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On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Mar 16, 2018 11:29
 

 TerryS wrote:
Comparing Jimi with Mr Shakespeare is a bit rich.
 
Agreed; Shakespeare was a pretty talented guy, but he was no Jimi!  ; )
EdEastridge
(Derby City)
Posted: Mar 16, 2018 8:30
 

 TerryS wrote:

Comparing Jimi with Mr Shakespeare is a bit rich.
 
But both have been and will continue to be richly remembered long after their time upon the stage ended. And for a number of the same reasons. Their languages and media may have been different but that doesn't detract from the genius they shared with the rest of us.
gmichaelt
(45° 28' N / 73° 36' W)
Posted: Jan 06, 2018 5:47
 

 EdEastridge wrote:
Unrelated, but...

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; 
Coral is far more red than her lips' red; 
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; 
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. 
I have seen roses damasked, red and white, 
But no such roses see I in her cheeks; 
And in some perfumes is there more delight 
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. 
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know 
That music hath a far more pleasing sound; 
I grant I never saw a goddess go; 
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground. 
   And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare 
   As any she belied with false compare.

"William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 mocks the conventions of the showy and flowery courtly sonnets in its realistic portrayal of his mistress."
 
"You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright."
Bruce Springsteen

How times change!
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Dec 26, 2017 4:32
 

To me this is 9 - Outstanding  
timmywilson
(Northern Indiana)
Posted: Dec 14, 2017 8:12
 

heard a great story - that Jimi wrote this song as an apology to his girlfriend after he offended her by criticizing her cooking (something about mashed potatoes). Apology accepted!
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Dec 07, 2017 19:43
 

 EdEastridge wrote:

Unrelated, but I think definitely offers up justification for an 8.9. Sometimes it's far more than technical prowess, far more than intonation, or the perfectly exercise in stage performance. Sometimes it's about raw unadulterated emotion. The guilty pleasure, the flame that's lit by something or someone that is perfect for you, regardless of what anyone else thinks or says. This is what perfection actually is.

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; 
Coral is far more red than her lips' red; 
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; 
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. 
I have seen roses damasked, red and white, 
But no such roses see I in her cheeks; 
And in some perfumes is there more delight 
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. 
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know 
That music hath a far more pleasing sound; 
I grant I never saw a goddess go; 
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground. 
   And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare 
   As any she belied with false compare.

 And my rating for Mr. Hendrix here? A righteous 10. The world of music is better for him having been part of it.


 
Comparing Jimi with Mr Shakespeare is a bit rich.

ConradD
(Eifel)
Posted: Oct 08, 2017 9:22
 

 SuperWeh wrote:

Rock 'n' roll isn't really about technical perfection.

 
You are so right! Music isn't about technical perfection at all! Art isn't about technical perfection - no never!
Queue
(ROKville, MD)
Posted: Aug 21, 2017 10:11
 

 jbuhl wrote:
Man I wish he would have lived long enough to do more material like this.

 
^^^^^  THIS!
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: May 08, 2017 11:23
 

I just love how on this song, Jimi seems to be really trying to sing the trippy, powerful lyrics. The guitar is beyond godlike. A real GEM.
ESOXLUCIUS
Posted: Feb 05, 2017 14:09
 

Still revelation
EdEastridge
(Derby City)
Posted: Jan 12, 2017 14:05
 

 Kaw wrote:

I think you would not accept the 'style' of Jimi's singing if it wasn't Jimi himself. He sings with annoying habbits and the range is not impressive. The music itself is not perfect either. Imagine doing some B-artists singing and playing like this and you would call it pretencious.
I'm not giving it a 1. It's an 8 "most excellent" and that's still very good. Just not in the range of close to perfection or even perfect.

 
Unrelated, but I think definitely offers up justification for an 8.9. Sometimes it's far more than technical prowess, far more than intonation, or the perfectly exercise in stage performance. Sometimes it's about raw unadulterated emotion. The guilty pleasure, the flame that's lit by something or someone that is perfect for you, regardless of what anyone else thinks or says. This is what perfection actually is.

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; 
Coral is far more red than her lips' red; 
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; 
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. 
I have seen roses damasked, red and white, 
But no such roses see I in her cheeks; 
And in some perfumes is there more delight 
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. 
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know 
That music hath a far more pleasing sound; 
I grant I never saw a goddess go; 
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground. 
   And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare 
   As any she belied with false compare.

 And my rating for Mr. Hendrix here? A righteous 10. The world of music is better for him having been part of it.

jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Jan 05, 2017 20:40
 

Man I wish he would have lived long enough to do more material like this.
SuperWeh
(Monaco)
Posted: Dec 06, 2016 5:57
 

 Kaw wrote:

I think you would not accept the 'style' of Jimi's singing if it wasn't Jimi himself. He sings with annoying habbits and the range is not impressive. The music itself is not perfect either. Imagine doing some B-artists singing and playing like this and you would call it pretencious.
I'm not giving it a 1. It's an 8 "most excellent" and that's still very good. Just not in the range of close to perfection or even perfect.

 
Rock 'n' roll isn't really about technical perfection.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 12, 2016 6:16
 

 Kaw wrote:

I think you would not accept the 'style' of Jimi's singing if it wasn't Jimi himself. He sings with annoying habbits and the range is not impressive. The music itself is not perfect either. Imagine doing some B-artists singing and playing like this and you would call it pretencious.
I'm not giving it a 1. It's an 8 "most excellent" and that's still very good. Just not in the range of close to perfection or even perfect.

 
"Perfect" is vastly overrated.  
old_shep
(Iowa)
Posted: Oct 05, 2016 7:26
 

50 friggin years.... such is the power of rock and roll.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Aug 06, 2016 15:39
 

 boontonite wrote:
Wow !!! Still sounds as good as when I first heard it. For my money this is Hendrix at his best.
 
{#Yes}

http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/94431f2140064be0c13f177c02becdc721d23478.jpg
davym
Posted: Aug 03, 2016 9:18
 

A 9 from me, still awesome after all these years
boontonite
(New Jersey)
Posted: Jul 16, 2016 18:31
 

Wow !!! Still sounds as good as when I first heard it. For my money this is Hendrix at his best.
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Jul 16, 2016 10:12
 

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS RECORD remains as astounding as ever, from the wild cover pic to the stony grooves; still drips big trips
Kaw
(Just above sea level)
Posted: Jul 06, 2016 0:42
 

 willmcnaught wrote:

pompous ass lol AVERAGE rating 8.9 lol spare us Kaw lol {#Drunk}

 
I think you would not accept the 'style' of Jimi's singing if it wasn't Jimi himself. He sings with annoying habbits and the range is not impressive. The music itself is not perfect either. Imagine doing some B-artists singing and playing like this and you would call it pretencious.
I'm not giving it a 1. It's an 8 "most excellent" and that's still very good. Just not in the range of close to perfection or even perfect.