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Ten Years After

Discussion in 'Music Reviews' started by Hajidub, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Hajidub

    Hajidub Chihuahua/Pug = Chug Subscriber

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    Ten Years After
    ~Undead~
    1968
    Deram (London records)
    UK Blues

    I bought this album last week after watching the 4 hour long documentary of Woodstock. The lead singer/guitarist Alvin Lee was a beast at Woodstock, easily completed with any English guitar player (Clapton, Beck, Mayall) I've ever heard. Though his voice can be nasally at times, the music he and his band crank out is really bluesy and nice. Check them out, the last song on the album "I'm Going Home" is the song they played at Woodstock and worth a listen. The song summertime has a great blues solo/bordering on Jazz by their drummer and sounded awesome. This is an album that can be had for under $10 in great condition.

    Enjoy!
     
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  2. thomo57

    thomo57 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Alvin Lee and Ten Years after would have to be my favourite artists/groups.
    Have been since the 70's.
    Brilliant
     
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  3. bobsvinyl

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    A Space in Time and Recorded Live are my favorites.

     
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  4. olson_jr

    olson_jr Beware of cake hoarders & soft shoe shufflers Subscriber

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    I have always felt bad for Alvin Lee and him having to play I'm Goin Home at every show he did after Woodstock. I can remember reading an article in the early 70's possibly in Rolling Stone or Cream Magazine and he said, "I'm Going Home is definitely not where TYA is at musically."

    He was a big Elvis fan and did a tour as Alvin Lee and Company, with a larger band than TYA. Their show featured Elvis style tunes, sax, background singers and folks were yelling I'm Going Home all night.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/alvin-lees-long-road-to-freedom-19750213
     
  5. blhagstrom

    blhagstrom Mad Scientist, fixer. Subscriber

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    I grew up in music waste land of ND.
    Other than Top 40 stuff played to death on the radio and country western, I didn't get much.

    Some friends found some good stuff and we learned a little.

    There was one Ten Years After pop song but played to death and I didn't think they were my type.

    Late one night a few years ago, a local FM station played "One of These Days".

    !!!

    Since then, I have checked into more of Ten Years After and Alvin Lee.

    I like it.

    There is some good Alvin Lee on YouTube.
    "Bluest Blue" is excellent.
     
  6. hjames

    hjames beware of folks offering Cakes Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    A Space in Time got overplayed on the local radio., so
    Watt was always my favorite ...!
    (Even if "Allmusic" preferred Cricklewood Green, i didn't!)

    Watt.jpeg.jpg
     
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  7. 91r100gs

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    Tried many times to like/appreciate 'Cricklewood Green" Free CD available
     
  8. 62vauxhall

    62vauxhall AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I like Cricklewood & Watt best of the TYA albums.

    I live near Vancouver and they played here twice that I've seen. The intro band was a local one - Seeds of Time that out did TYA. I'm halfway through a book written by Seeds of Time's drummer who touched on that. Seems that during a second tour with a leg in Western Canada, Alvin Lee was incenced enough at being upstaged that he refused to play future gigs with Seeds of Time as the intro.
     
  9. KeninDC

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    Totally dig Alvin Lee. Here's some slow, grimy blues.

     
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  10. Eric n Kc

    Eric n Kc AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hey
    One of my favorites.
     
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  11. wharf rat

    wharf rat Active Member

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    TYA first album, IMO, is fantastic. It's been in regular rotation for more than 30 years. Cover tunes: Spoonful, Help Me and the story of Help Me being recorded is just cool. Check out Recorded Live, their "Official Bootleg".
     

     

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  12. Hajidub

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    Hah, just found their Live 2xLP gatefold last Sunday at a thrift.
     

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