Images via (L) YouTube channel Aidan Zann Roland (R) static.independent.co.uk
There’s little doubt that the band Yes have some of the best bass lines of all-time. Chris Squire was a pure genius on the four string (and sometimes many more strings), and elevated the band to a whole other level. It’s truly sad that he is no longer with us to see his band finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April.
Since his passing in 2015, many have paid tribute to the late great bass player, including this talented young kid! As a tribute, YouTuber Aidan Zann Roland covered Yes’ classic mega-hit “Roundabout.” The song has arguably one of the best bass lines in rock n’ roll history, and this kid crushed it! His cover was spot on, and everything was pretty much perfect: the timing, grove and tuning of the bass! You’ll be pretty amazed once you hear how well this kid can play!
Interesting Fact: The lyrics describe a psychedelic-country life, with allusions to driving. A roundabout is a kind of traffic circle that substitutes for a stoplight and confounds tourists who are unfamiliar with them. Traffic patterns don’t always make the most poetic lyrics, but the word “Roundabout” sings very well and fits with the theme of the song, as when Jon Anderson came to a roundabout in Scotland, he knew that he was almost home.
Check out Aidan’s phenomenal cover down below, and let us know what you think!