My personal favorite guitarist ever. Rolling Stone put him #1 on their list, "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Could not read music yet played like he'd had lessons since the first day of his life. I'd like to know, how the hell is he overrated, and not the best guitarist ever?

Some complaints against him:

1. He was limited to the blues and a 4/4 time frame.
a. Sure his songs all had that time frame, but if you think he was limited to the blues than you're a fucking douche. He had rock songs, blues songs, and psychadelic songs. So yeah, more than blues.

2. He plays very sloppy guitar.
a. Think again, dumbass. Recording technology back then didn't allow him the same clarity as bands in later decades, so the music occasionally sounded like crap. But the man himself played neatly.

3. Jimi can't play very fast, nor does he have good techniques.
a. One person wrote that he played the same scales and keys all the time. Wrong, he had great variety. And bullshit that he can't play fast, just listen to the alternate recording of Spanish Castle Magic for some fast stuff. Besides, speed isn't everything otherwise DragonForce would be the best band, right?

4. He's not the greatest guitarist ever, many have surpassed his skill.
a. Such idiotic words. He hadn't played guitar for very long, couldn't read or write music, made amazing solos and riffs on the spot, and kicked everyone's ass. How many others can say the same thing? Oh, zero. Because he does kick everyone's ass. No one is better, not Malmsteen, Vai, Satriani, Slash, Van Halen, Page; not anyone. He beats the shit out of them all.

5. ur a fag for likin him! Jimi suxx ballz! u stupid gay queer homo!!!1!1!!11!!!!
a. Okay, nobody's said this (that I know of).
Zeppelin Listener: "Jimmy plays such great guitar, he's the best ever man."

Hendrix Listener: "I know, I just heard "All Along the Watchtower and it blew my mind."

ZL: "No, dumbfuck. I mean Jimmy Page. Hendrix is good but not the best."

HL: "You ever heard much Hendrix before?"

ZL: "No."

One hour later...

Converted ZL: "Holy shit was I wrong. Jimi is the fucking man."

HL: "Dur."

Emo: *Cries* "You don't even know what good music is, motherfuckers!" *Slits wrist* "You should listen to bands like Silverstein! Their screamo fills me up with hate and pain yet it feels so good!"

CZL & HL: "Shut the fuck up you damn emo!"

Emo: "Leave Britney alone!" *Commits Suicide*

Gangsta: "Yo, mothafuckaz. Why you frontin' yo' wack-ass skillz? I'm gon' bus' a cap in yo' azz!"

Jimi Hendrix: *Regenerates and plays Voodoo Child solo*

Gangsta: *Head Explodes*

Most of this was a lame attempt at humor. If you find it at all funny than I seriously don't know what to say. The definition's a bit better though.
by etaN retsaM March 27, 2008
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An excellent guitarist. Known to break the boundaries of guitar playing - in such ways as plucking the strings with his teeth (He recorded the American national anthem this way) and setting his guitar neck on fire while playing in concert. Don't ask.

He is also the author of one of the strangest and greatest quotes of all time:

"Excuse me, while I kiss the sky."
Jimi Hendrix is one awesome guitar player! All modern guitar players look up to him, guaranteed.
The best rock guitarist in the history of mankind. When Jimi played, the guitar seemed to be part of his body just like another limb. He was a master at mixing lead and rhythm guitar together. Unlike most guitarists, he didn't need anyone backing him up, even when he played a solo!
Jimi Hendrix could make his guitar sound like a machine gun!
by RexGibson January 01, 2004
ok lets clear this thing up right fucking now. Slash has nothing on Jimi Hendrix. If you think Slash is better than Jimi you are a <Fucking Moron?>.

Jimi was the best guitarist ever. no-one has ever and no-one can and no-one will master the guitar like Hendrix did.
And now bringing to you the best guitarist of all time...SLASH!

Where as Slash will be an overweight burn-out in a few years, Hendrix rocks on from the grave
by BadLieutenant August 05, 2004
The most creative guitarist of all time. Before Jimi Hendrix you never saw anyone play like he did. Had so much talent he could play the guitar with his eyes closed on the ground using his teethe. The drugs he used was part of the reason why he was so creative with his music. Purple Haze was his most known song and is regarded as one of the greatest rock songs of all time with one of the greatest guitar riffs. All Along the Watchtower holds Jimi Hendrix's best guitar solo and one of the greatest guitar solos of all time. Hendrix was in a band called The Jimi Hendrix Experience, his other band members are not well known but were very talented as well. The Experience's drummer, Mitch Mitchell is one of the greatest drummers of all time, very few drummers were as good as him at the time. His talent is witnessed in the song Fire which has excellent drumming. The Experience released 3 full albums. Are You Experienced? is known as one of the greatest debut albums of all time and one of the greatest psychadellic albums of all time. Hendrix's fame fell short after a inhalation of vommit caused by barbituate Seconol intoxication killing him immediately September 18th, 1970.
R.I.P. Jimi Hendrix

purple haze all in my brain...
by Matt F September 21, 2004
The GREATEST guitar player ever to walk God's green earth. He mastered every possible effect and pioneered new forms of playing.
"Man Jimi Hendrix Rules!"
"No he doesn't"
by Kenzie March 30, 2004
A self-taught guitarist who developed into a virtuoso and became the most accomplished and influential musician in the history of rock music. Hendrix spent years traveling on the chitlin circuit, learning the blues and honing his craft. He landed in New York's Harlem and Greenwich Village, trying to make a name for himself and nearly starving to death. He caught a break by going to England and showing them what an authentic bluesman really is. From October 1966 to September 1970 Hendrix took music to heights in had never been. Drugs, women, and the music business killed him at age 27.
Dude, when Jimi Hendrix played that solo with his teeth I fell out of my chair.
by Mack C January 14, 2007
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