12/07/2018: “I’d Love To Change The World” by Ten Years After


That first guitar riff is a killer one, for sure. The solo playing is pretty good as well. What’s more, the drums are a lot more interesting than many rock songs, with a breakbeat.

The singing is also good, although I’m not entirely sure what he’s trying to say with the lyrics.

“I don’t know what to do, so I’ll leave it up to you” is the sort of empty statement that makes counter culture songs like this a bit weak in terms of the political content.

He seems to suggest that any attempt to fix the world is a bit pointless.

The song itself is great though, going from a contemplative acoustic blues vibe to a full throated psychedelic rock one.

The song was on the 1971 album Space In Time, but was also released as a single.

Pretty cool stuff.


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