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Jimi Hendrix Has Best 'Guitar Face'

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January 6, 2005

Jimi Hendrix Has Best 'Guitar Face'

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Filed at 3:23 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimi Hendrix not only had the skills to become a rock legend -- he apparently had the right look as well. A recent poll found that Hendrix had the best ``guitar face'' -- the look guitarists get when trying to nail a high note or power chord.

Hendrix received 24 percent of the 3,000 votes cast online by the public and a poll by some 20 celebrity judges. B.B. King captured 18 percent of the vote, followed by Angus Young of AC/DC with 16 percent.

Gary Lucas, guitarist for Gods and Monsters, said he voted for Hendrix because he ``channeled all the soulful ecstasy of the universe through his hands, and this was naturally mirrored in his face.''

The poll by on-demand television service Mag Rack accompanied a contest to find the best amateur guitar face. Les Campbell of Nicholasville, Ky., was chosen the winner from more than 600 contestants.

In his photo, Campbell, a sound and recording engineer, showcases a classic headbanging, Fu Manchu mustache and Elvis Presley sneer -- as well as a resemblance to Metallica frontman James Hetfield, according to several of the judges.

He said his entry was from his heavy-metal playing days in the 1980s with the band Jack-in-Irons.

``Guitar face is a spur of the moment thing, something you have no awareness or control over,'' Campbell said in a statement. ``Guitar playing is ... all about energy, transferring your spirit to a hungry crowd through six strings and a wall of amps. You can't help sharing what you feel with a look, whether it's serious or maybe a little silly.''

Besides bragging rights, Campbell won a trip to New York to pick up his prize, a Les Paul ``Black Beauty'' electric guitar and case.

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Surely he can't beat Alvin Lee on the Woodstock film.

Once described as looking like someone having his genitals extracted with a chainsaw.

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Surely he can't beat Alvin Lee on the Woodstock film.

Once described as looking like someone having his genitals extracted with a chainsaw.

:lol::lol:

Yikes!

I'm surprised this thread hasn't been inundated with funny guitar face pictures... :P

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I'm surprised this thread hasn't been inundated with funny guitar face pictures... :P

here's one to go with the more twaaaaaiinngggggggg twoooooooiiiinggggggg hummmmmmmm-like playing preferred by some...

look at the concentrated fierceness, the way he is sprouting energy, transferring his spirit to the hungry crowd!

amazing...

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I'm surprised this thread hasn't been inundated with funny guitar face pictures...  :P

here's one to go with the more twaaaaaiinngggggggg twoooooooiiiinggggggg hummmmmmmm-like playing preferred by some...

look at the concentrated fierceness, the way he is sprouting energy, transferring his spirit to the hungry crowd!

amazing...

looks like he's in the middle of a bowel movement...

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looks like he's in the middle of a bowel movement...

which makes it even more amazing! Petaphonic geee-tarrrrr playing! how far(t) can you go?!

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I'm surprised this thread hasn't been inundated with funny guitar face pictures...  :P

here's one to go with the more twaaaaaiinngggggggg twoooooooiiiinggggggg hummmmmmmm-like playing preferred by some...

look at the concentrated fierceness, the way he is sprouting energy, transferring his spirit to the hungry crowd!

amazing...

:lol::lol:

That was cold, John!

:lol::lol:

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TWO good guitar facers in one photo! (Barbara Lynn and Derek O'Brien)

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Jimi sure did have an expressive guitar visage though!

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Jimi Hendrix really was the coolest!

I have some guitar face pictures of myself that I would never show. Oof! :ph34r:

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I'm still waiting to see actual video footage from Joe G's high school talent show where he had long hair and was rockin' out Metallica tunes!!

He's confirmed that video does indeed exist!

:lol:

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I'm still waiting to see actual video footage from Joe G's high school talent show where he had long hair and was rockin' out Metallica tunes!!

He's confirmed that video does indeed exist!

:lol:

thus far, only this still has surfaced.

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Yes, but why is he playing bass? He shreds metal riffs on gee-tar, man.

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Yes, but why is he playing bass?

it's a trick of the light

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I always liked Robert Fripp.

In the midst of playing something totally wild he:

a) Sat down

b) Looked like he was trying to puzzle out something in Plato

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Though he appears to have been mildly moved here:

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Edited by Bev Stapleton

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I always liked Robert Fripp.

In the midst of playing something totally wild he:

a) Sat down

b) Looked like he was trying to puzzle out something in Plato

another one of that type:

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though he didn't sit down and looked more like he was selecting the best looking crumpets at the local bakery-

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Here's Alvin being emasculated...

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another one of that type:

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though he didn't sit down and looked more like he was selecting the best looking crumpets at the local bakery-

Don't you mean in the front rows...

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Don't you mean in the front rows...

no crumpets in the front row. that was reserved for the vegetables.

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What did Sri Chimnoy put in his carrot juice...

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And did Jan pinch some...

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What did Sri Chimnoy put in his carrot juice...

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looks like a scene from that Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind Flick. I bet he's playing that five note figure.

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And did Jan pinch some...

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What's the Mahavishnu album were everyone is making that face in their picture on the inside cover (Birds of Fire?)

Joe and I were laughing about that one. We nicknamed the record "Pitch Bend Madness".

:lol:

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unexpected visitors

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I didn't know you were allowed to make that face and wear that jacket at the same time. I wonder if that was during the 8 minute mind bending guitar solo on I am I said.

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