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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They don't know what I know...
"Band of Gypsys" is a fine album, and the blueprint for funk-rock, funk-metal and a hundred other funks which, ironically enough, languish in the CD players of a multitude of twenty-first century white kids. Buddy Miles' soulful songs of love and life are a refreshing contrast to Hendrix's new-found didacticism (witness "Message to Love"), and the whole thing is...
Published on 2 April 2002 by thomasbirch2

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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars worth it for "machine gun" but not much else
This a re-release of a CD first issued in 1997 (LP 1970) and a very small subset of Live At Fillmore East. So if you've got any of those you don't need this one. Even if it has been remastered, it's a live album, and you don't need 24bit.

The album has been criticised as being a contractual obligation to Ed Chalpin, but in all honesty, who cares? However,...
Published on 5 Mar 2010 by gerryg


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8 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The least-known, and yet by far the best, 1 Dec 2003
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Ask someone randomly selected in the street what the best Jimi Hendrix track, or album is, and it'll be a long time before you'll hear them mention Band Of Gypsies. And yet compared to the Experience albums (which all sound dated, with harsh mixes and disconnected drums and bass) this is tight, and inventive, and stands the test of time: I listen to other Hendrix tracks and then I hear one of these, and it compares with anything being written by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or any grunge band, or anyone you care to mention.
Hendrix plays enormous, whooping guitar lines; the bass and drums are a solid driving unit; and the vocals are right up front. It's a fantastic album that is still brilliant more than 30 years after it was recorded. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars JIMI IN HIS NATURAL HOME, 18 Dec 2000
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This amazing album captivates what Jimi went in to music to do make his guitar sing with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox his equlivants in bass and on drums making the experance better. The song Machine gun is just the best guitar play i have heard him play yet, the man can even make you fell like u were in a war torn land .Jimi belongs in A Band of Gypsies so get this album IF ANY
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6 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite a Classic, 23 Oct 2005
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Im a huge fan of Jimi dont get me wrong but this for me isnt one of his " best forgotten" albumns no. This is live epic or rambling guitar solos which have their moments but its alot of improvised jamming with little structure to it at all. This seems far more cultish as opposed to the experience which i consider universally awesome. Machine gun in particular goes on far to long with repetitive solos. Yet changes, and some of who knows and power/message to love are all pretty good changes in particular despite Hendrix not taking vocals. If ur a huge Experience fan then buy this but be warned its not classic Hendrix its experimentally psycadellic which interpret as u will.
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1 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The album that never was., 23 Mar 2012
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stefantyke (Wolverhampton, Black Country, Werst Mids') - See all my reviews
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With the exception of a very "iffy" live version of Machine Gun which I have on another Hendrix title, I've not heard any of the tracks on this album. Nor am I likely to; after the unmitigated horlicks a private seller called "zoverstocks" made of a recent order. I now await delivery of a replacement from "loolie73", but note it has still to be dispatched despite ordering it over 48 hours ago. "Oh! there ain't no life nowhere" as Jimi would say. So Amazon, "I'll meet you in the next world and don't be late!!" Band of Gypsys
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