YES – A BAND NEAR AND DEAR TO ME

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I was seven years old when I first heard “Starship Trooper”. I was enraptured by it, it took me away to the stars and beyond. My mom turned me on to Yes and I was hooked. I have remained a fan throughout the years.

Formed in 1968, by Chris Squire, Yes has been cutting edge ever since. They have risen from obscurity, to the heights of success. There have been many different lineups throughout the years with some outstanding musicians.

The most successful lineup (in my opinion) consisted of: Jon Anderson – lead vocals, percussion, guitar, harp, various others, Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals, various others, Steve Howe – guitars, backing vocals, various others, Bill Bruford – drums, percussion, various others, Rick Wakeman – keyboards, piano, Hammond organ, Mellotron, various others.

During the 80’s they had hits from the lineup of: Jon Anderson – (vocals), Tony Kaye – (Keyboards), Trevor Rabin – (Guitars, vocals, additional keyboards), Chris Squire – (Bass, vocals), Alan White – (Drums, percussion, backing vocals). This lineup gave us hits like: “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, “It Can Happen”, “Leave It”, and “Changes”

The current lineup of Yes consists of: Chris Squire – (bass, backing vocals, various others), Steve Howe – (guitars, backing vocals, various others), Alan White – (drums, percussion, backing vocals, various others), Geoff Downes – (keyboards), Jon Davison – (lead vocals, various others)

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From 1 March to 12 April 2013, Yes will embark on their Spring 2013 North American tour. The band will play three albums a night for the first time in their entirety: The Yes Album, Close to the Edge and Going for the One. During the Spring 2013 North American tour, Yes will lead a progressive-rock themed cruise titled Cruise to the Edge from 25 to 30 March 2013. Yes will also be going into the studio in the fall 2013 to record a new album, their 21st studio album and the first with Jon Davison.

 

The progressive rock music of Yes deserves a listen.

 

the Hellion

 

 

 

PORCUPINE TREE LAUNCHES “OCTANE TWISTED” RECORD STORE DAY GIVEAWAY

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PORCUPINE TREE LAUNCHES “OCTANE TWISTED” RECORD STORE DAY GIVEAWAY

Two-disc live set “Octane Twisted” out now via Kscope

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LONDON – Porcupine Tree has launched a contest to celebrate the release of its latest live album Octane Twisted and Record Store Day 2012 – a recognition of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Fans can enter online at: http://recordstoreday.com/Contest/1085 for a chance to win an EBS OctoBass pedal autographed by Porcupine Tree bassist Colin Edwin, as well as a Porcupine Tree t-shirt.

A live rendition of side one of The Incident, the band’s 10th studio album, recorded in Chicago, plus a second disc of select Porcupine Tree tracks recorded in Chicago and London, Octane Twisted can be purchased now at your favorite local record store.

A streaming track, “Dislocated Day,” as well as a slew of other Octane Twisted media, can be accessed on the album’s mini-site at: http://www.kscopemusic.com/porcupinetree/octanetwisted/.

An additional contest with Modern Drummer, which launched earlier this month, can still be entered online at: http://www.moderndrummer.com/?p=25443&shareadraft=baba25443_50bf64099db54 for a chance to win some of Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison’s favorite gear from the likes of Zildjian, Remo, Sonor, Vic Firth and Hardcase.

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CD 1:

The Incident – Chicago:

1. Occam’s Razor
2. The Blind House
3. Great Expectations
4. Kneel and Disconnect
5. Drawing the Line
6. The Incident
7. Your Unpleasant Family
8. The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train
9. Time Flies
10. Degree Zero of Liberty
11. Octane Twisted
12. The Seance
13. Circle of Manias
14. I Drive the Hearse

CD2:

1. Hatesong
2. Russia on Ice / The Pills I’m Taking
3. Stars Die
4. Bonnie the Cat
5. Even Less
6. Dislocated Day
7. Arriving Somewhere but not Here

“a worthy document that will thrill fans and likely win new ones among those fortunate enough to hear it. Recommended.” – Yahoo! Music

“Octane Twisted fully justifies and exemplifies why Porcupine Tree has been a favorite band for many genre enthusiasts (including myself) for over two decades.” – PopMatters.com

“Beautifully recorded, Octane Twisted offers live proof that The Incident stands as one of rock’s most ambitious concept works.” – All Music

Stay tuned for more information on Porcupine Tree and Octane Twisted, out now on Kscope.

Porcupine Tree online…

http://www.porcupinetree.com

http://www.facebook.com/PorcupineTreeOfficial

http://twitter.com/#!/PorcupineTree

http://www.kscopemusic.com

http://www.kscopemusic.com/porcupinetree/

Porcupine Tree is…

Steven Wilson – Vocals/Guitar

Richard Barbieri – Keyboards

Colin Edwin – Bass

Gavin Harrison – Drums

Check ’em out

the Hellion