Jimi Hendrix en un mal día.

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Many, if not most, young Swedes could speak, or at least understand most English by this time.
For the 1st show Jimi is obviously in an extremely bad mood and insults the audience: “We’re just gonna mess around… You wouldn’t know the difference anyway.” Unfortunately this is the show that was filmed and has been used repeatedly in many hopeless videos since. He projects an unpleasant atmosphere, plays badly some of the time and misses out a lot of the lyrics.

  1. Killing Floor (17), 2. Spanish Castle Magic (22), 3. Fire (43), 4. Hey Joe (42),
  2. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (38), 6. Red House (37), 7. Sunshine Of Your Love (17),

[Aud = Audience]

MC : This one’s [mic’] better. Is everybody in? Is everybody ready?
Aud : Yeah!
MC : Good, good. Time now for a little bit of Electric Church Music. Yeah, that’s how the
band like to call their music, and the band – The Jimi Hendrix Experience!
Aud : [Big applause]
Jimi : Hello. How you all doin’? I’d like to dedicate this show to the American Deserters…
Society *
Aud : [Applause]
Jimi : [Plays off key intro, followed by tuning] We’d like to also dedicated this show to-uh
Eva± who keeps sendin’ roses, but we never seen her before, so.
Noel: Lovely
Mitch?: Hooray!
Jimi : She’s a Goddess from Ansgard³ [sic] We’re gonna play nothin’ but ‘oldies but
baddies’ tonight, because we haven’t, uh-you know, we haven’t played together in about six weeks, so we’re gonna just gonna jam, see what happens tonight. [In silly voice]: ‘Hope you don’t mind’ You know, we’re just gonna mess around, just jam, see what happens, right. You wouldn’t know the difference anyway
Aud : Get goin’…

*American Deserters ‘Society’ [actually ‘Committee’] – Next only to Canada, Sweden took in the most USA
deserters from the Vietnam war draught and was outspoken in it’s condemnation of the war, leading to the
USA finally withdrawing it’s ambassador & cutting diplomatic ties in 1972!
± Eva Sundqvist – Had sent Jimi roses each time he played in Stockholm and they had several sexual
liasons from 1967. She met Jimi again after this show and concieved his only known son, Daniel
³ Asgard – the homeland of the ancient Norse Gods

  1. KILLING FLOOR 1 (Chester ‘Howlin’ Wolf’ Burnett)

I should have quit you, long time ago-o-o
Lo-ord, I should have quit you, baby, long time ago, yeah
I should have quit you, baby, an’-uh
Went on back down to Mexico

If I’d of follo-owed -Lord- my first mi-ind
Lord, If I’d of follo-owed my first mind
I would have been gone, long time ago
Since my second time

Oh, Lord kno-ows, I should have been gone
Lord knows, baby, Lord, I should have been go-o-o-one
You got me messin’ round here with you baby
Cryin’ on the killin’ floo-oor
[Solo]
Lo-ord knows, I should have been gone

You got me messin’ round here with you baby
Cryin’ on the killin’ floor

1 Where the animals are slaughtered in the meat processing factories in Chicago, involving hard physical
labour, and unpleasant, messy work. His much faster arrangement was Jimi’s early ‘signature’ tune,
recording two versions of it in late winter of ‘65/’66 and playing it at major junctures in his career,
including, significantly, his final concert. By one of his ‘heroes’, ‘Howlin Wolf’

Noel: Thank you very much, ta. Thank you. It’s nice to be back in Stockholm again [quietly,
to Jimi?]: Honestly, I can’t switch
Jimi: Yeah, thank you very much for waiting this long. Like to keep on goin’ on with the
way we-hold it. One, two, three, four, five… There. Oh, wrong count, wait a minute. It
is the wrong key
Mitch?: It’s so slow
Jimi : Oh. One, two, three. There, I’ll never forget that. Like to do a thing that was recorded in 17331, in the ‘Benjamin Franklin Studios’2, a thing called Spanish Castle Magic. Eh, the best grade though, best grade…One, two, three, four…

1 Thirtysecond recorded mention of Jimi referring to some of his early singles and songs off his first LP
(usually either ‘Red House’ or ‘Hey Joe’) as being recorded over a hundred years ago [Elvis a.o. did this too[IMG]file:///C:\DOCUME~1\ren\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_ima ge002.gif[/IMG]], 1st time for SCM,
unusual as this is from Axis. Possibly a reference to Elmore James’ strange 1954 song ‘1839 Blues’?
which starts with him singing in a weird voice:

