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1983… (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) – Jimi Hendrix
October 25, 1968 – 13:39
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“1983 …” is beyond belief – Jimi is beyond belief – I wouldn’t want to live in a world where Hendrix’ music wasn’t a huge influence – I thank the Rock Gods for bestowing the soulful pleasure of Jimi’s music in my lifetime.
Jimi’s sound is invigorating and powerful; it gives me strength in hard times and super-strength in easier times. This track literally lifts my soul every time I hear it – it is magical.
When this double album of pure pleasure was released I was seventeen and being a Pisces, a water sign, this selected gem with its sweeping majesty and immersion in psychedelic undersea otherworldly vibes is not only the perfect track to represent Jimi in full-psychedelic mode, but it pleases my cosmic aquatic desires.
After listening to “Electric Ladyland” several times I could feel the difference from his first two LPs – these songs had a strange sophistication – I felt like my appreciation for music was raised with Electric Ladyland.
For one thing, I was dying for Hendrix to do an entire album side song, or at least a long extended track – and he did with “1983 …” and “Voodoo Chile”.
Jimi’s obsession with the mysteries of the unknown is a recurring theme. Whether in the realms of the sea, altered states of consciousness, the outer limits of space or with the exotic and elusive muse, (which is a recurring theme unto itself) Jimi had the ability to take us with him – to fantastic places we had never been.
I believe that IF Jimi had continued to live on in this plane of existence that the jazz exploration would have been inevitable – but also as evident anywhere on this track, his abilities would also eventually include some super-amazing soundtracks and film scores – and from there, …?
In any case, I plan on seeing and hearing Hendrix again – and I won’t be late.
“1983 …” cannot help but bring back great memories of nights and days getting high to the super-groove of the double-LP playing as the ambient and dominant sound of life.
I CAN HEAR ATLANTIS FULL OF CHEER!
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