Archive | Feb 12, 2017

Certain Songs #788: Jimi Hendrix – “The Star Spangled Banner (Live at Woodstock)”

Album: Woodstock Motion Picture Soundtrack
Year: 1969

Let’s face it: “The Star Spangled Banner” is not a great song.

Not only does it have musical roots in a British drinking song — let us never forget that our national anthem is basically stolen intellectual property — it’s also fucking impossible to sing if you don’t have the range of a Whitney Houston.