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#413085 - 06/28/15 05:17 PM R.I.P. Chris Squire
BobKay Offline
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See, Fred. I invoked their name, you dissed me, and now he's dead!

Worst part is he died in PHX yesterday. I lived in AZ. No one wants to die in PHX!

Wow! At least to a few of us dinos around here, he was one of the top bass players of the last 1/4 of the last century, and, still, well into this one.

Thanks for the countless hours we "spent together" over the last 45 years! You were one of a kind.
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#413090 - 06/29/15 01:19 AM Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire [Re: BobKay]
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I've always been a big fan of bass players, and found Yes music in high school. It was fun, challenging and exciting. So Squire was a hero of mine for quite a long time. We had many good hours together.

I remember discovering and being fascinated by his solo album. I haven't heard it in a while, but it seemed to wear well. I remember naively thinking and perhaps hoping that Drama was The End. That was something like 35 years ago.

I saw various incarnations of the band at various venues. They never disappointed me, and Chris always seemed to channel joyful authority. He was an amazing musician, and I am grateful for the art he left us.
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#413091 - 06/29/15 01:34 AM Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire [Re: BobKay]
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Saw them play with Chris here in Texas back in college. Great show / great band. Best wishes to his loved ones.

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#413096 - 06/29/15 09:10 AM Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire [Re: DrStrangeQuark]
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It's odd. All of the reports say he was the only Yes member to be on all of the studio albums. That's because they legally could not use the "Yes" name when he did not appear on "Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe." I don't know the history surrounding that recording, but I have always filed it under "Y."
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#413100 - 06/29/15 10:41 AM Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire [Re: BobKay]
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Yeah, me, too. I think it's rather good, and don't know why he and the others seem to have been "on the outs" during that period. (There's no "and" in the title, btw). Tony Levin was a brilliant choice as replacement, and that was quite a good concert. I think Chris may have been playing with Tony Kaye, Alan White and Trevor Rabin at the time.

Here is a nice remembrance from Brian May

I really fear that these inevitable artistic losses over the next decade are going to be a tremendous buzzkill.
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#413105 - 06/29/15 01:02 PM Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire [Re: BobKay]
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I realized a couple of weeks ago that almost all my heroes are going to die in the next 10 years or so.

Except Charles. He's got 11, from what I've heard.
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#413108 - 06/29/15 03:44 PM Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire [Re: BobKay]
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#413132 - 06/30/15 12:26 PM Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By tomtuttle


I really fear that these inevitable artistic losses over the next decade are going to be a tremendous buzzkill.


You ready my mind. Well, partly. I also thought we should have a "pool." Then I thought that I should make an R.I.P. post for, say, like, Roger Waters, and just wait for Fred to show up.
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#413199 - 07/03/15 08:58 PM Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire [Re: BobKay]
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In keeping with my fashionably late posting...

Thanks for the shout out Bob, I was trying to figure out a way to blame this on you.

For the longest time, I had no idea how well regarded Chris Squire was, I just knew I loved his bass lines.

Yes, all the musical legends we old guys admire will be gone soon. Well, except Mick Jaggar because he's chemically so well preserved he'll be touring well into 2080.

It's a passing of the torch to a new crop of legends like Kanye West I guess.
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#413213 - 07/04/15 12:08 PM Re: R.I.P. Chris Squire [Re: fredk]
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Kanye West is a legend in his own mind grin

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