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Episode 11 – ‘Drama’

The eleventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the tenth studio album, ‘Drama’.

Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • Is this really Yes?
  • Two changes in line-up – what’s the difference?
  • Do the Buggles mean pop?

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Show links


Video killed the radio star

Widor Toccata:

Tocatta on YouTube – you should recognise it…

Goodbye to Berlin:

Wikipedia entry

Peter Frampton on vocoder:

Show me the way on YouTube

Bon Jovi – yes I know I made a mistake in the Podcast…:

Livin’ on a prayer on YouTube


Falsetto on Wikipedia

Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from the following two creative commons sources:

thanvannispen and

Homework for next time:

Listen to 90125:

90125 on Spotify

90125 on iTunes

90125 on Amazon (UK)

90125 on

Buy Yes music, don’t steal it. Take a look at this but then go out and buy the album:

90125 on YouTube

5 replies on “Episode 11 – ‘Drama’”

The Plastic Ono Band was one of the finest assemblies of raw musical talent. They produced what is considered to be one of the top Rock albums of all time.

Three of the four Beatles played on that album. They were not the Beatles. Something was completely different.

Queen has gone on will all it’s pieces except Freddie. They are not Queen without his voice Thundering from the microphone.

Yes, in any incarnation without Jon Anderson, is not really Yes. It’s close sometimes – But “Yes lite” somehow. I am a HUGE Rick Wakeman fan, but Yes without Rick is still Yes. Not without Jon.

Thanks so much for the comment, Michael. I certainly agree about Queen who are my second favourite band after Yes. I haven’t even bought the latest album!

I will check out the Plastic Ono band as I don’t feel very well informed on that one.

As for Yes – I ted to agree with your comments although I do love the albums without Anderson – they are just very different!

Great to see that clip – I really must see the guys together before it’s too late! Saw them as part of Yes in 2003 which was fantastic!

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