Along came Jimi Hendrix who dropped a lighted match into the box of fireworks. His first album is a must have. I have often said that I don’t think it is possible to truly understand the impact that he had unless you were around before he emerged. Nevertheless I am sure that, with a little imagination, you will be able to get very close. You really do need to listen to Are You Experienced loud, so for your neighbours’ sakes I suggest the purchase of a very good set of headphones.
The CD here has six bonus tracks which are his first three singles and B-sides in chronological order. To ‘get’ the power of the album you should stop after the track Are You Experienced and consider these last six tracks, good as they are, as a separate listening experience.
“Move over Rover and let Jimi take over…”