Wow! Charity shop Yes goodies!

Just found Big Generator album and Leave It 12 inch single, both on vinyl at a charity shop in Stratford! I paid £1.90 for the two. Bargain of the year!

Cheap as chips!

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Episode 107 – an interview with author, Sid Smith

Sid Smith
The gentleman of prog, Sid Smith

The one hundred and seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Sid Smith, author of a book about King Crimson, writer of many album sleeve notes and a bit of a Yes fan. Sid has recently written the words inside the new Steven Wilson re-mixes of Close to the Edge.

  • Which prog rocker interview was Sid’s favourite?
  • What does Sid think of the news that King Crimson are to active again in 2014?
  • How did he approach the writing of sleeve notes for Close to the Edge?
  • What is Sid going to do with all the left-over material from his extensive band member interviews?

Listen out for the answers to these questions and many more in this brilliant interview!

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Episode 106 – An interview with Schnauser!

Bristol-based band, Schnauser!

The one hundred and sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Duncan Gammon of Pop/Prog/Psych band, Schnauser, who cite the Yes Album as a major influence.

  • Where is that name from?
  • Does the eccentric material fit the characters of the band members?
  • ZX Spectrum?

Check out the brilliant new album:


Fun in the pub
Fun in the pub (Click to enlarge…if you dare…)


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Episode 105 – Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 5 – America

America from Yesterdays

The one hundred and fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring various renditions of the track, America’.

Listen and see if you agree with my take on the performances, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Is live always better than recorded?
  • How do changes in band members affect the performances?
  • Is this the best of the cover versions?


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Yes are the soundtrack of the 1980s

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80s collections almost always include Owner!