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Jimi Hendrix — Highway Chile
Album: Are You Experienced?
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Released: 1967
Length: 3:24
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Yeah!
His guitar slung across his back
His dusty boots, and as his Cadillac,
A-flamin hair just a-blowin' in the wind
Ain't see a bed in so long it's a sin,

He left home when he was seventeen,
The rest of the world he had longed to see-ah
And everybody who knows, boss,
A rolling stone gathers no moss!

Now you'd probably call him a tramp,
But it goes a little deeper than that!
He's a highway chile, yeah!

Now some people say he had a girl back home
Who messed him around and did him pretty wrong
They me tell it kind of hurt him bad
Kinda made him feel pretty sad

I couldn't say what went through his mind
Anyway, he left the world behind-ah
And everybody knows the same old story
In love and war you can't lose with glory

Now you'd probably, uh, call him a tramp, but uh,
I know it goes a little deeper than that
He's a highway chile!

Walk on, brother
Yeah! Whoa, yeah
Walk on down the highway

His old guitar slung across his back
His dusty boots as his Cadillac
Flamin' hair just a-blowin' in the wind
Ain't seen a bed in so long it's a sin

Now you probably call him a tramp,
But I know it goes a little deeper than that!
He's a highway chile!

Walk on brother
Don't let no one stop you
Highway chile
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Highway chile
Rolling stone
Go on down the highway, go ahead on
Highway chile
Yeah, yeah
Highway chile
Yeah, hey
Ow!
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 Tomasni wrote:

7 -> 3 



what? 
Love the Jimi - Love band of Gypsies even more lets keep that in rotation too!  Dig deep in to the Jimi catalog!


F A N T A S T I C 7
7 -> 3 
Oh, THANK GOD it's not Watchtower or Manic Depression!!!

THANK YOU BILL!!!
 
eww, a automotive themed set!

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 Proclivities wrote:
This wasn't on "Are You Experienced?", it was on "Smash Hits", I believe.  Oh, I guess it's added on the CD release.
 
Interesting, it was released on the UK version of Smash Hits (but not the US version, according to Wikipedia). I'd always thought it was dug up after 1970, as a B track that didn't make the original cut...
This wasn't on "Are You Experienced?", it was on "Smash Hits", I believe.  Oh, I guess it's added on the CD release.
 thewiseking wrote:
poor Jimi. All the crap he didn't like, where he played out of tune or the mix was bad, was all released posthumously so industry vultures could grow fat
 
Quite true. Jimi was a phreak about perfection, and wouldn't release something until he was darn satisfied with the final cut.I have a slew of albums and CDs, all stuff released after his death. Then you look, Jimi released 3 studio albums, Smash Hits, and Band of Gypsies (the latter which Jimi released only because of a contractual obligation). Then we got Cry of Love, which were songs that were "in the can" when he passed.

It's interesting to read about how Jimi would continuously cut new tracks for songs that were "in the can." All Along the Watchtower was one in particular I remember reading about—it was driving folks crazy, to the point that even Noel walked out once because he couldn't take much more of it!

Still, Jimi's B movies are still worth listening to, Highway Chile included...
poor Jimi. All the crap he didn't like, where he played out of tune or the mix was bad, was all released posthumously so industry vultures could grow fat
Jimi was such a bada$$ guitarist.  And he could sing decently.  He was no Freddie Mercury, but hey, his primary voice was the guitar!
On my way home from work in down town Van, I pass an old house turned into a dedicated Jimi Hendrix shrine. The place is shrouded in weed and incense smoke. 
Airborne!
I seem to recall hearing he didn't want to sing when the group formed, but was talked into it. 
On 'Spanish castle Magic' you can hear him say "I can't sing this song".

 
Bosami wrote:


Jimi was always shy about singing. It is evident in his voice. But over-rated? Please. {#Beat}
 


 Papernapkin wrote:
Over rated. Jim's not a good singer.
 
Sorry, he had a WONDERFUL voice. When this came out, I thought that he was mysteriously singing about me. At 16, clearly too "experienced."
 Papernapkin wrote:
Over rated. Jim's not a good singer.
 
