Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Sunday Times included a free CD featuring 10 Jimi Hendrix tracks recorded at a live performance in the Albert Hall.

I’ve been playing it in the car and have arrived at the conclusion that Jimi’s posthumous reputation is built on sand and myth, or else I’m just a philistine.

It’s basically the rock equivalent of serious freestyle (as opposed to easy-listening) jazz - a small minority of aficionados actually appreciate it, the majority pretend to like it and only the brave few say what they really think: it’s crap.

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