Jimi Hendrix Covers Bob Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ In Trippy New Video
A video of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing a cover of Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' has been released. The recording is taken from from the trio's new 'Winterland’ four-CD box set (reviewed here),which culls highlights from a three-night, six-set performance at San Francisco’s historic Winterland Ballroom in October of 1968.
The 'Like a Rolling Stone' video, which can be seen below, features what looks like clips of footage from the actual Winterland gigs (although some good old CGI could be the culprit) and a seemingly endless parade of still photographs interspersed with a menagerie of psychedelic images, dancing colors, swirling kaleidoscopes and other just really trippy stuff. It's pretty damn cool.
The 'Winterland' set was issued Sept. 13, and in conjunction with the release that day was officially declared Hendrix Day in San Francisco. The celebrate the decree and the 'Winterland' release, Hendrix’s half-sister, Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix, dropped by San Francisco’s Amoeba Records along with funk legend Bootsy Collins, himself a huge Hendrix fan.
There, Bootsy premiered the video for 'Mirrors Tell Lies,' a cut from his current 'The Funk Capital of the World' album that features sampled snippets of Hendrix's actual speaking voice. Watch 'Mirrors Tell' below. Also, a reporter from local affiliate KGO-TV talked with Janie and Bootsy about Jimi, his ties to the city and more in a news segment that can be seen here.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Cover Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone'
Bootsy Collins' 'Mirrors Tell Lies (Feat. Jimi Hendrix)' -- Director's Cut