is the debut album by band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Released in May 12, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. The album features Jimi Hendrix’s innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music.
By mid-1966, Hendrix was struggling to earn a living playing the R&B circuit as a backing guitarist. After being referred to Chas Chandler, who was leaving the Animals and interested in managing and producing artists, Hendrix was signed to a management and production contract with Chandler and ex-Animals manager Michael Jeffery. Chandler brought Hendrix to London and began recruiting members for a band designed to showcase the guitarist’s talents, the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In late October, after having been rejected by Decca Records, the Experience signed with Track, a new label formed by the Who’s managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp.
for those who have recently arrived from Mars and never heard of Jimi Hendrix, or who have recently started studying rock history and never heard of ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? this “the greatest, most influential debut album ever released,” and it’s hard to counter his praise. Hendrix is one of the few 1960s rock gods who is worshipped as much by the children of those who grew up with his music as by their parents. This was the world’s introduction to his psychedelic guitar, trippy lyrics and throbbing basslines, and his voice was clear from the start. It’s rare to find more than one or two signature songs on a debut – even Bob Dylan, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones needed a running start to become the artists we think of today – but Hendrix has five: “Purple Haze,” “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” “Hey Joe” and “The Wind Cries Mary.” Thirty-five years after its initial release, ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? is prized both for its historical significance and its rocking sound.
If you want to get into Hendrix, this is the place to start,
Anakin and Padme reunited when they were somewhat younger, and as a result Anakin was not actually obsessed with her by this point.
Anakin was too young for Padme to actually notice
The Clone Wars started up somewhat earlier than in canon.
Anakin is actually somewhat likable
So yeah, this is definitely an AU.
Obi-Wan sighed, something which he’d found himself doing with alarming frequency in recent years. Most often, it was because of Anakin. In this particular moment, it was because of the absence of Anakin, a fact which was, of course, in complete contradiction to the natural order of the universe.
“I’m sure he’ll be along shortly,” Padme said, glaring almost threateningly at the stream of incoming traffic. She bobbed impatiently on the balls of her feet. Crowds of commuters bustled around them.
“He’d better be,” Obi-Wan muttered, eyes scanning the sky. Somewhere up there, there was a eighteen-year-old lunatic with a lightsaber and a hijacked starcruiser. And unless that lunatic wanted to run laps around the Temple until his legs fell off, he had better be starting his landing sequence an hour ago.
“They’re coming this way,” Padme warned. Obi-Wan pulled his cloak over his uniform and lightsaber.
“How many?” The Jedi asked, backed turned. The Senator tried to look inconspicuous as she counted the droids.
(About record players) I did some research a while back when I was looking to buy a turntable, so I thought I would share as it's not easy information to come by unfortunately. So, a general rule of thumb when buying turntables- if it has inbuilt speakers it's probably poor quality. Also you want the plate the record sits on to be no smaller than a standard LP itself (12') as there needs to be even pressure. (1)
(about record players) From the research I did, with the turntables available in my country, the best I found for a cheap price is the audio-technica lp-60. It doesn’t come with speakers, but you can easily buy cheap computer speakers, heck I’m sure most people have a pair in their house somewhere! Ahaha, anywho, I hope I’ve been of some help! 😊 (2)
On this day in music history: January 10, 1987 - “Control” by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, topping the Club Play chart for 3 weeks on December 20, 1986, also peaking at #5 on the Hot 100 on January 24, 1987. Written by James Harris III, Terry Lewis and Janet Jackson, it is the third R&B chart topper for the R&B/Pop superstar from Gary, IN. In the process of preparing to work with Janet Jackson on her third album, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis talk to the singer about her life and where she wants to go in her career. Being the youngest child in a family of nine children, and growing up in the shadow of her older brothers immense fame, Janet is looking to establish an identity and independence apart from her famous family. The inspiration for what becomes the title track of the album is born out of these conversations. Jimmy, Terry and Janet write “Control” together, with Jam and Lewis composing the music, with Janet contributing lyrics. While playing the drum machine manually, Jam unintentionally switches to a different sequence, causing the machine to go random and creating a breakdown. The producers like the “mistake” so much that is left in and repeated two more times during the song. After recording her lead vocal, Janet along with friend Melanie Andrews, Lewis and Marquis “Hami Wave” Dair perform the background vocals. “Control” is released as the fourth single on October 21, 1986, becoming another huge hit. It is supported by highly memorable video directed by Mary Lambert and choreographed by Paula Abdul, both of whom had previously worked with Jackson on the clip for “Nasty”. The video also features actress Ja'net DuBois playing Janet’s mother, having previously played her adopted mother on the hit sitcom “Good Times”. It also features Jam & Lewis, Jerome Benton and former Time and Family drummer Jellybean Johnson performing with the singer during the staged live performance sequence. Filmed at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, the clip features an alternate version of “Control” re-recorded and re-sung in places to give the song a more live feel (also released as a 12" single) than the LP and single versions. With fans recruited to be the audience believing that they would be treated to a “Janet Jackson concert” are somewhat disappointed to find out that is a video shoot and not an actual show. Sitting through the multiple takes necessary to get proper segments filmed and correct camera angles, the crowd grow restless and agitated. A representative from Jackson’s label A&M explains to the crowd what is going on, they calm down and the filming is completed without incident. “Control” becomes the fourth consecutive single to reach the top five on both the R&B and pop singles charts. Three weeks after it tops the R&B chart, Jackson performs the song on the 14th Annual American Music Awards. “Control” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.