Sunday, May 15, 2011

Days 240-242

Jimi Hendrix- :Blues, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, Valleys Of Neptune

So blogger.com has been down for the past few days. Hence the reason why I haven't posted since Wednesday and why I titled this post, "Days 240-242". I have at least been keeping up with my duties since the lockout.

Well I made it through all the Hendrix albums I own. All three were posthumous releases with the first one being :Blues in 1994. Of the six Hendrix records I own, this is probably my least favorite. I really enjoyed opening acoustic number, "Hear My Train A Comin'. I think this album would be cooler if it was all acoustic. Just to clarify, I'm not saying this album sucks. Far from it. But one of these albums had to be my least favorite.

The other two albums were both great posthumous releases as well, but definitely some filler on there as well. I did really dig his version of "Sunshine Of Your Love" on the Valleys of Neptune album.

One thing that I constantly thought of while listening to this six albums was, would Jimi be just as cool if he were still alive today? Think about it. I wonder if he would have gone the Santana route and just record albums with all the current hot singers to guarantee him sales. God that drives me crazy about Carlos Santana. Those songs were all terrible too. Especially that one with Rob Thomas. Back to my point though, I would have to think that Jimi would not be as widely popular as he is in death if he were still alive today. But I'm sure there are still plenty of Hendrix unreleased tracks that will be "miraculously" discovered to keep our interests up for quite some time to come.

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