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Encyclopedia > Purple Haze
"Purple Haze"
"Purple Haze" cover
Single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
from the album Are You Experienced?
B-side "51st Anniversary" (U.S.)

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Released Flag of the United Kingdom March 17, 1967
Flag of the United States June 19, 1967
Format vinyl record (7")
Recorded 11 January 1967
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock
Length 2:50
Label Track Records
Writer Jimi Hendrix
Producer Chas Chandler
The Jimi Hendrix Experience singles chronology
"Hey Joe"
(1966)
"Purple Haze"
(1967)
"The Wind Cries Mary"
(1967)
For other meanings of Purple Haze, see Purple Haze (disambiguation).

"Purple Haze" is a song recorded in 1967 by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released as a single in both the United Kingdom and the United States. It also appeared on the US release of their 1967 album Are You Experienced?. "Purple Haze" is often cited as one of Jimi Hendrix's greatest songs, and first international hit. For many, it is his signature work. Purple Haze became Hendrix' second single after his manager Chas Chandler heard him playing the riff backstage and quickly arranged for him to record and release the song. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... Acid rock is a form of psychedelic music and was the first form of it to achieve popular acclaim. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Track Records is a record label founded by The Who to distribute artists and projects they wanted to support. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Bryan James Chas Chandler (born 18 December 1938, died 17 July 1996) was an English musician, record producer and manager of several successful music acts. ... The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a highly influential, though short-lived, English/American rock band famous for the guitar work of frontman Jimi Hendrix on songs such as Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Fire, Hey Joe, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), All Along the Watchtower and Spanish Castle Magic. // Hendrix arrived in... Hey Joe is an American popular song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard, and as such has been performed in a multitude of musical styles. ... The Wind Cries Mary is a song originally recorded by Jimi Hendrix off of his 1967 album Are You Experienced. ... Purple Haze is a song by Jimi Hendrix, one which heavily uses distortion and feedback and is considered to be one of Hendrixs finest songs Purple Haze is a raspberry flavored beer made by Abita Beer of Abita Springs, Louisiana. ... The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a highly influential, though short-lived, English/American rock band famous for the guitar work of frontman Jimi Hendrix on songs such as Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Fire, Hey Joe, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), All Along the Watchtower and Spanish Castle Magic. // Hendrix arrived in... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Are You Experienced? was the debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, released in 1967 (see 1967 in music). ... Bryan James Chas Chandler (born 18 December 1938, died 17 July 1996) was an English musician, record producer and manager of several successful music acts. ...


The single peaked at number three in the UK but only number 65 in the US, where it was released in June 1967, a month after "Are You Experienced?" and three months after the UK single. In March 2005, Q magazine ranked "Purple Haze" at number one in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. The Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at No. 17 in their "500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ...


The song is commonly believed to refer to Hendrix's experiences with a similarly-named batch of LSD produced in 1966 by Owsley Stanley. The commercial pharmaceutical form of LSD, made by Sandoz under the trade name 'Delysid', came in small purple gelatin capsules. (In a 1967 BBC session, Hendrix recorded a cover version of the Beatles' "Day Tripper" in which he shouts, "Oh, Owsley, can you hear me now?" during the climactic guitar solo.) Another story is that the Tritone discussed below triggered his synaesthesia to show him a Purple Haze and others believed that the song's name was derived from a strain of marijuana, called "purple haze." At another point, Hendrix said he took the phrase "purple haze" from Night of Light, a science fiction novel written by Philip José Farmer that he was reading at the time (the phrase appearing in Farmer's book is "purplish haze" [1].) Hendrix claimed that the song was about love, explaining that the line "whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me" was the key to the meaning of lyrics. Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly called LSD, LSD-25, or acid. ... This article is about the LSD chemist and Grateful Dead soundman. ... Sandoz is the generics subsidiary of Novartis, one of the Big Pharma pharmaceutical companies. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Philip José Farmer (born January 26, 1918) is an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. ...


The song has a distinctive tritone interval which appears in the intro. The guitar plays Bb octaves while the bass plays E octaves. Such dissonance was unusual in popular music of the time. Dubbed guitar track played through octavia, a gadget that transfers notes one octave higher, can be heard during the outro. For other uses, see Tritone (disambiguation). ...


(The song's lyric 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky has been widely misheard as 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy. However, in some live performances, as a joke, Hendrix clearly and unmistakably sang 'Scuse me, while I kiss that guy. One of these appears on the album Voodoo Child : The Jimi Hendrix Collection [Disc 2]. and the box set The Jimi Hendrix Experience. A joke is a short story or ironic depiction of a situation communicated with the intent of being humorous. ... MCA continued the series of definitive masters of the Jimi Hendrix catalogue in 2000, releasing The Jimi Hendrix Experience, a boxed set consisting of four discs. ...


