R.I.P. Chris Squire

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R.I.P. Chris Squire
« on: 28 Jun 2015, 05:37 pm »
Very sad to hear Chris Squire passed away today. Chris was a co-founder of Yes, a extraordinary band that became synonymous with Progressive Rock and expanded our sense of what was possible in contemporary music. I remember when Yes first arrived on the music scene. Blew me away. A true creative original. Thank you and R.I.P. sir.

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« Reply #1 on: 28 Jun 2015, 05:39 pm »
Very sad to hear Chris Squire passed away today. Chris was a co-founder of Yes, a extraordinary band that became synonymous with Progressive Rock and expanded our sense of what was possible in contemporary music. I remember when Yes first arrived on the music scene. Blew me away. A true creative original. Thank you and R.I.P. sir.


I share your sadness.  What a phenomenal bass player/composer.  Grew up on YES.  Relayer is still one of my all time favorite albums.

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« Reply #2 on: 28 Jun 2015, 05:57 pm »
I also listened to Yes in my youth.  I will have to dig some out and listen again.

RIP.

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« Reply #3 on: 28 Jun 2015, 05:59 pm »
I was listening to Yes - Drama last night and this morning and I was really getting into Chris Squire's bass lines on the track Machine Messiah. I saw him live twice with Yes and he was a phenomenal musician. He will be surely missed :(      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHt_lDTe2fI

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« Reply #4 on: 28 Jun 2015, 09:29 pm »
RIP Chris.  He was a king of the progressive rock scene.  I saw them 4 times in 1970, including two high school/small college venues where I was no more than 10 ft from Chris and Steve as they did TYA stuff!!   Changed my rock and roll life!  One of my favorite concerts of all time was taking my high school sweetheart/crush to a holiday 1971 concert (December 3rd I think) at Akron Civic Theater and they debuted Fragile!!  Amazing memories.

Akron Rubber Bowl in 1972 and they followed first a little known group called The Eagles, then Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin.  That night they debuted Close To The Edge.  A buddy had a small Aiwa tape recorder.  We knew that album in its entirety before it came out!!  Ah, the memories.   

RIP Chris.  You deserve a special place in rock and roll heaven.

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« Reply #5 on: 29 Jun 2015, 12:48 am »
Sad news about Chris.  Made me pull out one of my favorite Yes solo albums.  Listening to it now :thumb:


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« Reply #6 on: 29 Jun 2015, 03:22 am »
Very sad right now.  I have been a huge fan of Yes' music, and Chris Squire's playing since I discovered them in my teens.  Seen Yes on many occasions.
Inspired by Paul McCartney and John Entwistle, Chris' creative and innovative approach to bass playing allowed Yes to go in many different directions, often in the same piece.  He could play melodically, or rhythmically, or solo, and knew when to hold back, and when to let go, while always providing tremendous support and opportunity to the other musicians.
I'll never forget my first Yes concert in Madison Square Garden, took the train in from Princeton, NJ.  My jaw was literally dropped at the experience, Heart Of The Sunrise, indeed!

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« Reply #7 on: 29 Jun 2015, 09:59 am »
Very sad news.  Thanks for the memories.

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« Reply #8 on: 29 Jun 2015, 10:28 am »
RIP

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« Reply #9 on: 29 Jun 2015, 12:54 pm »
Very sad news. He was a unique talent and to me, the pulse that drove Yes. We saw them last summer in Atlanta and Chris was hearing it from the audience. Stuff like "monster bass player" from the guy sitting behind me and "bass God" from another........He loved it.....

How do they go on without him? Going to be tough.....

RIP Chris and soldier on Yes....

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« Reply #10 on: 9 Jul 2015, 04:22 am »
loved his sound   :( i saw yes live last summer here in Houston and he was amazing
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« Reply #11 on: 9 Jul 2015, 02:12 pm »
I was fortunate to attend a Yes concert back in the 70's. The venue was in a huge indoor arena on the East Coast. I was worried the size of the venue would swallow them up. Of all the concerts I've been to this one remains at the top of my list. All that wonderfully complex music performed perfectly LIVE complete with laser light show. It was an aural and optical feast and my ears were ringing hours later so no shortage of SPL. To this day Yes remains one of my all time favorite bands.

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« Reply #12 on: 9 Jul 2015, 02:38 pm »
And F the Rock and Roll Hall for Fame for not inducting Yes.  A travesty.  Yea, maybe someday, but Chris should have been there for it!

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« Reply #13 on: 9 Jul 2015, 03:01 pm »
And F the Rock and Roll Hall for Fame for not inducting Yes.  A travesty.  Yea, maybe someday, but Chris should have been there for it!


Kiss is in, but Yes is not. The RRHoF induction process has always been opaque and often controversial. I don't begrudge any of the inductees for being there. They all earned it. However, it's the absence of some obvious groups like Yes that strain credibility.

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« Reply #14 on: 10 Jul 2015, 12:10 pm »
T - I agree 100%. 

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« Reply #15 on: 10 Jul 2015, 02:54 pm »
I only saw YES once, opening for Jethro Tull in July 1971, my first "real" concert, at the impressionable age of 15. "All Good People" was getting some airplay at that time. The band was amazing, and I remember Chris Squire being a fantastic player. I felt Tull was at least as good,musically, but far more ferocious and exciting, bringing a harder blues rock edge to their brand of progressive music. The early 70s were good years for rock concerts!