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As a record chart hit in several countries and the opening number on the Experience's debut American album, it was many people's first exposure to Hendrix's psychedelic rock sound. The song features his inventive guitar playing, which uses the signature Hendrix chord and a mix of blues and Eastern modalities, shaped by novel sound processing techniques.
Because of ambiguities in the lyrics, listeners often interpret the song as referring to a psychedelic experiencealthough Hendrix described it as a love song. The song featured regularly in concerts and each of Hendrix's group configurations issued live recordings.
It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and is included on lists of the greatest guitar songs, including at number two by Rolling Stone and number one by Q magazine. Hendrix commented, "That record isn't us.
The next one's gonna be different. We're working on an LP which will mainly be our stuff. I told him to keep working on that, saying, 'That's the next single! According to drummer Mitch Mitchellhe and bassist Noel Redding learned the song in the studio: "Hendrix Puppet Of Beauty - Various - Demolition in and kind of hummed us the riff and showed Noel the chords and the changes.
I listened to it and we went, 'OK, let's do it. After the basic track was finished, Chandler explained that he and Hendrix developed the song:. With 'Purple Haze', Hendrix The Twins - All Mixed Up I were striving Voice In The Wind - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze a sound and just kept going back in [to the studio], two hours at a time, trying to achieve it.
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We kept going in and out. Redding and Mitchell were not included in the process because Chandler felt that it was more efficient for him and Hendrix to do it alone. The Octavia doubles the frequency of the sound it is fed, essentially adding an upper octave.
In interviews, Hendrix usually gave different answers about the development of the song's lyrics. Biographer Harry Shapiro points out that "Purple Haze" is most likely "a pot-pourri of ideas" which Hendrix developed over time. You know the song we had named 'Purple Haze'? I had it all written out. It was about going through, through this land. This mythical You know, like the history of the wars on Neptune.
So far, only a crumpled single sheet of ruled yellow tablet paper is on exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and does not include any of the lyrics used in the Experience song. After its release, Hendrix offered another explanation: "He [the song's protagonist] likes this girl so much, that he Voice In The Wind - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze know what [state] he's in, ya know.
A sort of daze, I suppose. That's what the song is all about. Purple haze all around, don't know if I'm coming up or down Am I happy or in misery, whatever it is that girl put a spell on me. Many fans and the press interpret the song as referring to a psychedelic experience due to lines such as "purple haze all in my brain" and "'scuse me while I kiss the sky". Poised effectively between the twin intoxicants of Voice In The Wind - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze and desire, they could be interpreted to the listener's taste".
Music critic William Ruhlmann describes "Purple Haze" as having "relentlessly driving, if relatively slow-paced underlying music, which provides a Monuments (Excerpt 1) - Various - Steinklang Industries platform for some of Hendrix's inventive guitar playing". Biographer David Henderson describes Hendrix's guitar tone as "at the razor edge of distort".
He starts out playing in the Mixolydian mode and then he goes right into the blues side. The Octavia has the effect of a sitar, kind of like Ravi Shankar meets B. One of Hendrix's most popular songs,  "Purple Haze" appears on numerous compilation albums. Live recordings of "Purple Haze" as performed by each of the different Hendrix lineups have been released.
Many musicians have recorded their interpretations of the song, making it one of Hendrix's most covered songs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Song first recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in For other uses, see Purple Haze disambiguation. Purple Haze. Roger Mayer. Retrieved July 7, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, Retrieved Voice In The Wind - Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze 5, Hung Medien. Retrieved July 11, Phononet GmbH.
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