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Jimi Hendrix or Micheal Jackson

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Posted : 5 years ago at Aug 28 18:08 -
who do you think is better micheal jackson or jimi hendrix
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Posted : 5 years ago at Aug 28 21:35 -
Hendrix. Though Jackson was bigger record seller and changed a genre in itself Hendrix was the guitar god in a sense hes like Bruce Lee on the guitar. So I say musically Hendrix but, if I was going sales Jackson but, idk how I could possibly calculate popularity and compare its impossible. So again my vote is Hendrix.
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Posted : 5 years ago at Aug 28 21:56 -
Hendrix seeing as michael lived longer sold more but jimi accomplished more in his shorter life plus he kicked ass on guitar.
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Posted : 5 years ago at Aug 28 22:37 -
u 2 got the right idea rock on :)
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Posted : 4 years, 12 months ago at Sep 5 11:04 -
Totaly Hendrix. he rocked ass! :)
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Posted : 4 years, 12 months ago at Sep 6 5:23 -
hendrix seems pretty kool but i dont know him as much as MJ
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Posted : 4 years, 12 months ago at Sep 6 18:58 -
hendrix was the guitar hero
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Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago at Sep 9 0:59 -
I love them both, but I grew up with MJ's music.

So I love that man, may God rest his soul.

He was a good man, charitable, respectable, and loved by many.

MJ has made more albums and singles than just about anyone in his life, and also has given more to charity than most celebrities.

Though, granted, he made alot more money than others, he gave what he could.

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Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago at Sep 9 1:17 -

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Posted : 4 years, 11 months ago at Sep 9 20:54 -
i agree with enko
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Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago at Dec 25 20:50 -
Jimi hendrix
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Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago at Dec 28 23:07 -
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Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago at Dec 30 0:39 -
Guitar man!
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Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago at Jan 3 21:16 -
That's not really a fair comparison. Their music was nothing alike. Different time-spans, different styles, different feeling when you listen.

I'd say there is no better there, as far as those two go. Just different.
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Posted : 4 years, 7 months ago at Jan 7 21:32 -
i agree with elfflame.. oranges and apples.
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Posted : 4 years, 7 months ago at Jan 8 2:07 -
not really both are musicians who both touched a generation of people
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Posted : 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 16 19:41 -
Michale Jackson for me.
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Posted : 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 17 22:42 -
Jimi no doubt, Michael did a lot for music, but Jimi is arguably the best guitarist of all time. Even still people claim he isnt, he did all of what he did in the span of 3 or 4 years, where Michael and Elvis and other respected musicians had 15-20 year careers.
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Posted : 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 18 16:54 -
This is like comparing apples to oranges. Both played different types of music, but both a gods in the music industry. Hendrix was a once in a lifetime player, the John Coltrane of guitars if you will. People still can't figure out half the stuff he was even doing. Then there is Michael Jackson. He was the King of Pop. His music defined a generation. His career was much longer than that of Jimi's. I would say between 1979 with Off the Wall, until 1987 with Bad, he and the legend Quincy Jones produced three of the best albums of all time (Thriller right in the middle of those two other albums too). It is a matter of opinion, but when people look back I think both are equally as good and equally important and legends.
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Posted : 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 19 14:25 -
Hendrix was an excellent guitar player, who had great sense for music and psychedelia. Michael was an great pop star, who knew the music business and knew how to do great hits that sound pop but still intriquing (hey, I'm a punk/metal/rocker, so that's an achievement). Even though they both are awesome stars of popular music, I'll still have to say that Hendrix wins in my opinion.

Why? He was a pioneer of noise rock. For example, search for "Star Spangled Banner" live performance. Fucking awesome, which sadly plays in radio only when hell freezes over. And to my knowledge, Texas has never been such a cold place. (Please, take it as a joke!)

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Posted : 4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 2 9:09 -
MJ. Definitely.
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Posted : 4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 3 14:00 -
Hendrix was great in his time, As Michael was in his. You just can't compare the two
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Posted : 3 years, 11 months ago at Sep 16 14:58 -
``All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.``
Jimi Hendrix
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Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 21 17:27 -
Michael Jackson is great, but Jimi Hendrix is the greatest! ;-)
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Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 22 1:28 -
Hendrix alllll the waaaay
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Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 22 4:27 -
This Is Rather A Stupid Question As Seeing How Different Jackson & Hendrix Were!

