|1. Who Knows|
|2. Machine Gun|
|4. Power To Love|
|5. Message of Love|
|6. We Gotta Live Together|
Jimi's short-lived post Experience band with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles, captured live at the Fillmore East. It may have been recorded to fulfill a contractual obligation to Capitol Records, but it proved to be one of his most powerful LPs with the menacing Machine Gun; Who Knows; Message of Love and more.
Tired of the showboating image that his early live performances had saddled him with--and that his black audience viewed as demeaning and degrading to his musical talent--Hendrix dissolved his Experience in 1969 in search of a more terra-firma-grounded, blues-oriented persona. On New Year's Eve, Hendrix, his old Army buddy bassist Billy Cox, and ex-Electric Flag drummer Buddy Miles performed a loose, jam-filled set at New York's Fillmore East (completists will want the panoramic though uneven Live at the Fillmore East). Released a few months after his New Year's Eve 1970 concert, Band of Gypsys underscored Hendrix's desired return to basics--even if his basic was at a level most guitarists could never attain in a lifetime of playing. --Billy Altman
One must listen to experience the magnificent talent of J Hendrix.
His guitar speaks to the listener. A great gift!
Great album, the packaging is nice and comes in a red vinyl. Classic album to own of any Jimi Hendrix fans!Published on Oct. 11 2013 by smoothaseggs
I remember when this album first came out - as my babysitter used to play it on my parent's stereo all the time. So nice to hear it remaster on CD. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2010 by Mike Reed
When I purchased this album, I really thougth I was buying a 2010 remastered version of the album. I have purchased the first CD version of the album and re-purchased the 1997... Read morePublished on June 6 2010 by daniel babeux
I have to completely agree with several others here and say this is the best Hendrix of all. Has always been on my Top 5 must-have albums on a Desert Island. Read morePublished on March 23 2007 by CrashTestDummy
Im not joking when i say this album is Hendrixes best live performance or album. In my opinion, who knows is the best track on the album, and shoulfd hav been released as a single... Read morePublished on July 19 2004