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rmaple53
(Chicago)
Posted: Jan 10, 2018 9:50
 

 thewiseking wrote:

agreed, but that opening riff is a huge hook{#Bananajam}
Wonder why CLASSIC ROCK chose this one over all the others? So many better offerings from Jimi yet it was this they chose to kill

 


Pantechnicon
Posted: Nov 30, 2017 0:27
 

I have this sudden urge to watch "Watchmen" all over again.
Finnbayer
(Lund, BC, Canada)
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 20:33
 

When this was a current hit, we often went to our local Boston Pizza after a night of partying.  They had a juke box with great sound and had the volume cranked – this song was always played - bliss!

Here’s something I noticed while listening to a tribute album to Hank Williams:

Williams lyrics from “Alone and Forsaken”:

The darkness is falling, the sky has turned gray
A hound in the distance is starting to bay

Dylan lyrics from this song:

Outside in the cold distance 
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl

Maybe another example of one great artist taking something very good and making it even better?


moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Nov 18, 2017 14:08
 

 slikr wrote:
best cover ever?
 
  yes... and godlike at that.. {#Cheers}
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 7:50
 

Wonder why CLASSIC ROCK chose this one over all the others? So many better offerings from Jimi yet it was this they chose to kill
sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 2:55
 



                                         The only studio recording that Jimi played any slide guitar on.
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                                                                           SEATTLE'S OWN. 



Tomasni
Posted: Aug 19, 2017 3:15
 

Thank you Jimi Hendrix
for  All Along The Watchtower

For me  9- Outstanding


slikr
Posted: Aug 12, 2017 10:55
 

goosebumps... bumping from 9 to 10
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Jul 19, 2017 11:07
 

 Skydog wrote:
still the number one rated RP song 

 
Which one is in last?
slikr
Posted: Jun 30, 2017 8:17
 

best cover ever?
Rockit999
(Ottawa)
Posted: Jun 30, 2017 8:16
 

I think this guy would have went places.
Dana_Montroy
Posted: Jun 30, 2017 8:16
 

 westslope wrote:

Yes, I believe that he was right about the 'application'.  Dylan must find that amusing.  

 
But this is the most excellent cover by far!


Will62
Posted: May 30, 2017 22:02
 

Ok. Enough of the silliness. Give it a 10 and move along.
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: May 12, 2017 17:21
 

 unclehud wrote:
Was at a college baseball game last week when this came on.  Turned my my grad school buddy (son of a Navy colleague who's at school in town) and asked, "Do you know this song?"

"Sure, man.  Hendrix.  All Along the Watchtower.  Always comes on in a war movie when the shit's about to come down."

Well, he's sho'nuff right about the title and artist, and he may be right about the application.

 
Yes, I believe that he was right about the 'application'.  Dylan must find that amusing.  
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: May 01, 2017 14:05
 

Was at a college baseball game last week when this came on.  Turned my my grad school buddy (son of a Navy colleague who's at school in town) and asked, "Do you know this song?"

"Sure, man.  Hendrix.  All Along the Watchtower.  Always comes on in a war movie when the shit's about to come down."

Well, he's sho'nuff right about the title and artist, and he may be right about the application.
Chrisjea
(Gethsemane)
Posted: Jan 28, 2017 9:55
 

Nothing better!
GeorgeMWoods
Posted: Jan 16, 2017 19:34
 

Filmore East, New Years Eve 1969, pitch black and at the stroke of midnight, Jimi starts this song. Burned in my memory. I had a mind before then.
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 2:37
 

 SuperWeh wrote:

no amount of radio play will ever be able to kill the genius of this piece.

 
Right! And there are not many other songs in that league.
mojcamojca77
(On the sunny side of the Alps:-))
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 2:36
 

pure pleasure!
Hoosfoos
Posted: Nov 09, 2016 20:54
 

Immaculate.
SuperWeh
(Monaco)
Posted: Sep 09, 2016 1:41
 

 thewiseking wrote:
another one killed by overplay
give us Bold As Love
give us Rainy Day Dream Away
give us 1983
give us One Rainy Wish
leave this one to the CLASSIC ROCK schlockpile 

 
no amount of radio play will ever be able to kill the genius of this piece.
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Sep 08, 2016 8:43
 

another one killed by overplay
give us Bold As Love
give us Rainy Day Dream Away
give us 1983
give us One Rainy Wish
leave this one to the CLASSIC ROCK schlockpile 
hbm
Posted: Aug 14, 2016 16:34
 

It took a while to warm up to Hendrix. More a combination of posthumous reviews, Belly Button Window (likely, the Cry of Love album) and general progression of rock (noise) into the 70's.
dsd
(PDX)
Posted: Aug 14, 2016 16:00
 

Favorite recording of the entire rock era.
cpwells
(Tokyo, Japan)
Posted: Aug 07, 2016 20:52
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

{#Yes}  {#Cheers}

 
Could not agree more.  It is absolute performance perfection. I only wish we could go back and capture this performance with today's technology.  It is both electrifying and an old friend whenever I hear it.
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 23:04
 

       You'd know If you reflect  more than usual on some house of cards.
My kiss. uhm keys was in the bowl, spring time wasted no time and kissed fish.
pogowalzer
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 22:58
 

There's a version by Bear McCreary, that I also quite like. It was done for a Soundtrack and was so, so perfectly fitted to the scenes. So this is no "i like the cover better" but rather, "if you like the song, maybe check out the other. Sounds quite different, though."

nice btw - stevie, ye good ol ludwig van, hendrix and flogging molly. much wow.

and sixstringsamurai is such an awesome movie - too bad you didnt like the order of songs. 
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 22:52
 

 Highlowsel wrote:
The Apex.  The Pinnacle.  The very top of the highest mountain.  To my mind without question the very definition of ROCK AND ROLL..  Sublime and caustic, noisy yet harmonious.  It grabs your ears and pulls you in whether you want to go along or not.  You know it the moment you heard the first opening riff, and it stays with you in ephemeral fashion when it leaves.  As done by Hendrix it may be the ultimate cover tune but if this man had an opus moment this, this must be it. 
 
