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    JA says he wants to tour with a YES cover band.

    Huuum. https://www.1073theeagle.com/news/ex...qoqRbcCI7GlZCU

    #2
    "THE QUAGMIRE OF LIFE"

    The new multi-dimensional concept album by YES featurin' Jon and the Geeks. Tells the tale of a man who builds a time machine back to the Seventies. Available on Spotify and purple-coloured vinyl.

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      #3
      There are likely several Yes Tribute bands that would love to tour with him.

      I doubt that fronting a generic "cover band" will sell tickets, unless he pre-releases set lists that are really appealing.

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        #4
        I’m sure he’d love to tour with a band that can play like Yes but doesn’t expect to be paid like Yes…

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          #5
          Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
          "THE QUAGMIRE OF LIFE"

          The new multi-dimensional concept album by YES featurin' Jon and the Geeks. Tells the tale of a man who builds a time machine back to the Seventies. Available on Spotify and purple-coloured vinyl.
          That's basically the premise of Glass Hammer's Chronomaut album (Post-Jon Davison era). A prog singer tries to go back in time to the 70s and do it all again- better, and in a time period where he thinks the music will be more appreciated than if he were to try to do it in his present. However, he's arguably insane and quite possibly schizophrenic. It's not clear that there really is a time machine even within the fictional context of the music.

          At least that's what I got from the album. It's a prog concept album, so, you know, it's, probably by design, not the easiest story to get an absolute bead on in terms of what the band was intending. They're fairly accessible online, though. They probably mentioned exactly what the intended meaning was- which may or may not be what I think it was.
          Last edited by downbyariver; 08-19-2022, 11:34 AM.
          "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

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            #6
            The Band Geeks aren't a Yes cover band. They are a side project of several professional musicians, who do covers of lots of artists, including Yes.

            And, dbar, it's "schizophrenic"!

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              #7
              "Lost in the Quagmire of Life"? A euphemism for stoned out of my head in California, I suspect. Good luck Jon. I shan't be coming to see ABG.

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                #8
                I'm really looing forward to the Band Geek Anderson tour (Richie stated on a podcast it's set for 2023). Those guys are all fantastic musicians. I'd rather see this than the Relayer tour. Big fan of Richie's work in Blue Oyster Cult since 2004 as well


                How I get my Chris Squire Bass Sound -(if your a tech geek, this is pretty cool)

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5qdWuEQauM

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                  #9
                  This works for me so bring it on Jon!

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                    #10
                    work with rick and trevor
                    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-

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by soundchaser09 View Post
                      work with rick and trevor
                      that ship has sailed

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                        #12
                        The Band Geeks did some really great covers of Yes songs on YouTube. Like Henry said, these guys are pros. I'm actually looking forward to this.
                        Jeff Tiberius Grey Wolf
                        My hovercraft is full of eels

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bondegezou View Post
                          And, dbar, it's "schizophrenic"!
                          Thanks. I went back and edited my post with the proper spelling upon seeing your post.
                          "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

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Homemade Parachute View Post
                            I’m sure he’d love to tour with a band that can play like Yes but doesn’t expect to be paid like Yes…
                            Bingo.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by madbear View Post
                              "Lost in the Quagmire of Life"? A euphemism for stoned out of my head in California, I suspect. Good luck Jon. I shan't be coming to see ABG.
                              Admire Jon for gettin' out and singin'. The psychological blow that someone who founded a band and led it and now is not invited to return must be massive.
                              He could easily be bitter and drown his sorrows.

                              So would see ABG if they came down here. To support Jon who has given me untold listenin' pleasure over the years.

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