I enjoy most classic rock. When you think of the classics, yeah, I like to listen to them as much as anyone really. And of that list, Jimi Hendrix is no exception.
One day (but don’t ask me why) I came to the conclusion of how the past portrays the future, the majority and all of that. My thought was: What if Jimi Hendrix was the Lenny Kravitz of his day? I’m not saying that people who like Lenny Kravitz are fools, but they are just… not me.
So if I was alive in the times of Hendrix, would I feel about him the way that I currently feel about Kravitz? That is the question.
This really rocked my whole faith on music: U2 to The Beatles, RHCP to Zeppelin, etc. But then I realized that the music speaks for itself. Who cares if I wouldn’t have liked Jimi Hendrix if I was alive during his prime. I very well may have though because times were different back then.
So when I’m an old man and my son is in his teens, will I feel differently about Lenny Kravitz? Probably not. But I’ll still be rocking Hendrix I bet.
Oh, Aaron & The Spell have a sound that channels Hendrix at best and Kravitz at its worst. This maybe suitable for some people, but to me he just sounds like either a wannabe Hendrix or Kravitz, neither of which is how anyone should really want to sound despite my love for Hendrix.