Weekly Vinyl – Jimi

17 Jun

Electric Ladyland
Jimi Hendrix Experience
(1968)

SONY DSC

Ha ha ha…
What an album.
What a guitarist.
But he, Jimi, is more than just a guitarist.
There is so much passion here.
It is a bit unfortunate that Jimi Hendrix is mostly just regarded for his guitar prowess. His most rabid fans will know that he is more than a six-string slinger. But in the popular lexicon he is a guitar god.
This double album really shows off the nuances of Hendrix`s musical craft. Yes there are blistering guitar passages. Great riffs abound. But it is more than that. There are subtle moments, like Still Raining, Still Dreaming. There are songs where it seems that he`s noodling. There are solidly constructed hits.
The only thing I dislike about the album is the way the sides are numbered – but I have ranted about this before.
By the way – this is the third double album I have reviewed in a row.

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