Jimi Hendrix Electric Church (2015 TV Movie)
Jimi Hendrix: Himself
David Frost, Himself : I heard you use the expression, an Electric Church, as a ambition you had. Was this speaking metaphorically or poetically or do you really want it.
Jimi Hendrix, Himself : Honestly, I don't know. It's just a belief I have, you know, and we do use electric guitars. Everything, you know, is electrified nowadays. So, therefore, the belief comes in through electricity to the people, whatever. That's why we play so loud. Because it doesn't actually hit through the ear drums - like most groups do nowadays. You know, they say, we're gonna play loud too because they play loud. And they've got this real shrill sound. You know, it's really hard. We're playin' for our sound to go inside the soul of the person, actually, you know. And see if they can awaken some kind of thing in their minds, you know. Because there are so many sleepin' people. You can call it that, if you want to.
Jimi Hendrix, Himself : Before the times of King, Dr. Luther King, you know, it's been a whole lot of changes, you know, and some people - after the excitement or the backwash or the change slows down, they say, yeah, that was groovy. Let's see what else can we feast upon now? You know, on other things. There's a whole lot of changes happening. But, now its time for all these changes to connect. To show that it is leading up to love, peace and harmony.
Jimi Hendrix, Himself : I'd like for everybody to see these types of festivals. See everybody mix together. You wouldn't believe it. You really wouldn't.
Jimi Hendrix, Himself : [after performing "All Along the Watchtower"] I want to say thank you very much for the last four years. And also thank you to the girl over there with the purple underwear on.
[Plays "Foxey Lady"]
Jimi Hendrix, Himself : [after "Foxey Lady"] All right, everybody stand up and get up your and stand up on your feet, we'd like to do the Happy Birthday song to America. The thing they used to brainwash us to sing to. Let's all, everybody stand up and sing it together, with feeling.
[Plays a few bars of "The Star Spangled Banner" - but quickly moves to "Purple Haze"]