BCB 100 - Jimi Hendrix

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BCB 100 - Jimi Hendrix

Postby geoffcowgill » 08 Jul 2006, 23:48

No musician will ever again be able to reimagine the electric guitar as Hendrix did. What Charlie Parker did to the saxophone and Bach did to the organ [no sniggering at the back!] Hendrix did to the electric guitar. It seems absurd to even suggest there's been a better guitarist, certainly in rock music at least. What's more, he was an intriguing, gifted singer-songwriter as well.

Favorite Album - Electric Ladyland

Favorite Song - "All Along The Watchtower"

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Postby Beno » 09 Jul 2006, 00:07

To my mind the greatest guitarist ever. Probably the greatesy rock misician of any instrument.

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Favourire Song: Burning Of The Midnight Lamp

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Postby The Fish » 09 Jul 2006, 00:09

If only to complete the trilogy :D .....

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Postby andymacandy » 09 Jul 2006, 00:13

The Fish wrote:Track: If Six Was Nine

Great shout, for a wrong answer............but I dont mind..........
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Postby The Modernist » 09 Jul 2006, 00:18

Album: Electric Ladyland
Song: Crosstown Traffic

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Postby B » 09 Jul 2006, 00:18

Album: Electric Ladyland

Song: Wind Cries Mary

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Postby PENK » 09 Jul 2006, 00:20

Er, I only have a best of. I think All Along the Watchtower is comfortably his best song. Despite not liking Dylan I do tend to enjoy covers of his stuff and this is perhaps the best, Hendrix gives it a new dimension and turns it into a completely thrilling song.
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Postby Smudge » 09 Jul 2006, 00:20

Album. Electric Lady Land
Song. Manic Depression
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Postby Beno » 09 Jul 2006, 00:28

The Penk wrote:Er, I only have a best of. I think All Along the Watchtower is comfortably his best song. Despite not liking Dylan I do tend to enjoy covers of his stuff and this is perhaps the best, Hendrix gives it a new dimension and turns it into a completely thrilling song.

Although I chose 'Are You Experienced?' as my favourite album, it is the cosmic excursion on what I assume was side 3 of 'Electric Ladland' that made me appreciate what a genius he was. It took the invention of synthesisers before anything approaching it could be replicated. Truly essential.

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Postby toomanyhatz » 09 Jul 2006, 01:25

I love the fact that even the numerous contrarians of BCB don't ever say "I don't get what's so great about his guitar playing." It's just so obvious. As a songwriter he was gifted too, though some of the spacy science-fiction mumbo-jumbo and swaggering cock-rock hasn't dated well. But he wrote some beauties, and as Penk said, he transformed Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower." One of the best covers ever, maybe the best.

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Postby Shaun » 09 Jul 2006, 02:07

Album - Axis: Bold As Love

Track - Little Wing
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Jul 2006, 02:11

Favourite album: 'Smash Hits' (yes yes I know, but it's one of the very best 'best of's ever - wall-to-wall exciting flash soul power)

Favourite song: 'Can You See Me?' - it's insane

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Postby Muskrat » 09 Jul 2006, 02:30

toomanyhatz wrote: ...asPenk said, he transformed Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower." One of the best covers ever, maybe the best.


So much so that Dylan generally performs the Hendrix arrangement.
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Postby The Slider » 09 Jul 2006, 05:50

Muskrat wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote: ...asPenk said, he transformed Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower." One of the best covers ever, maybe the best.


So much so that Dylan generally performs the Hendrix arrangement.


But to be fair, so did U2.


I like him best when he isn't overloading the tubes.

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Postby & » 09 Jul 2006, 07:54

I'm not sure he's the best guitarist, but I'll grant easily that he's one of rock's greatest one-offs.

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Postby andymacandy » 09 Jul 2006, 09:53

On sober reflection, "Machine Gun" on "Band of Gypsies" isnt half bad either.
I still think Electric Ladyland is his best album though.
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 09 Jul 2006, 10:24

'Band Of Gypsies' is a great live recording. Perfect for these summer nights. I love 'Who Knows'.

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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 09 Jul 2006, 12:05

Axis: Bold As Love

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

or Machine Gun

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Postby Toby » 09 Jul 2006, 12:16

Electric Ladyland

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Postby The Slider » 09 Jul 2006, 12:48

I fucking hate Band of Gypsies with every fibre of my being.
It is lazy, noisy, tuneless, ego-wank noodling.
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