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  1. says:

    You could be forgiven for thinking that this book would include Hendrix s own thoughts on what songs he wrote were about, and about his writing and recording process That s what I thought I was in for, but nope instead, it s David Stubbs, writing his high school English class expositions on each and every song on each and every Hendrix album If that sounds like a great time to you, then do not hesitate to pick this book up if that sounds remarkably tedious and self indulgent, come sit over here by me.Adding to the tedium is Stubbs s overweening adoration of Jimi Hendrix Any negative assessment of a song is immediately, breathlessly corrected by something like of course Hendrix s genius shines through on some part of song , ultimately making it clear that Stubbs is utterly unable to criticize any of Hendrix s work because he is just too infatuated with him He makes it clear that he considers Hendrix rock s only genius and I rolled my eyes so hard at that line that my glasses broke Was Hendrix a genius I d agree, yes Was he rock s ONLY genius Sir Please.At one point, Stubbs also refers to Hendrix as being color blind in terms of race, and if you didn t know a white guy was writing this book before that moment, you know it when you get to that line A few chapters later, the least self aware section of the book happens Fellow black musicians had an innate understanding of the existential difficulties facing African Americans in the 1960s to which his white counterparts, however much they worshipped him, were oblivious.I assume when David Stubbs discovered irony dead upon his keyboard that day, he merely shoved it aside.The book suffers from issues of copyediting as well a couple of spelling errors, punctuation errors, and a weird conversational style that comes and goes But what does grammar matter, when it comes to a man, his idol, and his vanity project For that matter, what does the reader matter Very little, is the answer I m pointing at here Very little.


  2. says:

    An in depth look at one of rock musics most pivotal figures Must read for any person looking to be versed in rock history


  3. says:

    Excellent background behind every song written and recorded by the great musician and poet Jimi Hendrix Great photos too


  4. says:

    Hendrix aficionados would enjoy it All the lyrics and the back stories Good source of info on Jimi.


  5. says:

    Excellent book Great read for any Hendrix fan


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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child: The Stories Behind Every Song
  • David Stubbs
  • English
  • 10 July 2018
  • 9781560255376

About the Author: David Stubbs

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