What did they do next – part 10a – Steve Howe – 421

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Bodast!
The Bodast Tapes featuring Steve Howe

This week, Mark and I begin our look at what Steve Howe did next after leaving Yes after the Drama tour. Michael Handerhan suggested that, rather than going straight to Asia, Howe produced something else next which uncovered a remarkable passage of time in his early career.

  • What’s this all about?
  • New old material?
  • Where did this band’s name come from?

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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 the following two creative commons sources: thanvannispen and archive.org

4 thoughts on “What did they do next – part 10a – Steve Howe – 421”

  1. Wow – this one takes me back. I purchased the vinyl when it first came out, at the long lost Preservation Records in Hudson, Ohio. I got rid of all my vinyl more than 20 years ago. (Too many moves.) I hope that my old copy now resides in the collection of a YMP listener!

  2. As a big fan of everything Steve Howe, I bought the UK vinyl on Cherry Red Records when it first came out in ’81. I recommend it for all fans of Steve’s playing. It’s a decent slice of late 60s English rock. Steve signed it for me years ago. I’ll post pics of it on your Facebook page.

  3. Wow, this episode takes me back. I bought the vinyl of this when it first came out as well, at the long lost Preservation Records, in Hudson, Ohio. The whole Nether Street / Wurm thing was fascinating to my pre-internet 17 year old self — there was no one I knew who cared at all, but I was blown away. Sadly, that vinyl (along with my Tomorrow LP) disappeared from my life at least 20 years ago. Hopefully, my copy found its way into the hands of a YMP listener . . . .

    Speaking of Steve, Burning Shed says it is already out of his book!

  4. There seems to be a theme developing here. I also bought this in the early 80s on vinyl. I didn’t even realise it was a recnt release, but assumed it was a cynical re-release cashing in on Yes’s popularity in the 70s). Like the others here, my copy disappeared (also along with my Tomorrow LP) when I left the house whilst my wife got rid of all my vinyl. (It should be noted I had full knowledge of this. I agreed t was necessary, but couldnt bear to be around when it happened).
    I enjoyed the Bodast album very much. Steve is immediately recognisable. No so with Tomorrow (notable for “Excerpt for a Teenage Opera” with it’s “Grocer Jack” chorus and “My White Bicycle” later a hit for Nazareth )

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