Epic of the week 09: Starship Trooper by Yes


Title: Starship Trooper
Band: Yes
Genre: Progressive Rock
Length: 9:27
Comments:

  • This song is constructed from three unfinished ones: Life Seeker, Disillusion and Würm.
  • While I am normally a very literal person I find the largely non-sensical nature of Jon Anderson’s lyrics oddly comforting. I can enjoy the abstract imagery without having to deal with his emotional baggage or beliefs shoved on me.
  • Bassist Chris Squire shows just the right amount of virtuosity in this song. He effortlessly takes the lead role several times in this song but never to the point he actually upstages the guitarist Steve Howe.

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