June 18, 2017

"Yes, as I said before, it's really groovy. I'd like to bore you for about 6 or 7 minutes and do a little thing..."

"Excuse me for a minute. Let me play my guitar."

23 comments:

mockturtle said...

Not even Hendrix could rescue such an inane composition.

M Jordan said...

Hendrix ... meh.

Paddy O said...

I think it's sad how men are policed from expressing their emotions.

Bay Area Guy said...

I liked it! The guy was a maestro! Funny that his hair almost looks like Dylan's hair!

eddie willers said...

If my fingers were as long and lanky as those, I would have played the guitar too. Not as good though.

It seemed like his fingers knew what to do without his thinking about it. Gave him time to remember (mostly) the lyrics.

Unknown said...

Absolutely one of the top ten performances in history.

traditionalguy said...

It's cool and sunny today in Monterey. Perfect weather to hear that special performance on Althouse as we finish off a bottle of Proseco and pretend we are 22 again.

Ann Althouse said...

I was 16.

traditionalguy said...

Sweet 16 and add 50 years of success at everything. My best regards, precious Professor.

Tank said...

Great performer, great song.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, tradguy,

Jim Her said...

A cud Chewning cow,
And a gum chewing rock star,
They both look the same but different somehow.
Oh I see now, its the intelligent look on the face of the cow.

Larry Nelson said...

Rock's greatest guitarist plays rock's greatest song.

Not Hendrix's greatest guitar performance...
and Dylan's version of LORS is better than anyone's.

eddie willers said...

Dylan's version of LORS is better than anyone's.

But Jimi won the "All Along The Watchtower" contest.

sane_voter said...

Fantastic.

James said...

What has to be understood is that for people like Althouse and I, Hendrix's music was completely different from anything we had ever heard. It was if he had fell to earth from outer space, seriously.

James said...

I can understand how some people are sick of hearing and hearing about the music of 60's. We who lived through it tend to blab on and on about it and we also tend to forget how we treated with great disdain the music of our parents.

mockturtle said...

I still watch Woodstock from time to time. Some of the best performances ever in that concert.

Bad Lieutenant said...

While I hereby award both M Jordan and Jim Her a lifetime supply of free beatings for their heresy, or is it blasphemy, I will admit that the gum chewing does amaze me.

Agreed, LARS like most Dylan is indeed boring, and Jimi didn't save it. Also agreed that Hendrix owns AATW no matter who wrote it. He wrote his own stuff too and look what it shows of him. Butterflies and zebras, forsooth.

What. A. Waste. Look at all the shits now from the era who are playing well into their seventies. Imagine some chippie on the phone with him trying to get him to die. What a world!

Bad Lieutenant said...

Has it been mentioned on another thread that Hendrix refers to Dylan's grandmother in what appears to be some kind of inside joke? What was the story on that again?

chickelit said...

@BL: Hendrix is referring to his bass guitar player, Noel Redding. I have that on my own authority.

chickelit said...

Mockturtle relates: I still watch Woodstock from time to time. Some of the best performances ever in that concert.

I have blogged Hendrix's "Jam Back At The House" several times as a favorite. I put it up; it gets taken down by copyright owners. What a stupid game. I'm trying to sell recordings; they're trying to cut off buyers. :(

ganderson said...

A great version of this Dylan song
.