My dear friend Tony for the most part has excellent taste in music, Robin - I consider his affection for GFR an aberration, really, and I forgive him for it. But really, I don't want you to be ruined for rock and roll forever so please, please do NOT listen to them yourself!
Hi Tony. I can never tell if you are serious or kidding. I know Toni seriously dislikes this band. I have never heard any of their music. Are they really that bad? I take it that the frontman is objectionable to some around here? Just curious.
Besides which, if I had to hear Alvin play "Octupus's Garden, I think I'd run out and slash my wrists.
Toni, I can't stop laughing.
May 11, 2012 - 12:56PM
Actually, that is the beauty of Ringo. He puts on a very "nice" show and it's hard not to like him live. Yes, it's campy, but he's less a rocker (nor does he even try to be) than almost a throw back to vaudeville days. You can't help but smile and have a good time. He comes across as a great guy with zero ego.
But yes, it wouldn't be a good thing to have a musician of Alvin's intensity on the show and follow whatever tunes Alvin plays with Octopus's Gardens. Just too much of a shock in styles.
LOL!! Mega-MEGA-ha-ha-ha!! I've always called that style of soloing note selection "diddla-diddla". If you play it reasonably quickly, it sounds to non-guitarists like it's hard, when it isn't. "Even" Jimmy Page was known to indulge in it sometimes, seemingly as filler. One thing I've always loved about Alvin is his impeccably brilliant note selection. He doesn't play meaningless meanderings.
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Uhhhh Toni, wasn't some guy named "Fark Narner" in Ringo's band? I think that alone is why Alvin would turn it down! On G.P., of course! Althought he'd have to learn all those near-impossible to play GFR songs
No worries, Toni. Thanks for the warning. I think I will be stuck on Alvin Lee for a long, long time to come before I will have any desire to listen to anyone else. I was just thinking this morning that I haven't heard any opera since finding Alvin. I was thinking of which one I wanted to play today while I cleaned my house and decided to play ... Live at Fillmore East. I have a feeling my neighbors up and down my street are getting sick of "Help Me" at full blast.