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Chris Squire: No

Posted on | June 28, 2015 | 15 Comments

by Smitty

Chris Squire, bassist of Yes, has joined the Band Eternal. Here’s the signature cut of theirs, as far as I’m concerned:


  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Yes, RIP

  • RKae

    Yes is my absolute fave. Here’s one that Squire wrote that you’ve probably never heard. “Onward.”

  • MrPaulRevere

    The bass line in Starship Troopers is mesmerizing IMO, but of course these things are subjective:

  • Isa

    fun fact: Roundabout was used for the end credits music of seasons 1 and 2 of the anime Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

    that’s how i found it.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …The only place that Lesbians look nice and handsome is in Porn movies…In real life, I have yet to encounter a decent looking one…But then, I don’t look for them either!

  • andycanuck

    At my high school in the late ’70s we used “Roundabout” as the basketball team’s pregame warmup music!

  • Dianna Deeley

    I am very sad, today. I so enjoyed his work.

  • RKae

    How could we forget this one?

    Chris playing “Amazing Grace” as a bass solo:

  • Adobe_Walls

    They put on a great show.

  • RKae

    Did you see them when they toured the Union album in ’91?

    In the round, with a rotating stage, Jon Anderson, 2 keyboardists (Wakeman & Kaye), 2 guitarists (Howe & Rabin), 2 drummers (Bruford & White), but only ONE bass player: Mr. Squire!

  • bruce

    Yes I have been a fan. Had all the Yes and solo albums and Fish out of Water was the one I played repeatedly: it grows on you and is a nice sequence. But it was the bass on Roundabout, Rickenbacker high treble through a vibrato effect: that got my attention, ‘What is that sound?’ Too young Chris, sad you had leukemia.

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  • Steve Skubinna

    Fish Out Of Water was the best of the Yes solo albums by far. And that is not opinion, but indisputable scientific fact.

    Like Paul Revere above, probably my favorite bit of Yes is the final part of Starship Trooper.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Back in the 70s, Constitution Hall I think.

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