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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Tim G, Oct 18, 2019.
Alvin liked to jump ! Small club gig
Leo Lyons is one of my Top 3 Bass players All Time in the Rock & Roll thing.
The Man can play that thing.
I think I wore out the Cricklewood Green and Undead 8 track tapes I had.
Woodchopper's Ball from Undead - live at Klooks Kleek, London ca 1968...
I had all of their albums as a kid , when i first started here I bought into a heated debate about Alvin Lee as he had just passed , but it never changed how I feel about the music , the simplicity and the approach to music TYA had was perfect for the time.
I had heard the towards the end of it all Alvin went to spain to study Flamenco guitar , but flamenco is a life style , not a music style so you have to be committed to the learning.
I was saddend to hear of his passing
I paid 5 bucks to run through a cornfield and into Strawberry Fields Music Festival in Bowmanville, Ontario on August 7, 1970. I saw Ten Years After. Edit in, after looking at this a few minutes I realized I was horribly wrong. I paid $2.00 along with Mike Fidler and Al Plummer.
Ten Years After
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Grand Funk Railroad
The Freedom Express
Crowbar featuring King Biscuit Boy
Luke & The Apostles
Sly and the Family Stone
Those WERE the days.
Latest issue of Guitar Player has an article on Lee's '61 ES335. Pretty interesting.
I was lucky enough to go down to the Grande to see our local mid-Michigan band get their ‘big break’ and who should walk out on stage but Ten Years After? This was before Woodstock and I’d never heard of them. I didn’t play guitar back then but was floored by Alvin Lee’s playing and stage presence. I saw a lotta big acts in the years after but I still remember him playing like crazy then wiping his guitar neck down with a white towel after each song. Unforgettable.
A friend reminded me a couple years ago that TYA was fronting for Spooky Tooth but I honestly only remember our local band then TYA.
who was your local band?
I saw Alvin Lee in the 90s with his own band. They played quite a few TYA tunes. He was in fine condition. TYA had a great chemistry, it's not just Alvin Lee. Anyway, that's my impression listening to their Live at Fillmore East, which is one of the best live albums there is.
Your link to the story of Big Red cleared something up for me, and corrected a huge misconception on my part.
I remember Alvin Lee (in the Woodstock film) announcing their last song with "I'm Going Home.....by Helicopter". In 1969, I thought that meant there was a BAND called Helicopter, and TYA were covering their song with their own version. It never occurred to me Alvin was referring to the bands at Woodstock being ferried in and out by a flying helicopter. How stupid was I?????
That's cool, even cooler that you told us. When I saw them in 1970 my friends and I hung on every note of their songs. "Going Home" was just like any recording you ever heard of it and just a mind blowing scenario of guitar skills. As teenagers we were all over it. Actually my favorite band of the concert was Cactus with Jim McCarty.
I saw Cactus as opening band for The Who, when Tim Bogert was still a part of it. They were good, but the crowd (and me) were there for just ONE reason.....The Who.
Alvin was near the biggest inspiration for me when I was learning to play fast, chased him around for quite a while and did indeed wear out some vinyl.
Seems odd that he wasn't as big as some of his Woodstock era contemporaries, but maybe he was just a little too old time and not acid/ hippy enough for the times.
I guess I was more into as @Wally said jump blues/ Jazz Blues, old time music in terms of the guitar playing.
Great stuff and nice to see it come up here!
What a lame show!
Just amazing, and what fingers! Bass notes in open A and stretching to the 5th & 7th frets...i'i'd hurt myself. Thanks for that one PCollen.
Yes, Bogert and Appice were there when I saw them. I saw them again the same year somewhere else. I have to think about it for a bit, maybe Vermont. Memory is fuzzy...lol