Something for the Weekend: Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe

Heard during the week. Still literally makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck (despite the bad miming):

Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
I'm goin down to shoot my old lady,
You know I caught her messin' 'round with another man.


  1. Northern Lights19 May 2012 at 22:24

    Great choice, John. I remember learning it as a teenager in the 70's.
    I can't get past this as his finest moment though(not that he ever did anything mediocre). Over 40years on, it still sounds as menacing and exhihilarating as it did then; like he was stalking something:

    1. Wonderful, wonderful stuff. No one has ever approached him. Another of my faves, in a different mood: Little Wing.

  2. Northern lights20 May 2012 at 08:44


    That was the other track that was on my list of favourites for the beautiful intro. “Angel” was another beautiful ballad. Everyone focuses on his extraordinary guitar playing and it’s easy to forget that he was a great singer and songwriter too.
    There is some sick cosmic principle in the fact that he is long gone while the likes of Bono and Cliff Richard are alive and thriving.


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