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The War On Drugs' Adam Granduciel chooses 'Are You Experienced' by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel on The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 1967 album Are You Experienced.

“Are You Experienced is from another planet. It was my favourite record as a kid. Every time I put it on, I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me?! What the fuck?!’ It’s such a staggering thing in so many ways: musically, its overall vision, the sound, the way it looks, everything about it. You put that on aged 14 and it just changes everything if you’re into music in that way. You hear Mitch Mitchell’s drums: `Jesus!’ On the guitar – `how does Hendrix get those sounds?’ You spend the next 20 years of

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your life learning to do a tape flange like Hendrix did! Trying to get the same fuzz sound. I’m still trying. I’ve essentially been copying Hendrix’s guitar-and-amp set-up my whole fucking life! That record opened a door to a whole new world.”


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