Nights At The Roundtable - Yes, 1970

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(Yes - just before Rick Wakeman, just before indulgence, just before cliche)


It's almost impossible to believe tonight's track, Yours Is No Disgrace was released 40 years ago. But I guess things happen when you least expect them, and time is certainly one of them.

Before they became their own worst cliche, Yes were a band considered at the forefront of the Progressive genre of Rock. Not for all tastes, but they certainly became a staple in the diet of just about every FM station worth it's wattage from 1970 on. Yes went great with just about every drug you could imagine - there was a little something for everybody going on between the sleeves of every new release and just about anybody who was around in 1970 will tell you at least one Yes album was required listening at just about every party they went to. Although they have gone through numerous personnel changes in 40 years, they are still somewhat together and touring. But this track off The Yes Album, the album that changed their direction (Tony Kaye the original keyboards had left and was replaced by Rick Wakeman) and made them a household name, certainly sticks in my memory as one of those "oh yeah - I remember what I was doing when I first heard that" situations, whether I really want to admit it or not.

There are those guilty pleasures to consider and music has millions of them.

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