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    Someone on Reddit r/yesband found this:

    Co-written by Billy Sherwood

  • #2
    Originally posted by bondegezou
    Someone on Reddit r/yesband found this:

    Co-written by Billy Sherwood
    It’s got a souped up Man in the Moon vibe. Gotta make money somewhere.


    • #3
      Amazing. Hilarious.


      • #4
        what the hell? 😂
        The Definitive YES Albums

        -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
        -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
        -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-Mirror to the Sky-


        • #5
          Lyrically some of his stronger material, but JD might still have better hair…


          • #6
            Originally posted by soundchaser09
            what the hell? 😂
            It's ring entrance music for a professional wrestler. They play it when wrestlers come to the ring and after a victory.

            In this case, it looks like it was for a female wrestler named Alexa Bliss when she was just starting out, and that she switched to something else at some point.

            It's interesting that Billy Sherwood got a co-write credit. I wonder if he's actually writing wrestling entrance music, or if maybe he just contributed to a sample library for things like film and television and someone plucked the tune from a catalog.

            One of the most famous bits of entrance music in wrestling history was for a faction called the NWO. The wrestling company that they were in initially (WCW) just plucked something called "Rock House" from a catalog. Everyone thought they must have had it custom made for them, but they didn't.

            Other wrestlers and groups have had music that is custom made for them. The WWF/WWE (Same company, there was a name change at some point do to legal issues with the World Wildlife Fund) had an in-house writer for many years who would compose themes tailored the characters as they made their debuts, and occasionally when management wanted to change their characters up, or just wanted different music, so this one guy wound up writing like 90%+ of the themes you'd hear if you watched one of their wrestling programs in certain eras.

            Rarely, wrestlers will have a more famous musician custom write a theme for them- usually just people who are big stars or that the company thinks will become big stars.

            Even more rarely, wrestlers will come out to music that was written by famous musicians for an album and may have gotten radio airplay and so forth. There's a faction in AEW that was using Kansas' "Carry On My Wayward Son" for a while. Hulk Hogan during a certain time period would sometimes use a Jimi Hendrix song. There was a wrestler in the old ECW who came out to Metallica's "Enter Sandman".

            The issue with licensing already popular music that's been on the charts and so forth is, first, that it can be costly, and, second, it's sometimes tough to keep licensed, or costs more to keep licensed or license for certain secondary purposes than the wrestling companies are willing to spend. So, doing that can lead to scenarios where themes have to be cut from old matches on DVDs or streaming services and replaced with something complete with fake applause or boos if they didn't have the audience noise recorded on a separate track from the entrance music when they produced it live for television or pay-per-view. That can also lead to situations where the live audience or the wrestler visibly seem to be reacting to music that someone watching the match 10 years later can't hear. It also can lead to viewer dissatisfaction simply because they want to see and hear everything the way they remember, or they really liked the old song. So, these days wrestling companies *usually* stay away from using stuff like that in the first place. But not always. And some wrestling companies historically have been more likely to do it than others.

            Another source for entrances, can be classical music or other tunes that are out of copyright. Ric Flair uses a piece of classical music. The late Randy Savage used an old instrumental tune that has historically been popular at high school and college graduations.
            "A lot of the heavier conversations I was having with Chris toward the end were about his desire for this thing to go forward. He kept reiterating that to me. [...] He kept telling me, 'No matter what happens, Yes needs to continue moving forward and make great music. So promise me that that's something you want to do.'. And I have to keep making music. It's just what I do. [...] I'm a fan of the band and I want to see it thrive and that means new music." -Billy Sherwood