There Is No Fix Answer.... Both Are GREAT In My Book!
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Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 5 2:19 -
better at what?
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Posted : 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 20 13:46 -
Both were great but I have to say that Hendrix is better...
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Posted : 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 18 8:21 -
I agree that it is not really fair to compare the two. It is a little like apples and oranges as was mentioned.

Having said that, I will admit that I would have to lean toward Hendrix. I think he was more influentual to a lot of musicians that came after him. The thing you have to remember about Hendrix is how much he accomplished in such a short time in the limelight. The Jimi Hendrix Experience only recorded 3 studio albums. That is mind-boggling in itself, when you realize what a guitar hero he had become in his short lifetime.

In fairness to Michael, I have to say his scene was the pop dance music, and not he heavy psychodelic guitar rock and electric blues that Hendrix specialized in.
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Posted : 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 23 11:54 -
It basically comes down to this. Most young kids will say Michael, while the older folks would stay in the Hendrix camp.

That is because Hendryx's music influenced them when they were young, just as Michael has influenced the young people today.

I still say it is a hard comparison because their styles are so different. One thing I can say that they both have in commen was they were both great showmen who knew how to entertain on stage.
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Posted : 1 year, 6 months ago at Mar 2 4:46 -
Your shitting me right?

How do you even compare these too together like that?

Get this straight, there is no "greatest" guitar player, singer, song writer, etc. There is none of that. Jimi Hendrix knew this. He wasn't trying to be the best guitar player ever, he didn't even consider himself that. The people Hendrix influenced, also know this. For years they played the "Clapton vs Hendrix" contest. You can pick one or the other, but they both had a huge influence on the world of guitar playing. A guy like Stevie Ray Vaughan knew that there was no such thing as being the greatest guitar player. He was more focused on his style, and how he played. SRV just ripped his mind all over the guitar to tell you how he felt, just like Hendrix did.

Michael Jackson is compared to everyone. Most of all I hear him compared to B.B. King, James Brown, Prince, and even Jackie Wilson. That is because all four of the guys I mentioned played with soul in their music. It was not empty notes. Michael Jackson like most of the R&B singers in the 80's was hugely influenced by James Brown and this is clearly evident in his ballad tracks where he just sings his ass off.

How can you even compare these two is beyond me. It's not that they are totally different, it's that they are just alike. They both put their heart into everything. It's like trying to compare Miles Davis to Elvis Presley, and you know it just don't work. There is no "who is better" they were both amazing musicians and performers who absolutely loved their music.
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Posted : 1 year, 6 months ago at Mar 4 0:07 -
Has to be said: Never did get the hype about Michael Jackson.
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Posted : 1 year, 6 months ago at Mar 4 3:31 -
R.I.P. Music? Music is still alive today. You are focusing too much on negativity. Yeah there is a lot of crappy music today, but are you forgetting all the crappy music we always had? In the 80's we had a lot of shitty music to mirror the great stuff. In the 70's it was the same, people forget all the really bad stuff out at the same time we had those great Funk and R&B albums. The 90's I'd argue had far worse bad music than any decade. Every decade has good and bad stuff. Music is not dead. It's more alive than ever, there is still good bands out there but as always, you gotta dig for it. The radio has not really played "great" stuff since the 70's.

I hear these same comments all the time from Blues fans that constantly talk about how much they hate John Mayer and Kenny Wayne Sheppard and how they think those guys will never amount to anything and how they are a joke for trying to play Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan songs. I personally don't care for John Mayer, but I think he's great to have around, since I've met young people that told me they learned about Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and SRV from listening to Mayer.

Music cannot die. Stop listening to the radio and paying attention to the chart. You dig and you will find some amazing stuff out there my friend. The best stuff wasn't always played on the radio even in the 60's and 70's. I used to think music was dead too mostly in the 90's when I was a lot younger and I proved myself wrong big time when I continued to discover great stuff that just wasn't popular.
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Posted : 1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 8 12:59 -
To a certain extent music is dead, but it can always be restored.

-Never liked MJ music, never.

-Hendrix is pretty awesome, so I'd choose him, although, I guess you can not really compare the two. They were both very different musicians.
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Posted : 1 year, 2 months ago at Jun 23 5:27 -
This is an odd choice, I love MJ though
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Posted : 1 year, 1 month ago at Jul 9 11:51 -
James Marshall Hendrix