As Im off to see Yes tonight, I decided to have a listen to The Yes Album, Fragile and Close to the Edge. First thing I noticed, Bill Bruford (briliant drummer) just doesnt sound quite right in the context of the band, sort of square peg round hole syndrome. Its most obvious on The Yes Album and gets covered up on the others through the strength and flare of Wakeman on Keyboards (Eddie Offord must have decided to push the fader up a bit). Then I listened to a perfect circle. Is Josh Freese a brilliant drummer ? Im not sure, but he certainly pounds it out and everything fits like a glove, theres no thing clever he just drives the band along. So what makes a great drummer ? or a great guitarist? or any great musician ? Should you judge on technical proficiency, or just the ability to make the whole band sound great ? John Bonham definitely fits into the latter, he did the drum solo thing, but was much better just driving the band along. So maybe we should have two types of greatest..........solo stars and band members. So who are the greatest band member musicians ? takes a bit more thinking about than the flashy solo players ! Go on , I dare you.