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This is the first time this material has been released without Jimi Hendrix's name on the cover. Sucker here has this on pre order. Eddie Kramer has supposedly remixed this material and included three previously unreleased tunes. Seventy Pence an LP was all this Knight shit was in the early seventies on budget labels like "Hallmark" and "MFP", the "Get That Feeling" LP on "Capitol" only cost me Fifty Pence in a sale. I'm kicking myself for being suckered into buying this crap again forty odd years on and this time at full price even though I know that most of the Knight stuff is utter shite, but I'm curious to see what EK has managed to do with it. It better be good or I won't buy the next release ... honest.

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This is the first time this material has been released without Jimi Hendrix's name on the cover. Sucker here has this on pre order. Eddie Kramer has supposedly remixed this material and included three previously unreleased tunes. Seventy Pence an LP was all this Knight shit was in the early seventies on budget labels like "Hallmark" and "MFP", the "Get That Feeling" LP on "Capitol" only cost me Fifty Pence in a sale. I'm kicking myself for being suckered into buying this crap again forty odd years on and this time at full price even though I know that most of the Knight stuff is utter shite, but I'm curious to see what EK has managed to do with it. It better be good or I won't buy the next release ... honest.

JTM,I'll be interested to see your thoughts on that one when you get it.

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This is the first time this material has been released without Jimi Hendrix's name on the cover. Sucker here has this on pre order. Eddie Kramer has supposedly remixed this material and included three previously unreleased tunes. Seventy Pence an LP was all this Knight shit was in the early seventies on budget labels like "Hallmark" and "MFP", the "Get That Feeling" LP on "Capitol" only cost me Fifty Pence in a sale. I'm kicking myself for being suckered into buying this crap again forty odd years on and this time at full price even though I know that most of the Knight stuff is utter shite, but I'm curious to see what EK has managed to do with it. It better be good or I won't buy the next release ... honest.

This material is valuable for superfans who want to hear Jimi's playing as a sideman before he found the spotlight, about a year before he hooked up with Chas. Some of the material is stuff recorded in the weeks following Monterey. Though not quite "utter shite", it isn't for everyone, especially anyone with expectations of it sounding like his well known material. Close listening provides insights and clues for what was to come. It's more for researching Jimi and his journey rather than cranking up and rocking out. It does seem odd that if one has already bought the material and it familiar with the song titles that he could be "suckered" into buying it again. If you didn't enjoy the material previously, i don't know if new production will change anything. Maybe. It is what it is. There are supposed to be 2 new previously unreleased instrumentals credited to Jimi on this release. If not mind blowing, they should at least be interesting.

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This material is valuable for superfans who want to hear Jimi's playing as a sideman before he found the spotlight, about a year before he hooked up with Chas. Some of the material is stuff recorded in the weeks following Monterey. Though not quite "utter shite", it isn't for everyone, especially anyone with expectations of it sounding like his well known material. Close listening provides insights and clues for what was to come. It's more for researching Jimi and his journey rather than cranking up and rocking out. It does seem odd that if one has already bought the material and it familiar with the song titles that he could be "suckered" into buying it again. If you didn't enjoy the material previously, i don't know if new production will change anything. Maybe. It is what it is. There are supposed to be 2 new previously unreleased instrumentals credited to Jimi on this release. If not mind blowing, they should at least be interesting.

I don't know if I would call this material valuable or if I would call myself a superfan but "You Can't Use My Name" has material that I have not heard before, so I have to have it whether or not I think it is sub standard, utter shite or whatever, call that "ocd" if you like. I've lost count of the number of times I've bought Jimi's albums, every time there is a remaster I buy it then sell on the copy that has been replaced, the exception being best of compilations unless they include unreleased material. I just have to have this new release otherwise I would be breaking a habit of a lifetime, well a habit for the last forty+ years anyway.

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I don't know if I would call this material valuable or if I would call myself a superfan but "You Can't Use My Name" has material that I have not heard before, so I have to have it whether or not I think it is sub standard, utter shite or whatever, call that "ocd" if you like. I've lost count of the number of times I've bought Jimi's albums, every time there is a remaster I buy it then sell on the copy that has been replaced, the exception being best of compilations unless they include unreleased material. I just have to have this new release otherwise I would be breaking a habit of a lifetime, well a habit for the last forty+ years anyway.

Well i'm most definitely OCD when it comes to Hendrix so i understand wanting to hear everything. This will be an interesting release for the new songs and improved sound quality. And the truth is we are settling when it comes to this material considering what is still sitting in the vault, most notably the Royal Albert Hall/'69 European tour professional recordings. It's unbelievable that still now in 2015 the parties involved can't figure out a way to release this music, especially considering how much money they're all gonna make off of it.

http://hendrix.guide.pagesperso-orange.fr/albert_hall.htm

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Someone gave me The Eternal Fire and Flashing and I bought Get That Feeling for a buck when i was a kid.I seem to remember having the In The Beginning volumes as well Are You Experienced and Smash Hits.I was 13 or thereabouts and i thought all of the above were great even some of the cheesier pop songs(well I was 13).I haven't had (or heard?)any Curtis Knight stuff for at least 25 years and I might just purchase it out of pure nostalgia and recall what I was listening to.Electric Lady land,Band of Gypsies and Rainbow Bridge came along when I was 15.That changed things.

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Wilson Pickett,Jimi Hendrix.1966

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Arizona - 1968

Roger Mayer on far left.

