Today we honor Chris Squire with the Rock File’s review of Yes live in 2012.
July 28, 2012
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St. Augustine, Florida
Yes fans are a special breed.
They are the aging hippies smoking Borkum Riff in wonderfully smoked and deep-wooded pipes who turned on early to the radical cross-pollination of classical music idioms with the rock revolution of the late 60s.
They are the corduroyed college professors (maybe even the same aging hippies) waiting for tenure but not really caring as long as they can continue to teach The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and How It Might Have Gotten There.
They are the geeky teenage guitar nerds who studied the riff to “La Villa Strangiato (An Exercise in Self-Indulgence)” rather than studying the girls field hockey team during warm-ups.
They are the ones who played “21st Century Schizoid Man” on the flute at the high school talent show without irony because well, this was pre-irony.
They are the ones…
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