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    Posted: October 26 2013 at 06:42
I aint going to spend my money to see Yes live playing the old songs, but i would prefer to support a band that have produce many albums recently despite having a slight piece of recognition of what Yes have around the world fan base.
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I can understand Yes' desire to have Davison in top singing form for their set. I don't understand why they think they 'own' Davison ?? If he's up for it, he should be able/allowed to sing for Glass Hammer as well. 'Perilous' is an *outstanding* album - better than any post-Drama Yes album IMO. And that includes 'Magnification'.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2013 at 14:45
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

I can understand Yes' desire to have Davison in top singing form for their set. I don't understand why they think they 'own' Davison ?? If he's up for it, he should be able/allowed to sing for Glass Hammer as well. 'Perilous' is an *outstanding* album - better than any post-Drama Yes album IMO. And that includes 'Magnification'.


I'd wager at this point, while the pay must be solid, that Yes needs Davison more than Davison needs Yes. If he really argued to sing for both Yes and GH, I imagine he'd be able to. Is Yes really going to fire a replacement singer again?
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

I can understand Yes' desire to have Davison in top singing form for their set. I don't understand why they think they 'own' Davison ?? If he's up for it, he should be able/allowed to sing for Glass Hammer as well. 'Perilous' is an *outstanding* album - better than any post-Drama Yes album IMO. And that includes 'Magnification'.


Yes needs Davison more than Davison needs Yes.
Sure he's privileged to front the veteran proggers, but GH are equally as relevant these days, if not more so. If it falls through, we will still get Davison singing for GH. Who's going to sing for Yes ???

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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2013 at 02:46
Davison could be out of both bands as Carl Groves who sang on Culture Of Ascent and did an excellent job would be a more than adequate replacement.
Glass Hammers own website is very quiet on this (actually its very quiet on everything tbh)
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Woooh, band politics are heavy.......
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Maybe Yes can tap Paul Rodgers!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 29 2013 at 02:32
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Woooh, band politics are heavy.......

I was thinking in more practicable terms. GH is presumably on 'hold'. so perhaps in order to get it up and running again there will need to be a new lineup. Although I like the recent line up my favourite GH line up is the one that was on Culture Of Ascent which included Groves and the very talented Matt Mendians on drums. I would love to see that resurrected although I assume that Mendians has gone onto pastures so I don't know if that's possible putting aside any possible 'history' that may have existed on his leaving.
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Richard, apparently GH is well into recording a new album with Carl on vocals (no bad thing there, at least it's not the guy who sang on `Chronometree'!), Jon seems to have had some small involvement, but in a recent promo picture for them he was nowhere to be seen.

If he's no longer part of the band, they're being very careful and downplaying it. I wonder if they fear that if news is widepsread that Jon is no longer involved much with them, all those Yes fans that have just started checking out the band might take off again.

I'd like to think they've won many more people over through their talent, musicality and good production than simply a superficial connection to Yes.
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btw I don't blame Davison one bit for taking the Yes gig. Would have been impossible to turn down and I'm disappointed I won't be able to see Yes do the trio of classic albums on tour next year. Please please let there be a DVDBig smile
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Nor do I, Richard! Good on Jon!

I mean, if someone said `Hey, how would you like to sing lead vocals in one of your most beloved bands, a band you've spent years of your own career singing covers of, and you get to tour the world and possibly record a studio album to place alongside their great legacy of albums....'



You're hardly going to say "You know what, Chris Squire....you go f**k yourself" lol!   
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both bands are great prog rock bands. so stop the dust-up.   
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Do the crusty old farts of Yes even know who is singing for them?
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richardh posted -

btw I don't blame Davison one bit for taking the Yes gig. Would have been impossible to turn down

I agree, this is a no brainer for him.  Yes is iconic. Totally iconic. 

I understand the anger of course.   But only the hardest core prog fan could compare Glass Hammer to them in terms of prestige - oh, and I certainly think the money from touring and playing with YES is waaaay more than GH can offer him.

Davison is singing on the new GH album anyways, so it's all good. 

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Originally posted by ProgVanWinkle

richardh posted -

btw I don't blame Davison one bit for taking the Yes gig. Would have been impossible to turn down

I agree, this is a no brainer for him.  Yes is iconic. Totally iconic. 

I understand the anger of course.   But only the hardest core prog fan could compare Glass Hammer to them in terms of prestige - oh, and I certainly think the money from touring and playing with YES is waaaay more than GH can offer him.

Davison is singing on the new GH album anyways, so it's all good. 


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are you all going to get. ODE TO ECHO. the new album by Glass Hammer. its due spring 2014.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ProgVanWinkle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2014 at 10:40
Despite the fact that Lex Rex is overall my favorite album by GH, and I don't believe that Perilous (their most recent) was the best of the Davison era, I still believe and feel that Glass Hammer in general is on an upward trend.

Fancy way to say, definitely yes.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2014 at 14:17
Originally posted by geekfreak

are you all going to get. ODE TO ECHO. the new album by Glass Hammer. its due spring 2014.

I want it nowBig smile
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