Progressive Rock Favourites: Yes, ‘Survival’

Progressive rock, classic rock, art rock… whatever you want to call it, this is one of my favourite pieces from the early song catalogue of British band Yes — captured live from 1969.

This line up shows Peter Banks on guitar and vocals and Tony Kaye on keyboards, a year before they were replaced by Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, forming what some still regard as the ‘classic’ Yes lineup — there have been many changes since.

Eclectic rock might be the better word for this style of music. Yes went on to be one of the very best exponents of this genre, in my opinion.

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Moody Blues : Eyes Of A Child [Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia] [reblog] — Marina Kanavaki

from Oannes Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia #18 To 1969 οι Moody Blues κυκλοφόρησαν ένα άλμπουμ με τον “μεγαλόσχημα διδακτικό” τίτλο ‘To Our Children’s Children’s Children’.Μπορεί εύκολα κανείς να τους κατηγορήσει, όπως και άλλους της γενιάς τους, για το αδίκημα του self righteousness και γενικώς του self indulging.Θα είχε μάλλον άδικο, αλλά αυτό είναι μια άλλη […]

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Moody Blues: To Our Children’s Children’s Children (1969)

A favourite album of mine too, excellently reviewed on a great site.

Ticket 2 Ride

Fifty years ago, this stunning album was released. The fourth album of the classic Moody Blues lineup.

This was the year of the moon landing, which is an underlying theme of this album. If you were alive then, as I was, your great grandchildren could be listening to this album now.

In 1969, war, pollution and the population bomb threatened our future. Seems relevant today as well.

p01bqh8w Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder, Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge

The Moody Blues were deep thinkers in their musical creativity. They could wrap lyrical observations around their cerebral soundscapes. This album was no exception. It shines as maybe the best of their works, and the most enjoyable to listen to in its entirety. Put it in the stereo and drift in the heavens with it.

There are those who might have written-off the Moodies as peace and love, long-haired hippies for the messages…

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When a joke about the moon hoax is taken too seriously — Matthew Wright

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There’s an old joke about the Moon landing hoax conspiracy. You know: “Sure it was a hoax, but they got Stanley Kubrick to direct and he insisted that they had to be on location.” I thought everybody knew that one. It’s an oldie but a goodie that suitably lampoons the lunatic fringe who imagine the […]

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Haiku: Moon Dreaming

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John, I chose the Moon
I too dreamed of better things
Where have they all gone?

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Haiku: The Moon Landing

two boys sitting on crescent moon
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Neil, I was there!
You and Buzz lit up my dreams.
So why the long wait?

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