Archive | Feb 09, 2017

Certain Songs #785: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Third Stone From The Sun”

Album: Are You Experienced
Year: 1967

Every other song on Are You Experienced had some kind of precedent in the past.

There were tight pop songs like “Foxy Lady” and “Purple Haze.” There were the hard-rocking pop songs like “Foxy Lady” or “Fire,” there were the bluesy songs like “Manic Depression” or “The Wind Cries Mary,” there was the psychedelia of “Love or Confusion” and the title track. And, of course, there was the mandated-by-law cover of “Hey Joe.”

Except for “Third Stone From The Sun.” It was pretty much unprecedented.