Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Double Trouble, Buddy Guy, Living Colour, Mick Taylor, Andy Aledort
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Experience Hendrix presents unforgettable highlights from two star-studded tribute concerts on behalf of Jimi Hendrix, hailed by critics and fans alike as the greatest guitarist of all time. Filmed in San Diego and at the ... more »
Great performances, a couple of minor gripes...
Baberufus | West Jordan, UT USA | 10/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a great idea, to bring together all the famous Hendrix disciples out there and use their collective talents to pay tribute to the greatest guitarist of all time. And it's great--outstanding performances. They picked perfect guys for the concert, but I would have included Doyle Bramhall II, whose guitar sound has been compared to Hendrix's.
The main weakness of the concert was the ensemble jam at the end on Voodoo Child. Kenny Olson started it off, the great Paul Rodgers belted out the vocals, and then time for the guitar solo......NOTHING. Nobody would take a solo! You got 5-6 hotshot Hendrix offshoots up there and nobody wants to solo on Voodoo Child? I guess nobody wanted to step on each other's toes. It just should have been rehearsed better, is my guess.
Also, nobody made much use of the whammy bar or guitar feedback in their performances. C'mon guys! Those were two of Jimi's main trademarks!
Those are my only gripes, though. Indigenous gave a strong performance, as did Kenny Wayne Shepherd. And then Living Colour came on and just blew everybody away--amazing performance from the entire band! Eric Gales followed them with a strong showing, but Living Colour's set was so over the top that they should have been the last to go on.
OK, one more thing....during the ensemble jam on Voodoo Child, I noticed one of the players....who is that? Is it....I think it is--Kid Rock himself! (I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was him.) No leads from him or anything, but I think it would have been cool to have such a popular figure to step up to the mic and belt out a verse in his own style to surprise the crowd, instead of just standing there playing rhythm guitar in the background.
Overall, though, a recommended DVD for all Hendrix fans!"
This 99 minute video is worth watching
Redgecko | USA | 10/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Watch this for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd performances, he entertains the best of anyone that performed, and played long distortion-heavy solos--well prepared guitarist and Noah Hunt of Double Trouble delivered good vocals. Indigeneous blew me away with Hear My Train A Comin', Naje can really play guitar. Living Color was a disappointment with their take on Power Of Soul, too much Corey Glover and not enough guitar. They somewhat redeemed themselves on Crosstown Traffic, but here again, Glover's grandstanding almost ruined the song--guess he thought the performance was about himself. We had to tolerate 3 minutes of him running to the back of the auditorium then up the stairs just so he could show us that his fat ass could do it. At one point, one of the band members could be heard asking " where's Corey?"--guess he didn't tell anyone that he was leaving the stage. Eric Gales has a lousy voice for singing Hendrix and so I'll pass on his takes on Purple Haze & Foxey Lady, but his guitar playing was good. Humbert Sumlin is a blues legend and I'm glad that he was included in several of the performances, though it was Jimmy Lane who gave us the goods on Killing Floor & Bleeding Heart. I wanted Rodgers to deliver on Stone Free but I think his vocals were just average and the band missed an opportunity to do an extended solo--Maybe Kenny Olson wasn't up to it. I love Buddy Guy and have almost all of his recordings but watch this DVD for his interactions with Sumlin not for his playing. Sumlin and Guy have been life long friends and their presence together on stage is one of the reasons to watch this video. Randolph's pedal steel guitar rendition of Purple Haze was great, but Mick Taylor playing a 13 minute version of Red House with Indigenous is the best reason to watch the bonus vids.
I'm a hard grader, so 4 stars is good for me."
Mark T. Arnesen | 03/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There were enough good performances that if you're a Hendrix fan in any way it is worth it to get this video. If you're not old enough to have seen the real thing this is as close as you'll get."