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Re: A LESSON FOR MY TWO PRIZE PUPILS - MECCA AND CAPTAIN DUMBASS (BOB DYLAN'S GRANDMOTHER)


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Posted By mecca On Thu, Aug 9th At 1:17 PM
In Reply To: A LESSON FOR MY TWO PRIZE PUPILS - MECCA AND CAPTAIN DUMBASS (BOB DYLAN'S GRANDMOTHER) Posted By POTTTUS On Wed, Aug 8th At 11:47 PM
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Yes I know Noel played a guitar on Red House, I
was talking about Jimi's playing on the song so
didn't bother going in to any other info.

And regarding staying on the right argument, I
was, you said Voodoo Chile Blues wasn't going to
be included on Electric Ladyland, it was Voodoo
Chile (Slight Return) that wasn't going to be
included until Jimi wrote it just before the
album went to press, in fact, Jimi wrote Voodoo
Chile blues a long time before that, and the home
demo of the song is quite different, I'm betting
Jimi recorded the song even before Spoonful was
recorded, Jimi was on tour while recording
Electric Ladyland so all the tracks were recorded
over long intervals. And again, Jimi wrote the
song, the Cream just covered a traditional blues
song, barely changing it other than making it a
bit psychadelic. The songs are nothing alike, you
can't possibly think Jimi was copying the Cream,
he did overdub the crowd noise, but only because
they didn't have a lot of time to record the song
and having a large crowd there would make
recording difficult, the song was done in 2
takes, because Jimi broke a string. You can't say
doing a 15 minute take of flaming blues
improvisation isn't impressive in such
circumstances?

Also regarding Jimi using Clapton's riffs, Jimi
loved riffs and obviously would sometimes use any
one that fitted in some live improvs, it's not
like it's illegal for Jimi to use other people's
riffs when playing live, it's not like Clapton
didn't steal lots of riffs from American
bluesmen.. The Jim Morrison recording is awful,
Jimi's playing is quite boring, however it was
just a private recording at Jimi's Generation
club, a drunk Jim Morrison just got up and
started 'singing' a truly appauling set, not
Jimi's fault however. Jimi never covered a
Clapton song, yet Clapton covered Little Wing, it
was a poor effort, but it was meant as a tribute
to Jimi and Clapton had bought him a nice left
handed guitar for him when he had finished
recording his Layla album, of course Jimi died
before that happened and this upset Clapton a
lot, proof that even Clapton appreciated Jimi's
talent, something which you seem to be devoid
of.

And you keep referring to my arguments failing, is
it because you never address other people's
arguments in reply to yours and simply create
another thread of wild accusations and then
moving on to another after you piss off another
load of people.

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