November 13, 2008 by billie789
So I finally rode away but I’ll never forget that day
’cause when I reached the valley I looked way down cross the way
A giant boat from space landed with eerie grace
And came and taken all the dead away.
Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience and many others, died yesterday in Portland hotel room while on tour with the traveling Experience Hendrix Tour. The last gig of the tour was in Portland.
I remember hearing Mitchell banging the skins with The Experience as a kind of an unhinged sound. At times, he was jazz-smooth and other times, sounded like he was pounding on garbage can lids with a hammer.
The interplay and groove between Mitchell’s drumming and Hendrix’s guitar pyro is now legendary.
Noel Redding, the Experience bass player, died in 2003 and now, all the of members of one of the most powerful-power trios in rock and roll history have all gone.
“And if I dont meet you no more in this world, then I’ll, I’ll meet you in the next one and dont be late, dont be late” –Voodoo Chile