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.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Oh yes, and all the soldiers fighting in Vietnam.

Here's the intro to "Machine Gun":

Machine Gun intro mp3

Jimi says:

"Happy new year, first of all. We have about a million or two million more of them, if we can get over this summer. Heh heh heh. We'd like to dedicate this one to uh to the ... scene that's going on, all the soldiers that are fighting in Chicago, and Milwaukee and New York. Oh yes, and all the soldiers fighting in Vietnam. We'd like to do a thing called 'Machine Gun.'"


Blogger km said...


7:22 AM

Blogger Andrea said...

my jimi paint:

12:22 AM

Blogger Jonathan said...

who were all the soldiers fighting in chicago, milwaukee, and new york? What specifically was that referring to?

3:29 PM

Blogger Mac said...


I think he was referring to the Vietnam war protests that were happening in those cities, which led to the arrest of the "Chicago 8" and "Milwaukee 14" for example.


3:39 PM

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10:28 AM

Blogger romus68 said...

I always thought he said, "draggy scene." Like it's a drag!

11:57 AM


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