Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sentence of the day

From Intuitive Music, in a story about the long friendship between Yes singer Jon Anderson and the band’s on-off keyboard player Rick Wakeman:
In August 1971, Yes decided to fire their keyboardist Tony Kaye after he missed the first studio sessions for “The Yes Album” when he stayed longer in New York, at the end of the band’s US tour, apparently because he was in a hotel room with Deborah Harry.
Well, you would, wouldn’t you.


Rob Hosking said...

See, you have everything that was wrong with Prog Rock summed up in that one little anecdote.

Po faced pompous killjoys with no sense of fun. No respect for other people's sense of fun either.

Stephen Stratford said...

Quite. I think that's why Wakeman left the band so often.

Why he kept rejoining is a puzzle, as he was doing rather well on his own. But then that's a hard road after a while.

Phil said...

I remember New Musical Express once did an article on Yes - with the title 'Someone left the tofu out in the rain'

Stephen Stratford said...

Better than leaving the coke out in the rain.

Dave Hillier said...

"Well, you would, wouldn’t you."

Oh yes. Yes, I would. So, so would.

Stephen Stratford said...

Down, boy.