MP3 The Jimi Homeless Experience - Are You Homeless?
An unusually potent PARODY of some of Jimi Hendrix'' major hit songs
7 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Comedy Rock, ROCK: Psychedelic
The Jimi Homeless Experience is a social/political satire of the 1960s pro-drug/drop-out-of-society message which Jimi Hendix represented for so many people. This project exists as an online comic book, a live stage show, and now on the tracks of this hard-hitting parody record.
This particular album lampoons some of Hendrix'' most popular songs, twisting the lyrics and song stories in a way that is seriously funny and somewhat sad at the same time.
A big part of the motivation behind this project is a desire to draw attention, start some dialogue, and hopefully help find some answers to the homeless epidemic in this country.
HOW THIS ALL CAME ABOUT:
In August of 1967 Jimi Hendrix'' ground breaking debut album "Are You Experienced?" was released in the United States and things were just never quite the same.
Jimi not only single-handedly turned the world of music upside down and on it''s ear, he also became a figurehead of the 1960s "free-love" generation and it''s exploding drug culture.
His songs were rich in psychedelic imagery and even the most unhip person knew that the "experience" alluded to in the title track of his first record was much more than sound deep, indeed, it was a call for all to experiment with hard drugs.
The revolutionary counter-culture message of the time was "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" and that is exactly what the vast majority of young people did at that time.
Some completely enjoyed themselves and escaped unscathed. While others would suffer dehabilitating drug addiction, severe mental illness or even untimely deaths - such as Hendrix himself.
Unfortunately, the inevitable end for many who "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" is finding themselves on hard times, drug addled and wandering the streets (homeless).
This is where the idea of Jimi Homeless and his "message" was born. The (admittedly dark) parody comes from taking this ''60s "pro-drug" message to it''s ultimate conclusion. It is a cautionary tale clothed in slightly-tattered edgy humor.