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« Reply #750 on: Dec 22nd, 2011, 2:31pm »

You ignored Little Wing, Voodoo Child, much of the Axis Bold as Love album, and many more. All great tunes. You're talking taste, nothing more.

Have you heard much of the music his label would not release? The man had tons of great blues music which was only released after his death. Because his label did not want to let the golden goose die.

Simply because you dislike something does not make it bad. In the flavor of the tunes you listed, you're saying you don't like Gypsy Eyes for example?
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« Reply #751 on: Dec 22nd, 2011, 3:06pm »

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No, didn't ignore them. They were just a couple of examples of his early stuff that I liked.

I think people would agree that most of the Electric Ladyland album was just electric noise from an overdriven amplifier. Nothing to like in it. The guy was so far away in his head by then he was playing for himself.

I do (did, this is years ago) like progressive stuff. Pheadra by Tangerine Dream for example. King Crimson's Lark Toungues in Aspic etc.

Just a personnal choice.

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By the way, it's Voodoo Chile', not child. smiley
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« Reply #752 on: Dec 22nd, 2011, 6:26pm »

Point taken. But it's obvious you have yet to here much of his blues. That's where his best music was. Electric Ladyland wasn't noise though. I like nearly all his stuff. The one thing I had issues with was the Star Spangled Banner, but it was in set keys, believe it or not. If one realizes why he did it at Woodstock, to address the fact the country was divided, it actually becomes commendable. He wasn't a political animal, but he was a humanist who believed there were bad things ahead if we didn't come together.

Find some of his blues albums. They will change your mind about him. He was pure, raw, unbridled talent. If he had lived, he would have been a highly talented John Lee Hooker type with a four on the floor beat. The Blues Rock Movement found its start in Jimi.
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« Reply #753 on: Dec 22nd, 2011, 11:46pm »

on Dec 22nd, 2011, 6:26pm, icepick wrote:
Point taken. But it's obvious you have yet to here much of his blues. That's where his best music was. Electric Ladyland wasn't noise though. I like nearly all his stuff. The one thing I had issues with was the Star Spangled Banner, but it was in set keys, believe it or not. If one realizes why he did it at Woodstock, to address the fact the country was divided, it actually becomes commendable. He wasn't a political animal, but he was a humanist who believed there were bad things ahead if we didn't come together.

Find some of his blues albums. They will change your mind about him. He was pure, raw, unbridled talent. If he had lived, he would have been a highly talented John Lee Hooker type with a four on the floor beat. The Blues Rock Movement found its start in Jimi.


I agree totally.....all of his work is excellent including Cry Of Love which was deleted and changed.


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« Reply #754 on: Dec 22nd, 2011, 11:59pm »

Yeah, he's the one exception to my assertion about the need for formal training. In his case, it would have probably screwed him up.

Even more amazing? Pulling all of that off on a Telecaster.
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« Reply #755 on: Dec 23rd, 2011, 02:49am »

ICEPICK,

HEY MAN... COOL OBSERVATIONS!

I DON'T WANT TO SOUND PRETENTIOUS AND ALL THAT.. BUT YOU'RE "CASEBOOK" FAMILY AND I WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO POINT THIS OUT TO ME...HENDRIX PRIMARILY USED A "STRATOCASTER"...MOREOVER SINCE HE WAS LEFT HANDED AND NOT MANY "LEFTY" GUITARS WERE AROUND IN THE EARLY SIXTIES... JIMI TOOK A RIGHT HANDED GUITAR AND STRUNG IT UPSIDE DOWN...CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN...

THE ONLY OTHER THING I KNEW HIM TO DO WAS TO TAKE A TELECSTER NECK OFF A THINLINE "TELE" AND PUT THAT NECK ON A STRATOCASTER...QUITE RARE INDEED AND JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW HENDRIX JUST THOUGHT EONS AHEAD OF HIS COLLEAGUES...
DON'T KNOW IF YOU RECALL HENDRIX AND THE WHO WERE BILLED AND HENDRIX WENT ON AND THE WHO WAS TO FOLLOW... PETE TOWNSEND REFUSED TO FOLLOW HENDRIX...GEEZ YA WONDER WHY rolleyes

BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN MUSIC...MISSISSIPPI...WHY?DA BLUES...ELMORE JAMES ,MUDDY WATERS, B.B. KING, ELVIS PRESLEY, ROBERT JOHNSON,JAMES SON THOMAS, JOHN LEE HOOKER,...THE LIST GOES ON...
I'VE BEEN PLAYING MUSIC SOMETIME...JUST GOT OUT OF THE STUDIO ON SOME NEW MATERIAL...CLEARLY IT ALL CAME FROM THE BLUES!!!ONE DOESN'T HAVE TO WONDER LONG WHY MOST IF NOT ALL GROUPS HAVE THIS BLUESY SOUND WHERERIN ROCK CAME FROM THE BLUES...LED ZEPPLIN,ROLLING STONES ,ERIC CLAPTON,AND OF COURSE HENDRIX AND STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN...

I DO QUITE A BIT OF STUDIO WORK AND RARELY CROSS-OVER UFO AND MUSIC BUT JIMI IS MY CUP OF TEA winkAND THOUGHT I WOULD BROACH THE TOPIC...

