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Jimi Hendrix: The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Ian MacDonald, Uncut, October 2000

LOUD, FLASHY, purple, wild, a danger to the nation's daughters. Face it, if personalities like JM Hendrix didn't exist, life would be rather boring. (And we should add the plusses in, too: flair, fantasy, spirit, courage; sometimes even leadership, Winston.) Here, for all who'll tune in for the show, is the electronically preserved presence of one of the most entertaining popular imaginers ever to explode in the public ear or eye.

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