Hendrix : Setting the Record Straight (Paperback)

Author: McDermott, John

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Here's the first complete, definitive account of the career, music, and legacy of Jimi Hendrix, based entirely on first-person recollections and new, exclusive interviews with musicians and key figures in the Hendrix inner circle. Authors John McDermott and Eddie Kramer (Jimi's longtime producer) take readers inside the studio and on tour to reveal the creative process of a true rock pioneer. Two 8-page inserts.


Publisher Hachette Book Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780446394314
SKU 30068841
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0446394319
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 6L x 1T
"The facts about the greatest guitarist of all time--a classic Hendrix book."
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Annotation Through interviews with Jimi Hendrix's friends, associates, and fellow musicians, the authors of this biography attempt to construct a realistic portrait of Hendrix and debunk the many myths that have persisted since his untimely death at the age of 28. They also examine the music industry of Hendrix's time and assert that the same record company executives who developed Hendrix's image when he was alive, discredited him after his death.
First Line Having arrived in London with Hendrix in tow, Chandler immediately set out to establish him as "an item."
Annotation 2 Long enshrined as a rock & roll icon, Jimi Hendrix is often seen as a man who lived his life on the edge, unbound by society's conventions. But writer John McDermott and his co-author, Hendrix's producer Eddie Kramer's authoritative portrayal of the artist as an ambitious professional preoccupied with his musical vision is perhaps closer to reality. In the excellent HENDRIX: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT, McDermott and Kramer pick up the Hendrix story where it matters---his first mid-1960s foray into the British rock scene, taking the London musical cognoscenti by storm and outperforming a bemused Eric Clapton at one of Cream's debut gigs. The inclusion of a plethora of small but noteworthy background details conveys the casual yet artistically explosive atmosphere of the times--drummer Mitch Mitchell's membership in the Jimi Hendrix Experience is decided on the toss of a coin. Hendrix manager Chas Chandler and many of the artist's musicians and closest associates recall the first reactions to Hendrix's music and the recording of seminal albums like ARE YOU EXPERIENCED and ELECTRIC LADYLAND, vividly depicting the artist's final burn-out--and the subsequent pillaging of his music and reputation--in poignant detail.
Editors Note Traces the life and career of the influential rock guitarist using interviews with fellow musicians, and discusses the posthumous releases of his work.
Editors Note 4 Traces the life and career of the influential rock guitarist using interviews with fellow musicians, and discusses the posthumous releases of his work
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0402
Publisher Grand Central Publishing

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