Jimi Hendrix — Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Album: Electric Ladyland
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Released: 1969
Length: 5:09
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Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Yeah
Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an Island
Might even raise a little sand
Yeah

Cause I'm a voodoo child
Lord knows I'm a voodoo child baby

You better listen when I say

I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back to ya one of these days
Ha ha ha

I said I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back one of these days
Oh yeah

If I don't meet you no more in this world then uh
I'll meet ya on the next one
And don't be late
Don't be late

Cause I'm a voodoo child voodoo child
Lord knows I'm a voodoo child
Hey hey hey

I'm a voodoo child baby

I don't take no for an answer

Question no
Yeah
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 bokey wrote:
Well,if you've got a guitar and an amp, you might as well piss the neighbors off. {#Roflol}

 
I would have loved to live next to Jimi
now that's a godlike 10 if I ever heard one. {#Cheers}
PSD and I land here!.. Great rendition, but an even better one is on the hard-to-find record Hendrix in the West.
Even today, many years from the first time I heard this "song", I feel the same strangeness the sitted guy holding that thing at the bottom of the picture, seems to.
And every time, it sounds better !




The famous lithograph from Escher 
Just...wow. Maybe a little OTT but so damned what. This must have gone off like a bomb in the world of professional rock guitarists when it came out. 

Fled from Interpol's "Rest My Chemistry" to this via PSD--from worst to first. 
God we deserve 
When the Stereo pan effect was a novelty...
2 Live Crew has ruined the beginning of this song for me...
Well,if you've got a guitar and an amp, you might as well piss the neighbors off. {#Roflol}
The Maestro... I just listened to Steve Earle talk about "Are You Experienced" and "Axis Bold As Love" coming out in the same year, 1967. Unreal...

If you're ever in Seattle, do yourself a favor and go see Paul Allen's gift to the world, The Experience Music Project. They've got a Hendrix exhibit there that is unbelievable.

It's funny how the electric guitar has been around for the 42 years since Hendrix died, and about that long before. There is not now, never has been, and never will be his equal. Here's to the best axe man who ever lived. {#Cowboy}
-16 at the time and it gets a 10 anyway {#Bananajam}
Groovy 10 plus
 2cats wrote:


            I think being 19 at the time this hit helps make it a 10.
 
I think being 16 at the time and real acid helped make it a 10.

Really, this is more like a 15 or a 20 for me...
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Isn't it sad to read of someone's dislike for this giant of a guitarist. I pity them. They probably also don't even know that e=fþ as well as mc2.
 
Come to think of it, I didn't know that e=fþ. But I see your point. It really is a shame. I may be slow but I eventually know sarcasm when I see it.

Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes fame, an amateur guitarist, said he heard Jimi play, I believe, at Altamonte.  And he said Jimi could play better with his toes than Andy could ever play on his best day.  Ah, Andy is good at other things.
 derekd wrote:
I was 2 at the time and voted it a 10.

 2cats wrote:


            I think being 19 at the time this hit helps make it a 10.
 
 
yeah, well I was -3, and it still gets a 10!

Wonder where he would have gone with his music had he lived to a ripe old age of 50.
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Isn't it sad to read of someone's dislike for this giant of a guitarist. I pity them. They probably also don't even know that e=fþ as well as mc2.
 
Everybody has a right to there opinion - why should we ever assume that someone else hears the meaning we do (or doesn't hear what we do not)? I could care less what someone else thinks - if a song moves me to shake and scream like a madman or reduces me to naked emotion and stirs me as deeply as I can imagine anything ever would (as this song always does no matter how many times I hear it) - or both, I like it no less if someone else doesn't feel any of that. It doesn't change a thing for me. I'm going to react the very same way the next time I hear it.


The closest thing to distilled genius from a man recognised and revered by his musical peers for his transformational impact on the future direction of rock music.
You can hear where Jimmie Ray got it from...  {#Bananajam} 
 bluedot wrote:

You're effing clueless...you probably don't get Beethoven either...
 
Don't attack the critic. They get their opinion, too.

Personally, I think this is a 10+ 
Isn't it sad to read of someone's dislike for this giant of a guitarist. I pity them. They probably also don't even know that e=fþ as well as mc2.
 scrubbrush wrote:
great song. amazing that my '9' could actually lower the average...
 
lololol, although the spread is wide: a few folks really don't like it but not many, and most of us REALLY like it. 
Any day with Jimi is a better day. Rockin out and smilin'.
great song. amazing that my '9' could actually lower the average...
 lowelltr wrote:
Effing noise.......
 
You're effing clueless...you probably don't get Beethoven either...

Not his best by far, but still a 10..
To whomever rated this a 1, I think YOU'RE sucko-barfo.
 derekd wrote:
I was 2 at the time and voted it a 10.

 2cats wrote:


            I think being 19 at the time this hit helps make it a 10.
 
  For a youngun, you have good taste in music.


...pheeeeewwww!  Man that was fun!
I was 2 at the time and voted it a 10.

 2cats wrote:


            I think being 19 at the time this hit helps make it a 10.
 


 oldsinger wrote:
I think being 21 at the time this hit helps make it a 10.
 

            I think being 19 at the time this hit helps make it a 10.
 lowelltr wrote:
Effing noise.......
 
What's that? I can't hear you. I've got the volume turned way up...{#Guitarist}
I am currently turning the office into a not-very-quiet environment >8^)
 lowelltr wrote:
Effing noise.......
 
Effing sweet sounds.... {#Meditate}
Perfection. I rarely resort to negativity on RP, but whoever voted Sucko Barfo above is on crack. There are a few artists who just seemed to land on this earth out of nowhere and capture the world. Hendrix was one of them. Like a nuclear freight train with no brakes...
 lowelltr wrote:
Effing noise.......
 
Yes indeed. Amazing, amazing effing noise...
2 Live Crew have ruined the opening of this song for me...
Effing noise.......
 Caribbeing wrote:
I love the mix of the different elements.  His voice and guitar swoop in and out, from left to right.  Great headphone song.
 
The whole album sounds best though headphones or a really good stereo with good speaker placement. 

 oldsinger wrote:
I think being 21 at the time this hit helps make it a 10.
 
Nope, 59% of RP listeners give it a 10.  I have noticed women tend to not like Hendrix as much as men for some reason.
Voodoo
This tune changed the world of Rock Guitar.
I think being 21 at the time this hit helps make it a 10.
Seeeeearing guitar work.
Being an amateur athlete I'm always looking for music to amp up before a race. I've used a number of tunes over the years but this always returns to my playlist. It's not as hard-driving as, say, Fishbone's "Modern Industry" but it has an intensity that's hard to match.
... and Bill still has never played Hey Joe. What gives?!
 Mandible wrote:
What exactly is a Voodoo Chile?
 
Dunno, but it came back, a little.