Mitchell wasn't right for BOG. He would have overplayed on everything and ruined the groove . . .
++++1 :smile: Don't get me wrong. Mitch Mitchell is one of my favcorite drummers of all time. I mean who else could have given "Manic Depression" such an interesting and creative groove? Let alone all the other GREAT early Experience tracks. But Band Of Gypsys is VERY different and Jimi was absolutely correct in picking Buddy Miles for that band and his new songs. I mean other than some of Jimi's LOUD and soaring leads, it is really an R&B album with more than a little soul added in.
I also vote the solo in "Machine Gun" the greatest solo of all time. And tone!!!!! Be still my beating heart. Is there a greater Strat through a Marshall ever recorded????
You know I could go on and on. I love that album.
I will tell you one little thing. After I learned "Who Knows" some years ago, there is a little lick he uses in the intro that I still will pull out and apply in many applications. It almost always gets a "how do play that?" comment from a guitar player in the audience. Yes Jimi was the Master.