The second single ever released by the Jimi Hendrix Experience,"Purple Haze" remains a well-played rock classic to this day. The opening track of the Experience's debut album, Are You Experienced,"Purple Haze" was many music listeners' first exposure to the developing sound of psychedelic rock.
Bound together sonically by the nearly-distorted rumble of Hendrix's guitar, the song features a number of his classic riffs. With lyrics possibly inspired by Philip Jose Farmer's 1966 novel Night of Light,"Purple Haze" created a dreamy rock atmosphere that remains a favorite of playlist-makers everywhere.
Photo of Jimi Hendrix in purple
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