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    Posted: April 12 2017 at 09:16
Rick Wakeman has always showed contempt for RRHoF. When he was finally inducted he took it with humour, and everyone, who has listened to Wakeman's hilarious narration on 'Yes Acoustic Guaranteed No Hiss',  knows, that he has a lot of humour.

So, instead of delivering the typically 'thank you to my wife and family' speech, he talked about
- sex (his wife)
- strip shows (his dad)
- prostate (his condition).

It was a hilarious dadaistic kind of approach, which was really...progressive!

http://www.stereogum.com/1934157/yes-rick-wakeman-roasts-his-family-and-describes-his-prostate-exam-in-rock-hall-induction-speech/video/

And this video has a little bit better sound. Wakeman's speech starts at 7:00.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2017 at 10:01
Wakey is usually good for a laugh or two. I'll watch it later.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2017 at 10:24
Yes, I did


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Meltdowner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2017 at 10:32
Yes. I totally forgot about the previous speeches.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2017 at 10:44
That pompous t**t in the NYT needs to get a sense of humour.

Wakeman's very funny.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2017 at 12:05
The bit about the strip club and his dad was very funny
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2017 at 13:42
was funny but think he want on too long---
He said some things Squires young daughter standing behind him--- should not have heard
Squires wife didn't get to say her prepared statement on Squire---apparently the show keep telling him to" wrap it up" and he didn't ----so she never got to thank Chris etc

so all in all while humorous----he went on too long and didn't do what he was suppose to do and introduce Squires wife----think a proper tribute to Chris was important


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2017 at 14:20
I thought his speech was a little 'close to the edge' for my liking. Now I don't want to 'talk' out of my @ss and I know my argument might be 'fragile', but as the 'relayer' of this opinion I'm trying not to create too much 'drama' here. All I ask of everyone here is just 'open your eyes' to the truth and 'yes', move 'heaven and earth' to get this message out.
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YES!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mlkpad14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2017 at 15:16
Did someone seriously say they didn't know who Wakeman was? Whatever are they even doing here then?

Good music isn't dead, it just isn't on radio. Good art is being made, but you don't go to any museums or hang with the right people.

And if you aren't really looking, what do you expect to find?
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Downes didn't like it much....


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I loved it. He's the kind of friend you'd want at parties.
Two random guys agreed to shake hands. Just Because. They felt like it, you know. It was an agreement of sorts...a random agreement.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2017 at 22:14
have to say I generally agree with Downes----especially the part about rabin and rick----clearly there are two Yes camps who will never see eye to eye and clearly hate each other---sad as a long time Yes fan but can sort of see how this all happened 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2017 at 01:33
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Downes didn't like it much....




If that is a real quote, and not some kind of spoof, it is as much a comment on Downes as anything else.There was no need for the crack at Anderson at all, and rather showed him up for what he is.....a not particularly pleasant chap who works as a hired hand for "Official" Yes. Horn single handily responsible for 90125.......reeeeealy?

Edited by lazland - April 13 2017 at 01:34


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote uduwudu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2017 at 07:05
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Downes didn't like it much....




If that is a real quote, and not some kind of spoof, it is as much a comment on Downes as anything else.There was no need for the crack at Anderson at all, and rather showed him up for what he is.....a not particularly pleasant chap who works as a hired hand for "Official" Yes. Horn single handily responsible for 90125.......reeeeealy?


I thought he was referring to Drama. Or Fly From Here. I wondered where the success was. The other Trevor was responsible for 90125. Oh, and Chris Squire of course.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2017 at 08:02
Originally posted by uduwudu uduwudu wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

Downes didn't like it much....




If that is a real quote, and not some kind of spoof, it is as much a comment on Downes as anything else.There was no need for the crack at Anderson at all, and rather showed him up for what he is.....a not particularly pleasant chap who works as a hired hand for "Official" Yes. Horn single handily responsible for 90125.......reeeeealy?


I thought he was referring to Drama. Or Fly From Here. I wondered where the success was. The other Trevor was responsible for 90125. Oh, and Chris Squire of course.

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Horn produced 90125. That is what he is referring to.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2017 at 08:15
Quite funny, as well as sarcastic.
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Keep talking, Rick. Scottie's speech can wait.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cemego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2017 at 19:22
Wakeman's speech was awesome.  Should have told the R&RHoF to go to hell.  They can suck it.  They are a sham.

Wrong Trevor was on stage (should have been Horn).

Steve Howe needs to grow up and quit plugging his crappy Yes tribute band he's touring with.  I saw them live.  They were terrible.  Never dreamed I would walk out of a show of "Yes" but I did.  Jon Davison is terrible.

Geoff Downes is awesome but couldn't hear his keyboards at all on the STeve Howe Yes tribute band show.

How could anyone say anything bad about Jon Anderson?

Sorry to say this, prog folks, but "Yes" as a band are done.  Without Chris, it doesn't exist for me anymore.


Edited by cemego - April 13 2017 at 19:23
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