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“I said, "You’re Jimi Hendrix, and anything you do is taken as gospel because of who you are. In the first show, you humped the guitar, you played it with your teeth, you stuck it behind your back. You just forgot to play.””

Bill Graham

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Quote source: about Hendrix Bill Graham, recalling his evaluation—as requested by Hendrix on January 1, 1970, backstage, between sets at the Fillmore East—of that night's first set; as quoted in "Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsies at the Fillmore East: A Concert That Changed Rock" by David Fricke, Rolling Stone (4 June 1987)

“We started from the premise that music was a mission, not a competition … That the basis was the blues, but that the framework of the blues was too tight. We'd talk first about what he wanted the emotion of the song to be. What's the vision? He would talk in colours and my job was to give him the electronic palette which would engineer those colours so he could paint the canvas.”

Roger Mayer

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Quote source: about Hendrix Roger Mayer, as quoted in "Jimi Hendrix: 'You never told me he was that good'" by Ed Vulliamy in The Guardian (8 August 2010)

“When you listen to Hendrix, you are listening to music in its pure form … The electronics we used were 'feed forward', which means that the input from the player projects forward – the equivalent of electronic shadow dancing – so that what happens derives from the original sound and modifies what is being played. But nothing can be predictive – it is speed-forward analogue, a non-repetitive wave form, and that is the definition of pure music and therefore the diametric opposite of digital. Look, if you throw a pebble into a lake, you have no way of predicting the ripples – it depends on how you throw the stone, or the wind. Digital makes the false presumption that you can predict those ripples, but Jimi and I were always looking for the warning signs. The brain knows when it hears repetition that this is no longer music and what you hear when you listen to Hendrix is pure music. It took discussion and experiment, and some frustrations, but then that moment would come, we'd put the headphones down and say, "Got it. That's the one."”

Roger Mayer

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Quote source: about Hendrix Roger Mayer, as quoted in "Jimi Hendrix: 'You never told me he was that good'" by Ed Vulliamy in The Guardian (8 August 2010)

“Jimi Hendrix is very important. He's my idol. He sort of epitomizes, from his presentation on stage, the whole works of a rock star. There's no way you can compare him. You either have the magic or you don't. There's no way you can work up to it. There's nobody who can take his place.”

Freddie Mercury

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Quote source: about Hendrix Freddie Mercury, as quoted in "Queen's Freddie Mercury Shopping For An Image In London" by Scott Cohen in Circus Magazine (April 1975)

“I dreamed about Jimi Hendrix he came back for one day was born weepin' out of an egg the mid-wife said and straight away began to pray with lifted head”

Mike Scott

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Quote source: about Hendrix Mike Scott, in "The Return of Jimi Hendrix" on The Waterboys album Dream Harder (1993)

“He was young and black and beautiful big eyed, perfect skin an' he played my guitar like a lightning storm like twirlin' feathers in the wind he could make it sound like the end of the world a fire, the flick of a knife he could squeeze it slow and masterful like the hand that brought the world to life”

Mike Scott

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Quote source: about Hendrix Mike Scott, in "The Return of Jimi Hendrix" on Dream Harder (1993)

“He made all Manhattan shake and every street and sidewalk quake his stratocaster caused the mighty Empire State to vibrate”

Mike Scott

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Quote source: about Hendrix Mike Scott, in "The Return of Jimi Hendrix" on Dream Harder (1993)

“He did a forty-two minute cosmic rise in future shocks Star Spangled Banner in the back of CBGB's He stopped every clock in New York state and every heart that heard him and time itself was beaten and confused and fell lamb-like under the spell of his fabulous flashing fingers He played an encore at the Bitter End a heartburst Little Wing even the waiters cried and then we fell outside and in the dusty dawn of Bleeker street a sweet rain fell and Jimi died.”

Mike Scott

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Quote source: about Hendrix Mike Scott, in "The Return of Jimi Hendrix" on Dream Harder (1993)

“I recorded "…Moon" on my own with a drum machine, then brought musicians in as they were needed. It's about a person who has a spectacular, meteor-like rise, but burns out or dies young. Though the song ain't about him, the nearest equivalent would be Hendrix.”

Mike Scott

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Quote source: about Hendrix Mike Scott, on his hit song "The Whole of the Moon" (1985), as quoted in in Uncut (July 2008)

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