Joe Cass and Total Mass Retain – 565

Produced by Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

As I’m sure you know we lost another giant of the rock world this week. Jeff Beck was one of the most influential guitarists of all time and I’m sure Yes music would sound very different – or possibly wouldn’t exist without the influence of the great man. Rest in Peace.

This week we had a great conversation with Joe Cass who you may well know is the drummer for Yes Tribute Total Mass Retain. He told us stories of his connections with Yes members and the aims of his band who have confirmed two 2023 concerts so far – visit for all the information – they put on an amazing evening of Yes music and if you haven’t met Joe yet, you’ll hear just what a generous and thoughtful musician he is from our chat.

    • What are Yes Tribute Band Total Mass Retain trying to achieve?
    • Who is in the band?
    • What are some of Joe’s fondest memories of Yes?

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    Not final artwork – just me messing about with one of my old photos

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    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: