Wednesday, August 10, 2005 | By: Dusty Taylor

All the dirt that's fit to print..on Jimi Hendrix


Those wonderful folks over at the Smoking Gun have dug up Jimi's military history and why his happy ass was drummed out of the 101st Airborne...personally i would rather take a nap than clean the ceiling in the crapper too..or possibly beat off..whatever trips your trigger folks..Hendrix stated the reason he was discharged was he broke his leg in a parachute jump...um..evidently that was not true..go figure..the link to the sordid details is in the title..

10 people gave us their .02 cents:

John Q. Public esq. said...

and antoehr little known fact is he was pro-war

JQP

The Zombieslayer said...

The thing about Hendrix is I'd rather now know anything bad about the guy. His contributions to the electric guitar were amazing. Sure, he may not have invented many techniques, but he brought them to the masses. Hendrix was one of the first guitarrists I studied.

Melanie said...

I was just reading something about this the other day. Kind of pisses me off. I absolutely love Jimi Hindrix.

Reverend Dr. Will Trump said...

i'm glad jimi picked up the guitar and altered the landscape for electric guitar playing !

Reverend Dr. Will Trump said...

WHOA ! - i just commented and Purple Haze just came on the radio !!! I HEAR YA JIMI !!!

Bruce said...

So Jimi was no angel; we all knew that. I've never understood why people go out of their way to throw dirt on people who aren't around anymore(and no, Boo, I don't mean you).

An80sNut said...

Gotta love the dirt they dig up on the dead. Why does that sound morbid?

Jenn said...

Yeah, I still love me some Hendrix. I like rebels anyhow. Makes him hotter. GUITAR!!

Melanie said...

Uhhh...jenn? i'm a rebel;P just sayin'...*walks away whistling*

Col. Dr. said...

I'd like to hear Captain Gilbert Batchman perform All Along The Watchtower and see if any of his army skills save him from music fans everywhere.

Jimi Hendrix was half Cherokee, which is the reason for his maltreatment at the hands of the military. A tremendous number of officers were, and are today, the descendants of of American military personnel who made their careers and family fortunes during the genocidal campaigns against the First Nations of the American West.

Since black people had a history of slavery, and occasional usefulness as cannon fodder, his African-American peers would not have been singled out for such reprimands as appear in his record.

Native Americans, however, are routinely discriminated against, and this is probably why the attempts to embarrass Hendrix by soiling his service record were so petty and routine.