This past month, Experience Hendrix released a very high quality recording of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's stunning performance at the May 1968 Miami Pop Festival, where the Experience shared the bill with The Mothers of Invention (as well as Chuck Berry, Blue Cheer and Arthur Brown).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PVjcIO4MT4http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/jimi-hendrix/film-outtake-miami-pop-festival/2752/
The performance is fantastic, and it's a great album (Experience Hendrix even capitalized on the concert's release by making the Miami Pop Festival the centerpiece of their new Hendrix biography Hear My Train A Comin'), but
what I couldn't get over was the desire to hear The Mothers' performance at Miami Pop. We've got the segment that was used for "King Kong (live on a flat bed diesel in the middle of a race track at a Miami Pop Festival . . . the Underwood ramifications)" but what about the rest of the concert? Does anyone know if there's a tape, sitting in the vault, waiting for the right time? Or has a recording been deemed unfit for release? Or was The Mothers' performance even recorded in full?
Either way, it's certainly high on my personal wishlist after experiencing Hendrix's festival performance.