Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wild, Wild, Wild Thing

I found this while obsessing over all the versions of Hey Joe on YouTube. It's Hendrix at Monterey Pops covering Wild Thing while fucking his guitar. Then he lights it on fire, smashes it to bits, and throws it into the audience. Not recommended from a risk management point of view. I can never quite get over the extent to which Hendrix and his instrument merged into one. It's almost supernatural.

1 comment:

Bruce from Accordion Noir said...

"Why is he breaking his instrument?"

"Because it's on fire!"

(Harriet and Myriam, age 6.)