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And The Gods made a Guitarist
on 26 August 2014
I was given this as a Christmas present ten or so years ago from my sister. At the time I was going through a separation and didn't have any of my CDs (Idid get them back later). At the time I was approaching 40; I'd been listening to Jimi since I was around 10. I had and have all the official albums, as well as few of the 'unofficial' ones (the ones that if you listened to them you'd think what's all the fuss about?). But this is a proper best of collection. Great that the Star Spangled Banner is included, but it is difficult to pull it out on its own; if you've never heard (or better still seen) Hendrix's Woodstock set go, now, watch it and be amazed. The close of Voodoo Chile playing the riff very slow, bending down the final note with the wah wah on full damp, bringing the note back up until it begins to feedback and then...wow! But it's a connumdrum, the Star Spangled Banner is one of his greatest moments (indeed possibly the electric guitar's greatest ever moment) and so should be included whilst clearly the CD cannot have the entire set. Still, better to have this moment of sublimity than not.
I Digress. This is great stuff. If you've heard of Hendrix but not heard him and your interest has been piqued, this is the one for you. If you don't understand at the end of it why he's the greatest electric guitarist of all time, go back and listen to it again until you do - enjoy!