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Old 03-06-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Alvin Lee - RIP

One of my favorites when I was a young buck. Great guitarist!
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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I'm surprised he made it this far. What a 'Heartbreaker'.
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I'm surprised he made it this far. What a 'Heartbreaker'.
Just curious, why are you surprised?
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Dying at 68 years old is relatively young for a rock musician who made it past the 20 to 40 years old at risk period.
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Just curious, why are you surprised?
Rock Star lifestyle.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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Rock Star lifestyle.

tell that to any Rolling Stone
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #7
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one of my favorites when i was a young buck. Great guitarist!
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tell that to any Rolling Stone
I know Mick Jagger stays in pretty good shape but I will admit Keith Richards proves your point.
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The lines in that song that stayed with me, but I do not know whether he was advocating eliminating a privileged class, or saying that approach is futile in eliminating poverty and hunger.

"Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more"

I guess it can be interpreted in whatever direction your political views take you.
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10 Years After is an all time favorite, Love to Change the World, loved the music and the idea.
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watching "I'm going home" Woodstock on YouTube right now. Hey the dancing guy is keeping perfect time to Lee's guitar solo.
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Saw Ten Years After at The Kinetic Playground on Chicago's north side in 69 or 70. They were great.
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The lines in that song that stayed with me, but I do not know whether he was advocating eliminating a privileged class, or saying that approach is futile in eliminating poverty and hunger.

"Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more"

I guess it can be interpreted in whatever direction your political views take you.
Maybe we can just forget about politics and remember the man and his music.
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Maybe we can just forget about politics and remember the man and his music.
No, my comment was not political at all and was not intended to start or fan a political argument. It is a great song. Your posting of that song just reminded me of the lines and different take one can deduce from those lines.
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No, my comment was not political at all...
Of course not. How can these lines be misconstrued as being even vaguely political...

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Till there are no rich no more"
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Say it ain't so! He was my first 'guitar god,' I'll never forget Goin' home!, and thinking how can anyone be that fast! Buddy of mine (who was actually very good with a guitar) had a Gibson ES-335 exactly like Alvin Lee - without all the stickers.

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Guess he went home. Hell of an axe man ! RIP Alvin.
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I remember being in my friends basement during high school listening to a Ten Years After album and drinking cheap beer.Miss those days,thanks for the video.
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Of course not. How can these lines be misconstrued as being even vaguely political...
+1 with some anti-Nam on the side.

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Of course not. How can these lines be misconstrued as being even vaguely political...
I did not write those lines, and I was just saying the song was interesting, on top of being a good song, because it created a puzzle when it contained those lines that can be interpreted both ways.
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