Jimi Hendrix's death announcement, September
18th, 1970 on ABC News. Recorded by Grandfather, Cut and edited by me, used under fair use.
Some inaccuracies of the clip..
"he didnt die of an overdose either...the official cause was "inhalation of vommit... he took 20 sleeping pills with wine, threw up in his sleep, inhaled it and died...and he was 27 not 28"
"You have to understand during that time there was a huge generation gap. The reporter's attitude were normal at that time. Rock music was viewed in a non flattering way and associated with over extended drug use by society. I was only 7 when he died but I remember lines were drawn in the sand between adults and the youth. "
I am Matt Rodriguez a guitar player and singer songwriter inspired by Hendrix, Kobain and many others to write music. You can find my newest recordings on this channel. Back to the video, I particularly like that the reporter says "During his short career Hendrix Flailed his -clears throat to read his notes/written material?- Some of the most unusual sounds of an unusual music" to describe his music. This man was a fucking genius. He is my favorite musician of all time. Never mind being Way ahead of his time. He Invented the Intense-Space-Exploring Guitar Solo. If you ever want to see space without a rocket, listen to Voodoo Child off of Electric Ladyland. If you want to go to the beach and chill listen to Pali Gap off of Rainbow bridge. And finally, if you want to feel absolutely free and love life, Listen to the Live recording of Stone free off of Live at the Fillmore East. Those are my 3 favorite Hendrix tunes :]
Regarding getting the classic Hendrix tone for my fellow guitar players.
Firstly, many people disregard the fact that 50% of the fact he used Fender amps in the studio. Hey Joe was on a Fender Blackface Twin Reverb, Voodoo Chile/Voodoo Child (Slight Return) were on a Fender Tweed Bassman, The Wind Cries Mary was again on a Twin Reverb, etc. He even used Bassman stacks, or Dual Showman stacks for his a good part of his live performances.
Now, to the Wah pedal. Hendrix (to my ears) had 4 Wah pedals. Yes, that's right, 4.
Vox V848 Clyde Mccoy Script Wah (1967) - Burning of The Midnight Lamp, Voodoo Child (Slight Return).
Vox V846 Wah (1968-1969) - Used in live performances.
Thomas Organ Jen Crybaby (1967) - Still Raining, Still Dreaming, Come on (Let The Good Times Roll).
Roger Mayer Modded Vox V846 Wah (1967) - Up From The Skies.
Hendrix's 2 Marshall stacks were both 1959 100 Watts Superleads.
Hendrix's fuzzes were:
Dallas Arbiter Germanium Red Fuzz Face (1966) - Are You Experienced - Electric Ladyland
Dallas Arbiter Silicon Fuzz Face (1969) - Used on various live performances, and studio works.
Mystery Roger Mayer Modded Silicon Fuzz Face (1969?) - Rumoured to be the Octavia circuit without the octave up.
Used in Woodstock (1969), Band of Gypsies (1970), Live at Berkley (1970).