Yes Rockers Bring The Countryside Into Studio

British rockers YES converted their London studio into a countryside scene to placate band members who were hoping to record in a quiet retreat. While keyboardist Rick Wakeman and frontman Jon Anderson wanted to record 1973's Tales From Topographic Oceans in a rural setting, bassist Chris Squire and guitarist Steve Howe desired a frantic, city location. Wakeman says, "Myself and Jon wanted to record in the country and Chris and Steve wanted to record in the city. "So we recorded in the city, but made the studio look like the country. We had haystacks brought in, wooden fences, an electronic cow. I mean, I had the only keyboards that had earwigs and things in them. It was just absolutely nuts."


Tags: Yes


More Yes

Nirvana, KISS & Deep Purple Emerge As Early Favourites For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame will induct it's class of 2014 in April next year and earlier this week the nominees for the...

Yes Announce Spring 2013 Tour Dates

The iconic and Grammy-winning rock band YES kicked off their triple header concert tour last week in West Wendover, Nevada, unveiling a true classic rock...


Sadness As Peter Banks Dies - Yes Vocalist John Anderson Leads The Tributes

The music world is mourning today as Yes guitarist Peter Banks dies, at the age of 65. The original guitarist for the influential prog rock...

Founding Member of Yes, Peter Banks Dies Aged 65

The rock world is saddened today at the new of Peter Bank’s death, aged 65. He died at his home in London, according to multiple...



Yes Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Yes

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All