Mood For A Day
by Yes

  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • All five members of the band contributed one track of their own design to the Fragile album. Steve Howe did "Mood For A Day" as a solo guitar piece. "Cans And Brahms" was not only arranged by Rick Wakeman, but he played all the parts as well. Jon Anderson sang all the vocal parts in "We Have Heaven." Bill Bruford created "Five Per Cent For Nothing," which was played by the entire group with percussion instruments. "The Fish" was created by Chris Squire using only the bass guitar. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Randy - Chicago Heights, IL
  • In the book MTV Ruled the World - The Early Years of Music Video, Jon Anderson shares his thoughts on transitioning to the music video age: "Even though the song may have been very good, the videos, generally... 50% of the videos weren't very good, because it wasn't their forte. It wasn't what you become a rock musician for - to make videos? That's what movie stars do or pop stars or whatever."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 5

  • Brenda from San Clemente, CaMy Dear Friend Mark Norton- former KISS member, passed over a few years ago- learned how to play this song when we were in High School... We had vinyls back then, and had to play the passages over and over- I'll NEVER forget his face when he could play it perfectly .
  • Rick from Mount Ephraim, NjGives me chills listening to this song.
  • Adrian from Brookings, SdYou rarely get to see just how versatile a guitar player Steve Howe really is. He incorporates so many different styles into his playing, but it is only on this and the last third of "The Ancient (Giants Under the Sun" from Tales that you get to hear his classical prowess. Bravo!
  • Max from Sydney, AustraliaA Friend of mine once heard this song being played in a Cafe.


    I really like this song
  • Kent Lyle from Palo Alto, CaSteve's guitar is externally mic'ed, and you can hear him breathing during the transitional parts.
see more comments

Mike Love of The Beach BoysSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.

Evolution Of The Prince SymbolSong Writing

The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")Songwriter Interviews

Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.

Hawksley WorkmanSongwriter Interviews

One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.

Todd RundgrenSongwriter Interviews

Todd Rundgren explains why he avoids "Hello It's Me," and what it was like producing Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album.

Little RichardFact or Fiction

Was Long Tall Sally a transvestite? Did he really set his piano on fire? See if you know the real stories about one of Rock's greatest innovators.