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(CNN)   Ten Years After's Alvin Lee is, sadly, going home   (cnn.com) divider line 47
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2013-03-07 07:14:03 AM  
R.I.P. Alvin, one of the first concerts I ever saw in Chicago and he was great
 
2013-03-07 07:46:24 AM  
I'd love to change the world

RIP guitarczar
 
2013-03-07 08:07:01 AM  
He may not have changed the world as much as some of his contemporaries but he was a damn good guitar player.

RIP
 
2013-03-07 08:26:29 AM  
RIP :(
 
2013-03-07 08:27:42 AM  
Best guitarist at Woodstock.
 
2013-03-07 08:29:45 AM  

H31N0US: Best guitarist at Woodstock.


www.noise11.com

Might actually agree with you.
 
2013-03-07 08:36:47 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: H31N0US: Best guitarist at Woodstock.

[www.noise11.com image 312x375]

Might actually agree with you.


Well if there's an afterlife they can finally get together for a jam and see. Seriously their styles were incomparable.  Lee impressed me a little bit more as a kid.

Those two guys were the only reason I listened to that 8 track.
 
2013-03-07 08:40:36 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: H31N0US: Best guitarist at Woodstock.

[www.noise11.com image 312x375]

Might actually agree with you.


So would that watermelon.
 
2013-03-07 08:55:31 AM  
www.thefancarpet.com

RIP ALVIN!
 
2013-03-07 08:55:33 AM  
Everywhere there is
Freaks and hairys
Dykes and fairies
Tell me where is sanity

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do


// kind of doesn't quite hold up over time.
 
2013-03-07 08:59:22 AM  
RIP Albert Lee

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-07 09:14:26 AM  
Damn, I'm getting old.
 
2013-03-07 09:52:38 AM  
RIP Alvin. Thank you!

/My day just got kinda shiatty
 
2013-03-07 09:57:43 AM  
Damn, I'm getting old.

Yes, we are. Be proud of the gray in your hair, if you've got any left !

/// RIP, Mr. Lee.
 
2013-03-07 10:04:17 AM  

Generation_D: Everywhere there is
Freaks and hairys
Dykes and fairies
Tell me where is sanity

// kind of doesn't quite hold up over time.


What do you think about this verse then?

Tax the rich
Feed the poor
'Til there are no
Rich no more
 
2013-03-07 10:05:48 AM  
The burial ceremony will be much too long, and will be absolutely identifical to his wedding ceremony and his baptism ceremony.

/Just kidding a bit. I love Ten Years After, but the Best Of Alvin Lee CD I bought on a lark contained some of the most boring, soullest songs I've ever heard.
 
2013-03-07 10:19:50 AM  

padraig: The burial ceremony will be much too long, and will be absolutely identifical to his wedding ceremony and his baptism ceremony.

/Just kidding a bit. I love Ten Years After, but the Best Of Alvin Lee CD I bought on a lark contained some of the most boring, soullest songs I've ever heard.


I still have this album .... He collaborated with such artists as George Harrison and Mick Fleetwood on 1973's "On the Road to Freedom," which featured vocals by Mylon LeFevre. Good stuff
 
2013-03-07 10:26:06 AM  
i47.tinypic.com


RIP Calvin Tree

 
2013-03-07 10:31:32 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP Ang Lee.
 
2013-03-07 10:34:14 AM  
11 minutes that changed rock forever. Whether that was a good or bad thing is in the eye of the beholder.
 
2013-03-07 11:15:08 AM  

waffledonkey: Generation_D: Everywhere there is
Freaks and hairys
Dykes and fairies
Tell me where is sanity

// kind of doesn't quite hold up over time.

What do you think about this verse then?

Tax the rich
Feed the poor
'Til there are no
Rich no more


Yeah, I caught this the other week, actually.  (I'm more than ten years after, I guess.)  And I was like, now here's the Tea Party's anthem!
 
2013-03-07 11:32:23 AM  

Generation_D: Everywhere there is
Freaks and hairys
Dykes and fairies
Tell me where is sanity

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do


// kind of doesn't quite hold up over time.


the guitar work does.
 
2013-03-07 11:37:14 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: waffledonkey: Generation_D: Everywhere there is
Freaks and hairys
Dykes and fairies
Tell me where is sanity

// kind of doesn't quite hold up over time.

What do you think about this verse then?

Tax the rich
Feed the poor
'Til there are no
Rich no more

Yeah, I caught this the other week, actually.  (I'm more than ten years after, I guess.)  And I was like, now here's the Tea Party's anthem!


