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Chris Squire and YES nominated for the 2014 R&R Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Freddy-G., Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Finally! I think this is long overdue and can't imagine them not being inducted. But I'm a long-time fan so maybe I'm a little biased. I can see the stage now, crowded with present and past members of the band. I definitely want to see this show when it is broadcast.

    Also glad to see Deep Purple and Peter Gabriel are nominated.

    Vote for 5 of your favorite nominees here:
  2. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Yes, Purple & Gabriel need to get in this time around
  3. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie It's all fun&games 'til the winged monkeys show up Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
  4. johnpbass


    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    Being a long time, die hard Yes fan, I would hope they tell the R&R HOF thanks, but no thanks!
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale

    These are all overdue.

    The problem with Yes is there are literally 20 different people who have played in that band and that is not including the ABWH version of Yes. So who get's inducted?
  6. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Get everyone who's ever been in Yes on the stage - minus Peter Banks of course - RIP
  7. Even though he was never a member of YES, it would be cool to see Tony Levin on stage with them, since he played on the ABWH album. But, ABWH is not YES -- close, but no cigar. ;) Apparently, Squire is the only member that has legal authority to use the YES name. For example (and correct me if I am wrong), on the Drama album, Squire was the only original member of YES on the album.
  8. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Well, the poll lets you see the results, and as of this posting Yes is in the top 5, so here's hoping...

    Right now it's showing me Nirvana at 15%, KISS at 14%, Deep Purple at 11%, Yes at 10%, and Peter Gabriel at 9% (rounding off all the decimals). Which is about how I figured it would be, except I think Hall and Oates deserve a higher standing.
  9. SpasticFingers


    Mar 2, 2010
    IIRC, Levin does appear on the Union album, as it resulted from the fractioned band reuniting, with the efforts of the former bands appearing on the tracks that they had formerly worked. IMHO, it was the only album from post-pop Yes that was worthy of the Yes name.

    As for the HOF, Wenner and his industry minions have all but delegitimized the institution with their decisions to lionize genres that never PRETENDED to represent rock, while ignoring acts based upon nothing more than personal agendas. Ignoring Grand Funk Railroad, a band that ruled the airwaves,ticketsales and tastes of a generation - while including Grand Master Flash, Run DMC, Madonna, and Donna Summer, are just a small sample of the Hall's negligence.

    There is zero reason to worry about specific band personel, the hall actually decides that... Witness Anthony Phillips being left out of Genesis.

    One last pet peeve is The Moody Blues and King Crimson - both of these bands are more than worthy. In fact, I wouldnt put it past Fripp to refuse to acknowledge the "honor", having no respect for its history.
  10. Hear! Hear!
    Or +1, if you prefer.
    Long live The Moody Blues and King Crimson! Mighty giants indeed! :bassist:
  11. From their website:

    I hope and pray that Jon Anderson will perform with YES again in the future. I sorely miss him -- not only his for voice, but also for his role as a band leader, song writer, and his ability to make each performance a unique experience; a celebration (both physical and spiritual) of life through music. Namaste. :)
  12. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

    1. Purple-no need to explain
    2. Yes- no need to explain
    3. Nirvana - not even my favorite grunge band
    but they were pioneers and the face of that
    Genre/ at least for me
    4. Hall & Oates - before they went completely pop,
    Their first several albums had a ton of soul
    along with great writing and musicianship
    I saw them back in '79 and they were incredible
    5. Gabriel - no need to explain.

    If Nirvana gets in-who would sing and play
    Cobains' parts?
  13. muggsy

    muggsy Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    The Meters are LONG overdue.
  14. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    RRHOF is a joke.
  15. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    It's as much of a joke as any other Hall Of Fame in any other field, I suppose. If there is a rock and roll hall, nominating Yes and Kiss is long overdue. The Replacements are a big pleasant surprise to me and it makes me feel pretty old.

    Great to see Peter Gabriel recognized. Is Genesis already in?
  16. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis

    And Rush was long overdue. Yet The Furious Five have been in for how long? Like I said, it's a joke.

    Yes should tell them to shove it. I wish Rush would have. At least Alex gave them a bit of flack at the ceremony.
  17. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    There is always a surge in sales of an artists catalog when they get in the R&R Hall of Fame, it's hard to turn your back on that cash.
  18. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Wait, the HOF can nominate/induct a band...but then further specify who's in the band?!?!? That's beyond insipid.
  19. Furthermore, it will continue to be a joke until there is a Captain Beefheart wing!!!
  20. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    The Hall Of Shame.
    They don't deserve to exist.
    What a joke.

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