Though lauded by prog rock enthusiasts as perhaps the greatest band of the genre, Yes often was derided by most rock critics as a pretentious, overly artsy group. For a while, even the powers that be dismissed them but just this year they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame after being eligible for 23 years.
This here is the 4th official episode of 2017 for the Sound & Groove Podcast but of course it's way overdue. Don't fret though. Another 2 will still follow here in the rest of 2017. This particular edition is the 2nd of a 2-episode theme dealing with songs I enjoy from artists I typically don't or ones who were often the target of the music critics' revulsion for various reasons.
And if you haven't been keeping up with S&G on Music of Evan's Mind and/or its newest home at www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com, here's the breakdown: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centered around. It will be jam packed with my analysis, synopses, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy while I played edited-down versions of each tune. And not to worry, each month will contain a different theme than the last. Got it? Get it? Good. Happy listening to you all!
1. Massachusetts- The Bee Gees (1967)
2. 25 or 6 to 4- Chicago (1969)
3. Make It With You- Bread (1970)
4. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes- Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
5. Roundabout- Yes (1970)
Info of note:
Intro- "Gardening At Night" by R.E.M. (1982)
Outro- "South Central Rain" by R.E.M. (1984)
All comments, questions and feedback are greatly welcomed and appreciated! I encourage participation. Even though I drain an hour off your life by listening to the podcast then checking through the links, at least you don't have to fork over your money to me... though if you feel like, you know... But in all seriousness, let me now what you'd like to hear or see and I'll consider it. Popular approval doesn't always sway me but having fans or listeners get their input would be just grand!