What can I say about Hendrix? Well first off - for most of my life I completely tuned out his music. The simple reason why was because it was over played on the local radio stations. If I hear something too much, I think I subconsciously categorize it as a pop and put it on the back burner.
Then I started watching these videos and really listening to his music. This guy was totally on a different level. I'm sure the world was totally shocked when he arrived on the scene....
Watch the video from the LuLu show. Watch him play guitar. Now imagine you were growing up in the 1960s and most of your life music has been your church choir and some 50s dew-op. Then you hear this. I’m sure you would be completely blown away. Even today I watch these live performances by Hendrix and I’m completely astounded at his nth-dimension style of musicianship.
Now if you notice he plays his guitar upside down. That’s because he was left handed. I guess back then they didn’t make guitars for left-handed player, so you were forced to play a right-handed guitar. But the fact that we plays a right handed guitar upside just make Jimi’s revolutionary style so much more iconic.