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Listen here. On their first album, Led Zeppelin were still in the process of inventing their own sound, moving on from the heavy rave-ups of guitarist Jimmy Page 's previous band, the Yardbirds. But from the beginning, Zeppelin had the astonishing fusion of Page's lyrical guitar-playing, Robert Plant 's paint-peeling love-hound yowl, and John Paul Jones and John Bonham's avalanche boogie.
Heavy metal still lives in its shadow. Pete Townshend said he suffered a nervous breakdown when his planned follow-up to the rock opera Tommythe ambitious, theatrical Lifehousefell apart. But he was left with an extraordinary cache of songs that the Who honed for what became their best studio album, Who's Next. One of the most moving songs is "Running to Stand Still," a stripped-down slide-guitar ballad about heroin addiction, but for the most part this is an album that turns spiritual quests and political struggles into uplifting stadium singalongs: See hits like "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," a rock anthem with a gospel soul.
On RumoursFleetwood Mac turned private turmoil into gleaming, melodic public art. The band's two couples — bassist John and singer-keyboard player Christine McVie, who were married; guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and vocalist Stevie Nicks, who were not — were in the midst of breakups during the album's protracted sessions.
Perhaps the greatest live album ever recorded. From the breathless buildup of the spoken intro through terse, sweat-soaked early hits such as "Try Me" and "Think" into 11 minutes of the raw ballad "Lost Someone," climaxing with a frenzied nine-song medley and ending with "Night Train," Live at the Apollo is pure, uncut soul.
And it almost didn't happen. James Brown defied King Records label boss Syd Nathan's opposition to a live album by arranging to record a show himself — on October 24th,the last date in a run at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater. His intuition proved correct: Live at the Apollo — the first of four albums Brown recorded there — charted for 66 weeks.
Stevie Wonder 's high-flying musical experimentation and penetrating lyrical insight made Innervisions a textured, but never self-indulgent, work of soulful self-discovery. Fusing social realism with spiritual idealism, he brings expressive color and irresistible funk to his keyboards on "Too High" a cautionary anti-drug song and "Higher Ground" which echoes Martin Luther King Jr.
The album's centerpiece is "Living for the City," a cinematic depiction of exploitation and injustice.
He brought his most innovative music to life in the nick of time: Three days after Innervisions was released, Wonder was put into a four-day coma after the car he was traveling in collided with a logging truck. He deals with childhood loss in "Mother" and skirts blasphemy in "Working Class Hero": "You're still fucking peasants as far as I can see. Plastic Ono Band is the sound of Year Zero. In his only two recording sessions, Johnson cut just 29 songs, but their evanescent passion has resonated through the decades, crucial inspiration for everyone from Chicago blues originator Elmore James to British blues inheritors like the Stones and Eric Clapton.
Every one of his songs along with 12 alternate takes is included here — a holy grail of the blues. Goode," "Back in the USA. In the maestro's own words, "The nature and backbone of my beat is boogie, and the muscle of my music is melodies that are simple. Michael Jackson towered over the s the way Elvis Presley dominated the s, and here's why. He and producer Quincy Jones established the something-for-everyone template with 's Off the Walla crisp fusion of pop hooks and dance beats.
But the most thrilling thing was the autobiography busting through the gloss: the hiss of denial on "Billie Jean"; the to-hell-with-haters strut of "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'.
Van Morrison never sounded more warm and ecstatic, more sensual and vulnerable, than on his enigmatically beautiful solo debut. The crowning touch was the superior jazz quintet convened by producer Lewis Merenstein to color the mists and shadows.
Bassist Richard Davis later said that Morrison never told the musicians what he wanted from them or what the lyrics meant. Maybe he didn't know how to. He was going deep inside himself, without a net or fear. Bruce Springsteen Fire (Take 5) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced And More (CD) everything he had — patience, energy, studio time, the physical endurance of his E Street Band — to make his masterpiece.
There are a dozen guitar overdubs on the title track alone. He found it so hard to re-create the sound in his head — the Jersey-bar dynamite of his live gigs, Phil Spector 's grandeur, Roy Orbison 's melodrama — that he nearly gave up and put out a live album. But his attention to detail produced a timeless record about the labors and glories of aspiring to greatness. The overnight-success story of the s, Nirvana 's second album and its totemic first single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," shot up from the nascent grunge scene in Seattle to kick Michael Jackson off the top of the Billboard album chart and blow hair metal off the map.