{#Yes}  {#Cheers}
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Jul 14, 2016 1:19
 

 SixStringSamurai wrote:
Jimi Hendrix after Beethoven. "Our specialty is taking a diverse assortment of songs and making them flow together in a way that makes sense harmonically, rhythmically, and lyrically." I must have missed something ...

 
maybe it was just the seamless ooze of awesomeness that you missed.. shall I get my banjo? That might rectify things.
pankman
(Old Europe)
Posted: Jun 24, 2016 2:54
 

 Skydog wrote:
still the number one rated RP song 

 

quite rightly!
zedstation
Posted: Jun 05, 2016 6:47
 

Bob Dylan out of step with the times releases this great song in December 1967 and somewhere over the next few months Jimi Hendrix hears it in some other magnificent way. To call this arrangement historic and transcendental at the same time does not seem an understatement. 
SixStringSamurai
Posted: May 23, 2016 2:46
 

Jimi Hendrix after Beethoven. "Our specialty is taking a diverse assortment of songs and making them flow together in a way that makes sense harmonically, rhythmically, and lyrically." I must have missed something ...
Lemonhead
(UK)
Posted: May 23, 2016 2:45
 

Beethoven then this?
WOW

Superb{#Clap} 
Highlowsel
(New York City)
Posted: May 11, 2016 3:47
 

The Apex.  The Pinnacle.  The very top of the highest mountain.  To my mind without question the very definition of ROCK AND ROLL..  Sublime and caustic, noisy yet harmonious.  It grabs your ears and pulls you in whether you want to go along or not.  You know it the moment you heard the first opening riff, and it stays with you in ephemeral fashion when it leaves.  As done by Hendrix it may be the ultimate cover tune but if this man had an opus moment this, this must be it. 

Highlow
American Net'Zen
h8rhater
Posted: May 04, 2016 5:04
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
The very voice of stoned guitar your mind thinks should be telling this and what a timeless verve this cat put into every little riff and, dig

 
upvote
Pedro1874
(Newton-le-Willows, England)
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 23:37
 

 RiverOfLife wrote:
Beethoven 5 followed by Jimi - PERFECT!!!

Simply awesome programming ....

 
AND Stevie Ray's Pipeline before Ludwig Van.  Thanks Bill and Rebecca.  Now that's what I call eclectic! {#Clap}{#Notworthy}
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Apr 02, 2016 5:21
 

still the number one rated RP song 
RiverOfLife
(Bristol, United Kingdom)
Posted: Mar 20, 2016 5:14
 

Beethoven 5 followed by Jimi - PERFECT!!!

Simply awesome programming ....
veloman
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 12:20
 

You wowed  with that seg
rhixson
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 12:17
 

I was wondering what could follow a 9.2 Beethoven, I agree this makes sense!
 
coloradojohn
(Re-booting at the foot of The Flatirons, BOULDER)
Posted: Jan 29, 2016 21:22
 

The very voice of stoned guitar your mind thinks should be telling this and what a timeless verve this cat put into every little riff and, dig
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jan 16, 2016 23:44
 

 springof63 wrote:
i know what you mean, but I think you mean Bob Dylan, don't you? (except, as far as i know, he is still with us...)
 
Hmm, of course Dylan wrote the song, so maybe he needed to sign off on the deal as well?
I'm sure someone out there knows the answer? . . .
springof63
(Christchurch, England)
Posted: Jan 05, 2016 4:57
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
My heart sank when I saw this was being used to sell Men's perfume . . . groan.
Jimi is no doubt rolling over in his grave.

At least when Pete Townshend and the rest sell their songs, it's their own decision.
Although I'm not sure who has the rights to the Beatles catalogue.
Michael Jackson's estate, or did Sir Paul buy 'em back?

 
i know what you mean, but I think you mean Bob Dylan, don't you? (except, as far as i know, he is still with us...)
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 29, 2015 17:42
 

My heart sank when I saw this was being used to sell Men's perfume . . . groan.
Jimi is no doubt rolling over in his grave.

At least when Pete Townshend and the rest sell their songs, it's their own decision.
Although I'm not sure who has the rights to the Beatles catalogue.
Michael Jackson's estate, or did Sir Paul buy 'em back?
GeorgeMWoods
Posted: Dec 29, 2015 9:57
 

A "9." At least. 
veloman
Posted: Dec 29, 2015 9:54
 

You know it's his vocals that are superb apart from maestro guitar
LuvWilloughby
(Westmore,VT)
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 14:30
 

 phlattop wrote:

Jimi's version heavily influenced Dylan's live version for years according to Bob himself. The best cover of a Dylan tune and there's been some pretty damn good ones.

 
Dave Mason's version is better than this one.
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 14:29
 

Beethoven followed by Hendrix. One of the best composers followed by one of the best performers in music ever.
onerb
(Connecticut, US)
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 14:29
 

 alan278 wrote:
Outstanding segue from Beethoven.  Terrific Bill, Rebecca.

 
Agreed! Bravissimo!!

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 16:00