The first album I ever had was Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland. I was when I was only 7 years old and what I know now was probably the beginning of my passion for music.
The reason I say had, is because I do mean had. Previously my big brother actually HAD it… and then he didn’t and I had somehow liberated it from him ; ). Though if he had been bothered i’m sure he would have fought me for it. It wasn’t as if he didn’t hear me playing it from then on constantly.
As soon as I heard it I was hooked. It felt like he was expressing it all for me.
Have you ever felt that when you hear music or a band that just feels like you/me? As though it were a part of you already? A known quantity, that just needed to come home. That when you hear it it makes perfect sense, like somehow they speak for you? Or is it just me?
There are many, many incredible guitarists that I also love with a passion in their own way, each brilliant, each unique. But still no one plays it like Jimi. x
What was the first album you had?…. and bought yourself? lol
The first 2 that i bought for myself after Jimi, with my own money that is, was Randy Crawford and Michael Jackson, Off the Wall