No album in recent history had such an overpowering impact on a generation — a nation of teens suddenly turned punk — and such a catastrophic effect on its main creator.
The weight of fame led already troubled singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain to take his own life in Lyrically, Cobain raged in code — shorthand grenades of inner tumult and self-loathing. His genius, though, in songs like "Lithium," "Breed" and "Teen Spirit" was the soft-loud tension he created between verse and chorus, restraint and assault.
Cobain also fought to maintain his underground honor. Ultimately, it was a losing battle, but it is part of this album's enduring power. He wanted to play [the song] live all the way through. Bob Dylan once introduced this album's opening song, "Tangled Up in Blue," onstage as taking him 10 years to live and two years to write.
In fact, he wrote all of these lyrically piercing, gingerly majestic songs in two months, in mid He was so proud of them that he privately auditioned almost all of the album, from start to finish, for pals and peers including Mike Bloomfield, David Crosby and Graham Nash before cutting them in September — in just a week, with members of the bluegrass band Deliverance.
But in December, Dylan played the record for his brother David in Minneapolis, who suggested recutting some songs with local musicians. The final Blood was a mix of the slow, pensive New York sessions and the faster, wilder Minneapolis dates. Together, they frame the gritty anguish in some of Dylan's most passionate, confessional songs — from adult breakup ballads like "If You See Her, Say Hello" to the sharp-tongued opprobrium of "Idiot Wind," his greatest put-down song since "Like a Rolling Stone.
Yet he had never turned so much Fire (Take 5) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced And More (CD) into so much musical splendor. Rescued from dead-end gigs in New York by ex-Animal Chas Chandler, Hendrix arrived in London in Septemberquickly formed the Experience with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell and in a matter of weeks was recording the songs that comprised his epochal debut — which stands four and a half decades later as rock's most innovative and expressive guitar record.
Hendrix's incendiary playing was historic in itself, the luminescent sum of his chitlin-circuit labors in the early Sixties with Little Richard and the Isley Brothers and his melodic exploitation of amp howl. Hendrix made soul music for inner space. That January, the Beatles were on the verge of a breakup, exhausted and angry with one another after the disastrous sessions for the aborted Get Back LP, later salvaged as Let It Be [see No. Determined to go out with a sense of recaptured glory, the group reconvened at EMI's Abbey Road Studios to make its most polished album: a collection of superb songs cut with an attention to refined detail, then segued together especially on Side Two with conceptual force.
There was no thematic link, other than the Beatles' unique genius. And Lennon, McCartney and Harrison reputedly sang more three-part harmony here than on any other Beatles album.
Let It Be was the group's final release, but this album was its real goodbye, Fire (Take 5) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced And More (CD).
It was no idle boast. Much of what we take for granted in rock would not exist without this New York band or its seminal debut: the androgynous sexuality of glitter; punk's raw noir; the blackened-riff howl of grunge and noise rock; goth's imperious gloom.
Recorded dirt-cheap at a studio that was literally falling apart, it is a record of fearless Fire (Take 5) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced And More (CD) and lyric depth. Singer-songwriter Lou Reed documented carnal desire and drug addiction, decadence and redemption, with a pop wisdom he learned as a song-factory composer for Pickwick Records. Cale introduced the power of pulse and drone from his work with minimalist composer La Monte Young ; guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker played with tribal force; Nico, a German vocalist added to the band by manager Andy Warhol, brought an icy femininity to the heated ennui in Reed's songs.
This painterly masterpiece would become one of the most important, influential and popular albums in jazz. But at the time it was made, Kind of Blue was a revolution all its own, a radical break from everything going on. Turning his back on standard chord progressions, trumpeter Miles Davis used modal scales as a starting point for composition and improvisation — breaking new ground with warmth, subtlety and understatement in the thick of hard bop.
Davis and his peerless band — bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Jimmy Cobb, pianist Bill Evans, and the titanic sax team of John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley — soloed in uncluttered settings, typified by "melodic rather than harmonic variation," as Davis put it.
Two numbers, "All Blues" and "Freddie Freeloader" the latter featured Wynton Kelly at the ivories in place of Evanswere in bar form, but Davis' approach allowed his players a cool, new, collected freedom. Therefore, you will hear something close to pure spontaneity in these performances. Phillips told them to "back up and do it again. But the man who would be King was officially on wax. Bridging black and white, country and blues, his sound was playful and revolutionary, charged by a spontaneity and freedom that changed the world.
