Archive | Feb 08, 2017

Certain Songs #784: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Fire”

Album: Are You Experienced
Year: 1967

Of course, if the Jimi Hendrix Experience had just been a flash guitarist and a couple of other dudes, then they would have been, oh I dunno, Ten Years After. And had they been three ego-driven virtuosos, they would have been Cream.

Now I know that a whole bunch of y’all love Cream more than I do, and some of you might even love Ten Years After, but none of their records were even a patch on what The Jimi Hendrix Experience pulled off on Are You Experienced, which remains one of the greatest debuts in the history of music. (Did I mention that?)