Did you ever notice that Jimi's heritage is not his voice but his ...guitarplaying? Doh!
Good to know he finally put out a new album

bleached hendrix by ~kenmeyerjr
©2005-2010 ~kenmeyerjr

...and this is the final piece, done in ink and bleach, a technique I hadn't used before (done for my Illustration class), and is about 11 inches square.


made me laugh too  tin ears and butts fer brains...I dont have any CD's out right now so I dont critisize  others talents...esspecially dead people
 
betsyroks wrote:
god your comment made me laugh.To me he is one of the greatest singers of all time his voice is beautiful.
 


 Papernapkin wrote:
Over rated. Jim's not a good singer.
  god your comment made me laugh.To me he is one of the greatest singers of all time his voice is beautiful.


Most of Jimi's stuff sounds good, as long as you are stoned......{#Drunk}
 Papernapkin wrote:
Over rated. Jim's not a good singer.
 

Jimi was always shy about singing. It is evident in his voice. But over-rated? Please. {#Beat}
Over rated. Jim's not a good singer.
I was 12 when this came out and much too young to appreciate Jimi.
Noisy No? I think this is staggering under the weight of time. {#Headache}
 laozilover wrote:
This is not from my "Are You Experienced" LP! Must be a CD bonus....
 
It appears on the remastered versions from the 90s (both the Alan Douglas and the Experience Hendrix ones).  There is some claim here that it was on some sort of "original" release, and it was recorded at the right time as the B side of The Wind Cries Mary single, but I can find no evidence of it coming out on an LP until '72s War Heros.

