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The year was 1968. The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, and Mitch Mitchell) already had massive success with the releases Are You Experienced (1967) and Bold As Love (1967). The trio was touring endlessly, satisfying hungry souls in desperate need of wah-wah drenched blues-rock. By this time, Hendrix’s chemical intake was massive in order to stave off the fatigue from constant touring and recording. Despite this, Hendrix was still not able to attain the paragon of sonic perfection he heard in his mind, a philosophy he engendered known as the “electric church”. After many months of trial and error, on his third album Electric Ladyland, Hendrix was finally able to attain that sonic perfection which is known by many as his (and the Experience’s) magnum opus and their most difficult record.

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