Jimi Plays Monterey

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Jimi Plays Monterey
Live album by Jimi Hendrix
Released February 1986
Recorded June 18, 1967 at the Monterey Pop Festival, Monterey, California, USA
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock
Length 41:02
Label Reprise
Producer Alan Douglas
Jimi Hendrix chronology
Kiss the Sky
Jimi Plays Monterey
Johnny B. Goode
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Jimi Plays Monterey is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix released in February 1986. The album documents The Jimi Hendrix Experience's performance at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967. As well as songs from the band's debut album Are You Experienced, Monterey also includes covers of "Killing Floor" (Howlin' Wolf), "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan), "Rock Me Baby" (B. B. King) and "Wild Thing" (Chip Taylor). The version of "Wild Thing" on the album is one of the most notable live performances ever, as, in an iconic moment in rock history, he sets his guitar alight after the song and then smashes it.

Jimi Plays Monterey is also a short film directed by D. A. Pennebaker documenting the same performance as the album, also released in 1986. It is notable for containing several interviews with rock stars, and containing an art piece by Denny Dent during the performance of "Can You See Me".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Killing Floor" (Howlin' Wolf) 5:55
2. "Foxy Lady"   3:36
3. "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) 6:51
4. "Rock Me Baby" (Joe Josea, B. B. King) 3:45
5. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) 4:48
6. "Can You See Me"   3:11
7. "The Wind Cries Mary"   3:40
8. "Purple Haze"   4:20
9. "Wild Thing" (Chip Taylor) 9:46

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Jimi Hendrix: Jimi at Monterey". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 

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