Jimi Hendrix's estate refused to grant music rights unless they were allowed full participation in the film's production. For that reason, all of the Hendrix songs in the film are covers. At the time the movie is set, 1966-67, Hendrix had three top 10 singles in the UK ("Hey Joe," "Purple Haze," and "The Wind Cries Mary") and a hit album ("Are You Experienced").
Got all these men writing songs to me. Then I go home and I listen to them alone. What is it with you rock 'n' rollers? You can perform for a thousand people and you can't be honest with one. You can sing it all, you just can't say the words.
The dialogue contains modern slang, like "hella good."
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