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1. Jimi Hendrix's first album, "Are You Experienced?", is composed of entirely original material with the exception of one selection. What is the only "cover" on Hendrix's debut?
2. Also on "Are You Experienced?" is the groundbreaking cut "Third Stone from the Sun". Hidden in this piece is a dialogue between an alien spaceship orbiting Earth and the alien's home base. What must the listener do to hear this exchange?
3. Which cut from the album "Are You Experienced?" opens with a guitar riff played backwards?
4. Hendrix's second album downplayed his guitar virtuousity in favor of a gentler, more lyrical approach which emphasized the artist's abilities as a songwriter. What is the title of this record?
5. Which of these tunes from Hendrix's second album, later covered by Joan Jett, features the following musical elements: a jazzy, syncopated walking bass line, percussion accents with a high-hat cymbal using brushes instead of sticks, and use of the wah-wah pedal throughout?
6. Which of these pairs of bandmates contributed to Hendrix's classic disc "Electric Ladyland"?
7. Which of the following is not on Hendrix's first compilation, "Smash Hits"?
8. What renowned songwriter authored Hendrix's classic "All Along the Watchtower"?
9. The only live album approved by Hendrix during his lifetime, the disc "Band of Gypsys" features Hendrix's Army buddy Billy Cox on bass and what singer/drummer who went on to have a respectable music career?
10. Hendrix dedicates the "Band of Gypsys" track "Machine Gun" to soldiers fighting where?
11. This posthumous Hendrix release was remixed by Hendrix producer Alan Douglas, and was generally considered far superior to the posthumous recordings issued before it.
12. The title track of this second Alan Douglas-produced posthumous release ended up inspiring the core of Andrew "Dice" Clay's 1980s comedy act.
13. Hendrix's work at 1969's Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, released on the "Woodstock" soundtrack and several times since, featured a large group of backing musicians, many of whom had never played with Hendrix before and most of whom laid out for most of the set. In fact, the best known number from the set, a psychedelic version of "The Star Spangled Banner", features Hendrix with no accompaniment. Only two members of this ensemble were veterans of Hendrix bands. Who were they?
14. In the 1990s, Jimi's family regained control over the Hendrix catalogue, taking over from Allan Douglas, whose addition of new backing tracks had been a source of rancor for many fans and critics. What was the Hendrix family's first release of material not approved by Jimi himself?
15. There is an extant recording of Jimi Hendrix jamming with Jim Morrison. Perhaps due to drug and alcohol abuse, Morrison's contribution is scant--he spends most of the record screaming obscenities.
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