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RIP Andrew Fletcher, Depeche Mode keyboardist.

RIP Alan White, Yes drummer.
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Basslint wrote: Alan White, Yes drummer.
Quite an amazing drummer. Check out SoundChaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9_5kd4b5fU
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j_e_f_f_g wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 6:23 pm
Basslint wrote: Alan White, Yes drummer.
Quite an amazing drummer. Check out SoundChaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9_5kd4b5fU
Thank you! Of course, The Yes Album, Fragile and Close to the edge are (probably) Yes' most iconic albums and Bill Bruford tends to be remembered as "the" Yes drummer, but in practice Alan White was the Yes drummer since he played drums on most Yes albums. And I must say, a lot of albums after Close to the edge are terribly underrated, I would suppose for three reasons:
1) For the prog backlash in the punk/new wave era
2) For the departures of Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman, who became very famous solo musicians (Bruford also played in King Crimson and that sealed his "prog legend" status)
3) The pop turn Yes took in the 80s

I hope that the news of Alan White's death will lead more fans to discover the "other" stuff Yes did and appreciate his work. I think it's not a good thing when a band is remembered for 2-3 albums, it kind of "cancels" many years of hard work, creativity and growth.

Edit: And besides, Alan White's drumming in Owner of a Lonely Heart is an absolute classic and that is probably Yes' most famous song, even outside prog circles.
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I have always been a big Yes fan. Agreed The Yes Album, Fragile and Close to the Edge are highlights but Tales From Topographic Oceans is equal to them IMO. I have listened to most of their albums and most are at least interesting although some of their later ones I probably wont listen again. Fly From Here Return Trip from 2018 is well worth a listen with Trevor Horn on vocals and Geoff Downes on keyboard (aka The Buggles!), with Howe, Squire, and White. Better than the 2011 original and curiously not listed in the band's discography on Wikipedia.
Also essential listening is the Steven Wilson remixes which improve on the original classics (again IMO, I heard things I never noticed in the originals).
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One of my favorite singers, Julee Cruise, died at 65. Rest in peace.

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