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Poll Question: Which of these hippie bands is your favorite?
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5 [9.09%]
10 [18.18%]
9 [16.36%]
13 [23.64%]
2 [3.64%]
15 [27.27%]
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    Posted: March 06 2013 at 11:14
Originally posted by Jim Garten

Of those listed:
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - I am one of the few people who actually think Hendrix was over-rated (so shoot me) & never actually liked much other than the obvious few tracks

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Not to sound rude or insult your opinions (the Moody Blues do rule, BTW Smile), but why is Hendrix overrated in your book?
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Not to sound rude or insult your opinions (the Moody Blues do rule, BTW Smile), but why is Hendrix overrated in your book?

What's turned me off totally about Hendrix is the godlike-adoration bestowed upon him by obsessives. Almost always American. Always white. Always male. (And curiously enough, usually from Florida.) Always a guitar player himself. If I'm totally honest, I quite enjoyed Hendrix when I was into his music and last listened to him 20 years a go or so. But I'm usually not so honest. Usually I'll say something like, "Hendrix, ugh. Change the subject, you don't want to know what I think." The people I know who have a near-worship for Hendrix, they shut down when it comes to any other music. It's the only music for them, unless it's someone close, like Stevie Ray Vaughan (whose music I was subjected to once for an hour by an obsessed Hendrix fan, who made me watch a dvd - and I never need to hear Vaughan's music again, I've been properly traumatized).




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Gave Iron Butterfly my vote because no one else did so far. I can't decide really. I dig them all.
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Originally posted by jude111

Originally posted by KingCrInuYasha


Not to sound rude or insult your opinions (the Moody Blues do rule, BTW Smile), but why is Hendrix overrated in your book?

What's turned me off totally about Hendrix is the godlike-adoration bestowed upon him by obsessives. Almost always American. Always white. Always male. (And curiously enough, usually from Florida.) Always a guitar player himself. If I'm totally honest, I quite enjoyed Hendrix when I was into his music and last listened to him 20 years a go or so. But I'm usually not so honest. Usually I'll say something like, "Hendrix, ugh. Change the subject, you don't want to know what I think." The people I know who have a near-worship for Hendrix, they shut down when it comes to any other music. It's the only music for them, unless it's someone close, like Stevie Ray Vaughan (whose music I was subjected to once for an hour by an obsessed Hendrix fan, who made me watch a dvd - and I never need to hear Vaughan's music again, I've been properly traumatized).




I can see that happening. To be honest, I was pretty much like this as a kid with my like for the Beatles. Nine times out of ten, that would be the music I would listen to and would try to get people into them, regardless of whether or not they were interested. It got to a point where my mother and sister would get tired of it. I like to think I've gotten better, but, given my asking of why Hendrix is overrated, I think I still need to work on that.

From your experience, I guess it has something to do with what some people like to call the "Citizen Kane effect", where a work of art, whether or not it live up to the hype, has been praised by so many people, it's reached the point  that it's universally accepted to be the greatest work of all time. Anyone attempting to question that work and/or present an alternative as something that could be just as good, if not better, would be accused of being contrarian  for the sake of it.

BTW, I voted for Hendrix, but the Doors, the Moody Blues, the Byrds and the Soft Machine also have some stuff that's worth a listen or two or more.
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Originally posted by KingCrInuYasha

Originally posted by jude111

Originally posted by KingCrInuYasha


Not to sound rude or insult your opinions (the Moody Blues do rule, BTW Smile), but why is Hendrix overrated in your book?

What's turned me off totally about Hendrix is the godlike-adoration bestowed upon him by obsessives. Almost always American. Always white. Always male. (And curiously enough, usually from Florida.) Always a guitar player himself. If I'm totally honest, I quite enjoyed Hendrix when I was into his music and last listened to him 20 years a go or so. But I'm usually not so honest. Usually I'll say something like, "Hendrix, ugh. Change the subject, you don't want to know what I think." The people I know who have a near-worship for Hendrix, they shut down when it comes to any other music. It's the only music for them, unless it's someone close, like Stevie Ray Vaughan (whose music I was subjected to once for an hour by an obsessed Hendrix fan, who made me watch a dvd - and I never need to hear Vaughan's music again, I've been properly traumatized).




