I listen to allot of music, -- allot. For some reason "Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection" popped up and I started to preview all the tracks, -- amazon allows me full track reviews on many tracks. I actually don't own any Yes, not even from that era (no money to by Vinyl... $5-$10 bucks $15 even, back then, was like 20, 30, 40 ish today? +- ).
Anyway, I was struck hard, in memory how much Yes I listened to within all of the very much other, especially from that era.
It made me remember concerts, and theirs. I think it was during their "Fragile" album release, --not sure. Worst concert in my life. -- NOT THE BAND but the Madison Square Garden venu concert iteself.
I was basically there, taking someone else who wanted to go, but would not have gone otherwise.
The crowd was "out of control"; so loud, I/we actually could not properly hear the band, and Yes would NOT turn up the volume. That's when the paper programs were set on fire and being chucked randomly, -- which happened kinda regularly anyway. (I heard a rumor that after one concert Led Zep said they'd never play the Garden again... yeah, right...) So between the flying cups-o-beer and burning paper airplanes I was ready to got, maybe it was like 30 mins into it but stayed as long as this person wanted to.
Hard to believe to be bored at a Yes concert, but I was. I never understood why they never just cranked it, but, they didn't, -- my memory of it anyway. I may be the only person on Earth ? who remembers it anyway -- and it's just a memory that pops up now and then.
-- As well, as I think about this, I guess I am surprised at the memory of how much Yes was played then, -- 95.5 WPLJ was "THE" FM station then... and again, -- who had money for Vinyl?! (Not me) So, the radio meant allot, -- then; unlike today. I actually think I have not turned on the "radio" in one vehicle I own hahhh! However, in another, it has the factory installed 8-Track Tape Player/Radio combo in it... good God! Aye!?