Great Guitar Albums Of All Time . . . .

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  1. tubes

    tubes Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was moved to say also. I understand that Hendrix enjoyed experimenting in the studio. This means that those albums are caught up in other histories: makes it harder to talk about a great guitar album, a milestone in the history of recording techniques, an important moment in the story of popular music... etc.


    Well, I'm at the other end of the scale: I was only in my 30s when people first took me to be my wife's father and the grandfather of my children.

    Evidently - for decades now - I have appeared to be about 20 years older than I am.
    This will stabilize for me: I expect that a lot of people don't have fixed ideas about the differences (in appearance) between somebody who is 67 or 87 or 107.
     
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    tubes Well-Known Member

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    Hey Far Rider,

    I'm kind of relieved that you are here.

    I'm aware that a lot of what I [think I] know about Hendrix is decades old now.

    I was only 11 years old when I concentrated on reading the 'history' and 'biography' that was readily available.

    Obviously I know what I heard on the albums: that is unalterable.

    But as for the 'history' and 'biography' - I might be well out of date.
     
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    Trumpet Rider Well-Known Member

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    Usually you can simply copy the web site address and paste it into your response, like this.

     
  4. RickyLee

    RickyLee Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I think the main reason people think I am younger than I am is my long hair to be honest. And maybe it is somewhat my refusing to grow up somewhat and still acting somewhat like a "youngster".

    :D

    But all the grey in my beard is the give away these days.

    As for being drawn into Hendrix, I would say it had to be when I was 8 years young and my Mother took me to the walk-in theater to see a Jimi Hendrix biography film. Seeing him AND hearing him on that big screen with the loud sound system made a big impact on me. I was mainly a Beatle freak up until that point in time . . . .
     
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    JimiRules Well-Known Member

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    I'll add these two to the list

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    I love the clean yet dirty tone he gets on Hey Joe. If you can get your hands on the video it's worth watching too. I've never seen anyone walk out on stage and just do anything he wants to do on the guitar like Hendrix did at this show.


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    I've been listening to Machine Gun for over half my life and I still never fail to get chills when he hits that first note of the solo.
     
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    JParry335 Well-Known Member

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    I loved Be Bop Deluxe! Got to see them live once. Bill Nelson played his ass off. Great show!

    I think I'm ahead of both of you guys:p
    But yeah, Jimi was it for me!

    Me too! the hair on my whole body stands on end when I hear that note! It's like all of the energy in the universe was channeled through that one note!:cheers:
     
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    This album is a guitar great:






    best bet, listen to it (in playlist) in another tab...
     
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    Oh yes. Machine Gun. When that solo comes in, that is the goods. I also dig when he starts changing the Vibe speed and bending the pitch on the feedback around the 6 minute mark.

    Then the other spot that gets me every time is that quick open G trem bar dive around the 7:15 mark.

    Yeah, I have the Monterey show here at the house. I had the live Monterey album that had Jimi and Otis Redding when I was a kid. I only played the side of the album that had Jimi though, and that vinyl record got wore out bad on that side LOL. Like a Rolling Stone on that might be one of my fave Jimi performances. His guitar tone on that is the benchmark old Marshall tone for me.

    Then a question I have. I have always wondered why his guitar sounds so odd on the live Wild Thing when he lets the open A chord ring out. What is causing that vibrating odd sound on that?
     
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    Wolvieberzerker Well-Known Member

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    Walking Papers. Great album. Great band
     
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    Wolvieberzerker Well-Known Member

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    Also, Sheavys Blue Sky Mind. Lots of good stuff going on there.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Exactly what are you referring to?
     
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    Gunner64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Its an album..Brad Gillis played on it.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Oh its a live album from the 80's.
     
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    Wow. I can not find a youtube clip of Jimi's '67 Monterey performance of Wild Thing. I just wanted someone to possibly chime in to why his guitar sounds like one of the strings is flapping up against the pickup or something along them lines. I know for sure that the guitar is out of tune during that song, but I do not think that alone could be the cause of that static rattling sound.

    During my search, I was amused at this short clip I found regarding that performance LOL.

     
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    IMHO "Touch Too Much" is the best balls to the wall rock song ever written.
     
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    ricksconnected Well-Known Member

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    huge Brad Gillis fan.
     
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    Sadly most of Jimi's clips are being taken down due to copyrights.

    When you first mentioned that the first thing I thought was because it was out of tune due to his heavy vibrato bar use prior to starting the song. Then again maybe something else was wrong with the guitar and that's why Jimi chose it to be sacrificed.
     
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    The Jimi at Monterey film is excellent. It gives you the feeling of being there, and of course Hendrix blew the place away. "Wild Thing" never sounded better. Strangers in the night....;)
     
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    I love pretty much everything about that Machine Gun solo. My favorite part other than those first couple notes is the 4:56 mark where he starts doing those hammer ons and manipulating the pitch with his vibrato bar.

    I loved that Monterey show. That was a huge part of me becoming a guitar player. I still have yet to hear a better version of Hey Joe. I'm sure if I had it on vinyl I probably would have worn it out as well. I don't think it left my car for 2 years. As a teen I would go on road trips just for the hell of it and play that CD over and over.
     
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