No offense to SRV fans but Hendrix played SSB a million times better.
Pretty Girl
Came here to cleanse my ears after Fergie disrespected every US citizen lol
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.
respect the classics man! it's Hendrix!
hunter severson
This is a super deep political statement right?
My grandpa was actually in the crowd. He said this was the greatest musical experience of his life.
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.
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.
Jimi Hendrix was way ahead of his time doing this kind of guitar playing in 1969.. This is truly amazing.
Pamela Doyle
THE JEMI HENDRICKS EXPERIENCE !!!!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎵🎵🎵🎵
I remember doing Jimmie Hendrix for my black history month project and played this for the class. I was in fourth grade.
If he were alive today and did this, Republicans would be blasting him for disrespecting the national anthem.
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
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.
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.
Vinny Roth
listening to Jimi today on July 4th and proud as Hell to be an American!
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.
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.
Beavus And Bomber
Spec ops the line
Pedro Lopez
The only version that matters
Shayna Ratliff
What the F is wrong with u fools who gave thumbs down for Jimi Hendrix playing the star spangled banner? Idiots!
Aswin Anil
Now, this should be played at full volume at every NFL game.
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.
Play this for trump, in its full ironic suggestiveness.
Pelon 003
Kaepernick not on this level
Clouded Mind
One of the most iconic musicians of all time if not the number 1
Rashaun Jones
Sean Rogers
My favorite version of our national anthem
Alexander Glinskiy
Look! No smartphones! How awesome is that? =)
Stealthy Raiden
Jimmy Hendrix's version of the Star Spangled Banner is powerful enough to go against The Soviet Anthem.
Mitch Rimland
Jimi served also. That makes this even more awesome !
When he does the part with the bombs and people screaming it gives me chills..
Allen Saunders
Alessio Riina
2:21 is he tapping?
Michelle McDonald
the baddest MF guitar player to walk the face of this earth my OPINION
Jonathan Hylgaard
My father was at this concert, right before he was forced to go to Vietnam to fight in the war. Right before he left, he told me it was the best musical experience of his life. I never saw him again.
David Ferrara
why the hell is there a Who song going at the same time
TG Special
I don't think Jimi was making a political statement. He just wanted to play a kick ass version of our National Anthem. That He did.
dawson wood
And the fact that he did this wile tripping on acid is insane
Billy Corgan
Respect the classics man it's Hendrix
Mitch Ryder
Way ahead of his time is an understatement, Guys and girls now can't do what he did 40 yrs ago
If they played this version no one would dare take a knee!!
Jimi was so cool 😎
Robert Lane
He captured the chaos and terror of War and Patriotism in 3 minutes. Top that.
Thugg Staz
Le plus gros clash de l'histoire de la musique.../The biggest diss track in music history...
Max Teicher
Favorite star spangled banner performance
Dark Boubou Fr
Who could have disliked this???
Those football players can stand for this anthem... no need for a knee
Marc Macias
Much better than fergies national anthem😤
The way he played makes me thinking his guitar was a kind of mystic animal...
The Coronet Shop
Just got chills thnx Mr. Hendrix
Russell Silber
Most people don't know Jimmy was US Army Airborne. Check it out
Jamie F
Should always sound like this, it's completely and totally American! God Bless You, Jimi, RIP
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...
William Darkhölme
Jimi Hendrix may your legacy lives on in all of us.
Anthony Simeone
Happy birthday, America! Thank you, Jimi!
Xx xX
I had to come here after Fergie 's singing the USA anthem.
My grandpa was in that crowd, and he always said that this was the best 5 minutes of his life.
This is like the star spangled banner on acid
Hearing this makes me get goosebumps
The Dark Vampiric Girl
I’ll always love you Jimi 🖤
James Grove
Play this at a Football Game think tank
Memento Mori
The simulated wartime sounds reminds me very closely to Metallica's style of playing in One and Fade to Black. This really adds a deeper meaning to the song and shows true talent. Being able to make nearly insane noise and have it sound good with the context.
