Video: Watch Trailer for 'Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock'

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johnnycnote

I think this is the best live performance by Hendrix ever released on film! He was at his peak stylistically and the camera spends a lot of time on Hendrix, so that you can really see what he's doing. Most of the others have glimpses of his playing interspersed with shots of the crowd or his other band members. In some the sound is out of sync with what he's playing, which is probably the most frustrating, if not egregious, thing possible in a "live" musical performance, regardless of the musician.

A few things that are interesting include the fact that there's a rhythm (?) guitarist. You can barely make out what he's playing, and I can't imagine why Hendrix would feel the need of a second guitarist in his band, but I'm sure he had his reasons. It's a daylight performance so it's really easy to make out his technique, unlike at night time or indoors, where you have to deal with spotlights and shadows. My only regret is that I didn't rent this DVD sooner . . .

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