Even President Obama likes Jimi Hendrix and was slipping some lines from “Stone Free” into one of his speeches.
From the AP:
“Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time — and they’re not always happy with me — they talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true,” Obama said during a speech at Wisconsin’s Laborfest on Monday.
Though Obama didn’t acknowledge it, the line was a verbatim quote from “Stone Free,” the first song Hendrix wrote after moving to England in 1966. “They talk about me like a dog,” the song says. “Talkin about the clothes I wear. But they don’t realize they’re the ones who’s square.”
Check out “Stone Free”:
The solo is pretty short for Hendrix, but one of my favorites of his.