Label: Reprise Records - RS 6261,Reprise Records - 6261 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
It incorporates several musical approaches, including jazz and psychedelic rockwith brief spoken passages. The title reflects Hendrix's interest in science fiction and is a reference to Earth in its position as the third planet away from the sun in the solar system. Hendrix developed elements of the piece prior to forming his group, the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The Experience recorded versions as early Do All The Good - Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - From Jamaica With Reggae Decemberand, init was included on their debut album Are You Experienced.
Several artists have recorded renditions and others have adapted the guitar melody line for other songs. There he explored a rock sound outside of the musical confines of the Harlem rhythm and blues scene. The two shared an interest in science fiction writing,  including that of American author Philip Jose Farmer. I had dozens of science fiction books at home The first one Jimi read was Earth Abides.
It wasn't a Flash Gordon type, it's an end-of-the-world, new beginning, disaster-type story. He started reading through them all. Music journalist Charles Shaar Murray associates it with the "hazy cosmic jive straight out of the Sun Ra science fiction textbook.
Hendrix biographer Keith Shadwick describes "Third Stone from the Sun" as "a structured group performance" composed of several identifiable passages or sections with further subdivisions.
Several writers have noted the jazz influences in the first section. They have their own musical identity. AroundHendrix abruptly changes direction with a vibrato arm swoop, which sets the stage for the second section and his feedback -laden guitar improvisations. It is more Mecca - Lupo (15) - The Wolf Pack EP to a soundscape forged from his control of amplified feedback and the way he manipulates the Stratocaster's [guitar's] physical characteristics, including its switches and vibrato arm.
Murray notes that he performs largely independent of rhythm, tonality, or notes and enters into pure sound, which he describes as: . To wind down, Hendrix returns to the guitar melody line, although with more distortion and vibrato.
Spoken sections, often slowed down and otherwise sonically manipulated, run intermittently throughout the piece. Shadwick notes the joking nature,  although Hendrix described it matter-of-factly:.
These guys come from another planet, you know The dialogue opens with a mock communication between alien space explorers slowed to half-speed, which makes it mostly unintelligible.
The alien visitor, voiced by Hendrix at normal speed, makes some observations of the planet. So to you I shall put an end And you'll never hear surf music again Music journalist Peter Doggett notes the irony of the surf music reference.
The master for the track was finally completed on April 10,also at Olympic. The instrumental makes novel use of recording and mixing. Hendrix contributed to the sound effects by moving his headphones around the microphone to alter the sound of his whispers and breathing. That song was like a watercolor painting Each track was composed of four, fairly dense, composite images.
With four track recording, you were restricted to panning these multiple layers of sound, whereas now, with twenty-four and forty-eight track recording, what Third Stone From The Sun - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? can pan is unlimited. It appears as the third track on side two of the LP record.
Ina version with some different overdubbed dialogue and without sound processing was released on The Jimi Third Stone From The Sun - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? Experience boxed set. Mitchell recalled that the instrumental was only played live occasionally. Music writers have described the instrumental's jazz elements    and Murray questions whether Hendrix's approach was studied or more organic.
And for anyone who doesn't know about that by now , they should have checked Jimi out a lot earlier. Several musicians have recorded interpretations of "Third Stone from the Sun" in a variety of styles, including:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mostly instrumental composition recorded by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Third Stone from the Sun. Hendrix: Star fleet to scout ship, please give your position.
Chandler: I am in orbit around the third planet of star called the Sun. Hendrix: You mean it's the Earth? Chandler: Positive. It is known to have some form of intelligent species. Hendrix: I think Hawks Last Rumba - Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom should take a look. Retrieved September 20, Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 24, London: Track Records. LP Side 2 label. Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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