Jimi Hendrix is arguably the best rock guitarist of all time. He was also an amazing performer, something which is often overlooked. This site is dedicated to the stage banter Jimi Hendrix would often engage in, making his live performances truly unique.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Man we had so much fun

Here's a great bit after "Hey Joe" from Monterey:

Hey Joe ending mp3

Jimi says:

"Just give us one more second to tune up, alright? You know, it's for you all's benefit. For all of y'all's benefit, you know? Oh man it was so groovy, man, in England, man, these two cats, Bob Dylan's grandmother and Queen Bee over on drums. Man we had so much fun, brother, but we all- [laughs] Yeah this is, this is, Noel Redding on bass anyway nobody that doesn't know us. OK, Noel Redding on bass. And uh we have Mitch Mitchell on drums. So here we go."

Friday, August 11, 2006

It was "Hey Joe" that really brought us here

Here's the intro to "Hey Joe" from Monterey:

Hey Joe intro mp3

Jimi says:

"Yeah so um like, like um. You know we was invited to this thing man, it was really groovy 'cause uh you know it was 'Hey Joe' that really brought us here so we'd like to try to do it for you, our own way. So it goes something like this."

Is it too loud?

Here's the intro to "Johnny B. Goode" from the Berkeley Community Theater in 1970 (thanks Pamatmat):

Johnny B. Goode intro mp3

Jimi says:

"Uh,'scuse us for tuning up every once in a while but like uh, I guess you know cowboy's gonna wanna stay in tune anyways so... Give us about three minutes. [tunes] Is it too loud out there? Is it too loud? [crowd yells] [unintelligible] Dig um we got this other thing called um, I don't know, we like to do a little loose jam type of thing. 'Johnny B. Goode' what the hell."

I know I missed a verse...

I love this bit where Jimi misses a verse, also from "Like a Rolling Stone" from Monterey:

Like a Rolling Stone missed verse mp3

He apologizes:

"Yes, I know I missed a verse. Don't worry."

Yes, as I said before... (Like a Rolling Stone, Monterey)

This is also from "Like a Rolling Stone" from Monterey, where Jimi continues his intro:

Like a Rolling Stone intro continued mp3

He says:

"Yes as I said before, it's really groovy. I'd like to bore you for about six or seven minutes, and do a little thing uh. Yeah. Excuse me for a minute, just let me play my guitar, alright? Right now I'd like to do a little thing uh by Bob Dylan. That's his grandmother over there. It's a little thing called 'Like a Rolling Stone.'"

Like a Rolling Stone (Monterey) Intro

Here's the intro to "Like a Rolling Stone" from Monterey:

Like a Rolling Stone intro mp3

"Yeah dig brother um, it's really out of sight here. It didn't even rain. No buttons to push. And right now I'd like to dedicate this song to everybody here with hearts, any kind of hearts and ears. It goes something like this here."