As always, very well said Toni. I think of Ten Years After, and TYAN as two completely different bands. Even though "only" the front man has changed, it was that "front man" who (as we all know) sang all the songs, played the guitar (the instrument TYA was known for), and wrote the bulk of the bands material, including their two most well known tunes "I'm Going Home", and "I'd Love To Change The World", both of wich the new line up still perform. And I disagree that they have brought new fans to Alvin Lee. They MAY have got old fans of the group who have'nt kept up to date wondering "where's Alvin"?, but I think that's the extent of it.
I'm also not so sure we're offending casual viewers who just happen by. I've looked over other message boards at different artists sites, and just because I did'nt post did'nt mean I was offended by anyone. If I disagreed with a post, I just skipped it. As a matter of fact, I VERY RARELY posted anywhere until I came across this board while doing a search on Alvin. The search had nothing to do with TYAN, whom truthfully I never heard of until I came here. But while checking out the message board, I found everyone funny, interesting, and mostly FRIENDLY. Opinionated...yes, but definitely friendly. Since then, I've been a regular poster(probably posting when sometimes I should keep my opinions to myself). In that process, even though I've never actually MET anyone here,and may never get the chance, I consider people like Toni, 601 Blues, Alan, Cramer, Paul, Pieter, Jane (I'm sure I'm leaving someone out) and the like friends. We don't always agree with each other, we might even argue over something at some point, but I've NEVER not felt welcome here. Because in the end, we're all fans of Alvin. That's what brought us here(just like KM ), and that's what keeps us here.
Thanks Rob - great post and the I hope you know the feeling is mutual. It's amazing how we manage to become a little cyber-family, isn't it? If we could get Alvin over here to the Staes, maybe we'll all figure out a way to meet and rock together at a show. After all these years, there is still only one Alvin Lee - and he's awesome.
And at the risk of offending anyone, TYA and TYAN are entirely different bands - and one of them shouldn't copy Alvin's licks.
Apr 1, 2006 - 10:48PM
Re: Alvin Lee & Bob Marley
LIKE WISE ROB, IT,S NOT HARD TO TELL THAT YOU,RE A GOOD GUY BUD, YOU,RE HONEST AND CONSISTANT IN YOU,RE VIEWS NO MATTER WHAT THE SUBJECT IS AND YOU SPEAK FROM THE HEART, AND IN MY OPINION ROB THERES KNOW NEED TO STAY SILENT WHEN YOU HAVE AN OPINION. MY OPINIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS POPULAR BUT YOU ARE RESPECTFUL WHEN YOU RESPONDED TO ME LIKE IT OR NOT WHAT I HAVE TO SAY, AND YOU,RE NOT LIKE SOME WHO SEE IT AS CHANCE TO ATTACK ME AND BELITTLE MY VOICE KEEP TALKIN ROB WE HEAR YA BUD PEACE PAUL