People who think Jimi Hedrix is overated Please explain here

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  1. TheDude

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    I just want someone to prove to me that he was overated by any way, shape, or form. :bigthumb:
     
  2. PrimeCuts7

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    I dont see how anyone can hate on Jimi. That aint cool. No way. :wiggle:
     
  3. Emerald City

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    They've been brainwashed by their homo friends down at the Bump 'n' Barf.
     
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    yeah i was a casual fan until i listened to electric ladyland and blues cd ....got me hooked
     
  5. Emerald City

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    Dolly Dagger is so badass.
     
  6. owetti

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    haha--he's a god, right? great guitarist, hell of a show, obviously, but i never thought he had a GREAT voice. plus, some of HIS songs (some of his most popular ones are covers) lack lyrical depth. not that that necessarily matters....i'm not here to bust anyone's balls.
     
  7. Jeff R

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    Jimi just happened to have the right stuff at the right time. I think he was great, but certainly not the best. JMO
     
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    one of my favorite tracks from him....


    i was down in Orlando at the beginning of the month... we went to the Disney city walk -- one of the stores had a signed Hendrix guitar -- $24,995

    i got down on my knees in front of it :o
     
  9. RandomDead

    RandomDead Have your pets spayed or neutered

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    You can't be overrated when you're the originator of a widely imitated guitar style. Think about it, before Jimi electric guitars were for blues musicians and hippie folk singers.
     
  10. RandomDead

    RandomDead Have your pets spayed or neutered

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    Granted his lyrics weren't the greatest sometimes, even still most of them had some sort of meaning and were at least sort of catchy.

    It's his guitar playing that made him a god among men though.
     
  11. bwell

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    People think it's cool to say Jimi was overrated. It makes them hip and they think it makes them look like they know what they are talking about. But in reality they tend to be elitist douchebags.

    this has been my experience anyway
     
  12. Emerald City

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    I'm glad I'm not alone here in my appreciation for Jimi. I feel a sort of kinship with those who defend him, lol. If anyone has seen his documentary or his interviews, the guy is just so humble and friendly and talented it makes me want to defend him.
    This is for Tk. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptZLbKLsso8

    Did Jimi write Angel? Because I want Angel played at my funeral. That song makes me cry, not literally sobbing but it makes tears roll. Here's the song if you're in the mood....this video isn't a real Jimi Hendrix video, someone just made it and put it on youtube, but you can just listen to the song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNCGvWL7Nlw

    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"
     
  13. Gek

    Gek Go for broke

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    ever since I heard Voodoo Child, I've always enjoyed hendrix, In seattle they have a huge part of a music museum about him.
     
  14. J.L

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    Everyone in the music industry knows that people that dont know music, ALWAYS say Jimi is the best guitarist ever.
    Its like a stereotypical response.

    I love him. But he is surely overrated. One of the sloppiest players ever.
     
  15. babygodzilla

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    i simply dont like his music. simple as that. :dunno:
     
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    City Don't you know who I am?

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    Sure he played with his teeth, which isn't hard, and he lit his guitar on fire, oooo pretty. The fact that he was one of the first to bring these things mainstream made him look like a god to people who don't really know what guitar playing is all about.
     
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    no one's claiming he's the greatest ever, or they shouldn't be. But that doesn't make him any less amazing of a MUSICIAN
     
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  20. Emerald City

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    I never cared about playing him with his teeth or a guitar on fire but most people cannot play a guitar with their teeth anyway. And lighting his guitar on fire ain't no thing, no one attributes that to a great guitar player. Anyone can light a guitar on fire.
    What is guitar playing all about?
     
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  21. Guerilla Grower

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    :werd:

    Jimi had his style, he played as if his guitar was his arm and was different for his time. He showed his soul to everyone through the music that he played, just as others do.

    Others may call him sloppy or overrated, but I call him perfect. He was perfectly Jimi.
     
  22. Emerald City

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    That's a good answer because I think that's what really leaves me in awe of his performance when I watch his old videos. There's something so endearing about Jimi Hendrix.
    Amen.

    Love your avatar, Guerilla Grower.
     
  23. JakeTheSnake

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    jimi hendrix was the greatest person to ever pick up a guitar just like jordan is to bball and babe ruth to baseball plain and simple.....the EMP here in seattle is pretty much dedicated to jimi....most guitar plays past present and probably in the future will tell you that jimi is the best and the only person that can give him a run for his money is jimmy page.
     
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    There are plenty of guitar players who are better than Hendrix and Page? As influential? Probably not. Recognizable? Not a chance. But in terms of pure skill, they really aren't all that special.
     
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    wtf thread revival
     

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