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Posted: Oct 29, 2013 11:52 am
Hey guys. I have a Jimi Hendrix Experience vinyl. It's an original US pressing, and the vinyl is in mint condition. My issue is the sleeve. It's destroyed. I'm trying to find a new sleeve. Preferably a sleeve that's in great shape, with a poor condition vinyl - that way I can swap out the sleeves and not have to pay a lot. Any ideas where to find one?
Posted: Oct 29, 2013 11:58 am
I'll look for one at Used Kids. They do come in from time to time.

Crazy. It's usually the other way around. For a long time, every copy of that, Nod Is As Good As A Wink, Hooker 'n Heat, & anything Sabbath I found had been played to death.
Posted: Oct 29, 2013 12:27 pm
That would be awesome. Yes, I was surprised to find one with fantastic vinyl but a destroyed jacket.
Posted: Oct 30, 2013 6:35 am
I found a mint copy of Little Walter "Hate to See You Go" on Chess without a cover. So I just printed off a copy of somebody's pic from flEaBay and taped that onto a sleeve.

But of course I'll be listening to my record, not trying to cash in.
Posted: Nov 3, 2013 5:41 pm
ask Arsenio!
Posted: Nov 5, 2013 8:44 am
Posted: Nov 5, 2013 4:58 pm
Just watched it. was good. had no idea he was black.
Posted: Nov 5, 2013 5:12 pm
I almost got to see him play live when I was about three years old dammit. I'm still pissed about that. We had front row seats at the coliseum in Memphis! At least I got to see the Monkees but it would have been really cool if Hendrix could have gotten my tinnitus jump started at three instead of having to wait ten more years for Kiss to do it. Let freedom ring! or eardrum ring
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 3:19 am
I watched this as well. Billy Gibbons discounting Jimi's behind-the-head and with-the-teeth playing was great. But goddamn some of that footage. Nothing new, but still.
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 6:33 am
I was surprised to hear Jimi thought his singing was shitty.
I think he was one of the greatest lead guitar vocalists, really enhanced his whole sound.

Also the engineer with the tape console thing was cool, punching in and out the triple tracks.

If Chas Chandler hadn't picked up his mgmt and taken him to England, he might have been forever relegated to backing up soul singers. Thanks Chas!
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 8:58 am
one of fav JHE songs is one where he doesnt sing lead Little Miss Strange.
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 9:17 am
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 10:22 am
I've known a couple people who saw Hendrix, I have two uncles who saw him.

I've always thought he was pretty cool, but he is way way overrated, and the whole behind the head teeth guitar shit he ripped from Buddy Guy and it's nothing but hammer ons, but still kinda cool for it's day.
Posted: Nov 6, 2013 9:10 pm
agreed about the over rated bit.
Posted: Nov 7, 2013 6:39 am
I can understand why people think he's over rated by today's standards, but back in 1967 doing what he was doing was pretty novel. I don't think there was anyone else around making a guitar scorch and scream with that kind of heaviness in those days. Clapton got close with Creem but I think Hendrix may have been the first to actually lay down the prototype for the "metal" guitar. I know Pete Townsend is sometimes credited with that as well but while he may have played in a "hard" rock style, it wasn't heavy like Hendrix. I wonder without Hendrix would there still have been a Zeppelin or Sabbath?
Posted: Nov 7, 2013 8:29 am
he ripped from Buddy Guy

...who ripped it from T-Bone Walker
Posted: Nov 7, 2013 9:03 am
I was surprised to hear Jimi thought his singing was shitty.

His singing was pretty shitty, luckily he was a sing-talker and his talking voice was sexy...oh, and also the guitar thing.
Posted: Nov 8, 2013 8:06 am
I would say the only one who could have rivaled Jimi back in the day was Sonic Smith.

As far as original sound goes, I'll take Robert Ward.
Posted: Nov 9, 2013 5:29 am
Posted: Nov 11, 2013 12:34 am
i can do the behind the head and play with my teeth gimmicks too, the difference is when i do it, its an act, and i am just playing simple "pull off" riffs that only really require one hand. when jimi did it, he was really playing that guitar behind his head, or plucking the strings with his teeth. most people who do it, its a trick, he did it for real, and not playing simple shit either...
Posted: Nov 12, 2013 7:33 am | Edited by: tigerblinds
No man, Jimi was not plucking the strings with his teeth.

And also the reason Jimi seemed so novel was because at that time white people had no fuckin idea what the Chittlin Circuit was....Hendrix can't hold a candle to Buddy Guy.

Sad part is that those same square white people wrote all of the Rocknroll History books....and made a racist like Eric Clapton into a guitar god.
Posted: Nov 12, 2013 7:37 am
Jimi got his licks from Buddy Guy, and the way he dressed from Little Richard, just so happens that his suites were tailored in London.
Posted: Nov 12, 2013 7:40 am | Edited by: tigerblinds
Same square ass white people when they finally did hear about the Chittlin Circuit, went down south and waved 20 bucks in front of any poor black folks that would talk to them and said "tell me a story about Robert Johnson and the blues" and actually recorded all the bullshit about satan at the cross roads that they were told.

Somebody pay me 20 bucks, I'll tell you a story also.

And this my friends, is why Rocknroll is the flaming bag of dog shit we see before us today.

THE END suckers.
Posted: Nov 14, 2013 8:09 am
The secret to playing the git behind your head is you gotta be left-handed. If you're a leftie, you're constantly doing shit inside out and backwards. It's just the way it is.

I once was at a consignment shop down in the basement. There were two copies of "Satanic Majesty's Request" down there. One had the hologram ripped off the cover. I visually checked out which disc was better and the one with the destroyed cover had the nicer disc. So's I switched out the disc to the one with the cover that had the hologram still intact. Viola. I think that was the last time I ever did some underhanded shit to somebody who didn't deserve it.
Posted: Nov 14, 2013 8:14 am | Edited by: Thee Gilded Chimera
Agreed. That's why I never ever bash surf rock. For the early 60s, surf rock was pretty rowdy considering the technology around. You gotta put things into their milieu to fully appreciate it.
Posted: Nov 15, 2013 9:06 am
Posted: Nov 15, 2013 9:14 am

hard to find his album on vinyl but its cool
Posted: Nov 18, 2013 4:58 am
Every band from Nashville I've seen in the past ten years has played their guitars behind their heads....Jack O needs to show them how to play the drums on their heads.
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