I can see that happening. To be honest, I was pretty much like this as a kid with my like for the Beatles. Nine times out of ten, that would be the music I would listen to and would try to get people into them, regardless of whether or not they were interested. It got to a point where my mother and sister would get tired of it. I like to think I've gotten better, but, given my asking of why Hendrix is overrated, I think I still need to work on that.

From your experience, I guess it has something to do with what some people like to call the "Citizen Kane effect", where a work of art, whether or not it live up to the hype, has been praised by so many people, it's reached the point  that it's universally accepted to be the greatest work of all time. Anyone attempting to question that work and/or present an alternative as something that could be just as good, if not better, would be accused of being contrarian  for the sake of it.

BTW, I voted for Hendrix, but the Doors, the Moody Blues, the Byrds and the Soft Machine also have some stuff that's worth a listen or two or more.

Haha, but Beatles fans are usually much more open, in my experience. 

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and Yoko Ono fans?
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The Moody Blues.


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Originally posted by Stool Man

With a title like "The Sixties", this poll ought to have at least sixty bands in it.
 
And let's also discuss the music of these and other bands, rather than posting a repetitive list of the same few names over and
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Originally posted by KingCrInuYasha

Not to sound rude or insult your opinions (the Moody Blues do rule, BTW Smile), but why is Hendrix overrated in your book?


Not at all, it's a fair question - to be honest, I found his guitar style sloppy & repetitive & in my opinion, he was worshiped mainly due to the fact he was (arguably) the first to play in that style; some of those he influenced (again in my opinion) did it better.

Yes, I'm talking about Robin Trower & (to a lesser extent) Frank Marino, here.

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Originally posted by Jim Garten

Originally posted by KingCrInuYasha

Not to sound rude or insult your opinions (the Moody Blues do rule, BTW Smile), but why is Hendrix overrated in your book?


Not at all, it's a fair question - to be honest, I found his guitar style sloppy & repetitive & in my opinion, he was worshiped mainly due to the fact he was (arguably) the first to play in that style; some of those he influenced (again in my opinion) did it better.

Yes, I'm talking about Robin Trower & (to a lesser extent) Frank Marino, here.

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Naw, in all seriousness, and even if I myself worship Hendrix, then I can understand where you're coming from. Jimi wasn't the ONLY to bring something new to the table in those days, and many of his "styles" were indeed also adopted by others successfully. I don't know whether they did it better, but hey that's all down to taste. As you mentioned Trower and Marino. One more whom I think deserves mentioning is Peter Green. Man he was smoking on The End of the Game. Gotta love the leopard cover tooLOL
 
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How could The Moody Blues receive more votes than The Doors? They released only one classic album, 'Days of Future Passed', the rest was pretty second-grade.

And The Doors is one of the most innovative yet greatly enjoyable bands of all time.
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And The Doors is one of the most innovative yet greatly enjoyable bands of all time.


I preferred them when they got some attitude & renamed themselved The Stranglers

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Originally posted by ole-the-first

How could The Moody Blues receive more votes than The Doors? They released only one classic album, 'Days of Future Passed', the rest was pretty second-grade.

And The Doors is one of the most innovative yet greatly enjoyable bands of all time.
 
Meh.  I never really thought that highly of the Doors.  And Jim Morrison was overrated as both a lyricist and a singer.  Most of their stuff irritates me.  Maybe an enjoyable song here and there if I can get past Morrison's drunken baritone. 
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I love everything The Doors ever made. There I said it. 
Jim's vocals are my absolute favourite on the planet, and I just love the mad concoction of a classically trained pianist, a blues and flamenco guitarist, a jazz drummer and a warped poet with an affinity for the spiritual. Can't beat that imoCool
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The Moodies just before Soft Machine
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Originally posted by ole-the-first

How could The Moody Blues receive more votes than The Doors? They released only one classic album, 'Days of Future Passed', the rest was pretty second-grade.

And The Doors is one of the most innovative yet greatly enjoyable bands of all time.
 
Meh.  I never really thought that highly of the Doors.  And Jim Morrison was overrated as both a lyricist and a singer.  Most of their stuff irritates me.  Maybe an enjoyable song here and there if I can get past Morrison's drunken baritone. 

As singer maybe, but as lyricist? The fact that his lyrics irritate you doesn't mean that he was overrated.
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Originally posted by Jim Garten

Originally posted by ole-the-first

And The Doors is one of the most innovative yet greatly enjoyable bands of all time.


I preferred them when they got some attitude & renamed themselved The Stranglers
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