Electrik Emotions

Jimi Hendrix by Moebius 1966

I can’t explain myself like ”this” or ”that” sometimes, ’cause, you know, it just doesn’t come out like that. -Jimi Hendrix

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A few images of Jimi Hendrix done in France by the creator of Silver Surfer, the famous French artist Jean Giraud a.k.a Moebius, imagining Hendrix in a infinite imaginary world that never cease to glorify an epic vision… A cosmic infinite magical universe. All this in 1966 at a time Hendrix was virtually unkown… Few people know that Hendrix first major gig was in France when Chas Chandler, ex Animals and now Hendrix manager got the freshly put together band ”The Jimi Hendrix Experience” to headline for Johnny Hallyday. So it was the 13th of October 1966 in Evreux, France that Hendrix played his first major gig. The show in Nancy on the 14th of October 1966 is immortalised on film by Swiss director Claude Goretta in which you can see the 2 rockers blowing smoke rings in a restaurant. This was the birth of a myth only witnessed and rendered by two wise visionaries who inmmediately sensed the brilliant talent of a rising star guitarist that would soon become a legend. Of course Jimi came back to play the Olympia in 1967 and when he returned once more in 1968, he was not a stranger anymore… 

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Emotions Electriques is a book published in 1998 by French journalist  Jean-Noël Coghe who followed Hendrix while he was in France in 1966 and 1967 illustrated by Moebius who was inpsired by the pictures taken by the Coghe. Both the artist and the journalist had forseen the glory of starry eyed, timeless guitar player JIMI HENDRIX.  

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ÉDITEUR : CASTOR ASTRAL        ISBN : 9782859203863

AUTEUR : MOEBUS/ COGHE, JEAN-NOËL

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14 thoughts on “Electrik Emotions”

    1. They are indeed! Moebius, Druillet and Caza are my favorite French artists. They created les” Humanoides Associés” and they were the first to publish Bukowski in French amongst others.

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