Experiencing Rock’s Greatest Debut at 45 ‘InTheStudio’
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience recording engineer plus biographer discuss Are You Experienced? on anniversary
- Posthumously includes rare interview with Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell
Dallas, TX – JUNE 8, 2012. Widely hailed as the greatest debut album in rock music history, North American syndicated rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock examines the Summer 1967 release Are You Experienced by the Jimi Hendrix Experience with two of the principles who actually made it, recording engineer Eddie Kramer plus the late Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell. It is astounding that American Hendrix and this biracial transatlantic trio revolutionized the sound of rock music in three short years, so much, that it resonates nearly half a century later. Esteemed blues archivist/producer/Hendrix biographer John McDermott explains why Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 Albums of All Time ranks Are You Experienced? at #15, while revealing the essential role of producer/mentor Chas Chandler of the British Invasion band the Animals in the Jimi Hendrix story.
“What I always find so intriguing about the Hendrix phenomena is that (Chas) Chandler was coming off a string of ten Top 40 records with the Animals, but yet recognized a star greater than he. And he took a struggling guitarist from the (Greenwich) Village and introduced him as ‘the greatest guitar player in the world’, and overwhelmed people like Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton Keith Richards and people that were Chas’ own contemporaries in the United Kingdom. And from there, it just snowballed. When Hendrix came to Monterey (Pop Festival), at that point was all so obvious. How could we have missed it? But a year before Hendrix was playing for peanuts in Greenwich Village, struggling to get noticed.”
InTheStudio is syndicated on over 50 radio stations across North America. The Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced?/ InTheStudio program will air on radio this weekend.
To STREAM this interview online, visit: http://www.inthestudio.net