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(Louder Sound)   Geddy Lee has only stood in line once to get tickets to see a band .... Yes, it was not the Eagles   (loudersound.com) divider line
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2020-07-03 5:00:34 PM  
Just had to hear a soprano who could hit higher notes than him.
 
2020-07-03 5:24:58 PM  
Was it Yes?
 
2020-07-03 5:40:38 PM  
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2020-07-03 5:43:44 PM  
Yeah.  It's not an accident that Geddy played the same model bass as Chris Squire in the band's "first era"
 
2020-07-03 5:51:34 PM  

Cewley: Just had to hear a soprano who could hit higher notes than him.


Anderson still sounds pretty damned good for a guy his age and with as many health issues as he's had. (This is seven years ago, but still a good representation):

"Awaken" - Jon Anderson & Todmobile 2013
Youtube d_Va3e_52TE
 
2020-07-03 6:05:25 PM  
This doesn't surprise me.
 
2020-07-03 6:11:58 PM  
"we lined up at Maple Leaf Gardens all night to get tickets, and we ended up with second-row seats"

If he did that now, he'd end up with nose bleed seats due to TicketScammer gobbling up all the good seats within seconds.
 
2020-07-03 6:16:42 PM  
I had a friend like his when I was in high school. He always seemed to be much more tuned in that I was at the time. I heard Rush for the first time from him. 2112.
 
2020-07-03 6:20:35 PM  
I liked Jon Anderson's "Loved by the Sun" on the Legend soundtrack.

But I wouldn't wait in line to hear it.
 
2020-07-03 6:29:23 PM  

bo_loo: "we lined up at Maple Leaf Gardens all night to get tickets, and we ended up with second-row seats"

If he did that now, he'd end up with nose bleed seats due to TicketScammer gobbling up all the good seats within seconds.


And Maple Leaf Gardens is now a grocery store.
 
2020-07-03 6:58:17 PM  
"I was lined up for glory but the tickets sold out in advance"
 
2020-07-03 7:08:13 PM  
I saw Yes back in the day and I mostly remember Rick Wakeman playing like a hundred keyboards at the same time. I may have been slightly chemically altered at the time.
 
2020-07-03 7:18:32 PM  

revrendjim: I saw Yes back in the day and I mostly remember Rick Wakeman playing like a hundred keyboards at the same time. I may have been slightly chemically altered at the time.


I was at that show. He prolly only had 37 keyboards on stage.  Each of your eyes wasn't even giving a duplicate image. For future reference you need to up your dosage.
 
2020-07-03 7:51:04 PM  
I'm guessing it wasn't Triumph or Zebra.

What is it with Canada and their high-pitched, screechy singers?
 
2020-07-03 8:08:29 PM  
OF SALESMEN
 
2020-07-03 8:57:46 PM  
Hey, 20 bucks is 20 bucks.
 
2020-07-03 9:00:27 PM  

Stupid Guitar: I'm guessing it wasn't Triumph or Zebra.

What is it with Canada and their high-pitched, screechy singers?


add Neil Young. Joni Mitchell had a deeper voice than all of them
 
2020-07-03 9:30:42 PM  
Strangely Geddy Lee and Chris Squire were major influences on my playing. This does not surprise me as I could hear shades of Squire in Geddy's riffs even though Chris used a pic almost exclusively where Geddy does not. No one listens to "Drama" by Yes -- a fantastic album w/o the fairy dust and hobbits of Jon Anderson. Two great Chris Squire songs on there, "Tempus Fugit" and "Does it Really Happen". Dear farking "Bob", here ...


Yes - Does It Really Happen?
Youtube GL68VE-Qi7Y


/ Astonishing song.
 
2020-07-03 9:32:42 PM  
So which band is it?
YES!
You're not even answering my question!
 
2020-07-03 9:37:38 PM  
ricky explains rush's music
Youtube FcpqLgAV7iQ
 
2020-07-03 10:22:56 PM  
I'm old enough to remember waiting in line for tickets.  Only pulled an all-nighter twice.  For the Who in 1980 and for Clapton in a 2500 seat theater in 1982.  Early 70's Yes would have been worth it as well.
 
