Jimi Hendrix- Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock

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ROL G : No offense to SRV fans but Hendrix played SSB a million times better.

KalebGames : Jimi Hendrix was way ahead of his time doing this kind of guitar playing in 1969.. This is truly amazing.

howie phillips : you can hear the bombs drop; planes crashing and bullets being shot. its fucking amazing

Rdgms10 : My grandpa was in that crowd, and he always said that this was the best 5 minutes of his life.

hunter severson : This is a super deep political statement right?

Sean Rogers : My favorite version of our national anthem

David Ayarra : Home? We can't go home. There's a line men like us have to cross. If we're lucky, we do what's necessary, and then we die.

Sean O'Brien : Look at the stern look on his face @3:04 while he plays "taps", the tune played during soldiers funerals. this wasnt just a condemnation of the war, but the ballad of those who fought it. the respect and sadness for those forced to fight is there, you can see it in hie eyes.

sir wildeagle : fun fact:he was protesting against a the war in the us so you can hear him doing with his guitar explosions,alarms.screaming. and the trumpet in soliders funerals at the end...

David Ferrara : why the hell is there a Who song going at the same time

GamingMemesFTW : When he does the part with the bombs and people screaming it gives me chills..

Questhero101 : My history teacher this past school year showed this to the class, and the majority of the class thought he was just crazy and didn't know how to even play guitar.

Max Teicher : Favorite star spangled banner performance

Jonathan Wilson : This would have to qualify as one of the greatest guitar performances in history. THIS is a big part of the reason Hendrix has ended up at #1 on so many "best guitarists of all time" lists and he deserves every bit of it.

strangeladae262 : I remember doing Jimmie Hendrix for my black history month project and played this for the class. I was in fourth grade.

tastybaconsensation : best political statement of all time

Bob barker Barker : My grandpa was actually in the crowd. He said this was the greatest musical experience of his life.

ArbyTV : respect the classics man! it's Hendrix!

Cortez Benevidas : At 2:20 you can hear a helicopter and then jets swooping in dropping bombs.....fucking crazy

Natalia Kruschev : This was no anti-American song. This was no condemnation of the American people. This was a condemnation of the US government sending young men off to die in a war that we had no business being in. I hate communism. But we had no business putting our boys in a war where we could have just as easily remained as military advisors to the South Vietnamese. Jimi Hendrix did not hate America. Jimi Hendrix hated the war that the government forced young men to die in. Jimi Hendrix hated the Man.

mrdomofan56 : What's with Who Are You at the beginning?

Michael Garcia : Terrific camera work. We finally get to see the guitar at around 1:56.

90s Baby : Came here to cleanse my ears after Fergie disrespected every US citizen lol

Eric Gray : Dude, don't upload a half-assed video. The crescendo is epic. The ending is what invokes the most emotions.

None Of Your Business : It's said Jimi wanted to emulate the sounds of war with this song. At first, it starts off pretty traditional, then unique noises that aren't apart of the song starts coming in. The sounds emulate war, (guns, bombs, missiles.) Drums represent running 1:01 and throughout the song There's specifically a missile sound at 1:34 . Multiple screams at 1:47 . Bomb 2:00 Ambulance sirens at 2:09 and 2:19 More missiles 2:24 to 2:50 Goes into playing TAPS to represents the soldiers who have died for our country at 3:05

Pamela Doyle : THE JEMI HENDRICKS EXPERIENCE !!!!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎵🎵🎵🎵

Consistently Random : I didn't realize until now that Jimi was trying to mimic the rockets and bombs in the song with his guitar and even taps to protest the war.

rockerseven : If he were alive today and did this, Republicans would be blasting him for disrespecting the national anthem.

JayKayFour : The parts that deviate from the song sound like something Michael Bay would add to his movies.

Reynaldo Stufano : "Respeta los clásicos, hermano, es Hendrix..."

Jaydee Paquette : As an anti-war rendition of the American anthem, what with the short but clear sounds of nuclear bomb sirens going off, bombs exploding as they come in contact with buildings, women and children screaming, machine guns shooting off and such, I think this is the biggest middle finger/mockery of The United States of America and the ultimate subliminal message. It really is amazing to hear the message Jimmy's REALLY trying to send with this version he's playing of the American anthem. He's not trying to demonstrate America and how it runs things is something to be proud of, but ashamed of instead.

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MrRictusGrin : Just watched "Voodoo Child" on Netflix. He didn't even get to enjoy "doing something fresh" with his envisioned big band after a break from touring. Bummed me out. He sounded so positive about it, too. Although he did say at the same time, " I don't know if I'll make it to 28. I don't see myself being around when I'm 80..." Gave me the chills.

john ruthger : i wonder how many people in that audience realized that they were bearing witness to something truly special, to a once-a-generation act, a cultural moment even

Vinny Roth : listening to Jimi today on July 4th and proud as Hell to be an American!

Beavus And Bomber : Spec ops the line

michael allen : As a white, middle class, Midwestern man, I believe THIS should be the OFFICIAL version of "Banner" as it incorporates the tone of war, economic and racial injustice but also the positives and hopes and dreams of the U.S. in such a complex manner. Sadly, I do NOT believe the U.S. will go on forever. The Egyptians, The Greeks then Romans, various Chinese dynasties ALL thought they would never disappear. But I was stunned when I first played this in 1979 at age 15!: so jarring and so beautiful.

Ethan Males : Just got home from the rock and roll hall of fame and i seen that guitar

Pedro Lopez : The only version that matters

Peace sells : This is the Greatest moment in rock history without a doubt. God speaked to an entire nation with only guitar and without a single word.

Rashaun Jones : Wow

Pelon 003 : Kaepernick not on this level

Jimmy Lopez : "And the rockets red-glaaaaaaaarwoirjg0qrthq0wrbgnqwr0ignqw0r9gfqhrgq340e9wrufasohvn ygq0wrgmqw-r0g8yqwr8mwrhg0rw8hg0wrhg0ehrg0gh, gave proof throught theqefh0iqwjc,tjr0wcjg0qecte night"

Clouded Mind : One of the most iconic musicians of all time if not the number 1

TheGrimReaper54321 : This is the best rendition ever, fuck the US seedy government and it's immoral wars!

HolyVega : The richest sent me...

Shayna Ratliff : What the F is wrong with u fools who gave thumbs down for Jimi Hendrix playing the star spangled banner? Idiots!

A TC : Play this for trump, in its full ironic suggestiveness.

Allen Saunders : Fabulous

Jerado Lomax : Oh say can you see...Damm this is erie just watching the Greates of all time play this rendention.  rockets and bombs and screaming comming from that guitar....Classic