As far as books go, this one does exactly what it says. Definitely one for the die hard Jimi fans who like their books “listy”, The Studio Log chronicles each and every studio recording that came from the guitar god, even including a chapter recounting Hendrix’s “posthumous activity”.
First published in 1996, this book gives the when, where, and what of Jimi Hendrix’s recording escapades. If you consider yourself a big enough fan, however, then you probably know most of what’s here and won’t find it that stimulating a read, but more useful as a book of reference. What would have made The Studio Log that extra bit more special, is a nice selection of pictures of Hendrix doing what he does best – rocking the hell out. With an alphabetical tracklisting spanning over nearly 10 pages, it’s amazing to think how much one man accomplished before an untimely death at the age of 27. This isn’t a thrilling read by any standards, but if you want to be the one that knows more about Hendrix’s recording sessions than he probably did, pick this book up now.