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Tracer Hand, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Are You Experienced". I've never heard anything like it since.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one pick? thats one pick too many tracer...

gareth, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

c'mon EVERYBODY likes "Pali Gap" - i bet even timfinney would like it!

Tracer Hand, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Gareth - get thee to a Hendrixry!

Paul, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

music snob answer: machine gun
my answer: bold as love

chaki, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Crosstown Traffic"

dleone, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Izabella" off the Woodstock album. what a great riff, and the interaction between hendrix and mitch mitchell is amazing. i still maintain that he's not that interesting when not backed by mitchell (of course i am basing this almost entirely on Band Of Gypsies where i think he mostly sounds wanky).

Dave M., Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"I Don't Live Today"

Alex in NYC, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

that duet with jim morrison that goes "fuck her in the ass, let me suck your pussy" etc

dave q, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Heh, I only think he sounds really good when backed by Buddy Miles, who is way funkier than Mitchell for one thing. Hence 'We Gotta Live Together' (although I could just as easily go for most songs from Live at the Fillmore East).

Jordan, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

the live "Hear My Train a Comin'" from Berkely that's on the Blues CD.

M Matos, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

urgh. that's Berkeley.

M Matos, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Buddy Miles, who is way funkier than Mitchell for one thing

you really think so? i find his drumming boring and pedestrian, kind of like ?uestlove. i keep waiting for him to break out of his set patterns or vary them in some way or something. mitchell, on the other hand, really stretches himself (often to the point where he can't keep time, which i've been told is why other drummers hate him). check the 'jam back at the house' (i think?) track in the woodstock set, again, he really does some interesting things.

Dave M., Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Crosstown Traffic" over "Wait Till Tommorrow"

J Blount, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

god. that morrison thing was on a 2-CD thing my uncle got me, called "Hendrix's Greatest" or something which is like the most hilarious title for that group of songs ever

Tracer Hand, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

tracer- that's real! I thought dave q was joking.

Julio Desouza, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I haven't listened enough to the Mitchell stuff, but something about his playing has always kind of rubbed me the wrong way. I think it's because it's the kind of stuff that sounds GREAT to do when you first start playing drums, all kinds of rock fills that later became cliched everywhere. And yeah, I've heard some stuff where the time isn't the steadiest, which often can be fine (Keith Moon for ex.) but bothers me with him. I will endeavor to listen to some more of it though.

Miles keeps it simple most of the time, but his time feel and big sound makes that worth listening to for me. He's a much more 'grounded' player than Mitchell, more r&b based I think. And when he does throw something in, it's often very cool.

Jordan, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

agreed, his fills are usually pretty dynamite when he does them. not a bad singer either ("Dem Changes"). i'm a little disappointed that Mitchell didn't play with anyone else - i checked out his one other appearance, with Clapton and Lennon (and Keef playing bass!) on the Stones' Rock And Roll Circus but was very disappointed.

Dave M., Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Spanish Castle Magic. I know the lyrics are hokey but still it's the guitar with Jimi, right???

brg30, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"are you exp." or "castles made of sand" or "1983".

mitch mitchell over buddy fatso miles any time for me too.

unknown or illegal user, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

''1983'' but there are many more.

Julio Desouza, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Burning of the Midnight Lamp" has got to be the best thing he ever did...

Joe, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Manic Depression

V, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, the other reason why Band of Gypsies is great. Buddy=better singer than Jimi. He's got the soul scream!

Jordan, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'Little Wing'. Beautiful melody, stunning delicate guitar throughout and really short. Perfect.

mms, Tuesday, 30 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'Rainy Day Dream Away' or whatever it's called - it's got a nice, relaxed groove throughout, but it's all about that suspended cadence, followed by the solo...

Also it has rainy in the title!

Jeff W, Tuesday, 30 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I was gonna say Third Rock From The Sun (ignore the ads) but reading through the myriad suggestions has made me reconsider, loads of great stuff. Except for Crosstown Traffic I got heartily sick of that about 4-5 years ago when its was played by every DJ everywhere if they wanted to show how "eclectic" they were. Bored now.

