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Jimi Hendrix SBTS David Stubbs

Jimi Hendrix SBTS By David Stubbs

Jimi Hendrix SBTS by David Stubbs


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Summary

Jimi Hendrix was very probably the greatest solo rock artist of all time. With a deceptively theatrical sexuality, he wrought a molten and massive body of sound, which left his contemporaries sounding small, monochrome and tinny by comparison, a body of sound which is still awe-inspiring today.

Jimi Hendrix SBTS Summary

Jimi Hendrix SBTS by David Stubbs

Jimi Hendrix was very probably the greatest solo rock artist of all time. He was the supreme physical and musical emblem of rock music. If anyone personified the genre in its purest, most potent and inflammatory form, it was Hendrix. He was unparalleled as a sonic sculptor of fretboard electricity. With a deceptively theatrical sexuality, he wrought a molten and massive body of sound, which left his contemporaries sounding small, monochrome and tinny by comparison, a body of sound which is still awe-inspiring today.

About David Stubbs

David Stubbs started working life as a staff writer for the legendary Melody Maker. While there, he was responsible for the popular Talk Talk Talk section of the paper, as well as conducting innumerable interviews with figures as wide-ranging as Kraftwerk, De La Soul, Public Enemy, R.E.M. and The Butthole Surfers. During the Nineties, he diversified into writing on film, TV and sport. He wrote an occasional TV column for The Guardian and is a contributor to the football magazine When Saturday Comes. He also wrote scripts for Alan Davies and Bill Bailey for a Radio 1 series starring the two comedians. In recent years he has written for Uncut, The Times, The Guardian, NME, GQ, Spin and Arena among others, profiling and interviewing figures including Ian Wright, Morgan Freeman, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Steve Coogan and Tim Robbins. David currently lives in Blackheath, London, England.

Table of Contents

Although Hendrix died at 27 in 1970 following a drugs overdose, he was not a desperate figure in irreversible decline, like his contemporary Jim Morrison. He was at the height of his powers, untouchable and liable to have reached further plateaux, which will have to remain unexplored, as hinted at in a slew of posthumous releases. In dying young, however, he's at least frozen forever as a supreme icon figure who has inspired subsequent generations in different ways. Heavy metal guitarists may have caricatured his fretboard virtuosity but among the post-punk and post-rave generations, he has proven an enormously potent touchstone on which they can spark off new modes of self-expression. In today's world of decidedly mortal rock creatures, his status as an immortal is more assured than ever and this book looks at all the music he recorded, from Are You Experienced? to posthumous releases and even studio out-takes.

Additional information

GOR005433999
9781847325877
1847325874
Jimi Hendrix SBTS by David Stubbs
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Welbeck Publishing Group
20100708
192
N/A
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