Lofunzo wrote:Talent definitely doesn't translate into popularity. Rush and Yes are 2 of the most talented R&R bands and they are relatively not as popular as a lot of much less talented bands. Sad but true.
Sure, as it is in most fields. Funny you would mention Yes. IMO the only bass player better than Geddy Lee is Chris Squire. The first guy to play it like a lead guitar instead of like a backup instrument.
I could never figure out how Yes was not more popular in the US. They were huge in the UK. Same with Status Quo. I'd put Yes WAY above the Doors in my top 50 bands.
My 22-yr. old daughter last summer said she had never heard of Yes (don't know how that was possible with her growing up in my house, but whatever). So I played Roundabout for her, then All Good People. She now owns Fragile and Yessongs.