The phrase "they just don't make 'em like they used to" is almost absurdly fitting when it comes to the work of Roger Dean. The visual style and typographic skill on the album artwork and logo design created bands like Yes, Uriah Heep and Asia defined an entire era and bred hundreds of imitators. Roger, who describes himself a s a "landscape painter," was once commissioned by Ronnie Scott himself to paint a mural inside the famous jazz club, and more recently redesigned the Tetris logo.
English artist Roger Dean has carved out a reputation for fantastical, colour-drenched landscapes, many of which adorn Yes album covers - along with the "bubble" logo he debuted on the band's 1972 LP 'Close To The Edge.'
Yes - Since I am throwing some Progressive Rock bands on my list I can't leave Yes off the list at number 8. I remember seeing them in 1976 on the day the Olympics in Montreal ended. Man, what a show. These guys are absolutely amazing in concert. They are such good musicians that they need no gimmicks. The music does the talking for them. God, I miss the old days sometimes...LOL!!!!!