Jimi Hendrix


  • “No, I have the best system in the world!”: Great Sound From Down Under (No, Not Hell)

    “It’s holographic. I close my eyes and can feel the sound of my system around me, like there’s a soft breeze running through everything. That is the ultimate.”

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  • Why 2024’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Disappoint

    “There has to be a party. Which is why there have to be as many inductees crammed in as groupies at a Mötley Crüe orgy.”

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  • The Electrifying Debut of The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    In the spring of 1967, a seismic shift occurred in the rock music panorama with the release of “Are You Experienced,” the debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This album didn’t merely enter the music scene; it exploded into it, bringing with it a new era of sound innovation and cultural expression that would…

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  • Books, Beats, and Buds: Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’

    In the swirling, electric year of 1967, a groundbreaking track reverberated through the UK, soon to envelop the US in its mesmerizing sound waves. This wasn’t just any song—it was “Purple Haze” by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, a sonic masterpiece that would redefine the boundaries of rock music. But beyond its revolutionary guitar riffs and…

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  • Led Zeppelin Releases Their Debut Album

    On January 12, 1969, a seismic shift occurred in the rock music landscape with the U.S. release of Led Zeppelin’s eponymous debut album, followed by its UK release on March 31. This groundbreaking record, recorded in a mere 36 hours at Olympic Studios in London, signified the birth of a new era in hard rock…

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  • Davide Lo Surdo: A Guitarist That Will Remain In History

    Davide Lo Surdo, born on July 24th 1999 in Rome, Italy, is an Italian guitarist who has made a significant mark in music history, earning the title of the fastest guitarist in the history of music, as described by Rolling Stone Brazil magazine, for his remarkable ability to play a staggering 129 notes per second.…

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  • The 1985 Effect

    In the ever-evolving landscape of hip-hop, a phenomenon reverberates with unwavering resonance – “The 1985 Effect.” This term is harvested from the seeds of J. Cole’s candid song “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’),” where wisdom intertwines with rhythm, creating a narrative that pierces the fabric of contemporary hip-hop culture. The song paints an authentic…

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  • Miles Davis: Eight Great Tracks

    Davis made over 50 studio records. Here are 8 cherry-picked tracks.

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  • Jimi Hendrix’s Swansong: The Final Bow at Fehmarn

    It was September 6, 1970, a day that would go down in rock ‘n’ roll folklore. The scene was set: Germany’s Open Air Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, an ambitious attempt to capture the Woodstock magic on European soil. But while the festival bore the weight of its own chaos, from relentless rain to…

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  • Anthem of Dissent: Jimi Hendrix’s Star-Spangled Statement

    It was the summer of 1969, a time of turmoil and change in America. The Vietnam War was raging, civil rights struggles were at their peak, and the youth were crying out for a revolution. At the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, a little-known farm in Bethel, New York transformed into a microcosm of the…

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  • Woodstock’s Echo: 50-Plus Years of Musical Reverie IN PHOTO

    In the radiant summer of 1969, the idyllic town of Bethel, New York, would bear witness to an event that would become the anthem of a generation. Over 400,000 free spirits, music lovers, and dreamers flocked to a sprawling dairy farm owned by the kind-hearted Max and Miriam Yasgur. The venue: the Woodstock Music &…

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  • Hendrix’s Guitar Inferno at Monterey

    The stage, lit only by spotlights and the soft glow of amplifiers, became his canvas. From the opening riffs, the audience was entranced. Each note, each chord was not just heard but felt

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 8 — Paul McCartney saves the poisoned Iveys (temporarily)

    1970 proved to be a landmark year in the annals of rock music.

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  • MoFi’s In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida and Truth reviewed, Pt 1

    By 1968, the sweet Summer of Love was long gone, but the strong scent of acid still permeated the airwaves within the burgeoning, quickly-evolving rock scene.

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 7 — Bobby Whitlock’s Key to the Highway

    Having completed a tour in England that featured George Harrison and Eric Clapton as guest guitarists, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends returned to America to help Clapton finish his solo debut and embark on a four-month tour to support the album.

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