‘Are You Experienced’ by The Jimi Hendrix Experience is their debut album produced by Chas Chandler released on May 12, 1967 by Track Records.
Track Listing : 1.Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix) – 02:46 . 2.Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:46 . 3.Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:23 . 4.Love Or Confusion (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:15 . 5.May This Be Love (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:14 . 6.I Don’T Live Today (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:55 . 7.The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:21 . 8.Fire (Jimi Hendrix) – 02:34 . 9.Third Stone From The Sun (Jimi Hendrix) – 06:40 . 10.Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:15 . 11.Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:55 . 12.Stone Free (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:35 . 13.51St Anniversary (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:15 . 14.Highway Chile (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:32 . 15.Can You See Me (Jimi Hendrix) – 02:32 . 16.Remember (Jimi Hendrix) – 02:48 . 17.Red House (Jimi Hendrix) – 03:51
Musicians : The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Band . Jimi Hendrix – Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals On (1), Electric Guitar, Handclaps On (6), Voice Of “”Star Fleet”” On (9), Piano On (11) . Noel Redding – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals On (1 – 8 – 14) . Mitch Mitchell – Drums, Tambourine On (4 – 7 – 10 – 13), Cowbell, Backing Vocals On (6 – 13)
Production : Produced By Chas Chandler
Package : Dave Siddle – Engineer . Eddie Kramer – Engineer . Mike Ross – Engineer
Recorded December 13, 1966 – April 3, 1967 At De Lane Lea, Cbsand Olympic Studios In London..
Released On May 12, 196 By Track Records.
The Guardian wrote in 2003 that it “remains a watershed of psychedelic rock.”American musicologist Gilbert Chase asserted that the album “marked a high peak in hard rock.” The Miami Herald credits it for introducing acid rock, classic rockand the guitar style of heavy metal music. In his review for Blender, music critic Robert Christgau said that, although the album’s songs are catchy enough to hum, “humming definitely doesn’t capture their essence, a roiling sea of guitar that would change how a generation of fans heard music and conceived their own blown minds. […]
This album is the quintessential showcase of Hendrix’s guitar skills and experimentation with electronic sounds. Although slightly unconventional at the time, his use of distortion allows him to explore the mechanical capabilities of his instrument. The versatility of Are You Experienced is displayed as he moves seamlessly from proto-noise rock to classic blues progressions. […]
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Now, here we have Jimi Hendrix – big hair, tight pantsand man that cat can rock. Exceptand this is key, Jimi’s guitar was in itself a sexual organ, a powerful, rock-hard staff of virile energy. He worked it with great skill, dexterityand emotion. […]