing Science of Yes
Delivering milk. His family had a farm in Accrington, Lancashire
|The "Union" period represented both Yes bands together for an album (which was not at all well received by band members) and a tour that was very successful and memorable. What was the original working title for the Union album?||The Revealing Science of Yes
Dialogue. Rick Wakeman hated the album so much that he called it "Onion" because it made him cry...
A castle in Italy. The sessions fell apart and the band returned to London to complete the album. Some organ pieces during the "Going for the One" sessions were recorded at a church in Switzerland and the band rehearsed for "The Yes Album" at a farm in Devon.
Tony Levin. Levin was recruited by Crimson band-mate Bill Bruford. Greg Lake replaced John Wetton briefly in Asia with Steve Howe and Geoff Downes.
Phil Collins. Actual band tour notes state that Phil offered his services on January 18, 1969 at a show in Southampton.
|Chris Squire participated with a number of other rock legends in Rock-Aid Armenia to assist victims from a massive quake in the small nation in the Caucasus in the late 1980's. What was the featured track?||The Revealing Science of Yes
Smoke on the Water. Besides Squire, Bryan Adams, Geoff Beauchamp, Ritchie Blackmore, Bruce Dickinson, Geoff Downes, Keith Emerson, Ian Gillan, Dave Gilmour, Tony Iommi, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Paul Rodgers, and Roger Taylor were involved as well. Wow!
|Steve Howe's most successful outing prior to Yes was a psychedelic band called Tomorrow. What was the name of their minor hit? ||The Revealing Science of Yes
My White Bicycle. Pictures... was the only real hit for Status Quo and Flowers... was recorded by the Move with Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne (of ELO fame). Kites was recorded by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound (an early incarnation of Gentle Giant).
Three Ships. Trevor Rabin also played with on the LP.
|What famous producer was working with Yes during the aborted 1979 sessions that led to the subsequent departure of both Jon Anderson and
Rick Wakeman?||The Revealing Science of Yes
Roy Thomas Baker. Baker produced Queen, Be-Bop Deluxe and the Cars, among others.
|Peter Banks, Jon Anderson and Chris Squire all played together in a band in 1968 prior to forming Yes. What was the name of the band?||The Revealing Science of Yes
Mabel Greer's Toyshop. Once Bill Bruford and Tony Kaye joined in August of 1968, Mabel Greer's Toyshop became Yes and the rest is history.
|Robert Fripp, of King Crimson, nearly joined Yes as guitarist. Jon Anderson later sang on a Crimson track. Which album did it appear on?||The Revealing Science of Yes
Lizard. "Prince Rupert Awakes" is the opening movement of the side-long title track.
|While most Yes members have never really been known as sessionmen, they have played with other luminaries in the rock world on occasion. Before joining Yes, which Yes-man played with John Lennon?||The Revealing Science of Yes
Alan White. White learned the set for "Peace in Toronto", while flying over from London, with Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, and Klaus Voorman. He played drumsticks on the back of an airplane seat.
South Africa. Rabin was a member of Tomorrow's Children and Rabbitt in his native country before meeting Chris Squire and Alan White and forming Cinema, which became Yes.
Peter Banks. Banks was a huge fan of The Who and likened Yes as a similar sounding moniker. The band took it as a temporary name, but never got around to changing it.
|From which Yes song would you find the following lyric: "Two down there you go,
McArthur Park in the driving snow,
Uptown they're digging it out,
Better lay your claim"?
Leave It. From the 1983 album "90125", which made number 16 in the UK charts, number 5 in the USA. "Leave It" was released as a single, only reaching number 56 in the UK, but making number 24 in the USA.
|From which Yes song would you find the following lyric: "Sunshine is creeping in,
And somewhere in a field a life begins,
An egg too proud to rape,
The beginning of a shape of things to come"?||Yes lyrics
Survival. This song first appeared on the debut album "Yes", in 1969, which failed to chart, and reappeared on "Yesterdays" in 1975, which made number 27 in the UK album charts, and number 17 in the USA.
|From which Yes song would you find the following lyric:"Get the idea cross around the track,
Underneath the flank of a thoroughbred racing chaser"?||Yes lyrics
Going for the One. The title track from the 1977 album "Going for the One" which was a number 1 album in the UK, and a number 8 in the USA. This track was also released as a UK single, making number 24.
|From which Yes song would you find the following lyric:"Coming quickly to terms of all expression laid,
Emotion revealed as the ocean maid"?
And You and I. From the 1972 album "Close to the Edge", which made number 4 in the UK charts, and number 3 in the USA.
|From which Yes song would you find the following lyric: "Run down a street where the glass shows that summer has gone,
Age, in the doorways, resenting the pace of the dawn"?
Machine Messiah. From the 1980 album "Drama", which was notable for featuring Trevor Horn rather than Jon Anderson on vocals. The album made number 2 in the UK charts, and number 18 in the USA.
|From which Yes song would you find the following lyric: "A river a mountain to be crossed,
The sunshine in mountains sometimes lost"?||Yes lyrics
South Side of the Sky. From the 1971 album "Fragile", which proved to be their breakthrough album in the USA, reaching number 4. In the UK it peaked at number 7.
|From which Yes song would you find the following lyric: "Stand the marchers soaring talons,
Peaceful lives will not deliver freedom"?
The Gates of Delirium. From the 1974 album "Relayer", which made number 4 in the UK and number 5 in the USA.