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Hendrix and the Spook review – a poor way to honour Jimi

Hendrix and the Spook review – a poor way to honour Jimi

This documentary about the acclaimed guitarist is a cheaply made mix of interviews and dumbshow dramatic recreations

As we approach 18 September, the 50th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix, when he was just 27 years old, fans of the acclaimed guitarist may want to play some of his music, pour one out and toast his memory, and generally muse on his massive contribution to rock and guitar history. If that’s not enough, there are tons of books about him and miles of archive footage of the star playing his hits, and even a biopic (Jimi: All Is By My Side) that received a mixed reception in which André 3000 dons the feathered fedora and the flares to play the man himself. But watching this tawdry documentary, a cheaply made mix of interviews and dumbshow dramatic recreations by actors scuttling about flimsy sets in gloomy lighting, would be an unpleasant and

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