07 Apr '09
Aloha. (TUES 4.6.09)
In any conversation that pops up about classic rock-n-roll and / or guitarists, Jimi Hendrix’s name should always pop up, in some shape or form. Hendrix was not just a superior guitarist, but an excellent singer and songwriter. He played a significant role in popularizing the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock “which he often used to deliver an exaggerated pitch in his solos, particularly with high bends and use of legato based around the pentatonic scale.” (google that for the definition of this technical jargon). Hendrix was influenced by heavy hitters in music, such as Muddy Waters, BB King, Curtis Mayfield and Albert King, thus giving him his unique blend of jazz, R&B, blues and classic rock-n-roll. Besides being inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame, famed music publication Rolling Stone named him #1 in their Top 100 Guitarists Of All Time.
To honor his legacy, we put together a shirt which reflects both his recording studio and his last album with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, before the band unfortunately split up, “Electric Lady” and “Electric Ladyland,” respectively. The t-shirt features a nice twist on the inside album artwork of the actual 12” which includes a spread of naked women in all their glory. Check for the subtle tri-locks semi-hidden inside as well. The bare necessities, if we may. Are you experienced?