Jimi Hendrix's show at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival was the performance that broke him in the United States. While half of this was previously available as one side of an LP that also featured a side of live Otis Redding from the same event, Jimi Plays Monterey has his whole performance. Jimi and the Experience were in fine, lean, fiery form on this nine-song set, which showcased the most well-known tunes from the Are You Experienced? album and covers of "Killing Floor," "Like a Rolling Stone," "Rock Me Baby," and "Wild Thing."
AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger