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    Posted: October 26 2011 at 06:00
...and played for peanuts.
How Jimi was launched in the UK

From my blog: "The '60s and '70s remembered". 
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Originally posted by londonjazzer

...and played for peanuts.
How Jimi was launched in the UK

From my blog: "The '60s and '70s remembered". 
http://colinrichardsonjazz.typepad.com/blog/  
 
You ought to read the bits and pieces by Patti Smith on her book about Jimi ... it's quite inspirational ... though I don't think that too many people enjoy checking those things out. Too much reading!


Edited by moshkito - November 10 2011 at 18:31
... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote londonjazzer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2011 at 04:49
You're probably right, Moshkito.  I felt that Jimi's fate was somehow inevitable, once his career took off so rapidly. There are so many similar instances, like Keith Moon,  Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones etc. all of whom found fame difficult, if not impossible too handle.
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Just an observation really: Ain't it hideously ironic that Hendrix had to be imported back into the US from the UK before he was afforded the status of the personification of 'American musical visionary' the rest of the planet had to subsequently catch up with?
'The incense burned away and the stench began to rise' (Pete Townshend)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2011 at 19:56
 ^ of course it is, but no more than Zeppelin being considered "a bunch of screaming monkeys" in Britain till the US gave 'em a chance

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^ an airhead airship heiress doesn't countLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2011 at 23:29
yes you're right that was a German-- 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2011 at 16:15
Originally posted by ExittheLemming

Just an observation really: Ain't it hideously ironic that Hendrix had to be imported back into the US from the UK before he was afforded the status of the personification of 'American musical visionary' the rest of the planet had to subsequently catch up with?
 
Yeah ... and sad.
 
But then, how many of us had to leave home to make our own living and art?
 
It's a very tough life of not being accepted and understood, and writing, painting and music are no different in this aspect, but in the end, the ones that "make" it are the ones that didn't quit on themselves. But Jimi had to develop "All Along the Watchtower" in order to get everyone going ... and then some.
 
All too often, the most bizarre and off the way things, are the best and most important, and least understood.
 
And you and I know how much "progressive" music has been wasted because of the same feeling and problem. And this is the reason why I don't like to use the words in reviews that suggest that one thing is better than the other, or such.


Edited by moshkito - December 01 2011 at 16:17
... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

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Which of you to gain me, tell, will risk uncertain pains of hell?
I will not forgive you if you will not take the chance.
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