New Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69’
September 21, 2016
Over the course of four extraordinary years, Jimi Hendrix placed his indelible stamp upon popular music with breath taking velocity. Measured alongside his triumphs at Monterey Pop and Woodstock, Hendrix’s legendary Fillmore East concerts illustrated a critical turning point in a radiant career which boasted of indefinite possibilities.
‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 31/12/69’, fully documents the debut performance of Jimi Hendrix’s short-lived but eternally influential Band of Gypsys. The group played four historic concerts at the Fillmore East in New York City – two on New Year’s Eve 1969, and two on New Year’s Day 1970. Never before has the first of these sets been available in its entirety.
This collection presents an assortment of fresh, exciting new songs such as “Earth Blues,” “Ezy Ryder,” “Stepping Stone,” “Burning Desire,” and “Machine Gun” – none of which had ever before been issued on disc. Moreover, nearly all of the group’s material had never been performed before an audience.
“We decided that we couldn’t do any songs that had already been released. We wanted to give them something different. So we went at the project in a joyous, creative posture and ultimately developed the repertoire of the Band of Gypsys.” – Billy Cox (Bassist, Band of Gypsys)
With the anticipation of the sold out Fillmore audience heightened to fever pitch, Hendrix led his trio through a scintillating, seventy-five minute opening performance. None of the eleven songs presented had yet to grace an Experience album.
As the Fillmore audience roared with approval, the Band Of Gypsys left the stage confident that they had validated Jimi’s new music before his loyal followers.
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