Ten Years After (Alvin Lee) - Hey Joe

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  1. Dan R

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    Alvin Lee was an incredible guitarist. I loved his tone and style. Nobody else sounds like Alvin. Here he does one of the tunes everybody did back then.

    Note the typical over the top drum kit of the day. Way too many drums and cymbals with a gong. That's how they made a show back then.

    I think the announcer lady means Ten Years After, not Ten Years Later.
     
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    Speaking of "over the top" how about a double-neck bass?

    Alvin sure put his entire life of guitar knowledge into this single song.
     
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    Nope, she is saying what she means..."Ten Years Later".... as the band was called at the time.
     
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    That whole thing is way over the top :D Weedlie Weedlie Weedlie Wooooo :) I actually chuckled a bit at the gong!

    My favorite version is Lee Moses:


    Maybe the opposite of Alvin Lee's over-the-top-ness? Or maybe over the top in a different way...

    I imagine it's hard to cover that song without going out of the way to acknowledge, "Hey, I know I'm not Jimi Hendrix so I'ma do it MY way." I'm cool with that.
     
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    Purple do a great version of Hj.
     
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    Jimi used Johnny Hallyday's arrangement.


     
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    The Undead album is my favorite Ten Years After recording. Just killer playing.
    One must remember this was a time when the "guitar hero" image was really taking off and he was right there near the top.
    Not many people were playing the scales and speed that Alvin was using at that time.
    Also of note are the rest of the band. Just cooking, especially the bass player Leo Lyons.
    I saw them in 1968 during the USA tour they did playing most of this stuff.
    Great band.


     
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    double post
     
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    How many Marshall stacks is that?
     
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    Lee's the drummer. Leo Lyons played bass. Before catching them live in '70, I thought Alvin was going to impress me the most, but it was Leo.

    His name is kinda department of redundency department.
     
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    I recently found TYA/Alvin and have been almost exclusively listening to him/them. Fantastic stuff which is right up my alley. Alvin was a pure rocker and some of his solo stuff is fantastic:


     
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    The double live albumn is excellent, great live versions of their hits +
     
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    I have the LP. Don't overlook the greatness of TYA. Killer riff and soulful vocals.




    Live at Winterland.
     
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    Apparently this is the original

     
  16. Teleterr

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    Nope.



    For years it was listed as traditional, but 1962 . See Wikipedia. So I m thinking that Jimi could have just done the same original arrangement. Its just that we had the speeded up Rock versions before. Leaves ,Love, Byrds
     
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  17. Dan R

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    Hijack. This thread is about TYA.
     
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    Nice use of dynamics.
     
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    Not a hijack , just background for the song they re playing.
     
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