Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jimi Hendrix Videobiography|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Comprehensive and authoritative, this detailed case study is the first major re-assessment of the factors that shaped the music of Jimi Hendrix. Now 40 years on from that fateful, iconic guitar sacrifice at the Monterey Po... more »
Baberufus | West Jordan, UT USA | 07/07/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is my third attempt to post a review for this product. Apparently, Amazon thought my first two attempts were too harsh. OK, I'll tone it down a bit! Hopefully they will understand that my points need to get across, though, because information is this video is WRONG. Hey. I'm a nobody, I know that. But I am a Hendrix fan, and I hate to see his legacy tarnished by some foolish comments committed to video and sold to the general public.
First of all, this video is not the comprehensive documentary on Hendrix's life that I thought it was going to be. It's basically rehash with which most Hendrix fans are already familiar, and footage that they have already seen (in MUCH better quality, mind you). Most of what's new are simply comments made by esteemed rock journalists which Hendrix fans will find appalling, not appealing.
One of these journalists (OK, I won't mention names!) claims that Hendrix never actually played with his teeth, that he just faked the mouth against the strings thing and simply plucked the strings with his fret hand! Hogwash! It's obvious and common knowledge that Hendrix did play with his teeth. Photos at certain angles of him doing this reveal his mouth wide open, eyes closed, teeth bared, right against the strings. Such a facial expression would be overkill if he were not actually performing the act. Also, the notes heard while he plays this way have a very distinctive, percussive attack, so it's obvious he is plucking the strings with a very hard object--his teeth, maybe?? And then another journalist goes on record to say that Electric Ladyland was not a great album. What is this, a video to pay tribute to the greatest electric guitarist of all time, or a platform to slam him?? Well, it serves rather poorly as the former, and quite well as the latter!!
Avoid this video--it's a waste of money. If you want a video about Hendrix and not just concert footage, get "A Film About Jimi Hendrix"--it's also on DVD and is quite good."