I WAS WORKING IN ALASKA AND ONE OF THE BROTHERS HOOKED ME UP WITH A DUSK TO DAWN CONCERT...THERE WERE CONCERTS ALL OVER ALASKA DURING THE SUMMERTIME...BACK THEN I WAS IN TO A JAZZ FUSION SOUND...CHIC COREA....WEATHER REPORT AL DEMEOLA....A LOT OF THE BERKLEY SCHOOL OF MUSIC PICKERS AS I HAD GROWN UP WITH THE BLUES...ANYWAY MY BUD GOT ME IN WITH THE MUSICIANS.IF SOMEONE GOT TO TRASHED AS WAS COMMON AT A 12 HOUR GIG...GUITAR OR BASS WAS MINE...EVOLVED INTO A 12 HOUR PARTY "ALASKA" STYLE...
ANYWAY,...TURNED OUT IT WAS "JOHN LEE HOOKER" AND THE MAIN BASS AND GUITAR SPOTS WERE SEWED UP UNLESS AS I SAID...SOMEONE CHOKING ON THE SMOKE grin.
MY FRIEND LOOKED AT ME AND THE ONLY THING OPEN WAS THE CONGAS...HEY...HOP UP IN THE SADDLE I SAID ...A COUPLE OF HOURS WITH "JOHN LEE HOOKER" EVEN ON CONGAS WAS WORTH IT TO CHECK HIM OUT...MY PHILOSOPHY IS ALWAYS MAKE OTHERS LOOK GOOD...CAN'T HELP BUT MAKE YOURSELF LOOK GOOD AS WELL wink
"JOHN LEE HOOKER" HAD A HIGH TOLERANCE TO A FEW THINGS...ALL WAS WELL AS LONG AS WE KEPT IN HIS CHAIR...HE'D TURN AND SAY...PLAY IT "E" OR "A" AND HE'D COUNT IT OFF...ONE OF THE BASTIONS OF THE BLUES... cool...

SHALOM...ZETAR
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« Reply #756 on: Dec 23rd, 2011, 3:26pm »

I do think Hendrix suffered towards the end of his life in his music, the drugs were causing more problems and things started to decline in his music and where he was at that point in time.
But I`m sure there could have been along with this a transitional period for Jimi, with that talent and imagination there was more to come another angle we never heard, PowerKnight wink
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« Reply #757 on: Dec 23rd, 2011, 4:36pm »

Zetar, if you say so. But I know of several pics where it really was an upside down Telecaster. He made some comment on Johny Carson about it being his first guitar, and really liked them. This really isn't something to argue anyway. The guitars those folks play are in no way what the general public receives when they buy one. Ever see a Les Paul SG? Yes, there really was such a critter. Strange as it may sound.

I played a version of a C3 Hammond which would never have existed had Jon Lord not requested that modification. No Leslies, just a cord to an amp, ditching that roller rink sound for evil mode.

That organ isn't the only reason I bring this up though. My aching back makes me wonder why I just had to have a tone wheel organ anyway. Actually, I wish I still had it. No, two guitars are involved. One was a Strat allegedly played by Blackmore that was on display. If that was a Strat, I'll eat (and digest) it. It looked like one. Until you got close. And you know it sounded much different.

The other was made by a friend of mine from scratch. No kit. He's a master carpenter by trade, but far more capable than that. He walked me all over the Olympic National Forest, until he found the two trees he wanted. A Yew, with 32 grains to the inch, and a Fiddler Maple with 19. He ordered the electronics for it, then assembled an electric 12 string that sounds as good as any axe I ever heard, but the body looks like an Octopus. I tried to convince him to market it, but no dice. It was a gift for a friend.

On the subject of Jimi, did you know that Eric Clapton actually found a left handed Telecaster for him? The story says he was planning on giving it to him in the very tour he died on.
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« Reply #758 on: Dec 24th, 2011, 09:30am »

One of my favorite weird musical artists.....


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« Reply #759 on: Dec 24th, 2011, 09:48am »

Hendrix played mostly strats...but had many kinds.


http://www.articlesbase.com/music-articles/the-guitars-of-jimi-hendrix-519790.html

1964, Jimi would play rhythm guitar for the Isley Brothers. During this nine month gig, he finally got his first Fender guitar, a blond'59 Duo-Sonic. He next played with Little Richard in '65, and briefly played a Fender Jazzmaster. However, he switched back to a Dou-Sonic when he played with Curtis Knight and the Squires. Even though Jimi later returned to the Jazzmaster.
Jimi purchased his first Strat from Manny's Music in New York in '66 in the summer. Early on he would use a variety of CBS Strats with rosewood fretboards. While he was staying in Greenwich Village in late '66 and '67 he narrowed down his choices to a '60's era Reverse Fender Stratocasterblack or white Fender Strats using maple fretboards. Which, most likely is the reason the Fender Stratocaster is the most important guitar in the history of guitars and music.


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« Reply #760 on: Dec 24th, 2011, 09:51am »

Been listening to Eno lately.....another of my favorite 'weird artists'...

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« Reply #761 on: Dec 25th, 2011, 06:52am »

Did anyone in the UK see the Top of the Pops Christmas special yesterday? They showed the lost footage of David Bowie in his Ziggy era singing Gene Genie which was recently discovered in somebody's attic or something. This is the first time this has been seen since it was first shown in 1973 ...

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« Reply #762 on: Dec 25th, 2011, 10:21am »

Great clip Smersh..........


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« Reply #763 on: Dec 25th, 2011, 2:24pm »

smersh,

Yes, saw that . Always one of the more 'off the wall' characters'. He was pretty good in all his incarnations.

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« Reply #764 on: Dec 25th, 2011, 3:19pm »

The early 70s Bowie was his best, not to bothered on his direction around 80 onwards but I like some of the pop hits he had, actually guys the duet with Bing Crosby was magic.
Back in 77 with two complete different artists and a generation apart the promo and track worked with opposites attract effect on the xmas Little Drummer Boy classic. A brilliant duet that somehow should not have worked if you know what I mean, but worked it did, amazing, PowerKnight wink
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