The Tea Party should be renamed "The Association of Confused People."  They know they hate rich people, because rich people have more money than they do.  So the rich people need to be taxed more to take them down a peg.  But they want to be rich, so they want less government involvement in the things that might make them rich.  But if they ever DO get rich, then they'll be taxed more, which they know they don't want.  So the rich shouldn't be taxed more.  And they hate big businesses that keep the man down, so they know they want the government to make sure big businesses don't get away with stuff.  But if they ever DO start a business, and it gets big, then it'll be messed with by the government, and clearly that's not good.

The best part is that they espouse these opinions individually with great fervor yet could not connect the inconsistencies between them if their lives depended on it.
 
2013-03-07 11:50:38 AM  
The politics tab just keeps growing
 
2013-03-07 12:18:56 PM  
 
2013-03-07 12:56:22 PM  

jim32rr: The politics tab just keeps growing


Yeah, stupid tends to metastasize all over the farkin place
 
2013-03-07 01:02:25 PM  
For people who don't know what most of us in the Alvin Lee threads are talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW5M5xljdCI
 
2013-03-07 01:10:25 PM  

Sliding Carp: For people who don't know what most of us in the Alvin Lee threads are talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW5M5xljdCI


I don't know how that bass player didn't break a finger or two.
 
2013-03-07 02:30:05 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP General Lee.
 
2013-03-07 03:04:22 PM  

Sliding Carp: For people who don't know what most of us in the Alvin Lee threads are talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW5M5xljdCI


Very true that this was the "breakout" performance for Alvin Lee and TYA (Woodstock in 1969), but they had already built a solid catalog of blues-rock albums prior to that.

For maximum enjoyment of some of the finest guitar playing ever done outside a studio give a listen to Ten Years After "Recorded Live"
 
2013-03-07 04:12:39 PM  
Was it Woman Trouble?

RIP best 60s right-handed rock guitarist.
 
2013-03-07 04:18:37 PM  
t0.gstatic.com

RIP David Lee
 
2013-03-07 04:26:44 PM  
he was great, at least Albert Lee is still alive
 
2013-03-07 04:53:04 PM  
RIP Mr.Lee. I frickin' loved you man.
 
2013-03-07 04:56:21 PM  
And everywhere he went thereafter, he could not escape requests to play that song.
 
2013-03-07 05:20:48 PM  
Jamming "Cricklwood Green" really Farkin loud in honor of the most under rated band ever.

RIP ALVIN!
 
2013-03-07 06:01:01 PM  
One more comment and then I will shut up.

This is my equivalent of your Jerry Garcia/Dimebag Darell/FZ/dead guitar player of your choice moment............it just saddens me.  Alvin Lee was that one guy I connected with early enough in my personal musical development that I knew I would follow throughout his career no matter what he did just because his stuff connected with me on the inside.  The sound of a TYA song on the radio (you never heard any of his solo material played) still gets my attention, and somewhere in my junk I know there is a ticket stub to the only concert  - "Ten Years Later" in 1979 - I ever got to see him perform.

So "Ride On", Alvin Lee.  You are 50000 miles beneath my brain today.

/Skoobly-Oobly-Doobob
 
2013-03-07 06:37:21 PM  
TYA's first 2 albums are the fo-schnizzle
 
2013-03-07 07:53:29 PM  
watched the video that Sliding Carp linked to, and
1) I knew very little about Ten Years After, and I certainly didn't know Ten Years after was British.
2) that English guy (Alvin Lee?) who speaks at the beginning (in his orig British accent) can sure sing in a damn good American blues voice! Holy crow!
 
2013-03-07 08:23:31 PM  
Saw him at least 5 times. The man definately delivered the goods.

Thanks for all the great tunes.
 
2013-03-07 09:29:05 PM  

Sliding Carp: For people who don't know what most of us in the Alvin Lee threads are talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW5M5xljdCI


Choo Choo Mama
Rock and Roll Music to the World
I'm Comin' On
Love Like A Man
Spoonful
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain
 
2013-03-07 10:33:41 PM  
agendatodorock.files.wordpress.com

One of those 'special guest artists'? Alvin Lee. A truly awesome album,
 
2013-03-07 10:40:45 PM  

dereksmalls: Sliding Carp: For people who don't know what most of us in the Alvin Lee threads are talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW5M5xljdCI

Choo Choo Mama
Rock and Roll Music to the World
I'm Comin' On
Love Like A Man
Spoonful
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain


Damn. I forgot about that one.
 
2013-03-07 10:57:32 PM  
best version of "Spoonful" evah
 
2013-03-07 11:13:40 PM  
Sad news. Love the solo on I'd Love To Change The World, lots of notes but still very melodic.
 
2013-03-08 12:46:41 AM  
My first concert was Ten Years After when I was in high school. Good show, bad date.
 
2013-03-08 11:07:47 PM  
The people that don't know Alvin Lee or never looked into his solo work really missed out on a lot of great music. What a legend and wonderful how he changed the world especially mine. He will be sorely missed.
 
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