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Rypro 525
08-19-02, 01:42 PM
im trying to figure out which jimi hendrix best of collection to get, the new one that just came out for 6.99 or the one thats been out for a few years. also, for the wrestling fans, when hulk hogan was in wcw and in the nwo, he came out to a hendrix song that has a very popular guitar riff and is also in a car comercial. does anybody know which one im talking about. thanks alot for the help.

Pillowhead
08-19-02, 01:52 PM
The Smash Hits for 6.99 is a reissue. I don't know if it's remastered or not. It has a lot of the popular stuff but I'd probably go with the disc that came out like a year ago.

As for the song that Hulk walks out to that is is "Voodoo Chile".

Once you get into Hendrix you must check out the Blues album as well as Band of Gypsies. Sweet music.

palebluedot
08-19-02, 04:02 PM
Getting into Hendrix will open a whole new world of music for you. Get a greatest hits and if you like it post back to theis thread, because honestly his best stuff would never be found on a greatest hits album. Those are just songs that people identify him with.

Rypro 525
08-19-02, 04:18 PM
my only problem (with the radio versions) that a lot of jimis vocals only come in one speaker, which can be a little annoying.
is it like this on the cds

Jason
08-19-02, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by Rypro 525
my only problem (with the radio versions) that a lot of jimis vocals only come in one speaker, which can be a little annoying.
is it like this on the cds

More than likely. A lot of stuff in the 60's was mixed hard to the left or right like that. I think they were just showing off that it was actually stereo. the beatles did this a lot too.

edclem
08-19-02, 08:54 PM
all of the Hendrix discs I have are this way.
Still, IMO, the lyrics aren't the most important part. I listen to Jimi for the guitar.

Personally, I'm not a fan of greatest hits albums. IMHO, the best place to start is "Are You Experienced". After that pick up "Axis: Bold as Love", then "Blues".

There are still plenty more after that, but those three are the best (again, IMO)

modiman
08-19-02, 09:13 PM
I could be wrong but if I'm thinking of the same car/truck commercial as you that was actually Stevie Ray Vaughan's rendition of Voodoo Chile. Just to clear the air. Although I could be wrong.

/ modiman.

bigjim25
08-19-02, 09:54 PM
I'd start with a Greatest Hits CD, there's alot out there.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005BJLP.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
Personally, I'd start with this CD & go from here.
<small>Disc: 1
1. Purple Haze
2. Hey Joe
3. The Wind Cries Mary
4. Fire
5. Highway Chile
6. Are You Experienced?
7. Burning of the Midnight Lamp
8. Little Wing
9. All Along the Watchtower
10. Crosstown Traffic
11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
12. Spanish Castle Magic
13. Stone Free
14. Izabella
15. Stepping Stone
16. Angel
17. Dolly Dagger
18. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

Disc: 2 (LIVE CD)
1. Fire
2. Hey Joe
3. I Don't Live Today
4. Hear My Train a Coming
5. Foxey Lady
6. Machine Gun
7. Johnny B. Goode
8. Red House
9. Freedom
10. Purple Haze
11. Star Spangled Banner
12. Wild Thing

<HR>
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000DHZJ.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
1. Purple Haze
2. Fire
3. The Wind Cries Mary
4. Hey Joe
5. All Along the Watchtower
6. Stone Free
7. Crosstown Traffic
8. Manic Depression
9. Little Wing
10. If 6 Was 9
11. Foxey Lady
12. Bold as Love
13. Castles Made of Sand
14. Red House
15. Voodoo Chold (Slight Return)
16. Freedom
17. Night Bird Flying
18. Angel
19. Dolly Dagger
20. The Star Spangled Banner

<HR>
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002OOG.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
1. All Along the Watchtower
2. Purple Haze
3. Hey Joe
4. The Wind Cries Mary
5. Angel
6. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
7. Foxy Lady
8. Burning of the Midnight Lamp
9. Highway Chile
10. Crosstown Traffic
11. Castles Made of Sand
12. Long Hot Summer Night
13. Red House
14. Manic Depression
15. Gypsy Eyes
16. Little Wing
17. Fire
18. Wait Until Tomorrow
19. The Star Spangled Banner [Live]
20. Wild Thing [Live]</small>

<HR>
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00006GA4N.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
The Smash Hits has been remastered, but you get what you paid for.
<small>1. Purple Haze
2. Fire
3. The Wind Cries Mary
4. Can You See Me
5. Hey Joe
6. All Along the Watchtower
7. Stone Free
8. Crosstown Traffic
9. Manic Depression
10. Remember
11. Red House
12. Foxey Lady

seeyouauntie
08-19-02, 11:20 PM
I have Ultime Experiance. It's worth it for Sand Castles, but it also has Vodoo Child and the Star Spangled Banner Live at Woodstock.

Rypro 525
08-19-02, 11:39 PM
whats so bad about it being remastered?

Andalusia
08-20-02, 12:35 AM
Originally posted by Rypro 525
whats so bad about it being remastered?

I believe what BigJim25 is referring to is that the "Smash Hits" disc is only $6.99 because of the tiny song selection, hence "you get what you pay for". You'd be better off going for "Experience Hendrix: Best of Jimi Hendrix" (or the "Ultimate Experience" if you can find it, it's OOP), 'cause the live disc on the "Voodoo Child" set isn't very necessary. Once you get into Hendrix, you'll probably pick up his actual albums and live sets thereafter, anyway.

bigjim25
08-20-02, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by Rypro 525 whats so bad about it being remastered?
Nothing, I just meant you'd get more for your money buying a CD with more songs.
I'd go over to half.com and get a used copy of the OOP The Ultimate Experience with 20 songs (around 72 minutes) for under $9 shipped.

edclem
08-20-02, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by modiman
I could be wrong but if I'm thinking of the same car/truck commercial as you that was actually Stevie Ray Vaughan's rendition of Voodoo Chile. Just to clear the air. Although I could be wrong.

/ modiman.

it is SRV's version of the tune. (and my favored version, but I digress...)

Rypro 525
08-21-02, 09:18 PM
i got the cheap 9.99 expierence jimi hendrix smash hits collection. its great and has all the major hits. the audio sounds great and sounds so much better than the radio. i am surprised how many bands out there have that sound in some kind of way.

Rypro 525
02-22-03, 01:32 AM
Just picked up are you expierenced and hopefully, I will be able to review it tomorrow, or give my thoughts.