Jimi Hendrix — Drifting
Album: The Cry Of Love
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Total ratings: 1217









Released: 1971
Length: 3:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Drifting
On a sea of forgotten teardrops
On a lifeboat
Sailing for
Your love

Sailing home

Drifting
On a sea of old heartbreaks
On a lifeboat
Sailing for
Your love
Sailing home
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 dingleberry wrote:
Well, for those who think it gets high ratings because it's Jimi.... to be honest I had no idea who it was. I was working away, with a kind of meh series of songs in the background - Greg Laswell, The Church - now that I look at the playlist. But this one came on and I kind of perked up and thought, Now there's something interesting, who is this?

 


dingleberry.





     Pretty good by most standards, but would not have been released in this form if Hendrix had lived another few months.


Well, for those who think it gets high ratings because it's Jimi.... to be honest I had no idea who it was. I was working away, with a kind of meh series of songs in the background - Greg Laswell, The Church - now that I look at the playlist. But this one came on and I kind of perked up and thought, Now there's something interesting, who is this?
Ohhhhh man, thank you for playing this tonight!

Hmmm, now that I think about it I can imagine Jack Bruce singing this as well in that trio he was with. What was their guitar players name again?  They had a cool drummer too.
coloradojohn wrote:
So mysterious, so complex; so eerily familiar, yet unerringly unique; some of the most sublime and mystically tuneful musings EVER...

 
Yeah, I probably first heard this song in Boulder on KBCO. Great station..
Been a VERY LONG time since I've heard this one, thank you RP!
So mysterious, so complex; so eerily familiar, yet unerringly unique; some of the most sublime and mystically tuneful musings EVER...
What a way to ease into the day. Beautiful. Thank you Bill.
 fgrunewald wrote:

Ubet!

 
right !


 Skydog wrote:
this song reminds me that it's been a while since I thanked Bill and Rebecca for all the great music 

{#Yell}Thanks Bill & Rebecca 

 
Ubet!
Hype Hendrix. 

That's what he called himself.    I tend to agree. 
I think many folks give this a high rating just because it's Jimi.  He did some GREAT work, but this is just so so.
That washed the Crows right out my ears!
So good
 fredriley wrote:
To be enjoyed with a strong spliff, I'd imagine. It sure sounds like yer man was away with the fairies when he recorded this number.

 
LOL!

With or without, if one is predisposed, this is always good albeit nostalgia-laden 'good'.  

Here is where the strong spliff is critical.  Imagine two choices that involve going to a large noisy, crowded, smoke-laden stadium where the sound system may not be a 100% and the band shows up an hour late.

1)  Smoke.  2) Clear head.  

Then I took the strong spliff option.  These days I simply do not go. 
 Typesbad wrote:
One of my least favorite Hendrix songs.  

Still great.

 
Took me a while to recognize it.

Agree with the sentiment:  still great.   
 Dosequis wrote:
Well in this case you have to agree........"Hype Hendrix".  That's what people call him.
 
Ahh, poor sad little troll, so desperate for attention.
Making up silly names for Jimi just makes you look sadder.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

You got that right, gjeeg!
(Just ignore the Dosequis troll; he rates everything sucko-barfo.)

 
Well in this case you have to agree........"Hype Hendrix".  That's what people call him.
Outstanding!