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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Jimi Hendrix - Machine Gun (Band of Gypsys)




Some more awesome Jimi Hendrix today. First off, I have to acknowledge this song is an acquired taste. The first few times I heard it, I was like "what's up with that shrill sound?". But afterwards I started to see it for what it is. A sad anti-war song. When he starts playing, you can feel the sadness of it all.


Hendrix also tries to recreate war sounds with his guitar. You can hear rockets, machine gun salvos, helicopters. Granted, you won't spot most of them when you listen the song for the first time. But it's a neat touch.

Again, this was recorded live with the Band of Gypsys (Hendrix, Miles, Cox). Buddy Miles again makes sure that the song has got more punch with his drumming. He also adds some lyrics of their own, which are quite heartwrenching.

Don't you shoot him down.
He's about to leave here.
Don't you shoot him down
He's got to stay here.
They shot him down to the ground.


21 comments:

Ishu said...

SO SO COOL!!! LONG LIVE JIMI! T-T

Sage said...

It would have been so awesome to see Jimi Hendrix live :D

JDF said...

Can't ever go wrong with goog ol' Jimmy.

M. Paynesdown said...

:)

Come At Me Bro said...

Love it!

anontcotrol said...

classic!

zman said...

good music

Abigale Consulting said...

Love Jimi Hendrix. Thanks for the post.

Jamie Madrox said...

I didn't really ever follow Jimi, so thanks for the "introduction" to the stuff people don't really play (popular stuff, that is).

Interesting cinematics on this...I knidof like how streaky everything is!

Rnlxndr said...

Another great track!

Aeacus.Warden said...

love em

Swift Love said...

this post made me open my eyes and stop squinting!!!

EdwardPrinceofWales said...

awesome song

Bubbles said...

great song

Willow said...

Classic Hendrix.

Tweeks Coffee said...

awesome post, bro! waiting for MOAR

Miles Prower said...

nice i wnat some more music from you

FOnline world said...

Jimmy is God!

Nothing else can be said.

momo said...

man, i remeber the times when me and my band played it. its fcking epic song!

Craze said...

Jimi Hendrix is the best

OC-STEVEN said...

keep it up glad to be a part of ur followers haha and u have a great choice of music on here