Incredibly, it took more than 20 years for Presley's Sun output to be properly collected on a LP — which has since been superseded by this double-CD chronicle of the King's beginnings at Sun. It collects everything he cut Fire (Take 5) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced And More (CD) the studio, including alternate takes and the acetate he recorded as a gift for his mother as a shy and awkward recent high school graduate.
They wrote the songs while on retreat with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India, taking a break from the celebrity whirl. As John Lennon later said, "We sat in the mountains eating lousy vegetarian food and writing all these songs.
Yet the creative tension resulted in one of the most intense and adventurous rock albums ever made. Lennon pursued his hard-edged vision into the cynical wit of "Sexy Sadie" and "Happiness Is a Warm Gun," but also infused "Julia" and "Dear Prudence" with childlike yearning.
Released on May 16th,rock's first studio double LP by a major artist was, as Dylan declared in"the closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind… that thin, that wild-mercury sound.
After several false-start sessions in New York in the fall of and January with his killer road band the Hawks — "One of Us Must Know Sooner or Later " was the only keeper — Dylan blazed through the rest of Blonde on Blonde's 14 tracks in one four-day run and one three-day run at Columbia's Nashville studios in February and March The pace of recording echoed the amphetamine velocity of Dylan's songwriting and touring schedule at the time.
Amid the frenzy, Dylan delivered some of his finest, clearest songs of comfort and desire: the sidelong beauty of the minute "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," recorded in just one take at four in the morning after an eight-hour session, and "I Want You," the title of which Dylan almost used for the album. Produced with no-surrender energy by legendary Seventies studio madman Guy Stevens, the Clash 's third album skids from bleak punk "London Calling" to rampaging ska "Wrong 'Em Boyo" and disco resignation "Lost in the Supermarket".
The album was made in dire straits too. The band was heavily in debt and openly at war with its record company. He threw chairs around the room "if he thought a track needed zapping up," according to Strummer. The album ends with "Train in Vain," a rousing song of fidelity unlisted on the back cover because it was added at the last minute that became the sound of triumph: the Clash's first Top 30 single in the U.
A dirty whirl of blues and boogie, the Rolling Stones ' double LP "was the first grunge record," guitarist Keith Richards crowed proudly in a interview. In the existential shuffle "Tumbling Dice," the exhausted country beauty "Torn and Frayed" and the whiskey-soaked uplift of "Shine a Light," you literally hear the Stones in exile: working at Richards' villa in the South of France, and on the run from media censure, British drug police Jagger and Richards already knew the view from behind bars and the country's onerous tax code.
Exile is rife with allusions to their outsider status: The album's cover is a collage of freakish American characters, and on "Sweet Black Angel" they toast imprisoned activist Angela Davis — one set of renegades to another. The music rattles like battle but also swings with clear purpose on songs like "Rocks Off" and "All Down the Line.
Whatever people throw at us, we can still duck, improvise, overcome. Exile on Main Street is the Stones at their fighting best, armed with the blues, playing to win. I realized that I had to put my own fantasies behind me if I wanted to write songs that would reach the souls of people. I wanted them to take a look at what was happening in the world.
From its rich, string-suffused grooves to its boundless sense of possibility, What's Going On is the Sgt. Pepper of soul. Gaye was determined to shatter Motown's pop formula and address pressing social issues. Motown founder Berry Gordy was not pleased. He claimed that "What's Going On" was the worst song he had ever heard. Gaye responded that he would never record for Motown again unless "What's Going On" was released as a single.
After initially being rejected by Motown's quality-control committee, it was; when the song became a Top Five hit, the album — and a burst of socially conscious music from Motown — followed soon after.
Working amid a haze of marijuana smoke, Gaye made one intuitively brilliant decision after another — from letting the tapes roll as his friends mingled to recording the rehearsal exercises of saxophonist Eli Fontaine. When Fontaine told Gaye that he had just been goofing around, Gaye replied, "Well, you goof exquisitely.
Thank you. Producer George Martin described Rubber Soul as "the first album to present a new, growing Beatles to the world," and so it was. The moptops were evolving in remarkable ways. Lennon's "Nowhere Man," which he later acknowledged as a depressed self-portrait, and the beautifully reminiscent "In My Life" both reflect the more serious and personal style of songwriting that Dylan had suddenly made possible.
George Harrison 's sitar on "Norwegian Wood" — the first time the instrument was used in a pop song — and Paul McCartney 's fuzz bass on "Think for Yourself" document the band's increasing awareness that the studio could be more than a pit stop between tours. Harrison called Rubber Soul "the best one we made," because "we were suddenly hearing sounds that we weren't able to hear before.
Bruce Springsteen described the beginning of "Like a Rolling Stone," the opening song on Highway 61 Revisitedas the "snare shot that sounded like somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind. Recorded in a staggering six days, Highway 61 Revisited — named after the road that runs from Bob Dylan 's home state of Minnesota down through the Mississippi Delta — is one of those albums that changed everything.
The album ends with "Desolation Row," a surrealist night journey that runs 11 minutes. Dylan evokes a Hieronymus Bosch-like season in hell that seems to foretell all the Sixties cataclysms to come. The album, which was released in Augustmade it thrillingly clear that what we now think of as "the Sixties" was fully — and irreversibly — under way.
Part of the album's revolutionary impulse was visual. Klaus Voormann, one of the Beatles ' artist buddies from their days in Hamburg, Germany, designed a striking photo-collage cover for Revolver ; it was a crucial step on the road to the even trippier, more colorful imagery of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bandwhich would come less than a year later.
Revolver signaled that in popular music, anything — any theme, any musical idea — could now be realized. And, in the case of the Beatles, would be. The Beatles made a point of echoing them on Sgt. That gesture actually completed a circle of influence: Wilson initially conceived of Pet Sounds as an effort to top the Beatles' Rubber Soul. Noel Reddingbass player for the Experience, invited Hendrix to his mother's house on a cold New Year's Eve in Folkestone, England, after a performance.
She agreed, but her Great Dane was in the way, so Hendrix let out with, "Aw, move over, Rover, and let Jimi take over". Shakespeare, page 35! The song was also included on their album, Mother's Milk as a tribute to the band's founding guitarist Hillel Slovak who died in Huckleberry take over" for Slovak who was also known by his nickname, "Mr. A rendition by Five by Five reached number 52 on the national Billboard singles chart.
Inthe accordion-based rock band Those Darn Accordions recorded a version for their album Squeeze This! Alice Cooper covered it on his compilation album Classicks. SSQ covered the song as a B-side to their single " Synthicide ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved December 28, Atria Books. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy. New York: St. Martin's Press. Retrieved August 8, Jimi Hendrix related articles.
Oct 22, · The debut release from The Jimi Hendrix Experience is widely regarded as the greatest, most influential debut release from any artist. Are You Experienced has long been acknowledged as one of the most influential rock albums of all time/5(). With the possible exception of Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was debatably the world's finest-ever power trio. Axis and Are You Experienced showcased the grasp that Jimi and his cohorts — Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass — had on the studio technology at their disposal, and the lyrical beauty of Hendrix's guitar playing. Matrix / Runout (Side One): RS A 1A; Matrix / Runout (Side Two): RS 1B 1A/5(54).
Are You Experienced? was one of those albums. The Jimi Hendrix Experience burst onto the Rock music scene with this, their debut, with all the blazing intensity of a neutron star. No one sounded like this in This album sounds nothing at all like any album that preceded it.
Fire Lyrics: Alright / Now dig this, baby / You don't care for me / I don't care about that / You got a new fool, ha! / I like it like that / I have only one burning desire / Let me stand next. Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by the Jimi Hendrix liehageludedownfumetheamegilern.coinfoed in , the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music.
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Editors’ Notes When Jimi Hendrix and his British rhythm section released their debut in , hard rock took a profound turn. Yes, the glorious passages Hendrix wheedles and wrenches from his instrument redefined guitar playing, but it’s the songs—the execution, writing, and performances—that make this . Fire: The Jimi Hendrix Collection is a posthumous compilation album by American rock musician Jimi liehageludedownfumetheamegilern.coinfoed on June 7, , the album features 20 songs from throughout the career of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Hendrix as a solo musician, including "Valleys of Neptune", only officially released on the album of the same name in March Released by CMG, the album is named .
out of 5 stars The first CD from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, a good one to put in your collection. 5/5 Stars. Reviewed in Canada on May 31, Verified Purchase/5().
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