Originally Posted by Cito Pelon
Hendrix ruined his talent with drugs and alcohol. A lot of his stuff was discordant and shouted lyrics. His cover of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" is a classic, though, IMO.
I was shocked when my Classical guitar teacher said she thought Hendrix was the greatest guitarist ever. She can't stand Led Zep though she teaches Stairway so I thought she would **** all over Jimmy but she said she loved his playing and thought it was a shame that he didn't live longer, he had the shot to be the next Beethoven in her eyes. Surprised the **** out of me.
Just listen to his chord selection on Purple haze. He starts with E augmented 9th and goes back to stock G and A chords. Who else at the time was using Augmented 9ths in pop?
He was 5 years ahead of the recording times also.