Ken Mason
they gave jimmy a hard time About this he comment was "i thought it was Beautiful but there you go" I think jimmy beautiful just my opinion love to all
Celeste Hayes
The best political statement of all time in my opinion.
Nani Sunami
My ears have been blessed
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.
Ozz González
Protesting the best way he could...through music.
Floyd Pinkerton
War Emblem
A lot better than Fergie at the NBA All-Star game!
debbie duran
Jimmie Hendricks did not perform at Woodstock !! Don't believe Woodstock documentaries !! It was just a cover smoke screen for the fake NASA moon landing! Go do your research people!!
Isaac Wells
Happy 4th of July
Les Brown
An incredible talent and a genuinely wonderful man. Died way too young.
Jonathan Morales
If this was the version of the anthem played, no one would be kneeling.
Nikki Mack
best political statement of all time
Alex K.
And no one was kneeling on that day.
SuzieLa La
Just reading some of the comments below... I wanted to say a few things... 1) You know, I wasn't there either. I'm not sure I wish I was but to witness that music... man that would have been amazing. But I will say this: music like Hendrix, like Zeppelin, Deep Purple, the Clash, Nina Simone, and on and on... it's not just timeless it's GENERATIONLESS. Anyone can love music from any era if it's empirically remarkable then that's all that matters. And yes, every second of Hendrix's Anthem was a Political Statement. Every time I hear it I hear something different. Go buy these albums. Yes, I said albums. To really hear it, to really listen to it, listen to the album. Yeah, that's like the gospel according to older baby boomers everywhere but it's also the gospel according to lots of other people, including me. 2) Go buy a copy of "Woodstock: the Movie." Just do it. Go out and support your local neighborhood stores before they all disappear and you find yourself living in a ghosttown owned by Walmart. 3) Read these three books and they will make you laugh/blow your mind: "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson "The Electric Kool-Aide Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe "Steal This Book" by Abby Hoffman Think they're all about old farty, hippy dippy stuff? They are just as relevant RIGHT NOW as they were 50 years ago before a lot of us were born. Want to understand Hendrix? Surprise your folks or grandparents? Stun and amaze your professors and teachers? Yeah, those are just side effect happenstance. These books are three of the best I've ever read and that's out of approximately 22,000 books. And that's not even including the rest of my HST books or Stephen King. ;) Now get out there and do good shit! Peace, baby. B|
Verona Gomez
He rocked it U.S.A.
Danny Ferarra
The story of war : as told by Jimi Hendrix
Tyler Hoop
we need to bring Jimi Hendrix back from the dead just to play the national anthem
Stanley Goodwin
What people forget about this performance, he did this while high on acid
I’m not offended if you kneel for the National Anthem. I’m offended if you kneel for a Jimi Hendrix song.
Quentin Ortiz
Why can't schools play this
Frank Jr Dulworth
Hendrick is the very best I ever here outstanding 😎
god bless the usa
I can't believe African-American people want to stop this from being the National Anthem
Daniel Hösli
thats awesome he was the greatest
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
Jason Van Orsdol
Not one person protesting the Anthem.
"In that moment, I witness what a free mind can accomplish. What this world has turned it's back on."
Brian Findlay
A compromise for the NFL?🏈
meanwhile its 2017 and in the NFL they stay in the locker room
Dakota Vanleer
I can see why they used this song in the menu of Spec Ops the Line they are perfect for each other.
Un petit air de l'internationalle...
Eve Trammell
I could hear the bombs
Robbie Clark
People always talk about how Jimi was ahead of his time, but I don’t really see how that makes any sense. We aren’t gradually becoming better at music as a race, that’s pretty fucking clear based on the direction music has gone in. If anything, Jimi was a total anomaly. He stood outside of time, nobody saw him coming, and nobody can follow him.