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Lordoflax
08-11-2006, 09:03 AM
I recently discovered Jimi Hendrix - All Along the watchtower

I think it's really catchy and I can't stop listening to it. Anybody else hate it or love it?

Callum162
08-11-2006, 09:10 AM
yeh its a gr8 song but also listen to the original by bob dylan

Lordoflax
08-11-2006, 09:51 AM
yeh its a gr8 song but also listen to the original by bob dylan


:mad: didnt know it was copied

DireStraits
08-11-2006, 09:54 AM
I actually like Dylan's better for once... maybe it's just cause I don't like Hendrix all that much.

Maj_Tom
08-11-2006, 09:57 AM
:mad: didnt know it was copied

They are both very different. It's my favorite Hendrix song.

Lordoflax
08-11-2006, 10:05 AM
I actually like Dylan's better for once... maybe it's just cause I don't like Hendrix all that much.

I think that Hendrix has a very very unique style, you either have to love him or hate him.

A bit like marmite :D

Dirk Gently
08-11-2006, 10:09 AM
:mad: didnt know it was copied
Dylan's original was acoustic, kind of boring. Hendrix really made it his own...to the point where Bob Dylan has been playing it like Hendrix did (and so does every band that has covered All Along the Watchtower since, like U2 and Dave Matthews Band) for the last 35+ years.

Lordoflax
08-11-2006, 10:14 AM
U2

Yeah ive been watching videos of when U2 played live in london's dominion theatre, and it's quite a good song

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 12:14 PM
:mad: didnt know it was copied

Man, EVERYONE has played Bob Dylan before, so don't worry about it being "copied" (which it wasn't in full - it's very different musically, and Jimi had permission to cover it).

Also, All Along the Watchtower is an awesome song - I'm more into Jimi's blues songs, but I can trully listen to anything by him.

Every song he plays, whether it's easy or hard, is played with unbelievable emotion and soul.

Hauf
08-11-2006, 12:18 PM
Dylan's original was acoustic, kind of boring. Hendrix really made it his own...to the point where Bob Dylan has been playing it like Hendrix did (and so does every band that has covered All Along the Watchtower since, like U2 and Dave Matthews Band) for the last 35+ years.


Well Dave Matthews plays a slow acoustic version as well.

But Dylan is quoted as saying Hendrix did the best version of that song.

psychodelia
08-11-2006, 01:11 PM
I think that Hendrix has a very very unique style, you either have to love him or hate him.

Or we can be in the middle? I like a lot of Hendrix' songs, but the soloing doesn't usually do much for me.

edit: To the post above, my friend really likes the DMB version. We did a cover in that style at a show once.

jim morrison714
08-11-2006, 02:32 PM
i love the part with the wah and delay

add45
08-11-2006, 02:41 PM
Man, EVERYONE has played Bob Dylan before, so don't worry about it being "copied" (which it wasn't in full - it's very different musically, and Jimi had permission to cover it).

Also, All Along the Watchtower is an awesome song - I'm more into Jimi's blues songs, but I can trully listen to anything by him.

Every song he plays, whether it's easy or hard, is played with unbelievable emotion and soul.

Jimi Hendrix: "Blues" is a great album, I love Catfish Blues :)

And "All Along the Watchtower" is one of the songs that drove me into playing electric guitar. It's amazing.

i love the part with the wah and delay

Me too :D

And whenever I have my Crybaby infront of me, I'm either playing that part or "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)".

Sherman901
08-11-2006, 03:26 PM
I don't like Hendrix. I think Bob Dylan's version is much better. More emotion and less ego.

REBARMAN99
08-11-2006, 08:44 PM
Jimi was quoted as saying that Dylan was the greatest songwriter of all time--he was fascinated by Dylan's lyrics/style, and as a result covered a lot of his music. My personal fav--------Like a Rolling Stone

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 10:00 PM
Jimi Hendrix: "Blues" is a great album, I love Catfish Blues

Yeah, that album is awesome. :D

Dog Eat Dog
08-11-2006, 10:14 PM
Great song. My band might be covering it (the Hendrix way) at our BOTB. the original is cool but i prefer Hendrix's.

TheHeartbreaker
08-11-2006, 10:23 PM
That'd be awesome to do a cover of it at Battle of the Bands.

Good luck.

Dog Eat Dog
08-11-2006, 10:54 PM
^ :cheers:

MusicHead32
08-11-2006, 11:07 PM
I don't like Hendrix. I think Bob Dylan's version is much better. More emotion and less ego.
i hope your joking.

DireStraits
08-12-2006, 09:54 AM
I think that Hendrix has a very very unique style, you either have to love him or hate him.

