Chris Squire is one of those bassists who hardly needs any introduction. As the bassist for legendary progressive rock band, Yes — now in its 44th year of existence, Squire’s unmistakable sound and style is instantly recognizable to bassists and guitar players alike. He is one of those gifted players who knows how to weave "songs within songs," and his bass lines are immediately identifiable because they regularly forge their own path that is more musically intriguing than simply following the guitar parts. Add the ability to sing vocal harmonies on top of bass lines in odd time signatures and you’ve got one monster musician who makes it all seem embarrassingly easy.
We grabbed twenty minutes of his time while on the road in support of the latest Yes studio release, Fly From Here. It wasn’t much, but just enough time to get some background on a few things that you may have been wondering for just about as long as we have.
The fact I’ve been there the whole time is more by default than it has been by design.