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JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE's 'Electric Ladyland' To Be Reissued As 50th-Anniversary Deluxe Box Set

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I’m gonna fuckin blag it online anyway so I’m not arsed.

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Sorry, but I just can't take anymore Hendrix reissues.

There's SO many artists out there with SO much good shit in the can that we'll never hear. I have no interest in hearing the same Hendrix shit, or very slight variations of the same Hendrix shit over and over and over and over.

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8 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

That album will finally receive the album cover Jimi desired,

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Why was this cover art never used if it's the one he wanted?

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They were talking about this on the radio today.  When he died it was a DJ who brought his body home and paid for the funeral.  The music industry did nothing.

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3 hours ago, cineater said:

They were talking about this on the radio today.  When he died it was a DJ who brought his body home and paid for the funeral.  The music industry did nothing.

To be fair though when has the music industry ever laid out for something like that?  Jimi, when he died, though known as an exceptional guitarist, was still something of a freak when he was alive, something of a counter-culture thing, he wasn't common fare, he wasn't an establishment darling, he'd only been about for three years and by the end there was whispers of the shine coming off Jimi in regards to the fact that he was getting off his tits with alarming regularity.  Now he's kind of like (and rightly so) this untouchable God of rock music, of the 'rock Gods' he is, to my mind,  the most deserving of the mythology that surrounds him but its not like he was THAT highly regarded.  In at least the first year of that three year burst of fame he was known as 'that bloke who plays the guitar with his teeth', all that wild man of Borneo stuff. 

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5 hours ago, rocknroll41 said:

Why was this cover art never used if it's the one he wanted?

Because the labels (Reprise in the United States/Track in the United Kingdom) completely ignored him basically; he actually drafted the album artwork in person for them but they just ignored it (you can see these sketches in the booklet of the late '90s remaster). So Reprise opted for this abomination,

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In Britain, Track - that is Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp who masterminded The Who - created one of the most controversial/amusing/sexy/pornographic (delete applicable) sleeves in rock n' roll history,

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They didnt used to give a fuck in them days, that was the year where people took notice of the pop music album as a piece of art and each aspect of it being a deliberate statement, prior to that it was just a collection of song to capitalise on popularity and make some coin, covers were just any old shit you slapped on the front, usually just some publicity shot of the artist of the band, didn't make no odds really.

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Consider the fact that even The Beatles, the most powerful act possessing absolute artistic power, were still having their tracklists messed with by Capital for the American market as late as 1966. 

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13 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

Consider the fact that even The Beatles, the most powerful act possessing absolute artistic power, were still having their tracklists messed with by Capital for the American market as late as 1966. 

Thats the shit that confused me dipping into The Stones catalogue until you cleared it up for me. 

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