SRV vs Hendrix

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SRV vs Hendrix

Postby SBluesman » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:53 pm

Stevie himself would laugh at this tell you Hendrix.

But I think both did certain things better than the other.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby goldbrick » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:18 pm

Hendrix was much more the innovator and complex musician

its probably heresy but I think SRV was the better straight up blues player and singer.

I love them both
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby Neal » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:14 pm

I think in a cage match, SRV would've kicked Hendrix ass. Drugs, I think he was out of shape, and SRV had the southern "bar fight experience", Hendrix just had "the experience"...
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby jeffl » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:10 pm

Neal wrote:I think in a cage match, SRV would've kicked Hendrix ass. Drugs, I think he was out of shape, and SRV had the southern "bar fight experience", Hendrix just had "the experience"...
Maybe Hendrix woulda stuck him with a knife. He came from some hard knocks. :) Frankly, I've never seen the need to compare the two. SRV helped to repopularize the blues, while Hendrix really helped fuel a sub-genre. For all you youngsters, Hendrix popularized what was called "Acid Rock" at the time. It wasn't called "Acid Blues". They have two distinct places in history, imhso.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby SBluesman » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:55 pm

Of course Jimi is the innovator and Stevie learned quite a bit from studying Hendrix.

I believe Stevie ended up being the more polished guitar player and singer. Not like one can knock Jimi's voice though.

SRV went through a couple years of living by a thread on drugs and alcohol and finally sobered up and got a second chance and really had a polished and seasoned fire like never before. We all know Hendrix didn't get that second chance.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby Neal » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:29 pm

You guys are being serious I see..

Carry on, excuse the interruption.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby Buffalo_Bill » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:33 pm

This are my own observations:
Stevie was a glorified saloon singer, no new ideas. Jimi was totally committed to innovation and opened many doors. However Jimi had a hard time collaborating on stage, but they both were mediocre lyricists. Stevie drew peoples attention when he imitated Hendrix, because we really wanted Jimi back.
Myself I like Stevie's Cold Shot, but the rest is just a wash. For Jimi Hendrix, I can pick a few that are not my favorites, but each of his albums are full to the brim with good stuff.
Sorry to hear about Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding's passing. I still think of them all as kids.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby SBluesman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:34 am

Buffalo_Bill wrote:I like Stevie's Cold Shot, but the rest is just a wash.


:blink:

Of course millions would disagree with that tidbit but thanks for the opinion anyhow! Safe to say Stevie drew peoples attention because of his guitar skills and was always better live rather than in studio.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby goldbrick » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:08 am

I don't know Neal--its 2 close 2 call --Jimi had the " Machine Gun" but SRV was " Double Trouble"

I'd go with Howlin Wolf in a street fight he had the 44 -Robert Johnson only had a 32/20

The more important question ----was Rudolph really the most famous reindeer of all ? He's not in the book.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby ricochet » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:10 am

It's Olive, the other reindeer.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby dcblues » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:32 pm

This reminds me of the scene in the movie Stand By Me where the boys discuss who would win in a fight - Superman or Mighty Mouse.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby goldbrick » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:26 pm

Everybody knows Chuck Norris beats Superman and Mighty

But Steven Segal thinks he beats Jimi and Srv

Since Chuck beats Steven Segal--I guess he beats Jimi and Srv too
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby SBluesman » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:07 pm

haha, I see where this is going now.

Give me a semi young Albert King over all in this case.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby Buffalo_Bill » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:23 pm

dcblues wrote:This reminds me of the scene in the movie Stand By Me where the boys discuss who would win in a fight - Superman or Mighty Mouse.
You had to see that in a movie? That was discussed about every day when I was in school, before December 1963. After the Beatles we forgot about all that kid stuff.
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Re: SRV vs Hendrix

Postby jeffl » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:03 pm

Mighty Mouse had a way sexier girlfriend. I know I wanted to do her. I've always been a sucker for those "toonies". :lol:
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