Thursday, April 9, 2015

Jimi Hendrix - are you experienced

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's debut album from 1967 was one of those albums that changed music history. It still sounds pretty amazing nowadays with its psychedelic rock assault, but must have sounded like it was from another planet back then. Who was this alien Jimi Hendrix and how was he able to produce such sounds out of his guitar? Songs like "Foxy lady", "Purple haze" and "Hey Joe" have become total rock classics.

However its not a perfect album, there are a few places where you wish Jimi would have stopped pissing around and got on with it. But thats a minor point, the album's fusion of heavy rock noise with accessible song structures changed the world. Dude.

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