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Started by susep, September 30, 2006, 06:32:32 PM

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mopper_smurf

From an 1989 issue of Guitar Player.

https://jasobrecht.substack.com/p/noel-redding-on-jimi-hendrixs-red

QuoteTo me "Red House" was Jimi's way of using his musical roots, everything he knew and understood best, in our pop context. A standard blues structure, it allowed him infinite freedom in a. familiar, and therefore relaxing, area. The blues are made for the guitar and "Red House" is no exception. Jimi could play it as short or as long as the mood moved him. Being a rock and roller, I preferred the shorter versions though in the last year and a half of the group (early 1966 to mid-1969) our gigs were mostly extended jams. Sometimes they'd go on so long I'd just say 'fuck it' and stop, take a break, return and lead everyone back into the song.

There's no bass on the original recording released on our Polydor 1p "Are You Experienced". It was late 66 or early 67, in Kingsway Studios, London, if I remember right, when Jimi said to us, "This is a blues in B" (B because we were down half a tone). I borrowed a terrible, awful, hollowbody electric guitar from someone at the studio - it might have been Alan Freeman - because I liked to play along on rhythm to familiarize myself with the sequence. From being a full- time lead guitarist, I was very nervous about playing bass for some time. We ended up just recording it. First take, I think. My guitar's bass was turned full up to make a good contrast to Jimi's.



Obviously, live I used the bass except for rare occasions like a Paris Olympia concert when Keith Richards had been hanging around backstage. I borrowed his guitar, plugged it into my bass amp, and turned the tone control to full bass. Nobody planned on changing instruments then as part of the act - too flash.
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susep

Quote from: mopper_smurf on September 04, 2022, 04:40:09 AMFrom an 1989 issue of Guitar Player.

https://jasobrecht.substack.com/p/noel-redding-on-jimi-hendrixs-red

QuoteTo me "Red House" was Jimi's way of using his musical roots, everything he knew and understood best, in our pop context. A standard blues structure, it allowed him infinite freedom in a. familiar, and therefore relaxing, area. The blues are made for the guitar and "Red House" is no exception. Jimi could play it as short or as long as the mood moved him. Being a rock and roller, I preferred the shorter versions though in the last year and a half of the group (early 1966 to mid-1969) our gigs were mostly extended jams. Sometimes they'd go on so long I'd just say 'fuck it' and stop, take a break, return and lead everyone back into the song.

There's no bass on the original recording released on our Polydor 1p "Are You Experienced". It was late 66 or early 67, in Kingsway Studios, London, if I remember right, when Jimi said to us, "This is a blues in B" (B because we were down half a tone). I borrowed a terrible, awful, hollowbody electric guitar from someone at the studio - it might have been Alan Freeman - because I liked to play along on rhythm to familiarize myself with the sequence. From being a full- time lead guitarist, I was very nervous about playing bass for some time. We ended up just recording it. First take, I think. My guitar's bass was turned full up to make a good contrast to Jimi's.



Obviously, live I used the bass except for rare occasions like a Paris Olympia concert when Keith Richards had been hanging around backstage. I borrowed his guitar, plugged it into my bass amp, and turned the tone control to full bass. Nobody planned on changing instruments then as part of the act - too flash.


Noel performed some of his best playing in live versions of Red House.  As an improvisor Noel was limited, his bass solos consisted of shorter runs and power chords if you will.  In RH he was omnipresent.  I'm sure he was bored to tears playing it night in and out, it was Jimi's sermon, his electric church. 

mopper_smurf

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There's no way we could play a country song as well as a country band or a Latin song as well as a Latin band. We could never expect to do that. We just keep doing what we do, what we know how to do. We sound like ourselves. - Mike


mopper_smurf

Here Comes The Flood - a weblog about music
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There's no way we could play a country song as well as a country band or a Latin song as well as a Latin band. We could never expect to do that. We just keep doing what we do, what we know how to do. We sound like ourselves. - Mike

mopper_smurf

The Hendrix Estate has reached a new low.



https://www.authentichendrix.com/dept/all-star-dogs

Short rant about this on my blog here.
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kellerb

Quote from: mopper_smurf on October 17, 2022, 01:42:55 PMThe Hendrix Estate has reached a new low.



https://www.authentichendrix.com/dept/all-star-dogs

Short rant about this on my blog here.

Lotta hippies' dogs named Hendrix, that's a big market

Buffalo Budd

My dog has worn a Stealie collar since he fully grew.
It has an old seatbelt buckle as the release to take it off.
So yeah, what Keller said.
Everything is connected, because it's all being created by this one consciousness. And we are tiny reflections of the mind that is creating the universe.

mopper_smurf

Here Comes The Flood - a weblog about music
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There's no way we could play a country song as well as a country band or a Latin song as well as a Latin band. We could never expect to do that. We just keep doing what we do, what we know how to do. We sound like ourselves. - Mike

mopper_smurf

Here Comes The Flood - a weblog about music
Twitter | FB | Instagram

There's no way we could play a country song as well as a country band or a Latin song as well as a Latin band. We could never expect to do that. We just keep doing what we do, what we know how to do. We sound like ourselves. - Mike