Unformatted text preview: Counter-culture continued Jimi Hendrix (1942 1971)
1st to fully master the potential of the electric guitar Self-taught musician Known for showmanship Are You Experienced? (1967)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Hendrix Mitch Mitchell Drums Noel Redding Bass "Purple Haze" "Hey Joe" "Wind Cries Mary" Purple Haze
Purple haze all in my brain Lately things just don't seem the same Actin' funny, but I don't know why 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky Purple haze all around Don't know if I'm comin' up or down Am I happy or in misery? Whatever it is that girl put a spell on me Purple haze all in my eyes Don't know if it's day or night You got me blowin', blowin' my mind Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time? The Wind Cries Mary
After all the jacks are in their boxes, and the clowns have all gone to bed, you can hear happiness staggering on down the street, footprints dress in red. And the wind whispers Mary. A broom is drearily sweeping up the broken pieces of yesterday's life. Somewhere a Queen is weeping, somewhere a King has no wife. And the wind it cries Mary. The traffic lights they turn blue tomorrow And shine their emptiness down on my bed, The tiny island sags downstream 'Cos the life that they lived is dead. And the wind screams Mary. Will the wind ever remember The names it has blown in the past, And with this crutch, its old age and its wisdom It whispers, "No, this will be the last." Hendrix @ Monterey Pop Festival
As a significant event Introduction of Hendrix to US audience Suggested by Paul McCartney Sacrificial burning of his guitar "All Along the Watchtower" Jimi Hendrix & the Experience (1970)
Written & originally performed by Bob Dylan Combines folk revival song with psychedelic guitar sound "All Along the Watchtower"
There must be some kind of way out of here Said the joker to the thief Theres too much confusion I cant get no relief Businessman they drink my wine Plow men dig my earth None will level on the line Nobody of it is worth Hey hey No reason to get excited The thief he kindly spoke There are many here among us Who feel that life is but a joke but uh But you and I weve been through that And this is not our fate So let us not talk falsely now The hours getting late Hey Hey All along the watchtower Princes kept the view While all the women came and went Bare-foot servants to, but huh Outside in the cold distance A wild cat did growl Two riders were approachin And the wind began to howl Hey Oh All along the watchtower Hear you sing around the watch Gotta beware gotta beware I will Yeah Ooh baby
All along the watchtower Hendrix "Star Spangled Banner"
Controversial figure in mainstream public "Star Spangled Banner" Performed @ Woodstock Festival Solo improv on guitar Jimi Hendrix - Angel
Angel came down from heaven yesterday She stayed with me just long enough to rescue me And she told me a story yesterday, About the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea And then she spread her wings high over me She said she's gonna come back tomorrow And I said, "Fly on my sweet angel, Fly on through the sky, Fly on my sweet angel, Tomorrow I'm gonna be by your side" Sure enough this morning came unto me Silver wings silhouetted against the child's sunrise And my angel she said unto me, "Today is the day for you to rise Take my hand, you're gonna be my man, You're gonna rise" And then she took high over yonder And I said, "Fly on my sweet angel, Fly on through the sky, Fly on my sweet angel, Forever I will be by your side" The Doors
Not a SF band, but had much in common with counterparts Formed in 1965 by Jim Morrison & Ray Manzarek Music dominated by partnership "Break On Through" The Doors (1967)
From self-titled debut Jazz influenced solo on organs Merges with Morrison's poetic lyrics "Break On Through"
You know the day destroys the night Night divides the day Tried to run Tried to hide Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side, yeah We chased our pleasures here Dug our treasures there But can you still recall The time we cried Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side Yeah! C'mon, yeah Everybody loves my baby Everybody loves my baby She get She get She get She get high I found an island in your arms Country in your eyes Arms that chain us Eyes that lie Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side Break on through, oww! Oh, yeah! Made the scene Week to week Day to day Hour to hour The gate is straight Deep and wide Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side Break on through Break on through Break on through Break on through Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Jim Morrison the personality
Morrison often viewed as a sex symbol Viewed himself as a poet strong literary interests Heavy drinking with subsequent arrests (notoriously in Miami) The Doors "People Are Strange"
People are strange when you're a stranger Faces look ugly when you're alone Women seem wicked when youre unwanted Streets are uneven when you're down When youre strange Faces come out of the rain When you're strange No one remembers your name When you're strange People are strange when you're a stranger Faces look ugly when you're alone Women seem wicked when you're unwanted Streets are uneven when you're down When you're strange Faces come out of the rain When you're strange No one remembers your name When you're strange When you're strange Faces come out of the rain When you're strange No one remembers your name When you're strange Reflecting on 60s Counter-culture
Progressive Movements of the '60s coincided with ideals of counterculture Hendrix Joplin & Slick Also a culture of excess Deaths of Hendrix, Joplin & Morrison True/False
1) "Cold Sweat" is often cited as the first funk song. 2) Psychedelic music often includes surreal lyrics. 3) James Brown performed at the Monterey Pop 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) Festival. Berry Gordy was the founder of Motown. Live at the Apollo is a typical example of a concept album. Janis Joplin was the lead singer for Big Brother & the Holding Co. Bob Dylan went electric at Woodstock. Stax Records was referred to as "Soulville USA". Monterey Pop Festival occurred during the "Summer of Love". Booker T & the MGs was the studio band for Motown. ...
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- Jazz, Star Spangled Banner, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Purple Haze, Monterey Pop Festival, Jimi Hendrix Experience