Are You Experienced

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
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Many of these songs are among Hendrix's very finest; it may be true that he would continue to develop at a rapid pace throughout the rest of his brief career, but he would never surpass his first LP in terms of consistently high quality.

The History of The Albums – n° 341

May 1967, dear diary, the day the world discovered one of the greatest Guitar Hero

While there are so many things to tell, from the crucial information to the most insignificant anecdote, it's crazy how much one faces a blank sheet of paper when writing about Jimi Hendrix, as if paralyzed by the legend he embodies. Honestly, I didn't know where to start and then I said to myself: "beyond the divine reputation he has as a guitarist, what does ... read more


He sure do be playing the geetar really good.

So yeah what can be said about Jimi Hendrix already? The mans often considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and up to this moment I haven't heard much of anything from Hendrix. Are You Experienced is... well.... an experience, Hendrix's guitar work surely lives up to the hype for me at least and he shows impeccable charisma across the board, not to discredit what everyone else was doing here either like Mitch Mitchell who is a great ... read more


"Are You Experienced" is an album blessed with astonishing legacy, as it progressed western music by pushing blues, jazz and Eastern conventions into psychedelic hard rock territory. The North American LP immediately establishes this legacy by beginning with "Purple Haze", which starts off with a hard guitar complimented by harsh drumming and Jimi Hendrix's bluesy vocals. Halfway through the song, the guitar scale suddenly sounds Eastern influenced with echoed ... read more


this album pushed the boundaries of psychedelic sound and rock and forever be one of the greatest and most innovative


Dude I have so much praise for this record and this band. I don’t even know where to begin so I’ll just say this;

The drummer in this band is heavily underrated I feel. His backup rhythms play such a key role in keeping with the vibe and tempo of Jimi and company’s groovy guitar playing. It’s just perfection to my ears.

Jimi’s voice sounds amazing, and the mixing of each of the band’s respective pieces is so boundary-pushing. Everybody else on the planet ... read more



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Added on: February 7, 2013