Post by Cat Stevens on Oct 20, 2008 17:49:35 GMT -5
speaking of dicks and tongues, this clip has got everything - even the cameraman is zooming on Jimi's cock (see at 7:20 - 7:30 sec) - it was professionaly filmed, but sadly never released (hopefully next year, for the 40th anniversary?), on 24. II 1969. in the Royal Albert Hall, as the last gig the JH Experience played in England (until Isle of Wight 1970), London's finest musicians were in the audience; by this time Jimi was tired of all the gimmicks bullshit we were talking about earlier, humping and burning his guitar, playing it with teeth, tongue, ears, nose, balls, etc; so he played the whole set just standing in one spot, lot of slow blues numbers, musically truly great performance.
but then something happened. he came back for an encore, very rare thing for him to do. so Dave Mason's (who jammed with Jimi that night) little kid runs up to Jimi (see 0:44 sec) and whispers softly into the man's ear: "yo jimi... could you please eat, suck & fuck your guitar just this last time.. just for me.. and all my buddies in the kindergarten will think I'm keeewl, ok?"
so, what was our fella supposed to do? hurt the fragile little child's feelings?
Post by Cat Stevens on Oct 21, 2008 15:56:35 GMT -5
yeah, the bit with Dave Mason's little kid is actually true; he asked Jimi to play Wild Thing (probably jokingly sent on stage by his father and the rest of the musicians coz they figured he'll listen to the child) and it is in fact the very last JH Experience's live version of the song.
I wonder if young manho was in there, jumping away, getting away with all the broken gear?
I had the Royal Albert Hall bootleg (audio only, great soundboard recording) since... I don't know when, 15-20 years, "The Last Experience" it was called, and the last track was called "Smashing of the Amps" - I had no idea what was that all about, I remember even looking in the dictionary to find out what the "amps" was supposed to be, with no luck, until only couple of months ago when I found this video boot.
the security was pretty comical; couple of useless bobbies, and it was left to Jimi's road managers to remove the crowd from the stage - check out Jimi's guitar tech, scotch fella named Eric Barrett, long hair, red shirt, grabbing the mike stand and pushing the crowd back into the pit, heh heh... (9:45 sec)
i never had any ambition to catch hendrix live. i loved the singles but couldn't stand all the axis bold as love bullshit. and his blues jamming, great as it was technically, was a bore to me. i always hated jamming and improv.
the first two cream albums were great (i still play the first one today). the pete brown songs were shortish pop things in their original versions. cream were one of my favourite groups but i had no real desire to see them live either cos i knew they did all those 20 minute jams. same for led zep. in fact i almost hated led zep. never heard a good song from them. just noise.
early 70s i was twiddling my thumbs, waiting for roxy music to be invented.
Post by Cat Stevens on Oct 21, 2008 17:35:39 GMT -5
ha, thanx for that... no tongue action, but quite a decent solo from paulie there...
Owey, I got into Jimi because of the Beatles of course - there was this LP called "Hendrix in the West", live album, and there was the live recording of Sgt. Pepper from his '70 Isle of Wight gig, but the LP opened with his mighty cover of Johnny B. Goode.
Here's a full video of Jimi doing Sgt. Pepper from that vid of Macca being interviewed, he drops his plectrum together with his ciggie but still does a nice one-hand solo; it was filmed in London, 22. XII 1967, "Christmas on Earth Concert", The Who were also on the bill.