Marty Friedman said he'd 'rather chew glass' than listen to Jimi Hendrix

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  1. bobmc

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    I will freely admit to wishing JH recorded with a singer other than himself, used less studio craziness, better lyrics, etc., but that could never be. I do not regularly listen to his catalog but love what he did for rock.
     
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    Marty is not a Whammy bar guy. Even way back in Megadeth he played hard tails. His best album is Scenes which is a masterpiece and mostly clean. Give it a brief listen.

     
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    But Hendrix, tho.

    You have to admit, Hendrix played clean.
     
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    That's what 10-year olds say when arguing about baseball teams. Comparing subjective disciplines like music or art on objective terms is childish.

    And you posted just 4 minutes after I put the link to the album up, so you could not have even listen to the first song.
     
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    Do 10-year olds read the rest of the thread for context?
     
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    Yes I agree. Jimi’s legacy has been done a great disservice by all the posthumous crap that he never intended to be released.

    I tried to make that point on another forum and got shouted down by a bunch of Jimi fans who want to hear everything he ever committed to tape.
     
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    Should be obviously based on his signatures typically having fixed Kahlers. But then again, I wouldn't expect someone who assumed those things without ever having heard him to know that.

    It's been probably a decade since I heard this album, but I thought it was incredible back in the day. I'm going to have to revisit it now.
     
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    I know I'm digging myself into a hole here, but in some cases, you need to give credit where credit is due.

    Not acknowledging the influence of Hendrix on every rock player that came along after him is comparable to an airplane designer poo-pooing the Wright Brothers.
     
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    What does he know about music anyway?
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    IIRC Marty Feldman was a professional musician

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    ...had dreams of a career as a jazz trumpeter, and performed in the first group in which tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes was a member.[14] Feldman joked that he was "the world's worst trumpet player."[14] By the age of 20 he had decided to pursue a career as a comedian.
     
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    The myth of Jimi Hendrix is that he is so great every single person that picked up the guitar after him could not play anything without it going directly back to Jimi. That is what all guitar dudes start regurgitating in there teens and is silly on its face. I think The Beatles played the guitar before Hendrix. They might have had influence. Chuck Berry. Maybe?

    Players like Angus Young and Starcrunch to Rivers Cuomo and Tom Petty completely skipped over Hendrix and pulled from the 50's and 60's.

    Jimi is great, but the guitar did not start with him nor would it have stopped without him.
     
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    He was in that movie Goonies?
     
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    Really?
    I don't care what he thinks...
     
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    But the Dylan comment?
    What floors out of tune, aside from Dylan’s voice? I’ve not heard any egregious tuning issues on any of his albums.

    I’m counting 16 times that i have seen Dylan, there are probably more. I saw a slew of his shows in 97-98, then again in the early 2000s. His bands are TIGHT. I don’t mean tight, the way all the kids are using it. ;-p

    His bands are made of highly accomplished players, as well as his albums. Regardless, I guess it makes sense that the Megadeth guy would be a raging Dylan fan..

    As for that other out of tune guy, I don’t listen to him, either. Why? Because I want to enjoy it when the inevitable comes, and I find myself somewhere that is blasting Hendrix. Love Hendrix! But I don’t listen so I can still live Hendrix
     
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    I won't go as far as Marty, but I would never listen to Hendrix on purpose.
     
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    “When did we get it in our heads that we have the right to never hear anything we don't like?” Bill Maher

    I personally don't like Bill Maher but I find this quote of his is quite appropriate for the times we are in.
     
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    Nah, dog. Marty McFly was in Star Wars.
     
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