Friday, August 7, 2009
[Gibson.com] Amps fizzle and crackle like frying eggs — and not just because of Hendrix’s firestorms of feedback or his thunderous tone — on the just released Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at Woburn.
Those ailing, wailing stacks of Marshall amps had just spent the first half of 1968 on the road behind the guitarist, bassist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell constantly pushed to their maximum. And they were showing severe wear by July 8, 1968, when Jimi and his crew pulled into the Woburn Music Festival to play the Experience’s first set in England since December 1967.
But Hendrix sounds like a tiger on the latest official “bootleg,” a soundboard tape of the group’s headlining set at Woburn, released by Experience Hendrix. Of course, as the preeminent rock guitarist of the ’60s Hendrix always delivered a riveting tone, whether plying one of the many Stratocasters he manhandled to oblivion or one of the three Flying Vs he used onstage in ’67 and ’68, which are still intact.
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Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:34 AM