This is probably the worst performance of Alvin Lee's career. But it was Woodstock. And it was iconic.
Posted by Velociman at July 7, 2012 3:24 PM
I saw Alvin twice in '78 when he was fronting a power trio called Ten Years Later. In retrospect, perhaps that Woodstock performance wasn't his worst. The lad was a shredder, though.
That is a truncated version, by the way, due to some copyright issues (I think he sampled some Chuck Berry and Sonny Boy Williamson in there, and a lawyer will pin his grandmother down and let a bulldog fuck her for a fee).
I believe the actual performance was north of 9 minutes. And infinitely better than Sha Na Na. Somewhere there is footage of Creedence, Mountain, and the Grateful Dead. Never made the final cut. They must have really sucked that weekend.