Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Forty Years Gone and Hendrix Still Lives

As I always say ... "sometimes, everyone needs a little diversion."

Today the Hendrix family released yet another remixed and remastered gem from  the Jimi archives titled "Valleys of Neptune."

Having just listened to it, I'll just say that the forty year wait has been worth it. There's nothing really new to those who have heard all of the Hendrix official and bootleg releases but the sound quality is very good and as much as I hate to support corporations like Sony, 'Neptune' is highly recommended.

It's still better than 99.9%  of the rock music being put out today.

For the conspiracy minded, there are the tales that Hendrix was murdered.

The Murder of Jimi Hendrix

He didn't die from a drug overdose. He was not an out-of-control dope fiend. Jimi Hendrix was not a junkie. And anyone who would use his death as a warning to stay away from drugs should warn people against the other things that killed Jimi—the stresses of dealing with the music industry, the craziness of being on the road, and especially, the dangers of involving oneself in a radical, or even unpopular, political movements.

COINTELPRO was out to do more than prevent a Communist menace from overtaking the United States, or keep the Black Power movement from burning down cities. COINTELPRO was out to obliterate its opposition and ruin the reputations of the people involved in the antiwar movement, the civil rights movement, and the rock revolution. Whenever Jimi Hendrix's death is blamed on drugs, it accomplishes the goals of the FBI's program. It not only slanders Jimi's personal and professional reputation, but the entire rock revolution in the 60's.
John Holmstrom. "Who Killed Jimi?"more at Alex Constantine's Blacklist

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  1. Those British pussies, 'Coldplay' are supposed to be a hot rock act, but they couldn't touch Jimi.

    What the fuck has happened to real rock n roll?

    Has it been 'protocoled' out of existence?

  2. jagstang camarobirdMarch 9, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    We were just watching a Steve Vai show at the mancave to unwind. A thousand notes a minute is neat but Jimi was soulful. Axis Bold as Love could almost be called a soul album. Didn't the paramedics place Jimi on his back and he regurgitated and choked where if they had placed 'em on his stomach he would have been alright. That could be urban legend or rock folklore that has been passed down.

  3. Didn't the paramedics place Jimi on his back and he regurgitated and choked

    He was already playing on Neptune when help arrived.

  4. Remember that the US government also killed Michael Jackson, Selena, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Layne Stanley, River Phoenix, John Lennon and many other artists and scientists. hmm no wonder most americans try to protect their children by not letting them or at least not motivating them toward getting into unconventional professions like agressive revolutionary music, philosophy, science (Scientists are killed by US gov.) etc.

    It is weird how US government can kill people that are not even radical socialists like Michael Jackson and Selena, and yet revolutionary socialist leaders are not touched by the US government. I think that the US government only kills people that are leaders of masses of people which are the real threat to the establishment, what i mean is that you can be the most revolutionary far-leftist in the USA and if you are not a leader of a movement the US gov. will let you talk all you want against capitalism.