Sunday, August 1, 2010
Yes: "Siberian Khatru"
A link to a very nice, if somewhat literal, YouTube video for the great song "Siberian Khatru" by Yes. The recording is from the Yessongs live album. This version is notable for at least two reasons: 1. It shows (as does the whole album) what a phenomenal live band Yes was/is. 2. It also shows why Alan White is a better Yes drummer than Bill Bruford--not that White is necessarily a better drummer than Bruford, but he's a better fit for the band. White propels the song in a way that Bruford didn't (despite the remarkable uniqueness of his drumming). Bruford found his real home in King Crimson (for which we should all be grateful).