Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday Skiving Off Work Video: Jimi

If you had to pick a single performance of a single song that encapsulated everything that rock 'n' roll is about, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better example than Jimi Hendrix's version of "Wild Thing" at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Powerful, primal, sexual, destructive, spectacular, irreverent, spontaneous, minimal... whatever. It's all there.

Now please have a beer and smash something...


  1. Jimi Hendrix was a creative artist of a very rare order.

  2. Oh, man, you've chosen one of my favorites! When I taught it to my 3rd grade monsters, I mean, students, the rest of the school ended up hating us for the remaining of the school year. They couldn't stop singing it!

  3. Daniel, indeed he was!

    Usual Stuff, yeah it's a classic tune. Maybe you did the original Troggs version?