Live At Monterey review by Jimi Hendrix

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  • Released: Oct 16, 2007
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.1 (20 votes)
Jimi Hendrix: Live At Monterey
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Sound — 9
Young Jimi Hendrix was already a star in the U.K. but playing at Monterey made him a star in the U.S. In 1967 Jimi Hendrix had only one album out, Jimi had yet to be a star in his home country. The Monterey Pop Festival made Jimi a legend. This concert is a piece of music history! The remastered recording sounds very good considering it is 1967. Here is the tracklist: 01.Introduction 02.Killing Floor-Howlin' Wolf Cover 03.Foxey Lady 04.Like A Rolling Stone- Bob Dylan Cover 05.Rock Me Babey-B.B. King Cover 06.Hey Joe 07.Can You See Me 08.Wind Cries Mary 09.Purple Haze 10.Wild Thing-Troggs Cover With this CD we can experience the energy of Jimi live!

Lyrics — 8
If you listen to Jimi and concentrate on his singing and The Lyrics, you should never be allowed to listen to music again. Jimi does his singing with his guitar! Get that through your head! Jimi plays some shibby solos especially Hey Joe(which he plays with his teeth) Enough said.

Overall Impression — 9
This is a very good live album with high energy all the way through. This also has five great covers if you have all of his studio albums. My track picks are "Like a Rolling Stone" "Rock Me Babey" "Hey Joe". There is also the famous ending of Jimi lighting his guitar on fire and smashing it, you can hear all the sounds, but it would be better to watch on video and that is the only down side. Hendrix fans buy this album.

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    FionnRuadh
    So you're totally dismissing Hendrix's singing AND songwriting skills? That's pretty weak. And what exactly does "shibby" mean? If English is your first language, you should be ashamed. If it isn't, keep learning.
    Lrn2play
    FionnRuadh wrote: So you're totally dismissing Hendrix's singing AND songwriting skills? That's pretty weak. And what exactly does "shibby" mean? If English is your first language, you should be ashamed. If it isn't, keep learning.
    FionnRuadh wrote: So you're totally dismissing Hendrix's singing AND songwriting skills? That's pretty weak. And what exactly does "shibby" mean? If English is your first language, you should be ashamed. If it isn't, keep learning.
    +1
    sambargun
    Give some more details please. And what about the other musicians? Its really sad how much Mitch Mitchell who is up there with Peart, Bonham, Ginger Baker and Carmine Appice as rock's best drummers, is always overlooked. Hendrix may have been supreme talent, but so were some of the people who played with him.
    Cheesepuff
    Jimi's songwriting? Why you make it sound like he was a guitarist not a musician? You be ashamed of yourself, he composed some amazing songs that still sound fresh today. Sure he played guitar on them, but you can play little wing on a keyboard and still have it mean something.
    kill it
    agreed, mitch mitchell really drove the experience and was one of the best drummers of all time. that being said this is a great album and dvd.
    Oliver.
    FionnRuadh : So you're totally dismissing Hendrix's singing AND songwriting skills? That's pretty weak. And what exactly does "shibby" mean? If English is your first language, you should be ashamed. If it isn't, keep learning.
    +1
    JS5150
    Great album, especially "Like a Rolling Stone." He does Dylan well.
    ak10
    I think it is pretty much understood that hendrix was not a great lyricist. He did get better as his career progressed, but at the beginning his song were definitely just an excuse to play guitar. He is alltime as a guitarist, but people do exaggerate his talent as a sing/songwriter.
    dezmoines333
    FionnRuadh wrote: So you're totally dismissing Hendrix's singing AND songwriting skills? That's pretty weak. And what exactly does "shibby" mean? If English is your first language, you should be ashamed. If it isn't, keep learning.
    lol shibby XD LMAO