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Steve Howe’s Beginnings – 252

'Beginnings' by Steve Howe
‘Beginnings’ by Steve Howe

Produced by Preston Frazier

This week we have reached Steve Howe’s Beginnings in our survey of Yes members’ solo albums. We also have a slightly exasperating 2 Pence about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an ARW review from Ken Fuller.

  • Steve Howe sings all the lead vocals – why?
  • Does this album hang together as a coherent whole?
  • What would happen to ARW and Yes if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Yes this time?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Episode 112 – An interview with Steve Sullivan from Forgotten Yesterdays and the Voices for Yes campaign

Forgotten Yesterdays
The amazing fan website, Forgotten Yesterdays

The one hundred and twelfth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fantastic interview with one of the most influential Yes Fans in the world, Steve Sullivan. He is one of the founders of the amazing fan site, and has been heavily involved in the Voices for Yes campaign to have Yes inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.


Erratum from Steve – Keith Levene wasn’t a member of the Sex Pistols, he was a co-founder with ‘Johnny Rotten’ (John Lydon) of Public Image Ltd., Lydon’s post-Pistols band.  Levene was also an early member of  the Clash, though he was already out the band by the time they made their first album.

  • What is Steve’s own Yes story?
  • How did Forgotten Yesterdays come about and what’s on the site?
  • How can you get involved with the Voices for Yes campaign?

Enjoy my conversation with Steve and then get involved by contacting me via any of the methods below.


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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…)