Episode 77 – A Yes Story in xXx Objects

Yes mug 2003
What a mug!

The seventy-seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an array of amazing memorabilia sent in by listeners.

Listen, view the slideshow and/or watch the YouTube video then let me know what you think by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What an amazing collection – what’s your favourite?
  • Do you have any other objects you’d like to contribute?
  • Would you also like to see some Roger Dean wallpaper?

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Show links

Ben Craven’s website

Chris Squire explains the Rickenbacker (Joost Maglev)

he Slightly Spring song, ‘God Knows’ (Joost Maglev)

Sign the e-petition to release the lost Yes tapes!

Jon Anderson tour details

Cruise to the Edge

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 archive.org

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15 thoughts on “Episode 77 – A Yes Story in xXx Objects

  1. Excellent episode Kevin – it was so great to hear Jeremy’s memories. Jeremy and I might have been at the same Tormato gig at Wembley but sadly I don’t have those old tickets any more and as they played 6 gigs (those were the days!) we’ll never know.

    Re Chris Squire, I think I’m right in saying that the triple necked bass comes out for Awaken – I’m hoping to see him get it out again next month at the Beacon. I’ll let you know. Cheers, Ken

    1. Thanks Ken and also thanks for your own contribution! It was indeed a great chat with Jeremy – what a global network of Yes fans!

      Chris does use the triple neck but not the one in Jeremy’s pictures, as I understand it. The original is in a Hard Rock Cafe somewhere, according to the guitar technician on the current tour…shame in my opinion.

    2. Thanks Ken and also thanks for your own contribution! It was indeed a great chat with Jeremy – what a global network of Yes fans!

      Chris does use the triple neck but not the one in Jeremy’s pictures, as I understand it. The original is in a Hard Rock Cafe somewhere, according to the guitar technician on the current tour…shame in my opinion.

  2. Hi Kevin! Again great podcast. Do you know if Ben’s Rickenbacker was also a 4001CS or just a 4001 he had painted? It looks very much like mine except for the REAL autograph of course. 🙂

    In the liner notes there’s a little mistake – you labeled the Youtube link of the Slightly Spring song ‘God Knows’ as being Equisa’s song Loop. I hope you can correct it. Unfortunately there’s not yet a version of Loop on Youtube where I’m playing the Rick…

    Regards,

    Joost.

    1. Thanks, Joost and thanks also for your contribution – a great shot of you! Perhaps Ben can let us know the answer to your question… I’ll change that mistake in a moment and thanks for spotting it.

      1. Hi Joost and Kevin!
        Joost you’ve got it. It’s a 1980 or 1981 4001 that I picked up in a pawn shop. Tragically it had been routed for a Kahler tremolo bass bridge! I had the bridge replaced to spec, but later fitted the hipshot bridge you can see in the photo. It was also originally cherry sunburst .. and for better of for worse I refinished it as close as I could to Chris’s bass 🙂

        1. Like Yes themselves, your instrument has a fascinating history – although I can’t pretend to understand the technicalities! Thanks for the reply!

    2. I think the 4001 had a different shaped pick up cover, which was split in the middle. His looks like a later model. Still it is ultra cool to have that scratch plate signed. If I were him, I’d get a new one and keep the signed one in a frame.

      1. That’s true, I didn’t even notice. 4001’s have a horseshoe bridge pickup, so it’s not a cover it’s actually part of the pickup design. I know many bass players that took off the horseshoe though, including Paul McCartney, but Chris always kept his. Could be this 4001 used to have the horseshoe but the previous owner lost it, then replaced it with the 4003 type pickup cover. Maybe Ben can further enlighten?

  3. Gryphon: well worth further investigation. Really excellent musicians and very entertaining live thanks to their rapid instrument-swapping approach. Deserve an award for best use of oboe in rock music. By an amazing coincidence, as I write this, I’m wearing a T-shirt from their one-off reunion gig in 2009. A few tracks are on Spotify, but no complete albums.

    I saw them at Crystal Palace in 1974, as part of the lineup that culminated in Rick Wakeman’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth, complete with orchestra, choir and inflatable dinosaurs.

    1. Thanks, Russell. I have watched a YouTube video of that 2009 gig I think after J.J. Delmas tweeted it a couple of weeks ago. I now appreciate the artistry involved – very interesting stuff!

      The 1974 gig sounds ‘interesting’…an amazing performance to have witnessed!

        1. Indeed, I keep staring at that last photo of “the crowd” as I’m in there somewhere – but I haven’t yet worked out which one is me!

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