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|Ten Years After||Primary Artist, Primary Artist|
|Chick Churchill||Organ, Piano, Drums, Keyboards|
|Alvin Lee||Guitar, Vocals|
|Ten Years After||Producer|
|Alvin Lee||Composer, Producer, Liner Notes|
|Roy Baker||Special Effects|
|Sonny Boy Williamson I||Composer|
|Sonny Boy Williamson [II]||Composer|
|Chris Wright||Executive Producer|
|John "Buddy" Williams||Cover Design|
|Toshikazu Ohtaka||Liner Notes|
Posted October 1, 2010
I agree with previous writer. Of all the TYA LP's this was their best. The music of the late 60's, early 70's was a tapestry that molded many musical genres. TYA mixed rock,blues and what would become funk into a completely hard driving, hard hitting sound. Original compostions by Alvin Lee alongside blues classics, with a rock/blues beat just made this band an alternative to alot of what was out there at the time. Worth owning!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
At the end of the 1960's and through the 1970's we were treated to a wide array of amazing boogie bands who meticulously re-worked traditional American blues. Among the greatest of these big beat stompers were Ten Years After. Every TYA fan had a favorite album...mine was "Ssssh." Ten Years After exploded at us on this record in 1969 with all cylinders firing on the fastest guitarist in the entire universe, Alvin Lee. Lee apparently thought his mission in life was to play as many notes as possible at any point of any song. If he wasn't the greatest guitarist in history, his technique was flawless and he was one of the fastest...he surely had the most chutzpah, nothing scared this guy at all. Saying that TYA were merely "explosive" is to shortchange them; find a video of "Woodstock," and watch their performance there, you'll be blown away by their amazing show. "Ssssh" is great for "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" alone...that song by itself would be worth having the album for, the good news is that the rest of the album is equally strong. Try this one, it's worth it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.