honestly if you just think about how much more music, peace, and awesomeness he could have provided if he hadn't died at 27 it makes you cry

I just can't get over this.........


Tue, 07/26/2011 - 3:37pm

aww yes i know! I think about that every time i listen to him. Music in a whole would be different. all the different effects that he would have came up with if he had more time.... excuse me while i kiss the sky 8)

Wed, 07/27/2011 - 2:09am
tamatoe Says:

and in those 27 years, he left us with some great music.
cause tbh there are some real old artists that still can't produce XD

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:16am

like they have prostate problems? (comedic genius)

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 12:45pm

He shouldn't of tooken sleeping pills and mix it with alcohol, Pot doesn't kill

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 1:32pm
britney Says:

he didnt even drink that much the night he died, he drank a little bit of wine but he took like 8 sleeping pills and basically drowned in his own vomit, and the bitch that he was with could have saved him but she was scared to call the ambulance because there were drugs all over so she wasted like an hour calling her friend and cleaning up the place then finally called the police...he couldve been easily saved

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 2:47am
killerkush Says:

I love how you know this.
That damn bitch.
She did it! goddamn republicans.
Pesky meddling republicans and fat cat wallstreet bankers
*smokes pipe*
hm yes. hm.
elementary my dear Watson.

Sun, 07/31/2011 - 10:28am
funkymonk Says:

i love jimi hendrix. his music, views, and guitar playing was so divine its almost as if he was destined to die. hes like the jesus that existed. it makes me sad thinking of his death but makes me happy knowing that this world once had jimi hendrix living on it

Sun, 07/31/2011 - 4:21pm
britney Says:

yeah but he was only alive long enough to make 3 albums...imagine how much more music he wouldve made in another 40 something years...just crazy if u think about it

Sun, 07/31/2011 - 8:15pm
funkymonk Says:

i know and he wouldve expanded and evolved his musical style a lot.

but he released 4 albums. after electric ladyland he released band of gypsys

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:18am

umm im no christian but im pretty sure jesus existed

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 5:19am

How can you really be sure, brother?

You must question these aspects of your life whenever possible.

For example, what IS truth essentially?
Think about it...

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 7:30am

My religion is dgaf, but there is enough writing in that time period documenting him to prove that "Jesus Christ" did in fact exist. But as to him being God obviously cannot be proven.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 10:19am

If jesus didnt exist, then why did peter who happened to be following around a man suspiciously similiar to jesus start to spread the word of christianity. im an atheist btw and i still love talking about shit like this

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 2:54pm
Sat, 08/06/2011 - 9:39am
Spanki Says:

I was just googling him to see how he died, (drowning in vomit) but I wasn't sure so I googled it. As I was my little cousin walked over and goes,

Cousin: ugh...jimi hendrix ....rock sucks
Me: O.o uhh!!!!! are you joking?
Cousin: name one good song
Me: all along the watchtower ? voodoo child? any song on are you experienced??
Cousin: those suck
Me: well what doesn't "suck"
Cousin: I like rap.. you know like lil wayne, kanye, jay z, and T-pain
Me: ........................

I died a little.. but hey "to each their own I guess"

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 1:34pm
britney Says:

haha yea it kinda sucks before the younger generation is all guna grow up listening to new music(crap) and the best musicians of all time are guna be forgotten

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 2:09am

Well you can teach them. All of the revered musicians are in books, tv shit like that.
You are one of the few that are aware of James Marshall Hendrix's music but werent even born during his prime.
What does that tell you?
There is still hope lady friend, there is still hope.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:20am
MoLTReZ Says:

show them the prayer - KiD Cudi

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:24am

i love rap (not that shit though) but honestly i think to really appreciate any genre of music yu need to hear as many genres as yu can and as much of that genre as yu can because how can someone say something sucks or somethings great if theyve only ever heard songs that are force fed to them because theyre popular

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 2:49am
wheredabud Says:

Same thing with Kurt Cobain and Bradley Nowell... too early for all of them, wasted their own talent

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 2:50am
britney Says:
Sun, 08/07/2011 - 2:58am
wheredabud Says:

can't believe i forgot about him... oh well, dont use white lighters

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:29am
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Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:07pm

dont forget janis joplin, amy winehouse(not a classic rocker but still a musical powerhouse), Brian Jones (founding member of the Rolling Stones)

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 2:50am
124112 Says:

Dude when I clicked on this highDEA it had 27 upvotes...

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:28am
Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:14am

word its sad that hes gone but his music will live on forever, and btw i think little wing is the best song ever

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:52am
britney Says:

little wing is awesome, my favorite is castles made of sand and highway chile though :) castles made of sand is so sad and so inspiring at the same time

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 4:17am

castles made of sand, if 6 was 9, dolly dagger, and all along the watchtower are my other favorites and everything on are you experienced is great too

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 3:58am
lolMarklol Says:

he was the biggest badass ever. the man pioneered soloing with your teeth for fucks sake

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 4:31am

I used to listen Hendrix albums religiously. His music is enlightenment into another realm of consciousness.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 4:36am
Sun, 08/07/2011 - 7:34am

Although I do agree with you. I must ask that you put your shirt back on, sheerly out of the fact that this isn't myspace.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 5:23am

My favorite song by Jimmy Hendricks is 'Poker Face'.
It's just so catchy!

