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Jimi Hendrix



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Frankie Flowers
5 stars Hendrix never really surpassed this in terms of its freshness and general impact, although he steadily grew as a musician after its release. Variety on the album is unsurpassed, except by The Beatles: jazz (Third Stone from the Sun); blues (Red House); R&B soul (Fire, Remember), even a hard rock waltz (Manic Depression) and a surf song (May This Be Love). There are very strong tinges of psychedelia throughout as well.

On its release, "Are You Experienced" blew the first workings of other great guitarists to pieces. This album is so good that its songs including Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, Hey Joe and The Wind Cries Mary are some of the most commonly assosiated to Jimi Hendrix. The album as a whole has a love at first listen appeal which intensifies every time. This is one of the most inventive records ever. Noone comes close to Hendrix!

I have had the US version for years but both the US and UK issues are great. Though the US one has the 'fish eye' cover, which is more suited to the music. This perfectly crafted album should not dissapoint and is an essential album to be placed in any collection.

Frankie Flowers | 5/5 |


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