“Hey Joe… you know I’m a young man this time
And you know I ain’t seen my baby since 1839
I got to find her. What you say?”
….
2 Sixth recorded mention of Jimi referring to Benjamin Franklin and/or to The BF Studios. ‘Benjamins is
slang for hundred dollar bills & therefore making lot’s of money. This is the highest denomination dollar bill
and is graced with Franklin’s portrait. He experimented with electricity, played the guitar, invented an
ethereal spooky sounding instrument the ‘armonica’ – a revolutionary development of the ‘glass harmonica’,
and was one of the leading American revolutionists, second only to George Washington

  1. SPANISH CASTLE MAGIC 1

It’s very far awa-ay
It takes about a half a day to get there 2
If we travel by my ffup!, dragonfly, whewf!
No it’s not in Spain
But all the same you know it’s a groovy name
And the wind’s just right

[Misses out 1st chorus]

The clouds are really lo-ow
And they overflow
With cotton-candy
And battle grounds, red and brown
No it’s not in your mi-ind
Just don’t waste your time thinkin’ about bad things3
Just float your little mind around

Hang on my darlin’

[Misses out rest of 2nd chorus]4

[Solo]

[Misses out rest of vocals]

1The title is fom the Spanish Castle night-club in nearby Tacoma, that Jimi visited occasionaly when a
teenager. Apart from ‘Little Wing’ this is the only other song from ‘Axis’ that Jimi performed regularly.
2 ‘It takes about a half a day to get there’ appears to be a reference to the beat-up cars Jimi & co. used,
apparently sometimes ‘borrowed’, but in the rest of the song it’s a euphemism for an LSD trip
3 It’s obviously a tip about tripping (using the euphemism of a fantasised trip (ie visit) to the Spanish Castle
Nightclub) as per Alduous Huxley’s Heaven and Hell etc. By the nature of acid, a trip
can go both ways (hence ‘Laughing Sam’s Dice’ ie it’s a gamble), Jimi’s advice: Don’t spend you’re time
thinking about bad things (eg the battle ground’s blood & mud, ie Vietnam – bum trip) just float your mind
(think about nice things (the ‘cotton candy’) – good trip) It’s all in your mind (Heaven or Hell – it’s up to you)
4Jimi’s as usual skips some lyrics. The official line: “It puts everything else on the shelf,” is, as always,
missing (This line was only used once on the December Top Gear show).

[Tuning, no chat at all]

  1. FIRE [Jimi misses out a lot of the lyrics. Backing vocal – Noel]

You don’t care for me, I don’t-uh care about that
You’ve got a new fool hah, I like to laugh at
I have only one-uh, itchin’ desire
Let me stand next to your cunt
(Let me stand next to your fire)
(Let me stand next to your fire)
(Let me stand next to your fire)
(Let me stand next to your fire)

You try to …

You say your mum ain’t home, it ain’t my concern
Just don’t play with me and you won’t get burned1
I have only one-uh, itchin’ desire
Let me stand next to you… [feedback]
(Let me stand next to your fire)
(Let me stand next to your fire)
(Let me stand next to your fire)
(Let me stand next to your fire)

[Solo]

You try to, give me your money
You’d better save it, babe
Save it for your rainy day
I have only one-uh itchin’ desire
(Let me stand next to your fire)
(Let me stand next to your fire)
(Let me stand next to your fire)
(Let me stand next to your fire)

1Don’t play with me ‘cause you’re playin’ with fire” ‘Play With Fire’ (Mick Jagger & Keith Richards – 1965)
*He misses out ‘Move over Rover from ‘Two Old Maids’ (Trad. Arr. Jimi Hendrix 1965) [mistakenly aka ‘Stoop Down Baby’ from a Chick Willis title only recorded in 1972]: “Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard… But when she bent over Rover took over. ‘Cause you know he had a bone of his own” ha-ha-ha. Jimi covered this at least five times from 1965 to 1970 and also references Mother Hubbard & bone during his Maui rap. Rover also gets a mention in ‘Highway of Broken Hearts’ ‘Keep On Groovin’ & ‘Hound Dog’. This, coupled with the story of Jimi asking Noel’s mother Margaret if he could warm himself at the fire, in her house at New Year’s eve 1966/67, (when, according to Chas, the band were all tripping would appear to be the inspiration

[No chat, straight into Hey Joe]

  1. HEY JOE* (William ‘Billy’ Roberts) [Jimi misses out most of the lyrics after the solo]

Hey-hey Joe, where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?
Hey-hey Joe, I said where you goin’ with that gun in your hand?

I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
You know I caught her messin’ ‘round another man
I’m goin’ down to shoot my old lady
You know I caught her messin’ ‘round another man

Hey-hey Joe, I heard you shot your lady down
You shot her in the back
Hey-hey Joe, I heard you shot your ol’ lady down
You shot her down
Yes, I did, I shot her
You know I caught her messin’ around town
Yes I did, I shot her

[Solo]

Hey-hey Joe, I heard you…

Hey-hey Joe, I heard you shot your lady down
Sexy

[Quotes the Beatles’ I FEEL FINE (John Lennon & Paul McCartney)]

*Hendrix acknowledged that he used Tim Rose’s [one of the “Village people”] uniquely slower arrangement,
including his lyric changes and the addition of harmony backing vocals. Previous releases by ‘The Leaves’,
‘Love’ and ‘The Byrds’ were very much faster, had slightly different lyrics and didn’t feature harmony vocals.

