Wednesday, 21 November 2012

LINK: One Track Mind: Tony Kaye remembers Yes, Badger and Badfinger

Tony Kaye joins us to talk about key moments from his time in Yes, Badger and Badfinger — including “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Hold On” and “Starship Trooper,” among others.
Go inside both the earliest triumphs of Yes, as they charted for the first time in the U.S., and Kaye’s final days in a lineup that included current Circa bandmate Billy Sherwood. Along the way, he shares unique insights as one of just three Yes members (along with Chris Squire and Jon Anderson) to have played along with each of its lead guitarists — Peter Banks, Steve Howe and Trevor Rabin.
Find out how this prog legend ended up playing a key role in the last-gasp efforts to revive the Badfinger brand with the late Tom Evans at the turn of the 1980s. And how Kaye’s early-1970s band Badger, just after taking a soulful turn alongside producer Allen Toussaint in New Orleans, ended up imploding after an opening gig with the Electric Light Orchestra …

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