2020-07-03 10:39:29 PM  
A friend got last-minute tickets to see Yes way back in the 90's. We ended up second row from the stage in the "holy-crap, there's too many!" folding seats they put in last minute. Fantastic show. Squire found a note that made the stadium vibrate like a string. Just hummed through the building and up your bones. He'd sneak that in every once in a while and the crowd would go nuts.
 
2020-07-03 10:46:44 PM  

CrazyCurt: Strangely Geddy Lee and Chris Squire were major influences on my playing. This does not surprise me as I could hear shades of Squire in Geddy's riffs even though Chris used a pic almost exclusively where Geddy does not. No one listens to "Drama" by Yes -- a fantastic album w/o the fairy dust and hobbits of Jon Anderson. Two great Chris Squire songs on there, "Tempus Fugit" and "Does it Really Happen".


Love Drama. Fly From Here is also excellent, same people. There's even a version of it with Trevor Horn singing.

CSB/ I played with Yes. I am a pro violinist, played several nights of the Magnification tour with orch. Cool gig.
 
2020-07-04 12:06:01 AM  
Because he could get tickets to almost anyone (except Yes this one time), anytime, in any city, by simply saying he wanted them? Man, that must be rough.
 
2020-07-04 2:44:05 AM  
Fender Flat Wounds have their place in society, but Rotosounds rock!
 
2020-07-04 2:55:50 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Hey, 20 bucks is 20 bucks.


Take off, eh!
 
2020-07-04 2:56:38 AM  
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2020-07-04 8:44:29 AM  
I've often wondered why people make fun of Geddy's high-pitched voice but not Jon Anderson's.
 
2020-07-04 9:27:18 AM  

iron_city_ap: Because he could get tickets to almost anyone (except Yes this one time), anytime, in any city, by simply saying he wanted them? Man, that must be rough.


At the time of this show and for years after Geddy Lee was just another teenager with an instrument and a dream.
 
2020-07-04 11:26:32 AM  

Rocket To Russia: I've often wondered why people make fun of Geddy's high-pitched voice but not Jon Anderson's.


Jon Anderson's voice is just another instrument in the band and the lyrics are mostly just trippy drug inspired doggerel.  Yes songs are all mood and feeling.  Rush songs actually have meanings.  They're trying to say something so Geddy Lee's voice draws attention to itself in a way Jon Anderson's never does.
 
2020-07-04 2:19:31 PM  

Betep: Fender Flat Wounds have their place in society, but Rotosounds rock!


i just switched from ernie ball to rotosound.  man what a difference.  try the tapewounds if you like flats
 
2020-07-04 4:02:43 PM  

Rocket To Russia: I've often wondered why people make fun of Geddy's high-pitched voice but not Jon Anderson's.


I liked how Geddy's voice mellowed with age.  Granted it was hard to hear him try to reach when the band played its earlier material but his voice took on a warm mellow quality that I found quite soothing when he stayed within his range.
 
2020-07-04 10:45:00 PM  

Betep: Fender Flat Wounds have their place in society, but Rotosounds rock!


Squire explained in an interview that part of his bass sound was the strings, part was that he alternated between his thumbnail and a pick when playing fast rhythm patterns (like in "Sound Chaser," "Heart of the Sunrise," etc.), part was how he had the pickups wired, and part was the fact that he'd had a third of the weight of his Rickenbacker planed off; he'd covered it with wallpaper at one point in the 60s and, when he wanted the wallpaper removed, the guys who refinished it had had to shave it down in order to get the glue and the marring out of the wood.
 
2020-07-05 4:14:22 AM  

Persnickety: Rocket To Russia: I've often wondered why people make fun of Geddy's high-pitched voice but not Jon Anderson's.

Jon Anderson's voice is just another instrument in the band and the lyrics are mostly just trippy drug inspired doggerel.  Yes songs are all mood and feeling.  Rush songs actually have meanings.  They're trying to say something so Geddy Lee's voice draws attention to itself in a way Jon Anderson's never does.


Perhaps. Another way to look at it is that Anderson's lyrics were much more focused on expressing feelings whereas Peart's were more about expressing thought.

Also, at no point was Anderson ever screechie or "metal" sounding. He's described himself as an alto-tenor which, near as I can tell, isn't an actual thing. But whatever he is, it's always been his normal singing voice. He does not sing falsetto. It probably explains why his voice has remained largely in tact after all these years.
 
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