Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cuts for Cooky: Jimi, Villanova Junction

Seldom recognized amongst most rock aficionados, Villanova Junction is a great kickback song for a lazy afternoon. As with Third Stone from the Sun he here echoes the influence of Wes, and creates a mood of introspection that I bet would surprise those only superficially familiar with his music. Jimi headlined Woodstock, and by the time he came on much of the crowd had left; like Jim Gray leaving, I wish I could make a short film with those who walked out on history and see what they think of their decision now. Nonplussed and as usual rising to the occasion, Jimi's Woodstock version is the best take.