11/01/2008

Interviews - Delicious Agony


Delicious Agony is a very good online radio specialized on progressive rock. Since 2003 they have interviewed some of the best musicians from the genre, and Yes members were interviewed quite many times!
Today I give you a first lot of interviews, where you can hear (separatedly) Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe.

Chris talks about his excitement with the reformation of The Syn (band that he would leave some months after the interview), and also praises his recently dead friend Andrew Jackman, former keyboardist of Syn and responsible for the orchestral arrangements in Fish out of Water.


Rick Wakeman tells us that he's becoming such a famous comediant that there are kids that get surprised when they find out he plays piano. Rick also says there's a weird thelepathy between him and Steve Howe, because on every show they do any improvisation of one is perfectly followed by the other, in a way he never saw with another guitarist.
When the interviewer says "I've been talking to the legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman..." Rick corrects him "You know, legendary means old"
He also talks about his (then) new album Out There how difficult are his one-man shows, when he has to entertain people, alone, for two hours.

Steve, on the other hand, is interviewed after a solo show in New York, and says there's something fascinating about doing a gig alone, being able to change everything as his mind pleases, and he feels much closer to the audience. He comments his album Spectrum and how nice it is to play with a new generation of Yes-related musicians (his son Dylan Howe and Rick's son Oliver Wakeman).

No downloads this time, only streaming audio. Any problems, contact me.

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2 comments:

Martini said...

Chris Squire
http://www.deliciousagony.com/interviews/Chris%20Squire%20and%20Steve%20Nardelli%20of%20The%20Syn-%20Interview%20with%20Don%20Cassidy.m3u

Steve Howe
http://www.deliciousagony.com/interviews/Steve%20Howe-%202005%20Interview%20with%20Don%20Cassidy.m3u

Rick Wakeman
http://www.deliciousagony.com/interviews/Artist%20-%20Rick%20Wakeman-%20Interview%20with%20Don%20Cassidy.m3u

John said...

Thank you SO much for sharing these moments with us. You are a gentleman.