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Roger Mayer first started making guitar effects in 1964 for his friend Jimmy Page. Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Big Jim Sullivan featured these early models on many hit records by various artists as they all played on a lot of sessions and of course their own bands like the Yardbirds. Big Jim Sullivan in fact had two hit record that featured a fuzz box solo "Hold Me" and "Together" both by P.J.Proby Those were the first British records to have that sound.
At that time I was working for the British Admiralty in the field of vibration and acoustic research which was all to do with naval underwater warfare in a lab that was next to the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington. My interest in sound and the way it acts has fuelled my career ever since. This scientific background has led me to approach acoustic problems from different angles and I think it is fair to say that most of the effects that I produce have an original and unique flavour.
I met Jimi Hendrix first in 1967 in a club and in two weeks time we were in the studio overdubbing the solo to "Purple Haze" using the Octavia that I had invented. My association with Jimi grew and grew at a rapid pace and I spent a lot of time going to gigs and in the studio creating new sounds with him. I was present with him at Olympic studios for nearly all the session for his next album "Axis Bold as Love" and of course you can hear the unique tones I had a part in creating.
After recording Axis Jimi invited me to go on the upcoming winter 1968 tour around the states. This was my first trip to the states and after the tour I left the Admiralty and went to work for Olympic Studios building and designing the custom audio devices and consoles that they manufactured for themselves. Studios in those days built their own equipment to gain an edge on the competition. I moved to the States in 1969 and formed my own company, which specialised in Studio equipment.
I designed Limiters, Equalisers and complete recording studio consoles that were used by all the top studios in New York and the rest of the world. The success of these studio devices led me to meet many top name artists that I have had the pleasure of working with. I designed and built a great deal of the analogue synthesiser that was used by Stevie Wonder on the albums "Music of my Mind" "Talking Book" and "Innervisions" that were all recorded at Electric Ladyland N.Y.
After working with Stevie I met the Isleys and worked on 8 albums with them. 1978 brought me to Jamaica to meet and work with Bob Marley until he so tragically passed on. The first album for Bob was Exodus were you can hear the sound used both by Bob and Junior Marvin clearly.
During this period I was still making mostly studio equipment with the occasional pedals for my friends and famous artists and it was not until the early 80's that the demand and pressure for others encouraged me to reissue the last version of the Octavia that Jimi used. This was the debut of the futuristic looking Rocket casting which did not exist before then. From the death of Jimi until then there were few guitarists with the exception of Ernie Isley and Junior Marvin who were in a position to exploit the realms of new sounds.
Jimi's death had left a great gap and disco and Glam rock were kings. The reissue of the Octavia and it's success led me next to put my version of the Fuzz Face the Classic Fuzz in the Rocket Housing and this signalled the start of the Rocket Series that is produced today. The Axis Fuzz was next and then the Mongoose thus completing the series. The Supervibe my update of the Uni-Vibe was produced in a rack mount version. I returned to England in 1989 where I have specialised in making and developing guitar effects. The Voodoo-Series followed by our latest device the Crossroads. My return here to England has led me to meet many of the new and upcoming young guitar players and all I can say to you is it's not over yet. There will be many more new and futuristic effects to leave the drawing board.
http://www.roger-mayer.co.uk/history.htm

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And the somewhat obscure fact that Dick Dale was a huge influence on Jimi.

Hendrix, who used to travel from Seattle all the way down to Orange County, CA, to see Dick Dale perform at the Rendezvous Ballroom on Balboa Island. What blew Jimi away was Dick Dale's all-the-way cranked up amp volume and the way Dick struck his guitar strings so hard with his pick that he broke strings at every show.

Another thing that impressed Jimi at that time was Dick Dale's deserved reputation as a "wild man" onstage. Jimi's famous lyric line in Third Stone From The Sun ("and you'll never hear surf music again") was inspired by Dick Dale, and Jimi later dedicated the line to Dick with respect, not sarcasm.

Edited by Wally Hood

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Backstage-Monterey Pop Festival 1967.

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Jimi Hendrix smashed this painted guitar on June 4, 1967 at the Saville Theatre, to commemorate his final show in London, before leaving England to play at the Monterey Pop Festival.

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“Love or Confusion”

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Jimi Hendrix smashed this painted guitar on June 4, 1967 at the Saville Theatre, to commemorate his final show in London, before leaving England to play at the Monterey Pop Festival.

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“Love or Confusion”

"May this be love or just confusion born out of frustration wracked feelings of not being able to make true physical love to the universal gypsie queen of true free expressed music. My darlling guitar, please rest in peace. Amen."
"Forget of my name. Remember it only as a handshake...introduction to my belief which is God. Ride instead the waves of my interpreter. Music, sound - hypnotic if you choose. But truth and life regardless of your questionable timid compromises...which i intend to erase...which i will erase without hint of reward as i am only a messenger and you a sheep in the process of evolution. Almost at death with yourself and on the staircase of birth. Soon you may almost forget the smell of your family..."
"And what you witness will not be from my own limbs direct. But by proxy. Straight from your own script that you have. Your own Devil's toil."
"I am you searching to be free."
"The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye. The story of love is hello and goodbye. Until we meet again." - JH

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Despite the boneheaded error, this article has some really cool pics.

34 Montagu Square, in Marylebone, London, is a part of music history. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr leased the ground-floor and basement apartment in the mid-1960s, and Paul McCartney created several Beatles demos there in 1965, including "I'm Looking Through You" from the album Revolver. :slapface:

Jimi Hendrix also lived in the apartment, subletting it from Ringo beginning in December 1966. He lived with his girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, and also with his manager, Chas Chandler, and his girlfriend, Lotta Null. The monthly rent was £30.

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http://mashable.com/2015/04/16/jimi-hendrix-34-montagu-square/

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^ Very cool pics ^ :thumbsup:

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Hey, I'm working on a Jimi Hendrix illistration/portrait based on the acoustic 12 string session in his movie..... thought y'all might dig.... lots of work to do on it.

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