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“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
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$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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Jimi Hendrix — South Saturn Delta


Jaw-dropping B-sides, just in case you forgot how awesome Hendrix is

Stephen Carradini May 12th, 2011

I am not the type to worship guitarists, as I prefer songwriting to epic solos.

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Still, Jimi Hendrix’s “South Saturn Delta” makes my eyes get big and my mouth drop, and it’s only a collection of cast-offs and B-sides. Yes, I make an exception for Jimi Hendrix.

The retrospective covers all the eras of his short but prolific career, from 1967 to 1970. Some of these tracks have been issued as part of other sets and albums, but the best cuts here are the previously unreleased ones. And the highlight of those is “Here He Comes (Lover Man).” The charging track has what he calls on tape “a long beginning” that is a complex, incredible piece of guitar work. The rest of the song is great as well, with Hendrix just going nuts on solos and even doing some vocal scatting, but the intro is repeat-worthy all of its own.

The rest of the album is Hendrix being Hendrix: if you haven’t heard him, this isn’t exactly the place to start, but it’ll work. It’s all good material, even if it isn’t his best (these are, again, B-sides and cast-offs). For fans, I’m gonna go ahead and say you need this, if only for the ripping version of “Here He Comes (Lover Man).”  —Stephen Carradini

 
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05.12.2011 at 01:02 Reply

This is humorous because you said you don't like the blues in your Robert Johnson review, yet you're all about Hendrix.

I think you're learning to like the blues, Stephen!

 

 
 
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