Jimi Hendrix Experience

Jimi Hendrix Experience

1968’s Electric Ladyland, the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s third studio album, has the distinction of being the guitarist’s final work released in his lifetime Continue reading Jimi Hendrix Experience

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CD Review: Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix in the West
Winterland (single disc version)
Experience Hendrix/Legacy
By David Chiu

A double dose of live Hendrix has recently come in the form of two recently released sets that deliver the same result: the guitar hero and his band as mesmerizing performers who leave the audience satisfied by the sheer force of the music. Continue reading “CD Review: Jimi Hendrix”

CD Review: Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
Experience Hendrix/Legacy
By David Chiu

Forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix still looms large thanks to the endless amount of previously unreleased recordings that has been packaged and repackaged for fans and future generations still yearning for more of the guitar legend’s music. It culminates in this new 4 CD/1 DVD box career spanning set which a majority of which are never before released music of alternate studio versions and live songs. Continue reading “CD Review: Jimi Hendrix”

News: 2010 Record Store Day

(photo by David Chiu)

Record Store Day has now come and passed. This year’s event on Apr. 17 seemed more memorable compared to last year’s as far as special items and rarities were concerned, from a numbered 45 single of the Rolling Stones’ “Plundered My Soul” to the Flaming Lips’ tribute to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

So taking a page from my Microphone Memory Emotion coverage of the event from last year, I returned back to the two places participating on Record Store Day. First I waited on line at City Hall’s J&R Music World a half-hour before the store’s open behind 10 other people who were already there. I was glad to arrive early since the Village’s Other Music wasn’t going to open until 11 a.m. Continue reading “News: 2010 Record Store Day”

Book Review: Trust: Photographs By Jim Marshall

Trust: Photographs of Jim Marshall
Published by Omnibus Press
Review by David Chiu

“Whenever anyone asks me how I got the photographs I did,/why I was often the only photographer present or got such unique access/ I reply simply Trust.” Those were the words of photographer Jim Marshall in the introduction of his recent photo book Trust. He knew what he was talking about because that approach resulted in a legendary body of rock and roll photography that has spanned four decades.

Trust is now more poignant than ever now that Marshall passed away last week at age 74, so it serves as a fitting tribute to a true artiste. Continue reading “Book Review: Trust: Photographs By Jim Marshall”