The Jim Morrison thing is also on a bootleg called "Woke Up this Mornign And Found Myself Dead". I lvoe the bit where Jimi asks someone to remove Jimbo's comatose drunk body.

Winkelmann, Tuesday, 30 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Drifting". Or possibly "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)".

sundar subramanian, Tuesday, 30 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"I Don't Live Today" off of The Concerts.

dan, Tuesday, 30 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Little Wing' for all the reasons mms said plus the fact that the lyrics never get embarassing

ejad, Tuesday, 30 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"1983" or "I Don't Live Today".

o. nate, Wednesday, 31 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'Drivin' South' - BBC session

the pinefox, Wednesday, 31 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Argh.

Machine Gun live at the Filmore with the Gypsies (can't say which version tho) over Wait Till Tommorrow.

Roger Fascist, Friday, 2 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
'Voodoo Chile (slight return)' but I still have great affection for 'Wild Thing' at Monterey.

James Ball (James Ball), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 12:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

manic depression

A Nairn (moretap), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 15:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

that one where he's standing next to mountain chop it down with the edge of my hand

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 15:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

and buddy miles is great, especially on his solo stuff

he was going for that invisibly funky al jackson thing, he wasn't trying to be flashy

bu yeah, mitchell suited hendrix better

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 16:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Another vote for "1983". And second to that I would have to say "May This be Love". The latter has one of the most gorgeous guitar solos that I've ever heard.

Benya, Wednesday, 5 February 2003 17:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Manic Depression has a good churning riff and some nice lyrics (I know Jimi is supposed to be this awful lyricist, but I've never understood that), but I'll have to go with Stone Free. It just sounds so damned uber-cool and smooth.

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 18:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Manic Depression & Stone Free

Mitch Mitchell WAY over Buddy Miles!

CretanBull (CretanBull), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 21:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Only one? I can't do it...how 'bout, uh, five?

"Power of Soul"
"Third Stone from the Sun"
"Dolly Dagger"
"1983 (A Merman I Shall Be)"
"Manic Depression"

One of my favorite songwritahs evah!

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 21:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

manic depression has got to be one of the most uplifting songs about such a downer subject.

dyson (dyson), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 21:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
if 6 was 9, simply because it was used in one of the greatest movies of all time....Point Break.

Chris 'The Velvet Bingo' V (Chris V), Monday, 7 June 2004 11:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

OTM Dave, buddy is kinda like questlove excepe questlove is even worse, and more drum machine on snooze-like. hendrix and mitch needed each other.

thesplooge (thesplooge), Monday, 7 June 2004 12:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

OPO what: LP or song?

LP: Are You Experienced?, simply because it's got the best collection of songs (as opposed to "compositions" or "sonic experiments" or "mere riffs disguised as songs") the man ever wrote. (His other LPs had good songs too, just not as many as AYE?)

Song: "Machine Gun"

And I've never understood all the "Mitch Mitchell vs. Buddy Miles: Who Was Better?" handwringing debates myself. They were BOTH great, only different. People have their preferences, that's all. To say that Mitchell was flashier but Miles was funkier is a simplification but a reasonably accurate one. (FWIW, I prefer Mitchell.)

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 7 June 2004 18:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Fillmore East is so fucking beautiful and sick

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 7 January 2012 17:50 (six years ago) Permalink

he comes out, congratulates the USC Trojans for winning their bowl game to which the audience gives some really weak applause, and then he just gets fucking revolutionary all night

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 7 January 2012 17:52 (six years ago) Permalink

Room Full of Mirrors

Iago Galdston, Saturday, 7 January 2012 18:05 (six years ago) Permalink

"Voodoo Chile" -- the longer jam session version with Casady and Winwood

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Saturday, 7 January 2012 18:12 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah that's what i like about it -- as opposed to an odds-n-sods collection, this one really feels like a rad early 70s double LP.

tylerw, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Listening now. Fucking loving it. It's like one of those Bill Laswell "mix translation" things like Panthalassa or the Bob Marley one or the Santana one...only, you know, really fucking good instead of half-baked and lazy.

