Yes : Starship Trooper [The Yes Album, 1969] [reblog]

from Oannes * tribute to «cosmic» songs

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Δεν είμαι καθόλου σίγουρος ότι οι μελλοντικοί Starship Troopers θα ενδιαφέρονται να εκτιμήσουν την λεπτοφυία μιας σύνθεσης όπως αυτή των Anderson, Squire, Howe. Στο κάτω-κάτω οι Yes ήταν, και παρέμειναν, οι ultimate κοσμικοί χίπις. Το Starship Trooper όπως ολόκληρη η δημιουργική εποποιία τους της πρώτης περιόδου, είναι προϊόν αυτού του πνεύματος.
Από την νουβέλα ε.φ. του Robert Heinlein [στην οποία βασίστηκε, αργότερα, το αριστούργημα του Verhoeven] οι Yes δανείζονται εδώ απλώς τον τίτλο.

I’m not sure at all that the Starship Troopers of the future will be interested in appreciating the subtlety of a composition like this one by Anderson, Squire, Howe. After all, Yes were, and remained, the ultimate cosmic hippies. Starship Trooper, like their entire body of work of the first period, is a product of this spirit.
As for the Robert Heinlein’s novel [on which Verhoeven’s masterpiece was later based] Yes have simply borrowed the title from it.



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!