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Deconstructing the Deification of Jimi Hendrix

on January 10, 2019, 12:30am

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The Opus returns to journey deep into the uncanny realm of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Electric Ladyland.

Hendrix’s unique, genre-shaping career, coupled with his untimely death, has placed him in a state of rock and roll ubiquity. He’s everywhere – but between the over-saturation of his biggest songs and the over-simplification of his legend, time has masked the finer details of his story and sound.

In this introductory episode, host Ernest Wilkins is joined by rock critics Corbin Reiff and Dan Hyman to unpack the mythology surrounding Electric Ladyland and the man himself — the brilliant, the deified, Jimi Hendrix.

The Opus is a co-production of the Consequence Podcast Network and Sony.

For more Hendrix, check out Electric Ladyland – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, a new box set featuring previously unreleased demos, alternate takes, and a live bootleg. Pick up a copy here or stream the original album in full below.