[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE80W5xYbTI&feature=related]YouTube - Jimi Hendrix LuLu Show 1969 **FULL**[/VIDEO]
Blew part of the morning watching live Jimi videos on Youtube, such as there are. I'd heard the audio for this on the BBC disc set, but never seen the video.
This is worth watching for a couple of reasons. One, high-quality (even black and white) footage of Jimi is pretty rare to begin with, so it's a rare chance to watch one of the greats. Two, the version of Voodoo Child he opens with, even if a bit shorter than maybe the norm for him, really is pretty solid, especially when you consider this is 1969 and he's playing probably one of the heaviest things the crowd has ever heard on what was essentially a pop TV show.
Third, though, the requested version of "Hey Joe" he closes with is spectacular, and is just the kind of thing you'll never see again, on today's tightly scripted, tightly controlled TV sets. He opens with this soaring free-time introduction that bears little resemblance to the song, makes a cursory nod to Hey Joe, sings a verse, takes a solo, and then just stops, tells the crowd they want to dedicate a song to The Cream, who'd just broken up, and breaks into "Sunshine of Your Love." It's fucking awesome. You'll never see that kind of anarchy on a TV appearance these days.
Awesome stuff, and nothing is more fun than screwing with obnoxious pop shows. I also love how he retunes mid-song without missing a beat.
Muse do similar things anytime they're asked to lip-sync.
Note that not only is Matt flailing around like an idiot, the drummer is in fact playing bass and the bass is playing drums.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZZrM_pS98E]YouTube - Muse - Live and Kicking (fake Live)[/VIDEO]
Or when this poor Spanish show forced them to lip-sync and they all swapped instruments again:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqyOT5XpJbk&feature=fvw]YouTube - Uprising - Muse at Quelli Che Il Calcio LIP SYNCED[/VIDEO]
I love how the host starts interviewing the "lead singer" in the background and the bass player just loses it on camera.