Are You Experienced

Are You Experienced (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)

  • 18 Aug 13:37
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By 1967 Jimi Hendrix was fêted as a genius by audiences and contemporary musicians alike. His innovative, evolving guitar prowess was captured to perfection on this, his album debut. At times audacious, at others lyrical, Hendrix brought new perspectives to every style he chose to play, be it blues, pop or psychedelia. This contains a wide range of material, on which Noel Redding (bass) and Mitch Mitchell (drums) provide the ideal springboard for the master’s flights. Each format offered avenues for experiment, none more so than the vibrant ‘Red House’, on which the standard 12-bar blues is teased and twisted to new heights. Hendrix was clearly enraptured by a new-found artistic freedom, a joy that pervades this entire album. The 1997 MCA Records reissue with extra tracks is a treat for sore ears....

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