As a tribute to Dave Weigel’s fine series on Progressive Rock that’s running at Slate this week, here’s Yes performing “Yours Is No Disgrace” in 1972. I don’t care if this band’s excesses did kill Prog: they got me emotionally through college.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.