Just about everything aboutJimi Hendrix在夏威夷毛伊岛的表演，于7月底于1970年建议，他们可能是火车残骸。Hendrix.'s manager had invested in an ill-fated film about hippie culture and expanded consciousness, and the production was going off the rails. Hoping to make the movie more saleable, the filmmakers eagerly agreed to stage a concert starringHendrix.that would appear in the film. (In a brave display of full hippie-era spaciness, the producers divided the audience for the concert by their astrological signs.) Playing for a few hundred flower children (when he was accustomed to appearing before several thousand) near a volcano while high winds interfered with the equipment and the flimsy stage was not exactly whatHendrix.和his band were used to. However, they were seasoned pros, and住在毛伊岛在1970年7月30日，他们在相机之前播放的两套展示。这些录音文件Hendrix.和his accompanists -- bassistBilly Cox和drummerMitch Mitchell-- as a well-oiled machine that delivered this material with a confidence and strength that also gave them room to stretch out without losing the plot.Hendrix.delivers the guitar pyrotechnics that were his trademark, demonstrating his skills with a clear focus while using the swoops and cries of his Stratocaster to explore the outer limits of his songs. The Maui recordings don't find him exploring much in the way of anything new, but he's in excellent form, playfully relaxed and fully engaged at the same time, andMitch Mitchell's drumming is, as always, an excellent foil forJimi's melodies and instrumental attack, whileBilly Cox's subtle but solid bass anchors this music better than his predecessor,诺埃尔•雷丁.Hendrix.would die on September 18, 1970, and the fact this is among the very last shows he would perform (and the final one to be professionally recorded) certainly adds to the interest for many fans, but住在毛伊岛never sounds like an artist who is running out of gas. In some way,Jimi's participation in "The Rainbow Bridge Vibratory Color-Sound Experiment" (as filmmakerChuck Weindescribes the event while he welcomes the band to the stage) was a goof, but he along withMitchell和Coxsaw to it that the folks on hand (and the camera crew) saw something worthwhile. Despite high winds, a rickety stage, and a small crowd, they delivered, and fans will revel in this document of late-periodHendrix.in full flight.