A bit like marmite :D

I don't HATE Hendrix... I don't know, but to me his stuff starts to kinda sound alike after a while. And the minor pentatonic thing never really appealed to me...

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 10:02 AM
That's true.

Hendrix does have a certain style that can, after a while, sound very repetitive.

Burpin'Worm
08-12-2006, 10:17 AM
Great song. I really like both versions (Dylan and Hendrix), haven't heard the DMB version. There are a heck of a lot of different covers of it, one I quite like is Neil Young's cover at the Dylan 30th anniversary concert.

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 10:24 AM
I heard The Dave Matthew's Band Cover when I watched his concert in Central Park DVD.

It was definetly good, but very slow for the mos part.

I can't remember it too well, since it was a couple years since I watched it.

L_Z_Nut
08-12-2006, 11:42 AM
Fantastic cover by Hendrix. Easy to learn aswell, some parts are a little more difficult then others but it's still fairly easy.

If you really liked that Hendrix cover try learning "like a rolling stone" great song aswell.

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 11:44 AM
I watched his cover of "Like a Rolling Stone" the other day on some Hendrix documentary my friend recorded.

Hauf
08-12-2006, 01:17 PM
yes his version of like a rolling stone is cool.

You can look it up on youtube and find a few versions of it

TheHeartbreaker
08-12-2006, 02:10 PM
Sadly, YouTube has stopped working for me.

I think I'm supposed to upgrade my media ****.

jim morrison714
08-12-2006, 03:19 PM
I watched his cover of "Like a Rolling Stone" the other day on some Hendrix documentary my friend recorded.

i watched that too. i also saw it at the rock and roll hall of fame (where i touched jimi's clothes and jim morrison's cub scout uniform :dance: )

Zeppeline
08-13-2006, 01:10 PM
I think All Along The Watchtower is a great song with Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, but I like Jimi's version is best. It's more guitar in it...

TheHeartbreaker
08-13-2006, 07:37 PM
i watched that too. i also saw it at the rock and roll hall of fame (where i touched jimi's clothes and jim morrison's cub scout uniform :dance: )

Sweet.

Resiliance
08-13-2006, 07:42 PM
It's the only Jimi song I can really say I like with a degree of sincerity.

Ironic how it's a cover :)

TheHeartbreaker
08-13-2006, 08:00 PM
You aren't big on Jimi?

Resiliance
08-13-2006, 08:18 PM
You aren't big on Jimi?

I regret to say with the expection of AATW, he does absolutely nothing for me.

hippy12
08-13-2006, 09:05 PM
i really love Hendrix's version but i think Bob Dylan's is better.

TheHeartbreaker
08-14-2006, 08:25 AM
I regret to say with the expection of AATW, he does absolutely nothing for me.

Okay.

I know a lot of people who really don't dig him that much either.

I like his music, and I appreciate what he did, but I'm not really obsessed with him.

I definetly prefer his live albums to his studio albums.

logan141
08-14-2006, 02:31 PM
When jimi started playing it bob dylan stoped performing it, and i like dylans version better.

add45
08-14-2006, 04:40 PM
Kind of off topic, but has anyone read "Jimi Hendrix: Room Full Of Mirrors" it's a biography I just read, I found it pretty good actually.

TheHeartbreaker
08-14-2006, 04:42 PM
No, but I think I know some people who have.

The only Hendrix book I read was Jimi Hendrix: Sessions.

It's about all of his recordings, some of his gigs, and just other info about The Experience and Jimbo's other bands.

JimmyStradlin33
08-14-2006, 04:44 PM
I love it. I've only recently started getting into Hendrix though. There were times when i heard Purple Haze and Voodoo Child and i just thought what the hell? This isn't anything special. Then i took time to listen to some of his other big songs like this and hey joe and started really enjoying his music. I still maintain that Voodoo Child and Purple Haze are not his finest points by any means.

RedTears
08-14-2006, 04:46 PM
I prefer the original. There's just something about that harmonica that makes me love it so much.

TheHeartbreaker
08-14-2006, 04:48 PM
I don't believe so, either.

I'm not trying to avoid being cliche, but I find that Hendrix has many better songs.

Don't get me wrong, I love both Voodoo Child (Slight Return) and Purple Haze, but if I had to choose between Stevie Ray Vaughan's and Jimi's versions of Voodoo Child (Slight Return) I'd pop in Couldn't Stand the Weather over Electric Ladyland any day.

R0CKER1220
08-14-2006, 11:18 PM
I love that song. Haven't heard Dylans though. . . I tried to learn Hendrixs version but I didn't have much time to work on it and I pretty much stopped, I should get back to that one. . .

TheHeartbreaker
08-15-2006, 08:40 AM
Dylan's version is probably what'd you'd expect it to be if you've ever listened to Dylan before.