誤訳侮辱, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:39 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^ Haha hugely OTM

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 26 March 2012 20:17 (six years ago) Permalink

As if Teo Macero did it instead, then, you say.

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 26 March 2012 20:39 (six years ago) Permalink

this first rays boot mix might be the best hendrix album

Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 5 April 2012 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

it is so rad!

tylerw, Friday, 6 April 2012 01:42 (six years ago) Permalink

I'd like to think that if Jimi and Gil got together, the results would be more along the lines of There Comes A Time--the original LP, or the radically extrapolated CD edition, one of the very first CDs I bought, in a longbox, with Gil's furrowed Canadian brow quietly welcoming me to the brain-jelly jungle (some sylvan glades in there too). An exemplary do-over--I thought a lot of CDs were gonna be like that.

dow, Friday, 6 April 2012 02:01 (six years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

For some unknown reason I never bothered to get the tracklist for First Rays. Does anyone still have the list handy so I could append them to my 4 tracks? Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 04:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Message to the Universe>Izabella>Power of Soul>Astro Man>Valleys of Neptune>Angel

Slow Version>Night Bird Flying>Trashman>EZY Rider>Pali Gap>Hey Gypsy Boy

Message to Love>Roomful of Mirrors>Villanova Junction>Dolly Dagger>Burning Desire>Freedom>South Saturn Delta>Drifter's Escape

Stepping Stone>Somewhere>Burning Desire>Hey Baby>Drifting

how's life, Tuesday, 2 April 2013 08:29 (five years ago) Permalink

!! thanks!! you have my eternal devotion :)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 13:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Little Wing came on the random playlist yesterday, prompting Emma to say "why do we like Hendrix? We don't really like any other widdly-widdly guitar muso shit from that era". He's just better than Led Zep or Pink Floyd or whoever, isn't he? But how? Why?

they all are afflicted with a sickness of existence (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 13:49 (five years ago) Permalink

The best explanation I can think of is this anecdote from Robert Wyatt in Charles Shaar Murray's Crosstown Traffic:

Robert Wyatt, whose Soft Machine toured the US as opening act with Hendrix for over a year, recalls, "I saw [Larry] Coryell once -- he was one of the few people who ever got up and tried to cut Hendrix. It was at the old Scene Club in New York, and he was leaping backwards and forwards, his fingers flying, and Hendrix -- when it came to his solo -- just went 'ba-WO-O-O-OWWWW' and it just erased the last ten minutes [laughs] with one note. It was silly for Coryell even to try. It was like walking into a blowtorch . . . the fool!"

Darth Magus (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 14:05 (five years ago) Permalink

why don't you listen to widdly-widdly guitar muso shit?

how's life, Tuesday, 2 April 2013 14:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Well I don't particularly like it, and my wife fucking hates it (apart from Hendrix).

they all are afflicted with a sickness of existence (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 14:15 (five years ago) Permalink

It seems pretty reductive. They're three profoundly different bands.

how's life, Tuesday, 2 April 2013 14:26 (five years ago) Permalink

similar mainly in a "classic rock radio" kinda way. hendrix was on another level musically though, probably better to compare him to an instrumentalist like charlie parker than jimmy page...

tylerw, Tuesday, 2 April 2013 14:56 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah he had an awesome jazz feel for improvisation, ... but he also has this killer bluesman way of making his riffs sound like an emotion rather than *just* sounding like guitar widdly widdly wankery. everything he does is in service of the soul of the song, it's never really about hey look how amazing I am. At least I don't think so.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

and I think he's a lovely soulful singer as well. I think it's harder to dismiss him because he brought more than just straight guitar shredding.

