God awful Hendrix recordings

I bought every Hendrix bootleg back in the day and it was all good, crappy cassette players and such. Now that I have some decent sounds it's half killing me. I got the 50th anni of Electric Lady Land, it's great until they included the Hollywood Bowl tracks. Good to have it since they ain't makin anymore but it is hard to listen to. I saw a Mclaughlin Hendrix sessions CD on ebay maybe nice to have but to listen to? Any other "dead" completest that can chime in on these recordings? I am listening to the Hollywood Bowl stuff as I type and I can hardly stand it.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    No "experience" with the Hendrix stuff, but as a Beatles fan, one of my most treasured recordings is also a nearly unlistenable mess, "A Toot and a Snore in '74"...

    It features some great artists, including Stevie Wonder sitting in with John Lennon, and a certain guy by the name of Paul McCartney. This is the only known recording of the two former Beatles jamming together after the break-up of the band that catapulted them to super-stardom.

    My Beatles experience would not be complete without it.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,327
    I'm with you Bruce, I had a couple of CD's in the past and they were horrid. When they announced that they were going to produce some SACD's I knew I'd have to hear them first. I've yet to hear any and to be honest I've heard no one ever speak of how great they were.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    No "experience" with the Hendrix stuff, but as a Beatles fan, one of my most treasured recordings is also a nearly unlistenable mess, "A Toot and a Snore in '74"...

    It features some great artists, including Stevie Wonder sitting in with John Lennon, and a certain guy by the name of Paul McCartney. This is the only known recording of the two former Beatles jamming together after the break-up of the band that catapulted them to super-stardom.

    My Beatles experience would not be complete without it.

    However bad these one-offs are they are worth having and listening to at least once.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    That is my conclusion. They should also be listened to in the spirit and vibe of which they were recorded... A couple shots of whiskey and a beer in hand make all the difference in the world. For Hendrix... perhaps a couple lines of blow and a fattie. :p;)
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    That is my conclusion. They should also be listened to in the spirit and vibe of which they were recorded... A couple shots of whiskey and a beer in hand make all the difference in the world. For Hendrix... perhaps a couple lines of blow and a fattie. :p;)

    @nooshinjohn you may be surprised, some of this "hotel room" Hendrix is interesting straight blues stuff. Why does everyone think that Jimi was always way out on acid? He was only sometimes.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    edited February 23
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @nooshinjohn you may be surprised, some of this "hotel room" Hendrix is interesting straight blues stuff. Why does everyone think that Jimi was always way out on acid? He was only sometimes.

    I said nothing of acid... but you can bet if he was awake, Puff the Magic Dragon was not to far from his fingers. That he died from a drug overdose does not exactly help matters.

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    "The beginning at last" off this collection is bad ****, certainly different than what most of his recordings.
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    afterburnt wrote: »
    @nooshinjohn you may be surprised, some of this "hotel room" Hendrix is interesting straight blues stuff. Why does everyone think that Jimi was always way out on acid? He was only sometimes.

    I said nothing of acid... but you can bet if he was awake, Puff the Magic Dragon was not to far from his fingers. That he died from a drug overdose does not exactly help matters.

    Maybe you know nothing more of the cat but this is worth the price of admission.
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GGPT67F/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    edited February 23
    @nooshinjohn let's get together and I will truck my collection to your house?

    I got some LP's original and new.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    Maybe you like this?

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    Ah batt dis?
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,676
    You are welcome here any time...
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,792
    In times past I also collected Jimi boots some bad SQ some good. It’s amazing to me there are any that are even half-way good but I seem to recall his last shows (Sweden?) were decent, although it’s been a long time. I know I listened to a lot of his boots years ago. It’s like set lists from shows in the 70’s - how do they come up with Those, yet there are oodles of them out there. It’s the same with Bob Dylan boots of which I have hundreds and hundreds some excellent SQ and some bad that I can’t listen to. Unless there’s something real unusual about it I don’t listen to it more than once as a rule if it’s bad SQ. There is little question, however, that Hendrix did a lot of acid. Plenty of Respectable bio’s support that, even about how they timed their doses to peak during shows.
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 911
    edited February 23
    I don't have, nor have I heard any Jimi bootlegs unfortunately. Qobuz has "People, Hell, and Angels" in 24bit/96kHz and the SQ is pretty enjoyable. I had heard a live recording from New Years Eve at the Fillmore that was high rez but I can't seem to find it now. Maybe it was removed from TIDAL or Qobuz or maybe it was on Amazon HD which I unsubscribed from. That sounded excellent as I recall...... I did record it from my soundcard but those recordings never sound as good to me as my live stream so I've pretty much given up on that.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @nooshinjohn you may be surprised, some of this "hotel room" Hendrix is interesting straight blues stuff. Why does everyone think that Jimi was always way out on acid? He was only sometimes.

    I said nothing of acid... but you can bet if he was awake, Puff the Magic Dragon was not to far from his fingers. That he died from a drug overdose does not exactly help matters.

    Actually he died drowning in his own vomit, how undignified.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,394
    afterburnt wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @nooshinjohn you may be surprised, some of this "hotel room" Hendrix is interesting straight blues stuff. Why does everyone think that Jimi was always way out on acid? He was only sometimes.

    I said nothing of acid... but you can bet if he was awake, Puff the Magic Dragon was not to far from his fingers. That he died from a drug overdose does not exactly help matters.

    Actually he died drowning in his own vomit, how undignified.

    Better than choking on someone else's :|

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    MEATHEAD!
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,792
    This is pretty obvious, but look for soundboard recordings as far as boots. Audience recordings from the old days can be really horrible. I remember hearing a boot of a Pink Floyd concert I attended in the mid-70’s and it was ridiculously bad. But some audience recordings are good, especially after digital audio tape and decent mic’s but lots of tapers didn’t really know what they were doing.
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,490
    I had a Hendrix bootleg back in the early 90's (can't remember the title though), but it was touted as the first "double sided CD". When it arrived, it was two CD's glued together with the label side facing each other. I don't remember how it sounded, because it wouldn't fit in most CD player trays. I think there was Denon CD player it would fit in, however..... Still don't remember thoe sound quality, but I think it was pretty good.
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  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 12,054
    No such thing as bad Hendrix,, just some better than others
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