:no: This is not from my "Are You Experienced" LP! Must be a CD bonus....:eh:
SuperWeh wrote:
Please don't feed the troll. When trolls are fed they grow big and strong but when denied food consistently they perish (although they will beg & scream for food very loud for a little while.) The best thing you can do is post some stuff of your own which drowns out the hungry trolls calling. Looks like pg was quite hungry.
When you're right, you're right. Maybe I'll post some of my Koraoke Night shots!
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
When I was on a motorcycle trip on the Tibetan Plateau, we'd grown mustaches, bought cowboyish outfits like the Tibetans wear, and leather tassles for our handlebars... this was the song that got stuck in my head as we rode. Photos
Hats(and mustaches)off to you Arby...looked like fun.
When I was on a motorcycle trip on the Tibetan Plateau, we'd grown mustaches, bought cowboyish outfits like the Tibetans wear, and leather tassles for our handlebars... this was the song that got stuck in my head as we rode. Photos
Dirktooth wrote:
Makes me want a fast car, a long stretch of road, and a seriously big sound system.
and a hot chick in the passenger seat?
I was just 8 year old, when I played this song...
Makes me want a fast car, a long stretch of road, and a seriously big sound system.
drtjdel wrote:
All the more ironic when you consider the fact that Jimi was Jewish.
Please don't feed the troll. When trolls are fed they grow big and strong but when denied food consistently they perish (although they will beg & scream for food very loud for a little while.) The best thing you can do is post some stuff of your own which drowns out the hungry trolls calling. Looks like pg was quite hungry.
IMO this is one of the greatest albums of 20th century rock. Why isn't "Are You Experienced?" (the song) ever played here though?!
physicsgenius wrote:
I don't want to overstate my case, so let me say this in the most restrained, non-hyperbolic way I can. Jimi Hendrix. Is worse than. Hitler.
All the more ironic when you consider the fact that Jimi was Jewish.
if only this had been voodoo chile instead of highway chile it would have been an 11 instead of a mere 8.
physicsgenius wrote:
I don't want to overstate my case, so let me say this in the most restrained, non-hyperbolic way I can. Jimi Hendrix. Is worse than. Hitler.
Isn't the fad of being deliberately off-putting over yet?
It was definitely an interesting time. It's still the music that gets my blood pumping. Actually I appreciate Hendrix much more now than I did then. My taste had to grow up. exciter76 wrote:
man...I wish I was :guitarist: :meditate: 20 y.o. during the 60/70's.....
man...I wish I was :guitarist: :meditate: 20 y.o. during the 60/70's.....
physicsgenius wrote:
I don't want to overstate my case, so let me say this in the most restrained, non-hyperbolic way I can. Jimi Hendrix. Is worse than. Hitler.
:lol: Wow you are so good at pissing off the people who for some reason take you seriously.
physicsgenius wrote:
I don't want to overstate my case, so let me say this in the most restrained, non-hyperbolic way I can. Jimi Hendrix. Is worse than. Hitler.
Let me get this straight, You pathetic excuse for a human being, comparing a guitarist and a man responsible for millions dead in WW2, hmmm what kind of sickness inhabits your sick fucking mind GET HELP in a hurry! :ass:
physicsgenius wrote:
I don't want to overstate my case, so let me say this in the most restrained, non-hyperbolic way I can. Jimi Hendrix. Is worse than. Hitler.
Way over the top....however, I also happen to think that Hendrix sucked. Always have hated his whole sound/style. yucko-barfo.....
SnoopyDance wrote:
The riff gets a 10, the song gets an 8.
Yeah, great riff. That's much too heavy.
BEST GUITAR SOLO EEEEEEVER!!!!!!!!!!
redeyespy wrote:
New contender for top PG post!
PG DOESN'T MAKE POSTS HE MAKES COMPOSTS.
physicsgenius wrote:
I don't want to overstate my case, so let me say this in the most restrained, non-hyperbolic way I can. Jimi Hendrix. Is worse than. Hitler.
You remind me of Howard Stern....you show up in way too many places, make comments that are meant to cause an emotional reaction just for the pure sicko factor and you can't be removed because you fly just below the, "Let's get him off this post forum" radar. Insert smart-ass reply HERE:
physicsgenius wrote:
I don't want to overstate my case, so let me say this in the most restrained, non-hyperbolic way I can. Jimi Hendrix. Is worse than. Hitler.
New contender for top PG post!
rolo wrote:
this song was originally released in 1972 on an album called "War Heros"
twas actually released on are you experienced? in 67...releasing it on an album after which jimi had died in 69 is a great trick though
physicsgenius wrote:
I don't want to overstate my case, so let me say this in the most restrained, non-hyperbolic way I can. Jimi Hendrix. Is worse than. Hitler.
:lol:
I don't want to overstate my case, so let me say this in the most restrained, non-hyperbolic way I can. Jimi Hendrix. Is worse than. Hitler.
Jimi ain't getting less than a 9 from this dude. Well, at least this song. :guitarist:
The riff gets a 10, the song gets an 8.
BobVaughan wrote:
One of his best songs .... what can you say? Its HENDRIX.
Check it out--no one has given this a "one!" First time ever, at least that I know of, on RP...
Most excellent. :nodhead:
Highway Chile on 'Are you Experienced?' ? Used to be on a bootleg called 'War Heroes'. Most excellent anyway...
More JIMI
One of his best songs .... what can you say? Its HENDRIX.
this song was originally released in 1972 on an album called "War Heros"
Drummer4soul wrote:
Anyone out there experienced with highway chile? I like Hendrix's drummer. :drummer:
In the it's a small world stakes, I was having a root canal done today and my Dentist casually mentioned that as a boy he was occasionally employed to set up Mitch Mitchell's drums (Mitchell, ultimately, was the musician with whom Hendrix had the most important and sustained creative relationship, out of the many people that Hendrix led or supported, onstage and on record quote AMG)
:notworthy: Jimi
Al_Koholic wrote:
It's on Electric Ladyland-I just checked my collection. Cockpit Error.
That'd be Voodoo Chile. Check the Amazon link. Highway Chile is track 14
beelzebubba wrote:
Hey! What the phrak? I have this album and have never heard this...are you sure this is from Are You Experienced ??
It's on Electric Ladyland-I just checked my collection. Cockpit Error.
That's more like it. :notworthy:
Anyone out there experienced with highway chile? I like Hendrix's drummer. :drummer:
Hey! What the phrak? I have this album and have never heard this...are you sure this is from Are You Experienced ??
RichardPrins wrote:
8)
........ :nodhead:
8)
"MMMMMM....Highway Chili!.....Aurghhhhhh!"
yeah ! this riff drives me crazy !! :guitarist: Hendrix Rules !!!! :jump:
So THAT's why he didn't think he could sing. . . .
streetsintherain wrote:
oh man, it is impossible to miss the opening riff to this song. It gets my attention every single time.
Agreed ... great song and GREAT opening.
oh man, it is impossible to miss the opening riff to this song. It gets my attention every single time.