Legendary YES (& Asia) guitarist STEVE HOWE joins Mitch for episode 234 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In the show's only interview, guitarist STEVE HOWE discusses the upcoming YES Album Series Tour featuring the 1980 DRAMA album (performed in its entirety for the first time ever) as well as Sides 1 and 4 of the 1973 double album TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS (plus a selection of the band's greatest hits). He also looks back on his time in ASIA, the passing of bassist Chris
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Quotes from the interview:
The Album Series Tour (time 2.09): "It's a lot more inventive than just playing Roundabout or Heart Of The Sunrise because we are actually playing the whole album. It's a kind of opportunity... A demonstration of what we do instead of saying, 'Here's the song you know best from the album'. We play the whole album and it gives you a chance to experience things that sometimes have never been onstage like Run Through The Night."
Discussing Chris Squire starts at 4.59
"We knew that Chris had contributed a great deal to the band and we'd never done a show without him so we just kind of 'got on'... After a few nights I did start to look over at Billy and get a nice friendly tingle that Billy was the only person that could stand in for Chris..."
Why was Trevor Horn not the vocalist on multiple YES albums (time 8.53): "The opposition we saw in Europe (well Britain mainly)... People we quite rude to Trevor and we were quite upset about it..."