I always thought it was a waste of a good instrument, but some of those guiatars were retrieved and are still play-worthy today — and a Hendrix guitar with scorch marks can now command a fortune on the auction block. Hendrix went on early in the morning at Woodstock, closing out the event on the festival's final day, when he delivered his version of the National Anthem replete with guitar pyrotechnics emulating the sounds sounds of rockets and bombs bursting in air.
Today, Hendrix's version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" has entered the collective consciousness of music fans and guitarists as one of the most enduring versions of the anthem ever recorded.
I've watched video clips of Hendrix interviewed by Dick Cavett, who asked him about his performance of the song, which some at the time considered controversial. Army as a member of the st Airborne Division. Hendrix served until his discharge in , several years before he found fame with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. When Cavett continued to ask him about his "unorthodox" version, Hendrix said "That's not unorthodox. I think it's beautiful.
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The song speeds up towards the end and the guitar solo and dubbed guitars in the outro are played through an octavia. When played live, "Purple Haze" was not often modified a lot, unlike many other Hendrix songs. The main riff was occassionally played differently or extended, but not often enough to warrant it as a 'variation'.
Sometimes through the verses, typical Hendrix licks and breaks were played, just to add live variation to the sound. The solo was sometimes extended when played on-stage, simply a trait of Hendrix's as a guitarist, and naturally, as the studio version features overdubbed guitars, Jimi would sometimes improvise the end and usually finished the song with the main riff.
As one of the Experience's most popular hits, "Purple Haze" was often played near the end, or last, on live set lists. However, the song was sometimes moved around in the running order, but usually remained near the end.
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