The Experience gave him that nice tight platform for him to play around on too, and they could go pretty much anwhere he went and make it work. They really helped to elevate his music and take it where it needed to go to make it reallllly fucking great.

okay I'm done

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 17:01 (five years ago) Permalink

:D

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 17:01 (five years ago) Permalink

but he also has this killer bluesman way of making his riffs sound like an emotion rather than *just* sounding like guitar widdly widdly wankery. everything he does is in service of the soul of the song, it's never really about hey look how amazing I am. At least I don't think so.

OTM

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 17:03 (five years ago) Permalink

this is and old thread now but i don't even think of hendrix as particularly widdly-widdly. of course he could do that, and did. i think what made him great is his ability to slip between roles & methods of playing seamlessly and instantly. there isn't any division between his chord playing, low-register delta-ish riff playing, mid-register r&b backing type playing, and albert/bb-king-ish lead stuff. he had a really big physical vocabulary on the neck and could do whatever, whenever

goole, Monday, 8 April 2013 21:24 (five years ago) Permalink

That sums it up very well, goole.

how's life, Monday, 8 April 2013 23:02 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah great post, goole

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 April 2013 23:08 (five years ago) Permalink

People, Hell and Angels is very satisfying, btw. Nice to hear him play funky guitarslinging sideman to Lonnie Youngblood and the Ghetto Fighters. Plus yet another "Hear My Train a-Comin'" for us train-a-comin'-spotters

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 8 April 2013 23:14 (five years ago) Permalink

izabella

KitevsPill, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 03:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I wish someone had told me earlier that Stepping Stone was not the Monkees/Minor Threat song.Probably my favorite of his rave-ups now.

how's life, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 09:52 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

Machine Gun

flappy bird, Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:37 (five months ago) Permalink

Would be Machine Gun but for 1983

imago, Thursday, 12 April 2018 09:02 (five months ago) Permalink

yea 1983

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:49 (five months ago) Permalink

or third stone

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:52 (five months ago) Permalink

WATCHTOWER

brimstead, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:02 (five months ago) Permalink

May This Be Love for me, but I'm a huge fan of 1983 as well.

how's life, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:21 (five months ago) Permalink

I think Isabella @ Woodstock is still my fav, but 1983 also a strong contender and lately I love this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki5AfK0sFrs

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:31 (five months ago) Permalink

btw are we including "Moon Turn the Tides" in "1983" or treating that as a separate song, bc those two combined probably did the most to open up my idea of what recorded music could sound like at a formative age

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:32 (five months ago) Permalink

After that probably Electric Ladyland or Power of Soul

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:33 (five months ago) Permalink

'Dolly Dagger'

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:37 (five months ago) Permalink

i'm gonna change my vote

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:40 (five months ago) Permalink

..

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:40 (five months ago) Permalink

...

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:40 (five months ago) Permalink

...

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:40 (five months ago) Permalink

to "LITTLE MISS STRANGE"

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:41 (five months ago) Permalink

NOEL REDDING YALL

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:41 (five months ago) Permalink

man fuck that guy

can anyone confirm the rumor that jimi played bass on "third stone?" it seems too good to be noel

marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:43 (five months ago) Permalink

yea 1983

― marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:49 (fifty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

or third stone

― marcos, Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:52 (forty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

These strike me as good answers.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:44 (five months ago) Permalink

"If 6 Was 9"

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 April 2018 15:59 (five months ago) Permalink

I feel like 1983/Moon Turn sounds like it was probably the inspiration for In A Silent Way

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 12 April 2018 16:02 (five months ago) Permalink

my short list

third stone > machine gun > 1983 > bold as love

the late great, Thursday, 12 April 2018 17:27 (five months ago) Permalink

Burning of the Midnight Lamp yo

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 13 April 2018 01:26 (five months ago) Permalink

oh that tune is SO good

marcos, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:31 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

castles made of sand

J. Sam, Saturday, 28 April 2018 17:37 (four months ago) Permalink


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