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 7:34am
Sun, 08/07/2011 - 12:49pm
bigee58 Says:

He was a great musician... no one seems to understand that anymore

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 5:55pm

Its even more sad that its 2011 and nobody has came even close to him.

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 9:32pm
britney Says:

thats bc these days its more about the love of money rather than the love of music...musicians are just writing music that they think will be popular, and most of the time they dont even write it...writers write it then they just perform it...jimi was writing music from his soul

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 6:51pm
Alien_Cult Says:

Sometimes "It's better to burn out than fade away" -Neil Young
I think he wouldn't have been as renowned and as famous if he had lived. You have to die first to be immortal.

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 8:05pm

His music wasn't gonna get any better you know, he had long passed his peak

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 11:09pm
britney Says:

lol wat? he had only been coming out with albums for 2-3 years...how is that past his peak? all his albums were equally amazing...ur comment doesnt even make sense boooooooooooo

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 10:21pm

For your information, there's a good chance I know about Jimi than you, I have many of his biographies, every single one of his albums, including the bootlegs. Can you name any songs off of Cry Of Love without looking it up online? I can. Belly Button Window was an example of songs that were not nearly up to par with what he had done on Electric Ladyland or Axis. I love Jimi, I've been a follower since I was 12, I'm now 22. I've listened to everything he's done. His music was not getting any better and when you had the likes of Queen and Pink Floyd and experimental rock, Yes included, the competition was becoming more abstract and complicated and Jimi knew TWO scales. I'm not saying he wasn't great, I'm saying, as a fact, that his music was descending in quality. If you have a problem with this, you're in denial

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:30pm
britney Says:

lol it wasnt about competing with other bands, he created his own blend of music and he was undoubtably the greatest guitarist of all time.

and did u really say he only knew two scales? do u even play guitar, he knew much more then two scales...he played the standard blues scale, minor pentatonic, etc...he knew all the scales, it doesnt mean he had to play them all.

just because u read about jimi doesnt mean u know about him, he reinvented how to play guitar and reinvented many chords, if u knew anything about jimi guitar you would know that there are even chords named after him "hendrix chords"

and considering he created some of the greatest music of all time, its hard to make songs better than that? but im sure he was going to come out with some amazing music in 20 years+ time....

and to answer ur question, not only can i name all the songs off of cry of love i can play most of them too so simmer down on that "i know more then u" stuff when u dont even know me

Thu, 08/11/2011 - 12:03am
skadouched Says:

im guna go ahead and agree with britney on this one :)

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 11:46pm
Sat, 08/13/2011 - 11:44pm

Hahaha, may I inquire if YOU play guitar? The 'standard' blues scale and the minor pentatonic is the exact same thing darlin'. The only two scales he ever seemed to utilize was the said blues scale and the phrygian (Spanish) scale. He never demonstrated any usage of the major or harmonic minor, or mixylodian scales in any song ever. EVER. I'm a music theory major love, you may wanna be careful about quizzing me.
So because I've researched and read on the man it means I know nothing about him? Are you fucking serious? Someone who has read a book on biochemistry knows less about it than someone who hasn't? You're having a laugh right?
He didn't 'invent' the Jimi chord, he popularized it in Purple Haze. It's a dominant 7 #9 and was a common jazz chord, used way before and way after him. In the same sense that blues artists didn't invent the blues scale, they just popularized and mastered it, it was still always the minor pentatonic.
He also wasn't the greatest guitarist of all time dear. And I'm a devoted fan of his, I solemnly swear it. But he didn't know classical, he couldn't improvise on a jazz scale, he definitely couldn't do folk or country etc. Steve Howe of Yes could easily be the greatest living guitarist but you wouldn't know much about him would you?
It went downhill after Electric Ladyland dear. I'm afraid it did. I love Jimi but facts are facts. Elvis may be 'the king' but there was a point where he had passed his peak, it doesn't mean that nobody liked him and what he did before his downfall was irrelevant. It just means it wasn't getting any better. And in the case of Jimi if you believe otherwise you're in horrible denial.

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 1:52pm

What are you even trying to prove dude? youre just talking out of your asshole. It sounds to me like youre trying to prove jimi wasnt a good musician and reached his peak, but youre still obsessed enough to have all of his biographies and records.. Sounds like a love-hate thing.

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 11:40pm
britney Says:

and just because he came out with an album worse then his others doesnt mean he was "way past his peak" lol, for example: eminem:relapse=shitty, recovery:(i dont like it that much) but it did very well, lots of top songs on the billboards, alot of people loved it it doesnt really seem like u know much about music if u think coming out with an album worse then ur others means ur past ur peak