R.I.P. Mitch Mitchell
Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, died on Wedesday. I've spent all morning looking for this live performance of the band playing "Manic Depression" on a British TV show back in the '60s but I just cannot find it. I know it's out there somewhere, because one day a couple of years ago I spent about an hour watching it over and over and over and over again. I know that when Buddy Miles passed away in February I said that "Band of Gypsys" has always been my favorite Hendrix album, and while that's true, "Manic Depression" has always been my favorite song. And it has nothing to do with Jimi's gutiar playing and everything to do with Mitch Mitchell's driving, rolling playing. Forget air guitar -- this was a song that begs for air drums. Perhaps you've seen me doing just that in Galaxy Hut after playing it on the bar's jukebox.
Every time you see one of those "rock-and-roll supergroups in heaven" lists, Jimi's always on there. Hopefully, Keith and Bonzo will let Mitch take his deserved turn behind the kit.
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