Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?

Greetings record, today’s selection is from August of 1967 (in the US that is, the brits had it much earlier), and it may very well be the first record that we’ve listened to that has been selected for permanent preservation in the Library of Congress (or at least it’s the first album that mentions that in the first paragraph of its wiki page). Its Jimi Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced”. Its got several songs you know and a few you don’t. It was the record that took Jimi from being someone that the hepcats dug to being the guy everyone recognized as that dude who played the guitar until it melted your face.

Side one:
“Purple Haze” – 2:46
“Manic Depression” – 3:46
“Hey Joe” – 3:23
“Love or Confusion” – 3:15
“May This Be Love” – 3:14
“I Don’t Live Today” – 3:55
Side two:
“The Wind Cries Mary” – 3:21
“Fire” – 2:34
“3rd Stone from the Sun” – 6:40
“Foxey Lady” – 3:15
“Are You Experienced?” – 3:55


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