Hendrix as threat – as inspiration / challenge to white guitarists. Check out these two and their synchronized “technophallic” guitar choreogaphy. Something strikes me as being vaguely (maybe not) Hendrixian about the total performance here. Am I wrong to think so? Is the afro / noisy distorted guitar deal / bluesy lyrical structure just a period thing? MC5 are from the D-town (“Motor City Five”) – and many of the artists who inspired them where black (McCoy Tyner, pianist closely associated with Coltrane), and Archie Schepp (and other free jazz folks) – but there’s no mention that I found of Jimi Hendrix. Does this back up Wacksman’s thesis, or does it present him with a problem?