Monday, September 25, 2006

100. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)

Track Listing

1. Foxy Lady
2. Manic Depression
3. Red House
4. Can You See Me
5. Love Or Confusion
6. I Don't Live Today
7. May This Be Love
8. Fire
9. Third Stone From The Sun
10. Remember
11. Are You Experienced


Finally into three digits and what better album to be number 100 than Jim Hendrix's debut Are You Experienced? Nothing, that's what! Well maybe a few albums here and there but let's not dwell on that. This is a fucking great album and one that I'm proud to have inaugurating the three digit era which will finish two days before the end of this blog! (At least as we know it)

So Hendrix is this amazing great idol out there in the firmament worshiped by pot-heads and harder stuff-heads all around the galaxy. And when someone debuts with an album like this it is not difficult to see why. I am terribly sorry if my review seems quite free-formish today but that is due to the fermentation of grapes in mediterranean countries, and nothing to do with this here reviewer.

So Hendrix... yeah, (focus, focus). He was great, he was probably the most talented guitar player ever and used his gift for the noble cause of psychadelic rock and for that he will always have a place in my heart. This is a great album not only technically because he was a guitar genius but also a viscerally strong album. Hendrix plays from the gut and you feel it, it smacks you around the face like a slimy large trout. So buy the fucker now from Amazon UK or US! Or stream it from Napster, if you are cheap.

Track Highlights

1. Foxy Lady
2. Fire
3. Are You Experienced
4. Love Or Confusion

Final Grade



I cannot be bothered. Cheerio!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

You are right on.