TWO RIDERS WERE APPROACHING:


TWO RIDERS WERE APPROACHING:

MICK WALL    Book Number: 89979    Product format: Hardback

The UK's best known rock writer draws upon his own interviews and extensive research to produce an inimitable, novelistic portrait of the Guitar God. Jimmy was a down-at-heel guitarist in New York relying on his latest lovers to support him while he tried to emulate his hero Bob Dylan. A left handed black guy playing white rock music, he wanted to be all things to all people. When Jimmy arrived in England and became Jimi, the cream of swinging London fell under his spell - Chas and Kathy, Little Frank, Noel and Mitch who were to form the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Al and Lucille, Linda and Keith? Having toured extensively and worked in many bands in the US, Jimi really could play. Journeying through the purple haze of idealism and paranoia of the 60s, Jimi was the man who made Eric Clapton consider quitting, to whom Bob Dylan deferred on his own song 'All Along the Watch Tower', who forced Miles Davis to reconsider his buttoned-down ways, and whose 'Star Spangled Banner' defined Woodstock. When his star which had burned so brightly was extinguished far too young at 27 following a heroin overdose, Jimi's legend lived on in his music and the intrigue surrounding his death. While the groupies lined up, the drugs got increasingly heavy and the dream of the 60s burned in the fire of the blood of the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King, and the election of President Richard Nixon, this is also a psychedelic exploration of the life and death of Jimi against a backdrop of fast moving history. Here are the riffs, windswept rhythms, barefoot servants, wildcats growling and boy, did the wind howl. The feedback, distortion, bent notes, dirty sex and sexual guitar playing the like we will never see again in one masterful biography. 310pp.
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