Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced 1967

Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced Album Cover
Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced
Jimi Hendrix brought psychedelic rock and roll to the United States in 1967 in his debut album, Are You experienced. Already a star in England, Hendrix, after a few substitute tracks, released the album on Reprise records and it quickly soared up the charts.

As you can see, the album cover has a psychedelic look and feel with the odd angle photo shot of Hendrix and his band in the center of a circle Bright clothing and a colorful back round with a bending effect complete the photograph.

The band was Mitch Mitchell on drums, and Noel Redding on guitar.

The tracks of this album are almost legendary. Any rock and roll countdown of the top 100 albums of all time always has this record in the top 10. And with thousands of great rock albums out there, that is some heavy praise.

Side one is:
Purple Haze
Manic Depression
Hey Joe
Love Or Confusion
May This Be Love
I Don't Live Today

Side two is:
The Wind Cries Mary
Third Stone From The Sun
Foxey Lady
Are You Experienced

Purple Haze, Manic Depression, Hey Joe, The Wind Cries Mary, Fire, Foxey Lady, and Are You Experienced were all hit songs from the album. It was almost unprecedented to have that many hit songs on one album.

Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced Back Cover
Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced Back Cover
The back cover has a black and white photo of Hendrix and the band with the track titles and a little warning about the album. It states:

Be forewarned. Used to be an experience meant making you a bit older. This one makes you wider. With the assistance of Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on guitar. Jimi Hendrix breaks the world into interesting fragments. Then reassembles it. You hear with new ears, after being experienced. Those who've only seen him perform know only part of this experience. They rave about a young man who plays a guitar in more positions than anybody before him. Now, this debut album will put the heads of Hendrix' listeners into some novel positions. Be forewarned.

Fire is one of my all time favorite tunes. Oh how I wished I could play guitar like that on this track. The lyrics of the song have been reported on the Internet many times. They are incorrect however. Below is the actual complete lyrics of the track, Fire. I suggest you get this CD, download the MP3, turn up your stereo as loud as it will go, and then force it up a little more and let Fire rock and roll. You might just see Jesus.

Fire By Jimi Hendrix

Now dig this, baby

You don't care for me
I don'-a care about that
Ya gotta new fool, ha!
I like it like that

I have only one burning desire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire (Repeat 4 times)

Yea baby
Listen here, baby
And stop acting so crazy
You say your mum ain't home,
It ain't my concern,
Just to play with me and you won't get burned

I have only one itching desire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire (Repeat 4 times)

Oh! Move over, Rover
And let Jimi take over
Yeah, you know what I'm talking 'bout
Yeah, get on with it, baby
That's what I'm talking 'bout
Now dig this!
Now listen, baby

You try to gimme your money
You better save it, babe
Save it for your rainy day

I have only one burning desire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire
I ain't gonna do you no harm
Yea, you better improve a little baby
I ain't gonna hurt ya baby
Ahh, I ain't done with your old lady
Ahh yes, that's Jimi talk baby
Yea baby.
Woo hoo hoo whoo hoo ouhh...


1 comment:

  1. Wow. One of the most popular albums of all time, and not a single comment. Kids these days....


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