Are You Experienced? Lyrics. If you can just get your mind together Then come on across to me We'll hold hands, and then we'll watch the sunrise From the bottom of the sea. But first, are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced? Well, I have. I know, I know you probably scream and cry That your little world won't let you go But who in your measly little world Are you trying to prove that You're made out of gold and, eh, can't be sold. So uh, are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced? Well, I have Ah, let me prove. The album’s psychedelic title track, which author Sean Egan described as impressionistic in his book Jimi Hendrix and the Making of Are You Experienced, featured the post-modern soundscapes of backwards guitar and drums that pre-date scratching by 10 years. Are You Experienced?"
Recordings for Are You Experienced had begun in late October 1966, producing a string of singles preceding the illustrious first album by the world's most famous guitarist. While recording, the future working relationship between engineer Eddie Kramer and Hendrix was forged. The debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was initially issued in mono and then 'enhanced stereo' on later issues. The UK cover photography was by Bruce Flemming. Releases in Europe had the words "Jimi Hendrix" placed above the title
Finally released in May 1967, two weeks after Hendrix’s third UK Top 10 hit ‘The Wind Cries Mary’, Are You Experienced has remained a critical and commercial success since its release. The album reached number 2 in the UK, behind The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
It was his mind-boggling guitar work, of course, that got most of the ink, building upon the experiments of British innovators like Jeff Beck and Pete Townshend to chart new sonic territories in feedback, distortion, and sheer volume.
Jimi Hendrix is regarded as one of - if not - the best guitarists of all time, and all three of his main studio albums are often cited fairly high on lists, so I thought it was about time I listened to his work. And after hearing this, I have to say that I am not disappointed. I know by saying this, I'm basically regurgitating what has already been said a million times before, and that's that Jimi's talent is undeniably amazing. The Hendrix Experience is definitely better than most of classic rock, another great album in his catalog. 1. 8mo. mz. 60. If The Experience Is Right.
Jimi Hendrix- Are You Experienced". on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums. When a musician writes a piece of music, they keep two things in perspective- sound, and silence. What you do NOT play is just as, if not, more important than what you do play. Jimi Hendrix, of all rock guitar players, was a musician who understood that philosophy, and used it to his full advantage. Sure, he was an amazing soloist, who could hold his own weight at fast tempos, but what made Jimi unique is that he understood that 2 notes could do as much as 10 notes in the context of a song. While this is true, because the Jimi Hendrix Experience is a guitar driven band, it is not appropriate to call 'Are You Experienced"' a 'guitar only' album. Mitch Mitchell provides amazing drum tracks on every song, most notably 'Fire' and 'Can You See Me'. Noel Redding as well provides excellent basslines, especially the catchy riff on 'Fire'.
Second, it is important to remember that Jimi did not come to the studio completely empty-handed: he'd already begun writing his own songs when still playing as "Jimmy James and The Blue Flames" back in Greenwich Village, so it's not like "England made him" or anything like that. Third, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was: Jimi Hendrix - guitars, vocals, songwriting, kickass attitude; Noel Redding - bass; Mitch Mitchell - drums. Isn't it ironic, by the way, that prior to the Experience, Mitch drummed for Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames?