The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced

A reaction to the Jimi Hendrix Experience album ‘Are You Experienced’.
Fair use… or ‘fair dealing’. The definition of fair dealing will always be a matter of fact, degree and impression. Does my video affect the market for the original work? No. No-one can ‘use’ my video as a direct replacement for the original work. It is not a substitute for it and it will not cause the owner to lose revenue. In fact it will likely increase revenue due to my ‘promotion’ of said work. Many have already stated they will buy albums due to my recommendations.

Is the amount of the original work I have used reasonable and appropriate? Was it necessary to use the amount taken? ‘Reasonable’ is definitely subject to interpretation. I would argue that it is indeed appropriate to use the whole album when I am ‘reacting’ to the entire album. My reaction necessitates that I use the whole work. Where it is necessary to ‘copy’ all of a work for the purposes of criticism or review you have to sufficiently acknowledge the work. I do this every step of the way. At no point will anyone be under the impression that I created the original work! Furthermore, my additions to the original work are transformative in nature.


  1. In no particular order, some suggestions for the future, now that we have our own club over here:

    1. Frank Ocean – Blonde (one of the best album of the decade)

    2. King Krule – 6 feet beneath the moon (You already did the Ooz but this one is better in my opinion)

    3. Swans – To Be Kind (if you have the stamina for it)

    4. Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam, Merriweather Post Pavillon or Sung Tongs (any AC would be cool)

    5. Kevin Morby – Singing Saw (The title track in particular is one of my favorite, very rock/blues influenced)

    6. LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening (Again, one of the best albums of the decade by far)

    7. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug (my favorite AM record that not enough people know about)

    8. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Just listen to her guitar work on “Small Poppies”, it’s absolutely incredible)

    9. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy (a masterpiece of an album not only musically but also in terms of lyrics)

    10. Savages – Silence Yourself (Very good post punk, the bass is incredible)

    11. Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising (Very late Beatles or a more psychedelic version of The Carpenters, one of my favorite recent albums)

  2. If you ever do some Father John Misty, I recommend doing ‘I Love You Honeybear” before doing “Pure Comedy”. Pure Comedy is great but it’s not as varied as ILYH and I strongly believe ILYH is both the better album and a better introduction.

  3. Well done, Seis. But what’s this about sides three and four? I hadn’t realised it was a deluxe edition. Probably been done since everything has probably been remastered. My copy is a lightweight 80s pressing and no gatefold.

    Anyway, glad you heard the original (and best) Red House. Bog standard blues, but great tone, lovely phrasing and all done in a take. I imagine it was a warm up jam and it was so good, they kept it.

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