Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Holy Topographic Oceans, Batman!


 

Brooklyn born Richie Castellano has been a member of Blue Oyster Cult for almost twenty years. You might have seen his 2011 viral video where he performs a mind-boggling, one man band version of "Bohemian Rhapsody." 

Today, please enjoy the wonder of the Band Geeks and their truly jawdropping version of one of my very favorite Yes tunes, "Siberian Khatru." Or, maybe more accurately, "Sicilian Khatru."

There is a lot of talent in that room.

Ann Marie Nacchio - Vocals
Richie Castellano - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Andy Ascolese - Keyboards, Drums, Percussion
Andy Graziano - Special Guest Guitar Solo

10 comments:

Rob said...

As someone who still finds most of Yessongs an exhilarating life-enhancing listen I thought this was just wonderful! Kudos all round!

soundsource said...

WOW great particularly liked the red satin Jon Anderson cape on the singer

Keith35 said...

Wow, great version. Also one of my favorite tunes from one of my all time favorite bands. What's amazing is I like the other 2 tunes from CTTE better. That's how great that album is

Sal Nunziato said...

Keith35,
Watch them do CTTE.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG-x1VbHRFg

Keith35 said...

Sal, I'll definitely check it out

cmealha said...

This is fucking AMAZING!!!!

soundsource said...

btw this just cost me over an hour of the limited time i have left. watching a whole bunch of the other great stuff on his youtube page
but seriously it's great stuff and thanks for the heads up

pmac said...

Unreal!

Jeremy Toronto said...

Thanks for making my day. Mr. Castellano and Co. make this wildly great!! Ann Marie sounds as good as Anderson, that is scary all things considered.... The capes are pure genius!!!! Split-screen capes, genius.

Hazy Dave said...

Superb. Great to see the music actually being made. If they ever make "Topographic Oceans" equally (or even moderately) fascinating, they must truly be magicians.