I tell AZ/DC about a Hendrix concert I went to years ago and get 2 dislikes. What assholes.
I was at the first show ( New Years Eve ) Didn't catch the others. No one loves songs like Purple Haze, Hey Joe etc. more than I do. However, someone with Jimi's talent needs to move on. I don't recall hearing any negative comments. My only concern was that was the first show that had Billy Cox on bass instead of Noel Redding. That concern lasted all of 2 seconds as Cox was masterful. All in all, one of the best shows I've ever been to. With Jimi playing how could it not. And it was yours truly who said that if God ever wanted to learn guitar, he'd go to Jimi. This knowing full well that he could be as good as the teacher.
I was too interested in looking down the front of her dress to notice her elbow !!
Like I enjoy all Hendrix. On every level. I enjoy the heavy stuff, the bluesy stuff, the psychedelic stuff, the soulful stuff (which I feel is most represented on this performance) and everything in between. Music would not be what it is today if Jimi didn't exist. As you already know, he was a genius beyond geniuses. I believe it was you who mentioned "If God needed guitar lessons...", correct?
All of these songs have been released before in various forms, but this release is the first official release of the complete 1st show on CD (yes, the version I bought) or LP (I realise they are supposed to be superior, but I haven't owned a record player in years) and the sound is much cleaner than all the bootleg recordings I own of this show. All of the tracks here but 3 (out of 11) have never been on official releases before now.
I've read that some people at this show (I'm only referencing the first performance, not the other 3) in particular were disappointed because they were expecting a "greatest hits" style performance, which they didn't get. (I know that you are aware.) No Foxey Lady, Purple Haze, Watchtower, Fire, et cetera. No playing the guitar with teeth or setting it on fire. I just hope that those same people came around and realised that the performance they were witnessing was historic and hopefully they grew to appreciate what they saw.
Just curious: I understand that you were at the 1st show, but did you actually get to see any or all of the other 3 performances? If so, bonus times the amount of other shows you attended.
Also, I just noticed this photo is in need of some serious cropping. There's exposed arse-crack just above her right elbow.
She is a beauty. How are you enjoying that Hendrix CD ?
Me too 13.
I've always thought of Amy Adams as the cute, shy, girl next door type.
But that photo above makes think of her as the sultry, seductress, vixen type.
A large busted red head. I'm in love.
Negga plays Tulip O'Hare in AMC's quirky "Preacher" series. She also had a small part as one of the W.H.O. scientists in "World War Z".
Hollywood totally exaggerated the ridge. Hacksaw ridge looks nothing like what they filmed. I have been there. The real film should have been about the Okinawan people. Okinawa was taken over by Japan in the 1800 and been treated like third class citizens to this day. They were used as human shields by the Japanese Imperial army. They killed them indiscriminately. Okinawan people have their own language. The Japanese told them if you speak Okinawan we will kill you. They saw it as subversion. 1/3 the local population of Okinawa was killed in the crossfire of the battle. that is 120,000 lives. You should read about Himyuri Nurse school. Comprised of teenagers treating injured civilians. Many were killed for refusing to kill or abandon the wounded.
To learn the story of Desmond Doss without the war porn, watch "The Conscientious Objector" (2004) available on Amazon and other streaming sites. We saw this before "Hacksaw Ridge".
Sure Mel Gibson's film is good cinema, and the acting is stellar, but I don't need to see graphic violence to know that war is hell. Hear it from Mr. Doss and his platoon comrades before they died. (Especially if you are prone to PTSD.)
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