We will explore Jimi Hendrix‘s third album, the double album opus Electric Ladyland, on its 50th anniversary with a new expanded box set. My guests will be Hendrix biographer and executive producer John McDermott, Hendrix recording engineer Eddie Kramer, and we will present archive interviews of my conversation with the late Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch […]
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Jimi Hendrix mutated rock’s DNA, we have been trying to decode the Hendrix genome for half a century.
It does not take too much contemplation to figure out why 1968’s double album Electric Ladyland, the third and, as it turned out, last Jimi Hendrix Experience album, is my favorite of the three. “A fever dream of underwater electric soul…” is how Rolling Stone editors describe the double album when ranking Electric Ladyland at […]
Ask any of Robert Cray‘s biggest fans ( who include Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, and Jimmie Vaughan ) and they all agree that Cray is the total package: movie star handsome, soulful voice, reserved demeanor, with a stinging guitar style that is much more “Steve Cropper” than “Stevie Ray“. But it is Robert […]
For American Black History Month…Living Colour live”Cult of Personality” Electric Lady Studio NYC 1990
In February 1973 Alice Cooper‘s sixth album Billion Dollar Babies was released, eventually going to the #1 sales perch in both the US and UK. Forty-five years ago, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being facetious with their hyperbolic predictions about electronic fame’s impact on society. We laughed then, […]
Another stellar live performance, no overdubs, by the Robert Cray Band at Dallas club Redux in July 1987, “Smoking Gun” and the album Strong Persuader resulted in Cray being heralded by no less than legendary Dallas native Steve Miller as “…the most important contemporary blues singer/guitarist/songwriter since Jimi Hendrix.” Recorded impeccably by In the […]
With a band named after a Jimi Hendrix album, and sounding like Free meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, how could I not love this band? Great guys too in Cry of Love, including the true heart guitarist Audley Freed who grew up idolizing Southern Rock icons Allen Collins and Duane Allman, as well as lesser known blues […]
AC/DC original lead singer Bon Scott’s generous body art and ear studs, plus his affable demeanor, made Scott appear less like a rock singer and more like a character out of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”…
Joe Satriani interview on “Surfing with the Alien”.