Noel: Thank you very much, ta
Jimi : We had a request to do a thing called All Along The Watchtower, but I forgot the
Words [laughter], so-uh we won’t do that one. We never played that before in person anyway, we only recorded it because we liked it, but, ah, tchuh. I really am sorry. I’ll tell you what we’ll do though, we’ll play Voodoo Child Slight Return for you, okay
Noel: For The Outsiders2, i’n’ it? For a group, a friend of ours…
Jimi : Huh-heh
Noel: … called The Outsiders2 this is, i’n’ it?
Jimi : Yeah, right
Noel: Right
Jimi : [Sarcastically:] ‘Oh, we have to play good for them, yeah, right.’ Okay, it’s-uh. What
was it, Voodoo Chile? Yeah, Voodoo Chile
? : Trace it…

2 Swedish group who played support to the JHE at Stockholm in 1967

  1. VOODOO CHILD (Slight Return)

Well, I stand up next to a mountain
I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And chop it down with the edge of my hand
I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even ‘raise a little sand’ 3
‘Cause I’m a Voodoo chile, Voodoo chile
Lord knows, I’m a Voodoo chile, baby

[Solo]

I didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time
I’ll give it right back to you one of these days

I didn’t mean to take up all your sweet time
I’ll give it right back one of these days
If I don’t see you no more in this world
I’ll meet you on the next one, don’t be late
Don’t be late

I’m a Voodoo chile, Voodoo chile

[Misses out rest of lyrics & leaves the stage]

[Bass & drum jam then Noel leaves stage, Mitch plays a drum solo until they return]

3 ‘Raise sand’ – expression meaning to cause a disturbance, etc.

Aud: Voodoo Chile! Voodoo Chile!

[Noel plays about on the bass (no doubt embarrassed by the silence)]

Jimi: We’re sorry to be takin’ up all your time like this, I’m tryin’ to get my guitar in toon
[tuning] We’d like to slow the pace down a li’l bit. It goes somethin’ like this here…

  1. RED HOUSE [played at funeral pace until after the solo]

There’s a red house over yonder, baby
That’s where my-y baby stay-y-ay
Lord, there’s a red house over yonder, ba-aby
That’s where my-y baby stay-yeah

I ain’t been home to see my baby
In about a ninety nine and one half day*

Wait a minute somethin’s wrong baby
The key won’t unlock this doo-oor

Wait a minute somethin’s wro-o-ong
Lo-ord!
Lord, the key won’t unlock this door

Lord, I’ve got a bad, bad feelin’-uh
My baby don’t live here no more
That’s right an’ she ain’t never told me

[Solo]

I think I’ll go back over yonder, baby
Way back over yonder, across the hill
Lord, I think I’ll go back over yonder, baby
Way back over yonder, across the hi-ill
If my baby don’t love me no more
Lord, I know good and well that her
Her sister wi-ill

*Three month jail term

[No chat, straight into Sunshine]

  1. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE (John ‘Jack’ Bruce & Pete Brown [& Eric Clapton])

[Instrumental]

[Bass solo]

[Quotes: Cream’s OUTSIDE WOMAN BLUES (‘Blind’ Joe (aka Willie) ‘Reynolds’ (Sheppard)]

Noel: Thank you very much, ta. That was dedicated to a few friends of ours called the
Cream, an’ that. We didn’t know the words, so we just do it as an instrumental…

MC : Thanks very much, thank you The Jimi Hendrix Experience, that’s the lot folks!
Noel: Haven’t finished yet!
MC : No?
Aud : Hooray! [etc.]
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5 comentarios en “Jimi Hendrix en un mal día.

  1. Una pregunta un poco inusual nosce pero ¿tu tienes alguna experiencia con curanderos o conoces a alguno del que te fies? Ya se que la palabracurandero tiene una connotacion muy negativa hoy en dia pero me refiero a curanderos y sanadores de los de verdad, que estoy seguro de que son uno entre un millon, pero que existen…

    Un saludo.

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  2. Si puedo dar mi humilde opinión, aunque la pregunta está dirigida a Nosce, esta Howard Y. lee sanador originario de Los Angeles. Carlos Castaneda le dedicó uno de sus libros por qué supuestamente le salvo la vida un par de veces, una de esas si no me equivoco por estar perdido en el Nagual…
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    Por si te sirve

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