Chris Squire still has it!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Agent_Smith, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Agent_Smith


    Jul 8, 2012
    Went to see Yes last night in Birmingham. I had seen them several times in the 90s and early 2000s. This tour I guess they do not have the draw they used to and were playing in a concert hall instead of the arena. As it turned out, not only was the sound much better than I ever remembered before, but my 3rd row seat ended up being about 15 feet from Chris Squire! :hyper:

    It was a real treat to be that close and be able to watch his technique closely. And an even bigger treat was that I heard his playing through his rig instead of through the PA.

    Here is a video I made of Roundabout which turned out pretty decent.

  2. Freddy-G.

    Freddy-G. take your protein pills & put your helmet on

    May 4, 2005
    Duluth, Georgia
    Even though he's played that song a million times, it looks like he's enjoying himself. :) I believe they're here in Atlanta tomorrow night. I'd love to go see them for the 8th time! :bassist:
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  3. Agent_Smith


    Jul 8, 2012
    Well, I was able to get that great seat last minute. Maybe you can score a good seat this late, too :)

    Yeah he definitely was having a good time through the whole show.
  4. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    One thing I've noticed - they all play great, but he has more stage presence than the rest of the band put together.
  5. f.c.geil


    May 12, 2011
    He's a beast! Thanks for making and sharing the video.
  6. 4001

    4001 Inactive

    Sep 29, 2004
    Lake County, IL
    I'd imagine that the draw would be much better if Jon Anderson was the vocalist.
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  7. 4001

    4001 Inactive

    Sep 29, 2004
    Lake County, IL
    He always had the best and the most stage presence of anyone in that band.
  8. Ifriff


    Feb 7, 2011
    Yes are incredible musicians! I always loved that song and that killer bassline! That was great to see. I never knew he used a pick
  9. 4001

    4001 Inactive

    Sep 29, 2004
    Lake County, IL
    He doubled that bassline in the studio with an acoustic six string.
  10. Ifriff


    Feb 7, 2011

    I've always noticed and appreciated that bass line. Even way way before I got into playing bass. In fact I bought that album (actually the cassette) back in the eighties just to hear that bass line over and over. Of course the rest of the band is incredible to listen to as well.
  11. hachi kid

    hachi kid

    Jun 2, 2008
    Austin, TX
    you live in Birmingham?

    and yea...I was kicking myself for not going! I couldn't find anyone to go with me, and I was also working...could have gotten it covered, but I kind of also need the money.....aggghhhh!
  12. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    not the biggest yest fan, but man is that guy awesome. i didnt realize how close my tone was to his, really biting and buzzy. i've heard the isolated bass from the studio version but his live tone is more aggresive.
  13. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Excellent! And what mojo that old white Ric has!
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  14. musicianary


    Jun 23, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Alabama solidarity! Roll Tide! :bassist:
  15. woodyng


    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    Great video,really highlighted Chris's playing and his sound with the RM.(which sounds magnificent!) thanks for sharing that! It sounds like the whole band is really cooking,too.
  16. Indiedog


    Aug 23, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    I saw the tour July 9 in amazing show.

    He most certainly still has "it"
  17. grenadilla


    Aug 22, 2011
    I noticed two things from this good video: 1- Chris does not strain in the slightest playing that fast lick on the verse. and 2- That Marshall 100 and 412 cabinet give his Ampeg some serious "edge". He had 16 tens and 4 twelves up against a Line 6 guitar amp with 112 ! Chris Cuts !
  18. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    that SOUND.


    anyone who claims to not love his tone is just lying to themselves.

    in the mix that brittle crunch sounds so lovely.
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