JIMI HENDRIX Jimi Plays Monterey (1967/1986)

Jimi Plays Monterey (1967/1986)
The Experience Lands In America

This one has always ranked up there with the three studio albums for me. The Jimi Hendrix Experience playing their first date in the USA at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Hendrix is fresh, animated and eager to please, and while some of the execution is a bit sloppy (what Hendrix performance isn’t?), there’s no mistaking the band’s power and enthusiasm. And how punk is that cover of “Wild Thing?” Years before the style was coined. They’ve still got that new car smell.

Foxy Lady (3:38)
Like a Rolling Stone (6:52)
Rock Me Baby (3:30)
Hey Joe (4:02)
Can You See Me (2:54)
The Wind Cries Mary (3:48)
Purple Haze (5:07)
Wild Thing (7:58)



  • Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 - 14:57 | Permalink

    alright, one of jimis essential live recordings, i think. still exciting after all these years.
    congratulations, willard – once more: a wonderful post!

  • kmd
    January 15, 2010 - 15:52 | Permalink

    i wore out this cassette when i was 17. thanks for this!

  • Art Ducko
    January 15, 2010 - 17:33 | Permalink

    Great show Willard. Sad to think all three members are no longer with us. This has got to be one of the few instances where this has happened. Another favorite of mine is Jimi's live Band of Gypsys. That & Electric Ladyland were the two I wore out on vinyl.

  • Capt. Willard
    January 15, 2010 - 14:16 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Anonymous
    January 15, 2010 - 23:15 | Permalink

    Thank you! I've never heard the whole performance!


  • Art Ducko
    January 16, 2010 - 09:33 | Permalink

    Something to get excited about, I hope. The Hendrix estate is releasing a cd of "new" material in March called "Valleys of Neptune". Some material has been previously available, but some is new according to the press releases, & it's apparently being given the deluxe re-mastered effect, ala the Beatles' recent upgrade. So here's hoping for some exciting new sounds instead of the same old shill of cashing in on Jimi's name. Wait & see.

  • diamonddave
    February 8, 2010 - 22:25 | Permalink

    The boy was good. But not as good as me, if it hadn't been for my accident I would've been better than him. In my dreams! The guy was awesome and this sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

  • Supersonic75
    January 28, 2014 - 06:20 | Permalink


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