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Jimi Hendrix's Last Interview Animated by PBS Blank On Blank [YouTube Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published February 04, 2014
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Jimi Hendrix with Keith Altham, 1970

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Editor's note, video was taken down but you can still hear the interview above.

During September of 1970, Jimi Hendrix spoke with music journalist Keith Altham in London for an official interview. What you see above is highlights from that interview, along with animated video by the folks at PBS Blank On Blank. Hendrix would die just 7 days later, at the age of 27.

The video begins with talk about money, and Hendrix's aspirations for his own lifestyle. Conversation shifts to how styles have changed over time, including hair and jewlery. Then Hendrix talks about how he decided to begin destroying and burning his guitars. He gives some insight to his creative process, as he combines fantasy with reality. He talks about his feelings of the establishment, but when the conversation gets serious he gets silly. Hendrix says songs had been getting too heavy, "almost to the state of unbearable," and he shows he would respond to that heaviness by trying to make things light. He also talks about the potential technology that would allow people's rooms to become a programmed audio visual environment. Sounds groovy.

The full interview is at RocksBackPages.com, although you must be a paid subscriber to hear it.

Music by Jimi Hendrix featured in the video:

"Trash Man"
"Hush Now"
"Straight Ahead"
"Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)"

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Source: Blank on Blank YouTube Channel

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