History Music / JimiHendrix

13th Oct '17 1:52:10 PM Jeduthun
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* TyopOnTheCover: He successfully sued his British distributor when the an early pressing of ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' was released as "Electric Landlady."

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* TyopOnTheCover: He successfully sued his British distributor when the an early pressing of ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' was released as "Electric Landlady."
13th Oct '17 1:51:28 PM Jeduthun
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* TyopOnTheCover: He successfully sued his British distributor when the an early pressing of ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' was released as "Electric Landlady."
8th Apr '17 9:17:00 PM nombretomado
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* SeriousBusiness: His songs and likeness were the most difficult to license for ''VideoGame/GuitarHero: World Tour'', and part of the deal was that it would be impossible to use his characters to play songs he didn't sing. Even before then, the original Guitar Hero had a cover version of "Spanish Castle Magic" that had to be an instrumental, because even Jimi's voice is serious business to his estate. However, Hendrix was finally brought to the series in Lego Rock Band, with "Fire" appearing as its full, original studio version with vocals and no sign of Jimi himself (Lego or otherwise) in sight. Later, the entire contents of "Axis: Bold as Love" album came to the RockBand Music Store.

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* SeriousBusiness: His songs and likeness were the most difficult to license for ''VideoGame/GuitarHero: World Tour'', and part of the deal was that it would be impossible to use his characters to play songs he didn't sing. Even before then, the original Guitar Hero had a cover version of "Spanish Castle Magic" that had to be an instrumental, because even Jimi's voice is serious business to his estate. However, Hendrix was finally brought to the series in Lego Rock Band, with "Fire" appearing as its full, original studio version with vocals and no sign of Jimi himself (Lego or otherwise) in sight. Later, the entire contents of "Axis: Bold as Love" album came to the RockBand VideoGame/RockBand Music Store.
10th Feb '17 1:57:08 AM 06tele
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranging from 2 (''Castles Made of Sand'') up to 5 (''Purple Haze'', ''Cross Town Traffic''), an unusually broad range especially for the period. Pretty much any later music in the range of 5-7 owes Jim Hendrix a debt for opening these levels up to widespread use.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranging from 2 (''Castles Made of Sand'') up to 5 (''Purple Haze'', ''Cross Town Traffic''), an unusually broad range especially for the period. Pretty much any later music in the range of 5-7 owes Jim Hendrix a debt for opening these levels up to widespread use.
8th Jan '17 4:17:33 PM DavidDelony
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Jimi wasn't too impressed with an up-and-coming band called Music/PinkFloyd: "I heard they have beautiful lights but they don't sound like nothing."
8th Dec '16 7:20:32 PM eroock
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->"'''Scuse me while I kiss the sky.''"
-->--"Purple Haze", source of the most famous {{mondegreen}} of all time.

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->"'''Scuse ->''"'Scuse me while I kiss the sky.''"
-->--"Purple -->-- "Purple Haze", source of the most famous {{mondegreen}} of all time.
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13th Sep '16 4:15:57 PM WhatArtThee
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Hendrix was highly influenced by blues, jazz, R&B and soul music; his amazing rhythm playing stemmed from his desire to make his guitar sound like an entire R&B backing band with horn section. In turn he [[TropeCodifier codified]] techniques and trends many other bands and artists had used, such as amplified feedback (done before by others, but Hendrix almost literally turned it UpToEleven), creative use of electronic effects and extended improvisations. Although he arrived in London at a time when there was an [[Music/EricClapton entire]] [[Music/TheYardbirds generation]] [[Music/LedZeppelin of]] [[Music/PinkFloyd impressive]] [[Music/KingCrimson guitarists]] reaching the peak of their powers, his peers were pretty quick to acknowledge him as TheAce: [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend]] recalled feeling sorry for Music/EricClapton in that Clapton wanted to be able to play like Hendrix, but couldn't, whereas Townshend was glad that he himself 'never had any sense that I could even come close'. (The great guitarist Larry Coryell once attempted to [[ChallengingTheChief beat Hendrix in a cutting contest]]; according to eyewitnesses, Hendrix blew him off the stage ''with a single note''.) Although some credit Music/TheBeatles' song "Helter Skelter" and Music/{{Steppenwolf}}'s "Born to Be Wild" with helping start the HeavyMetal genre, many credit Hendrix as the artist who really set that ball in motion.

