Best Song on Jimi Hendrix’s Are You Experienced Poll

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

  1. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    After many tries of attempting to like this album, it has finally clicked with me. Brilliant album. Some poor songs but mostly quite good. I’m not sure which is my favourite. Some are pretty close in quality. I think I’ll go with I Don’t Live Today. But it could be tied with a few more. I have no doubt Purple Haze will win, and perhaps Foxey Lady second?

    I combined the U.K. and U.S. versions of the album, as iTunes does too.
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  2. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    “May This Be Love”, “Hey Joe”, “Wind Cries Mary”, “Purple Haze”, so many I could pick. I went with “Manic Depression”.

    One of the greatest debuts of all time, or of any time.
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  3. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    The Wind Cries Mary
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  4. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
  5. Licorice pizza

    Licorice pizza Livin’ On The Fault Line

    And you’ll
  6. It's got to be "Third Stone From the Sun." Followed closely by the title track.

    It's always amazed me how Hendrix came up with so much, so fast, to produce an album of such magnitude, as if he had been writing songs for ages. But no, he was only getting started.
  7. Licorice pizza

    Licorice pizza Livin’ On The Fault Line

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  8. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
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  9. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    I’m surprised Third Stine is so high. I would’ve put it second I think
  10. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Are You Experienced, for me.
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  11. JimSpark

    JimSpark Forum Resident

    "Manic Depression" is the biggest and nastiest monster track on an album containing many other big-and-nasty-but-slightly-less-monster tracks.

    And, it's in WALTZ TIME!!!

    I wish he'd have tried it out onstage with the Band Of Gypsys during their Fillmore East shows. That could have been one for the ages :cheers:
  12. ronm

    ronm audiofreak

    southern colo.
    AYE and TSFTS followed by May This Be Love.
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  13. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

    Today---Love or confusion
  14. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

    Voted Mary but it could have been Depression. Or is it Mary on the US album and Depression on the UK one?
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  15. joshm2286

    joshm2286 Forum Resident

    Purple Haze, Foxey Lady, Red House
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  16. pblmow

    pblmow Forum Resident

    Manic Depression
  17. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Wow, Purple Haze isn't leading by a ton? I'm really surprised. I thought it was one of those tracks on an album that are usually a clear winner among friends, even when surrounded by awesome material.
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  18. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH Forums.

    As wonderful as many of the songs are that showcase Hendrix's enormous talents, for me he has always shined when he's understated. So my vote: “Wind Cries Mary”.
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  19. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Personally, Manic Depression would be a better song if it were an instrumental, otherwise it's only okay to me.
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  20. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    Santiago de Chile
    Red House
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  21. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    I Don't Live Today.

    I think Purple Haze is overrated. I'd also take The Wind Cries Mary, Manic Depression and Hey Joe over it.

    Also Stone Free. I never counted that as part of the album, as I've always had the U.S. version.
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  22. Deek57

    Deek57 Forum Resident

    It has to be the title track for me, Third Stone would be my second choice. Can't go along with any inclusion from the US version..
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  23. marmalade166

    marmalade166 Grokkin' 'n' Groovin'

    Aberdeen, Scotland
    3rd Stone for me, a superb demonstration of his abilities with electric amplification
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  24. Lord Summerisle

    Lord Summerisle Forum Resident

    The title track.
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  25. JPJs Bass Guitar

    JPJs Bass Guitar Forum Resident

    Glasgow, UK
    I went for the title track as it's just such a perfect encapsulation of Hendrix in 1967.

    But I also love Manic Depression. The version on Winterland has long been a favourite, wilder than the studio version and that guitar solo ....
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