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Here's an opinion on the best 3 Hendrix tracks - what do you think? Opinions welcome!
by Anthony J Smith
Without a doubt, Jimi Hendrix is one of the greatest guitarist of all time. His guitar playing has influenced millions of guitarists. His approach to the guitar paved the way for a new and ever lasting way to play!
In other words Jimi Hendrix single-handedly changed the way rock guitar would be played forever! His aggressive blues riffs with the previously unheard of sounds he produced back then, really set him on a higher plane than everybody else.
Not to mention his live performances where he would set his guitar on fire, play with his teeth and then put his guitar behind his head and play!
To pick the top 3 best Jimi Hendrix songs of all time is very difficult. Fact is, Jimi has so many hit songs its hard to choose. So I picked 3 of my favorites.
1. "The Wind Cry's Mary"
I like this song not only for Jimi's awesome guitar playing but also because of his lyrical writing skills and because of his very clean natural "no-effects" guitar playing! This song shows another strong side of Jimi's song-writing skills, combined with his evolutionary and innovative musicianship on his guitar!
2. "Little Wing"
I love this one again for Jimi's poetic lyric's combined with his beautiful guitar chords! The way he improvises with the chords is just brilliant! I like it when Jimi gets that thick clean and dirty sound (Live in Paris), then he uses the whammy bar on this one! Jimi was and still remains the most influential guitarist ever!
3. "Hey Joe"
This song talks about a 'probably' drunken guy named Joe who is so upset with his old lady he's going to shoot her! Jimi sees him and asks Joe, "where you going with that gun in your hand?" This song really sticks in my head because I could actually picture this guy Joe with a gun in his hand about to make the biggest mistake of his life! Needless to say, Jimi's guitar playing speaks for itself! Need I say more?
This man was so far ahead of his time it's scary! I can just imagine how Eric Clapton and every other guitar player felt when they first heard Hendrix! Remember, this was back in the 60's when Jimi was playing the guitar with his teeth, behind his head, setting the guitar on fire, plus singing!
Man, I'm willing to bet everything, that if Jimi were still alive today he would still be on top! Whether you agree with my picks for the best Hendrix songs of all time or not, there is no disputing that Jimi Hendrix is one of the best guitarists we've ever had!
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