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Hendrix was highly influenced by blues, jazz, R&B and soul music; his amazing rhythm playing stemmed from his desire to make his guitar sound like an entire R&B backing band with horn section. In turn he [[TropeCodifier codified]] techniques and trends many other bands and artists had used, such as amplified feedback (done before by others, but Hendrix almost literally turned it UpToEleven), creative use of electronic effects and extended improvisations. Although he arrived in London at a time when there was an [[Music/EricClapton entire]] [[Music/TheYardbirds generation]] [[Music/LedZeppelin of]] [[Music/PinkFloyd impressive]] [[Music/KingCrimson guitarists]] reaching the peak of their powers, his peers were pretty quick to acknowledge him as TheAce: [[Music/TheWho Pete Townshend]] recalled feeling sorry for Music/EricClapton in that Clapton wanted to be able to play like Hendrix, but couldn't, whereas Townshend was glad that he himself 'never had any sense that I could even come close'. (The great guitarist Larry Coryell once attempted to [[ChallengingTheChief beat Hendrix in a cutting contest]]; according to eyewitnesses, Hendrix blew him off the stage ''with a single note''.) Although some credit Music/TheBeatles' song "Helter Skelter" His guitar style was also an influence on many later HardRock and Music/{{Steppenwolf}}'s "Born to Be Wild" with helping start the HeavyMetal genre, many credit Hendrix as the artist who really set that ball in motion.
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17th Aug '16 10:37:53 PM dododado
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Not Hendrix but Noel Redding, whose insistence that his (vastly inferior) songs deserved as much prominence as Hendrix's got him booted from the band. There was a reason it wasn't called The Noel Redding Experience...

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Not Hendrix but Noel Redding, whose insistence that his (vastly inferior) songs deserved as much prominence as Hendrix's got him booted from the band. There was a reason it wasn't called The Noel Redding Experience...band.
14th Aug '16 12:53:40 PM gewunomox
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James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (November 27, 1942 -- September 18, 1970) was an American musician, widely regarded by other musicians, listeners and critics as one of the best and most creative electric guitarists of all time. After [[PayingTheirDues playing in back-up bands for artists like Little Richard and the Isley Brothers]], he was discovered and managed by [[Music/TheAnimals Chas Chandler]], who took him to London and made him a star as the lead singer and guitarist of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Which included Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell). First achieving success in England, his American breakthrough was at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival, where he managed to upstage Music/TheWho having destroyed their instruments by [[CrazyAwesome setting his guitar on fire]]. After the classic line-up of the Experience broke up, Hendrix formed Gypsy Sun and Rainbows (Which included Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell, Larry Lee, Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez), which played at the legendary 1969 UsefulNotes/{{Woodstock}} festival, where Hendrix's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome apocalyptic performance of]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome The Star Spangled Banner]]'' pretty much revived a very tired crowd. This band didn't last long after Woodstock, and was succeeded by the Band of Gypsys (which included Billy Cox and Buddy Miles). They broke up after two memorable gigs and a self-titled live album, after which Hendrix re-formed the Experience with Mitchell (Billy Cox replacing Noel Redding) in time for the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. [[TooCoolToLive Died early at the age of 27]] of choking on his vomit due to alcohol and drug overdose, the second (only around a year after Music/BrianJones) of several prominent rock artists to die at that age (although his blues roots have led some to say that he merely moved the curse from blues to rock, as the legendary Music/RobertJohnson had died at 27, too).

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James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (November 27, 1942 -- September 18, 1970) was an American musician, widely regarded by other musicians, listeners and critics as one of the best and most creative electric guitarists of all time. After [[PayingTheirDues playing in back-up bands for artists like Little Richard and the Isley Brothers]], he was discovered and managed by [[Music/TheAnimals Chas Chandler]], who took him to London and made him a star as the lead singer and guitarist of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Which included Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell). First achieving success in England, his American breakthrough was at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival, where he managed to upstage Music/TheWho having destroyed their instruments by [[CrazyAwesome setting his guitar on fire]]. After the classic line-up of the Experience broke up, Hendrix formed Gypsy Sun and Rainbows (Which included Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell, Larry Lee, Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez), which played at the legendary 1969 UsefulNotes/{{Woodstock}} Film/{{Woodstock}} festival, where Hendrix's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome apocalyptic performance of]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome The Star Spangled Banner]]'' pretty much revived a very tired crowd. This band didn't last long after Woodstock, and was succeeded by the Band of Gypsys (which included Billy Cox and Buddy Miles). They broke up after two memorable gigs and a self-titled live album, after which Hendrix re-formed the Experience with Mitchell (Billy Cox replacing Noel Redding) in time for the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. [[TooCoolToLive Died early at the age of 27]] of choking on his vomit due to alcohol and drug overdose, the second (only around a year after Music/BrianJones) of several prominent rock artists to die at that age (although his blues roots have led some to say that he merely moved the curse from blues to rock, as the legendary Music/RobertJohnson had died at 27, too).
14th Aug '16 12:32:23 PM gewunomox
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: It eventually led to his untimely [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix#Death death]] from an apparent drug overdose.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: It eventually led to his untimely [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix#Death org/wiki/Death_of_Jimi_Hendrix death]] from an apparent drug overdose.
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