"Purple Haze" in other media

"Purple Haze" has been covered by a variety of other artists, from Ozzy Osbourne to the Kronos Quartet to Québécoise artist Carole Laure, and has also been featured in many films, television shows, and commercials. Some of the more notable and/or unusual appropriations of the song over the years include: Ozzy redirects here. ... Kronos Quartet in 2006. ... This article is about the use of the term. ... Carole Laure is a Québécoise actress and singer from the province of Quebec in Canada. ...

  • A Pepsi TV commercial (first broadcast during the 2004 Super Bowl) in which the young Jimi Hendrix is shown purchasing a soda from a Pepsi vending machine. As he opens the bottle, his eye is drawn to an electric guitar in a nearby pawn shop, and the famous opening riff of the song begins to play. He then glances at a Coca-Cola machine located across the street in front of an accordion store, and the opening riff is played again, this time on an accordion. The commercial subsequently cuts to the caption: "Whew! That was close!"
  • The episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy focusing on cells featured a parody of this song (with an accompanying music video) called "Cellular Haze."
  • The film Apocalypse Now, in which a soldier pops a purple smoke grenade and says, "Purple Haze!".
  • East Carolina University football games, where the song is traditionally broadcast over the stadium speakers as the team enters the field.
  • The British comedian Bill Bailey once played a version of the song on his show Is It Bill Bailey? in which he mumbled all the lyrics except "sky", claiming that just because he doesn't know the words it does not mean he cannot rock out.
  • Comedian Bill Cosby sang alternate lyrics to "Purple Haze" as "Hooray for the Salvation Army Band!" on his 1968 album of the same name.
  • Comedian Bill Hicks frequently used the opening riff as he arrived on stage, as seen in his live DVD:revelations.

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Trivia

  • According to Jimi Hendrix, the song's colorful imagery came to him in a dream. "I dream a lot and I put a lot of my dreams down as songs" in a 1969 interview.
  • The lyric "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" can be seen painted on the wall inside one of the girls' restrooms at Hendrix's alma mater Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. The school also sells T-shirts printed with the words "purple haze".
  • The song was originally slated to be titled "Purple Haze, Jesus Saves". It was later renamed after the Experience made its first studio recording of the track.
  • Also, the Simpsons have referred to the song another time, with one show being titled 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky in Season 14. The title refers to Lisa's new found interest in being an astronomer.
  • In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Purple Haze" at number one in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. The Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at No. 17 in their "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
  • The Archive of Misheard Lyrics, located at www.kissthisguy.com, took its domain name from "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.".
  • In one episode of the show; "My Wife and Kids", star and comedian, Damon Wayans, played the riff and solo of this song on a stratocaster, and eventually, burned, licked, and did other guitar tricks that Jimi Hendrix performed, all in order to prove to his son, on "how to play like Jimi"
  • Purple Haze is a popular brand of cannabis. Most say the original strain no longer exists and that the term is just used to markup prices of marijuana that happens to be purple.
  • Purple Haze is a popular bar in Bangalore, India.
  • In the Method Man song "How High" he sings, "Scuse me as I kiss the sky".
  • During the memorable "$240 worth of pudding" sketch on an episode of The State on MTV, Tom Lennon says "now if you will excuse me while I kiss the sky," before rubbing his buttocks on the pile of pudding.
  • In the erotic comic Birdland, one of the women characters gives a hand job to her lover, gripping his erected penis as she says, "'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky."
  • An aphorism from an unidentified source: "Before you kiss the sky, you had better know how to kneel."
  • The Text-based MMO, Kingdom of Loathing, makes a reference in one of their areas. After receiving the effect "Half-Astral" you end up wandering through purple haze with no way of knowing where you might go next.
  • In the Japanese series: Jojo no Kimyou na Bouken: Ougon no Kaze (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, series 5) , the character Pannacotta Fugo uses a stand named Purple Haze. The stand emits a purple mist during gameplay of the same name.
  • The short story "The Fire Unquenchable" by Alice and Claude Askew, published in 1914, has a passage in which the phrase "purple haze" occurs twice in a description of a hallucinatory experience: "My body was tingling, the blood in my veins seemed to run like liquid fire..the purple haze before my eyes seemed to envelop everything..as if I was staring into illimitable space..,I was conscious of shafts of fire shooting across that void, long streaks of light, like falling stars or meteors." Later he has a vision of a beautiful woman whose eyes "shone with the very agony of life...I shall carry the impression of them to my grave."
  • Purple Haze is also known as an acne soap for children.

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External links

  • Live performance of "Purple Haze" at the Berkeley (Calif.) Community Theatre in 1970.

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