"'scuse me while I kiss the sky"
Scent: Lavender, Patchouli, and Sandalwood
Collection: Essential Rock 'n Roll
Burn Time: Approximately 50 Hours
"PURPLE HAZE" - THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
Regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of all time, Jimi Hendrix elevated the psychedelic rock movement to stratospheric proportions with the release of "Purple Haze" on Are You Experienced? in 1967. The song described as a "pot-pourri of ideas" by journalist Harry Shapiro, introduced Monterey Pop Festival attendees to Hendrix's cosmic imagery and epic distortion, becoming a huge hit just two years before his legendary performance at Woodstock. Although Hendrix claimed his lyrical muse to be the result of a dream he once had in which he could walk underwater, the song is infamously interpreted as an ode to the use of psychedelics in comparison to a lovestruck spell. Hendrix's explosive sound and unconventional technique is an essential ingredient in the evolution of rock 'n roll; It's no wonder Rolling Stone recognizes "Purple Haze" at No. 17 on their "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list (and it's certified groovy).