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Only Alan

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:11 pm
by Yessong
Driving in to work this morning it suddenly occurred to me that, with the death of Chris, Alan is the only current member that was a part of the 90215 line-up...just food for thought

Re: Only Alan

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:19 pm
by Chris1960
Why the 90125 lineup? Steve is the only one from the Yes Album lineup - there's no-one from the first two albums. I guess with Anderson no longer in the band and Chris' death, that continuous chain is broken forever...

Re: Only Alan

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:31 pm
by guilddigger
Remember Rick's prediction of a Yes long after the original members are dead and buried.

Re: Only Alan

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:16 am
by TaterMouse
guilddigger wrote:Remember Rick's prediction of a Yes long after the original members are dead and buried.
No. Steve Howe will return from the grave if necessary to prevent that.

Re: Only Alan

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:31 pm
by Chris1960
guilddigger wrote:Remember Rick's prediction of a Yes long after the original members are dead and buried.
The perpetual Yes idea is routinely trotted out on YesFans and it annoys the hell out of me. It's a stamp-collector's or brand-slave's idea of Yes.

I know there's still a Glenn Miller orchestra [actually several, so where's the 'literal' truth in that? (and in any case an orchestra is by definition variably constituted)], but Yes' status as a band, let alone a brand, unfortunately means that if such an entity exists after the death of its originators, it would probably struggle to fill bars, let alone concert venues.

Re: Only Alan

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:40 pm
by TaterMouse
Chris1960 wrote:The perpetual Yes idea is routinely trotted out on YesFans and it annoys the hell out of me. It's a stamp-collector's or brand-slave's idea of Yes.

I know there's still a Glenn Miller orchestra [actually several, so where's the 'literal' truth in that? (and in any case an orchestra is by definition variably constituted)], but Yes' status as a band, let alone a brand, unfortunately means that if such an entity exists after the death of its originators, it would probably struggle to fill bars, let alone concert venues.
Don't you think to some extent we're already there.......

Re: Only Alan

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:43 pm
by TaterMouse
I don't mean that in a particularly good way either

Re: Only Alan

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:26 pm
by Chris1960
TaterMouse wrote:I don't mean that in a particularly good way either
You couldn't take that in a good way!

[I think you're right unfortunately - I'd watch Steve Howe play in a coal shed, but it's a struggle to accept he and a few random musicians playing Yessongs together are Yes and the audiences do seem to be dwindling].

PS Merry Crimble to all my old YesChoms.