I Hate To Do It..

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by WhiteWabbit, Jun 10, 2021 at 4:40 PM.

  1. SalvorHardin

    SalvorHardin Strat-Talker

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    For me, it was Mark Knopfler. At that time when I was young and hadn't known what a strat could sound like, he was exciting to me as someone to follow. I expect people might find his playing passe, but it was the time and player.
    By the way @thomquietwolf, looks like you just turned 80. Happy birthday and congrats, if so.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Cricklewood Green was a great album.

    Only Going Home? Not I'd Love to Change The World or Love Like A Man...?
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    or as douchy
     
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    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    Two things I'd throw into the mix:

    1. Back in the day, bands like 10 Years After pretty much did as their managers said. All that 'fastest guitarist' nonsense probably wasn't anything Alvin Lee claimed, but was obliged to live up to.
    2. Yes, that particular take is exceptionally repetitive. What you have to understand is that successfully bands were almost literally worked to death back then. When Cream were sent on a US tour, they worked almost every day for an entire year! It was the same for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Rolling Stones, and many other acts.

    So, if you've played 300 shows in as many days, and you have a minor league TV appearance to do as well, your performance is probably going to be perfunctory at best.
     
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  5. WhiteWabbit

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    Relax it’s for fun.
     
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    We've had enough fun this week.
     
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    Interesting- never noticed that singlecoil added above the bridge pickup. I always liked TYA Watt more than the subsequent albums.
     
  8. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

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    I guess I’m simple cuz EVH still blows my mind. Hendrix seemed to painting with so many colours that any sloppiness is easily overlooked, his creativity was endless. I just find this solo and a lot of his live solos I’ve heard from Alvin can be a bit repetitive.. Most players have their trademarks licks but they don’t seem as obvious as his. I love Page and he was sloppy as hell lol.. That being said THIS Alvin Lee solo is pretty awesome.
     
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  9. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

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    No one is.[​IMG]
     
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    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

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    I don’t keep up with the strat
    Talk drama lol
     
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    Oh yes , he certainly is …lol.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Still relevant.
     
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    back in the day people thought he was lightning fast. He was well received at Woodstock, but everybody there was wasted, except for me of course
     
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    If only I could have played that riff....
     
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    Yup, I recall much the same thing about him at that time. It was pretty much his trademark. But as you posted in your previous post it's all about context.

    Alvin Lee's style fit much of what he was playing at that time but I would say at least in the case of a number like "Spoonful" his playing during the part we're critiquing is sadly out of context for that particular song.

    It's like wearing a Hawaiian print shirt with plaid pants. :eek:
     
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    Yes indeed Mr Mouse.

    It's called being a pioneer.
     
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