Watch Yes To Remind You How Good They Are In 1971 ‘Yours Is No Disgrace’
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Yes became the top pioneers of the progressive rock genre who started their career as a rock band in 1968. Like any other band, Yes had endured several line-up changes but they always seem to find success everywhere, especially with The Yes Album, their first commercial breakthrough.
The LP was the first to feature Steve Howe who replaced Peter Banks as the guitarist. Subsequently, it was also the last album to feature their keyboardist, Tony Kaye, until he came back on the band in 1983. For what it’s worth, it was the first album to feature an all-original work coming from the collaborative efforts of the Yes band members.
While the album is a highlight itself, one particular song to take note of is “Yours Is No Disgrace,” the opening track of the LP. Written by all the members, it was considered to be the first “anti-war” song of the group, where it tackled the unfairness given to the kids who had no choice but to be drafted for a war that wasn’t their fault. To clashing ideas which contrasted the song were the people partying in Las Vegas to the men who had to go off and fight the war in Vietnam. It also appeared to be one of Yes’s classic songs.
Below is a 1971 performance of “Yours Is No Disgrace” from Yes. Enjoy watching!