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Old 01-08-2013, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Jimi Hendrix's Guitar Playing Criticized in Article

Can you believe some dude would write these articles criticizing Jimi Hendrix's guitar playing? Electric Ladyland "is the most overrated album in history?" Not my opinion, personally, but I cringe when I think that this guy Marcus Singletary makes these statements talking about Robert Johnson simply "nicked" all of his blues from others and Hendrix brought nothing new to the table.

www examiner com / article/the-innovations-of-jimi-hendrix

www examiner com / review/jimi-hendrix-electric-ladyland-review-1

It's tough for me to believe that anyone at all would mock Hendrix. Never seen it before, but sad to say now.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Know-it-all critics will always criticise someone, and the famous and revered are always a target. Helps too that Jimi's passed on and can't defend himself. Hell, my advice is ignore this twat, who probably wouldn't know a riff from a ruff; some people just have to drag our icons down, makes them feel better about themselves.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Even Hendrix himself thought there were better guitar players than himself back in the day. Terry Kath (Chicago) comes to mind as a guitarist that Hendrix considered his superior.

The thing with Hendrix is that while he was innovative, he was not the be all end all to the instrument. It's just as foolish to dismiss him as overrated as it is to worship him as infallible. For every awesome part on Electric Ladyland there's a part that sounds like a leftover from Axis.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well the reality was that Jimi Hendrix made his own sound and he was able to do his own thing. People don't like it when you stand out from the general mass.
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I once looked at him as the be all end all of guitar, but I've moved past that. Nonetheless, I think he's one of the greatest. Anyone who receives so much praise from so many great guitarist Is obviously something special. But that has nothing to do with it. Technically, he was very limited, although I think he was pretty good compared to most rock guitarists of his time. However, the sky was the limit when it came to his creativity and style. There was really nothin like it before he came along. Technical ability will become more proficient with enough practice, but a one of a kind style can't really be learned. When you combine that with how great of a songwriter he was (which is overlooked because hes so notorious as a guitarist), you have one hell of a musician.
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Even Hendrix himself thought there were better guitar players than himself back in the day. Terry Kath (Chicago) comes to mind as a guitarist that Hendrix considered his superior.

The thing with Hendrix is that while he was innovative, he was not the be all end all to the instrument. It's just as foolish to dismiss him as overrated as it is to worship him as infallible. For every awesome part on Electric Ladyland there's a part that sounds like a leftover from Axis.
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That's all very true. As much as I love him, he has a lot of music that I simply don't like.
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Can someone before they agree with what Marcus Singletary said, please tell me if this song by him is better than any Jimi Hendrix song he rips aparts. I like to know if he has any room to speak.


It only has two veiws on youtube at the time of posting.
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There's no doubt Jimi was a great guitarist. I don't like his music, but there's a reason he's still revered after all these years.
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Can someone before they agree with what Marcus Singletary said, please tell me if this song by him is better than any Jimi Hendrix song he rips aparts. I like to know if he has any room to speak.


It only has two veiws on youtube at the time of posting.
^Sounds like canned pop bull**** to me.^

While I'm a pretty open-minded person, I can't help but think his trampling on the popular opinion may be an attempt at getting some views on the net. Which seems to be working for now, and will probably backfire on him at some point.
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