Jon doesn't forget the words, the PA simply goes down for some seconds. If you notice, the whole band stops, even before Jon.
Yes pleases in pop variations Arts and Entertainment Ian Meikle
The English super-group Yes gave an amazing lesson on how pop music can be presented at the Apollo Stadium last night.
Dwarfed by mountains of equipment, the five-man group provided an almost limitless variety of sound from a continually changing turnover of instruments.
The group proved that intelligent and imaginative pop relies on proficiency rather than amplification.
The group was backed by an effective lighting system that surrounded the stage providing almost as many variations in light as there were in sound.
Lead guitarist Steve Howe was outstanding. He constantly changed guitars and during "And You And I" he introduced a double headed guitar.
One head was a 12-string, the other a six. His fast finger work made light work of shifting from one head to the other during the number.
Rick Wakefield [sic], resplendent in a glittering sequin cape, handled live five or six keyboards like a master.
During a solo break, he moved through the surrounding keyboards, which ranged from piano to moog, playing all styles including rock, classical and a run of expressionist moog work.
The group's technique was something new. Guitars and keyboards were passed through the speakers from one side of the stage to the other giving a stereo effect and adding dimension to the music.
"Roundabout" and "Close To The Edge" were the two outstanding numbers.
Yes made the crowd earn its encore. The audience spilling into the aisles gave a thunderous five-minute standing ovation before the group returned to end what must have been the most professional act to visit Adelaide for some time.
"It will look great on stage but I seem to be losing a few feathers."
Rick Wakeman, a member of the English rock group Yes, said this in Adelaide last night of a sequin and goose feather cape which he had bought in Brisbane and which he modeled for "The Advertiser."
The five-member rock group had just arrived for a performance at the Apollo Stadium tonight.
"It only cost about $150 but it is just what I need to complete my stage outfit," Wakeman said.
Jon forgets the words to "Your Move" right in the middle of the first verse and they start it all over again after the false start.