Best Song on Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced Poll

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

  1. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

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    In the poll the US tracklist (including singles) beats the original. Just Red House sneaks back on the album. One could easily see this coming. Funny thing is Red House seems to get back at the expense of Fire. It seems right, althoug my choice for the weakest link making room for Red House would be perhaps Love or Confusion.
     
  2. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    I do have a copy of the set, but I haven't heard it since it came out. Don't remember that version. I'll have to circle back to it.
     
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  3. Remy

    Remy Forum Resident

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    The Wind Cries Mary

    So laid back. Great fluid solo. Looking forward to the mono!
     
  4. konajinx

    konajinx Forum Resident

    "Third Stone from the Sun" for me.
     
  5. Nielsoe

    Nielsoe Forum Resident

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    The title track. Pick one single track released up till then that sounds even remotely like this... Just pure genius.
     
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  6. weavzy

    weavzy Needle Dropper

    They have. I picked one up around 2010. There are two versions. US and UK. Both have all songs in difference sequence. Not sure if still in print.
     
  7. douglas mcclenaghan

    douglas mcclenaghan Forum Resident

    What an album.
     
  8. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    My error, I've never had the UK version, and the OP said it was both versions combined... (?)
    Strange that it was listed. I love the song regardless, but...
     
  9. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    As I said in an earlier post, "That track listing isn't just US + UK, by the way, it's the North American CD track listing with single B-side bonus tracks, too."
     
  10. Vintage1976

    Vintage1976 Way Out West

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    While, I think a couple of the songs, like "Third Stone" are technically superior to others on the album; I have to go with "Foxey Lady." That was one of those songs that was a life changer for me when I was young. Overall, this album is brilliant. I mean what a debut in 1967. Who else sounded even remotely like that? No one.
     
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  11. kendo

    kendo Forum Resident

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    A particularly difficult album to choose the best song from but today it is...

    Manic Depression, no it's Third Stone, no Purple Haze, no Are You Experienced, no Love Or Confusion....
     
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  12. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Wind Cries >
    Third Stone >
    Experienced
     
  13. SG47

    SG47 Forum Resident

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    I love all of this album so much it's impossible to pick one song as the best or as my favorite. So today's random pick... Manic Depression.
     
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  14. Dhreview16

    Dhreview16 Forum Resident

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    Possibly the best debut album ever.
     
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  15. SG47

    SG47 Forum Resident

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    Decided to put this Fantastic Album on right now as a result of this thread!
     
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  16. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    The meteoric rise of Jimi the solo artist must be unparalleled. From a position of poverty and hustling he conquered the world and released two ground-breaking albums within little more than one year.
     
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  17. I'm SO glad this poll asked for my 'favorite' song from this album -- and not which one I thought was the 'best'.

    Because as hard as 'favorite' was to pick -- it's an order of magnitude harder to argue for which one is the best of them all.

    I went with "Manic Depression" -- but there are at least half-a-dozen other songs that I think are damn near as good.

    Probably the VERY first album I ever probably listened to 100 times (back in high school my sophomore year, around 1984-85).
     
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