Best Song on Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced Poll

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by A Saucerful of Scarlets, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    The album is excellent all throughout, so picking a fav is really hard. I just went with the first track, Foxy Lady.

    Having the US tracks appended in the poll is quite confusing. I ignored those.
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  2. kaztor

    kaztor Forum Resident

    Stone Free isn't on the UK album. :confused:

    In any way, for those who hang on to the old Polydor cd of AYE the old Singles Album cd is a great way to scoop up the remaining goodies.
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  3. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    stone free, i don't live today, are you experienced. this is obviously an extended release track listing
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  4. raphph

    raphph Forum Resident

    Genuinely surprised I was the first person to vote for Fire
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  5. amoergosum

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  6. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

    The one ill always look forward to listening the most is Are You Experienced?
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  7. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

    Modena, Italy
    Title track for me
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  8. Olompali

    Olompali Forum Resident

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  9. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Today I went with Red House.
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  10. weavzy

    weavzy Needle Dropper're mysterious and superior cackling hen...youre people i do not understand...

    ...and to you I shall put an end!!

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  11. rrbbkk

    rrbbkk Forum Resident

    "The Wind Cries Mary" was the most fully realized and inspired track on the album. Remember, they knocked it out in less than an hour rather than leave recording budget on the table. Near the end of sessions for the album as a whole if I remember correctly.
  12. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Oof Thread Starter

    I too used to think it was incredibly overrated. I don't think the crappy stereo panning helped.

    Unlike The Beatles, from what I could tell this album has no definitive version so I took the iTunes route. I also followed the iTunes track listing order.

    No. As I mentioned in the original post, it is a combination of the U.K. and U.S. versions of the album.

    Me too. It was the first song on the album I even remotely cared for.
  13. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    sorry didn't read that. it would be a good way to issue the album.
  14. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
    I can't vote for a favourite because I love them all so much.
    The ones that I love a little less than others would be Hey Joe and Remember.
  15. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Oof Thread Starter

    Those two would be my least favourite as well. I don't like Hey Joe, and Remember's only okay. Both at the bottom of the pile. Highway Chile would also be there if not for the incredible, menacing guitar that sounds so out of place on an otherwise absolute bore of a song.
  16. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Positivity

    Manic Depression.

    May This Be Love would be my #2. Love this album.
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  17. vintage_tube

    vintage_tube Forum Resident

    East Coast
    The Wind Cries Mary

    Best Sirs,

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  18. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Oof Thread Starter

    Are You Experienced would be higher for me of not for the lyrics.
  19. tcbtcb

    tcbtcb Forum Resident

    sugar hill nh usa
    Tough call. Today: "Third Stone" edging "Stone Free" and probably "Mary" and the title track to follow.

    Also always had a soft spot for "Remember"--love that song!
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  20. marmalade166

    marmalade166 Grokkin' 'n' Groovin'

    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Hey Joe doesn't move me much, but I adore the lolloping feel of Remember and it sounds like a track from my favourite Hendrix album, Axis Bold As Love
  21. The Wind Cries Mary
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  22. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
    "Remember" is good but I think what lets it down is that it sounds like a straight forward Otis Redding song or something. You could even imagine Curtis Knight doing it. Similar also to "Have Mercy" which Jimi had in his repertoire in the early days. Still, it's brilliantly executed and again shows how versatile and complete an artist he was (which is the key to understanding why he was/is far more important than all the "greatest guitarists" that are usually regarded as his peers).
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  23. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    At least some of the riffs were developed in the preceeding years, like Foxy Lady which Jimi played a version of in Nashville in 1962-63. And Third Stone and possibly Red House were played in summer of '66. But yes to put together an album like AYE completely unproven is utterly impressive, like a comet descending on earth...

    I would disagree with the opinion that any song is less than stellar. "Remember" is a soul band tune, but it's a really good one.

    Pick: title track. No drugs needed to achieve lift-off.
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  24. kenbefound

    kenbefound Forum Resident

    Western Mass
    Surprised they haven't released this in a 2 lp configuration to reconcile the different versions.
  25. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    well with all the early posthumous releases being so dodgy it would seem like a no brainer
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