SYRACUSE POST STANDARD - “Left handed Jimi ‘the pirate’ by Arnold Gibbons:
Hendrix came to town.. . and stirred the hearts and ears of 5,000 [sic] persons at the War Memorial. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is as it’s called an experience. Dante’s Inferno set to music in a modern electronic idiom is a pale comparison. It was a combination of acrobatic, daring, adventurous, hilarious, outlandish and impossible all made collectively relevant through Jimi’s guitar.
A Mahler gone mad and a Shostakovich gone silly – that’s Jimi. The guitar is at once a musical instrument, a weapon and a toy to arouse, threaten and coax an audience into submission…”
SYRACUSE HERALD-JOURNAL - ‘5,500 thrilled by Hendrix’ by Mary Jo Miuccio:
“Add an electronic guitar, and flashy colored clothes to the skilled fingers and powerful voice of Jimmy [sic] Hendrix, and the result is an unforgettable happening.
Fifty five hundred fans experienced the psychedelic adventure last night at the War Memorial. Jimmy Hendrix, along with his drummer Mitch Mitchell, and bass guitarist Noel Redding. thrilled the audience with talent and tremendous volume. The agile Hendrix produced his great sounds while he manoeuvred his guitar over his head, against his side, and in other seemingly awkward positions. His songs included “Fire,” “I Want To Live Today [sic] “Foxy Lady,” and “Stone Free.” Although the mild-speaking Hendrix hardly commented between songs, he did mention the campus situation with a mild statement, ‘No more guns please.’
Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys entertained while a colour and light show was flashed on a drop-screen behind them. The group, which was received with a good share of enthusiasm, sang “Bad News,” “Bramble Bush,” “Marie,” Nebraska Night,” and “How I Spent My Summer.” The last song dealt with the Chicago riots, and photographs of the mob scenes were flashed onto the screen with a psychedelic effect. The light show was comparable to the ones seen at Sunset Strip spots. The show was an observation of youth’s feelings expressed in music, color and pictures; expressed in their way of “telling it like it is.”