The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.

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I consider all Jimi Hendrix led bands to be beyond any other rock artist in any given milieu. The only reason I can think of JHE languishing at 28 at the time of writing this, is that even to understand JHE you need to be an experienced musician; his riffs created genres, his lightning fast solos are to this day considered to be untouchable, he was the first to use guitar feedback as music, Mitch Mitchell's drums CANNOT be recreated by anybody other than himself.
Whoever brings a little bit of Hendrix into their playing style is considered to be a gifted player. Joe Satriani, Slash, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Frusciante (RHCP) among others all consider Jimi Hendrix to be their influence. Heck, even Jimmy Page acknowledged Hendrix to be the greatest.
This goes for the amazing Eric Clapton band Cream as well.

Despite Hendrix being the greatest guitarist ever, Mitch Mitchell (Drummer) was one of the fastest drummers ever. Noel Redding (Bass) went on to make his own band (The Noel Redding Band). Metallica's Thrash Metal crap makes me want to puke. Hendrix would make Hammett look like a phony any day. - raiderfan372

I think people voting might not associate Hendrix's band with Hendrix himself. Anyway, this band should be easily top 3 with the Beatles and Pink Floyd. No one can play guitar quite like Jimi, and the albums he made are just so epic. The fact that this band is at #30 shows that most people have no idea what rock and roll is.

Ha Ha Ha Ha. I laugh at others stupidity. Hendrix should be #2 next to Led Zeppelin. But come on obviously people are idiots. I just recently looked and Panic! At the Disco was ahead of Hendrix. Name three songs Panic! At the Disco have... You can't can you. That's because they're no better than most of these other bands nowadays. I bet in three years they will be forgotten. Disgraceful.

Come on! How can I find The Jimi Hendrix Experience this far down on the list? The best guitarist of all time deserve a much higher place on this list.

Look at some of the bands above... How would any of them be able to beat the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Listen to "Machine Gun", "Voodoo Chile", "All Along the Watchtower" and then come back here. You'll see who really deserves the top spot of this list!

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are a supergroup. Panic! At the Disco are not a supergroup. Linkin Park are not a supergroup. Blink 182 are not a supergroup. I'm 13, and I know who Jimi Hendrix are. He rocks! He was a musical genius! Mitch Mitchell too! They should be at least at top 5.

The most incredible mix of talent Ill agree with Led Zeppelin being first but the Jimi Hendrix experience definitely deserve a place in the top ten Metallica are a good band but are definitely no match for Jimi and his band who shaped rock n roll with the most amazing ray of talent

The fact that Jimi Hendrix is in this band should have already put it on number 1. Hendrix was a legend and even though his career was short-lived, his influence in rock music will stay forever. This man has made the best guitarists we know today not to mention invented distortion and thereby creating millions of hard rock and metal bands today. He created Rock music as it is today.

This list is showing it's age and by that I mean a lot of people who vote probably never saw groups like Hendrix, Big Brother or the Airplane and tend to vote for groups they grew up with which, only makes sense but doesn't mean we can define the best bands of all time using this criteria. Music is subjective and this list is proof of that.

You know that idiots are voting on these lists because Queen, Linkin Park and Green Day are ahead of Jimi Hendrix. Although his career was short lived. He deserves to be 4th. If you know music, and a lot of you do'nt, you know how difficult it is to play guitar like that. Besides that his lyrics are underrated. From slow, beautiful songs like "Angel" to brain shredding rock masterpieces like "Voodoo Chile", Hendrix deserves #4 - kpopcraze

How is this not in the top ten. Their version of All Along the Watchtower is a decade defining song that is used in movies to symbolise the late sixties and the Vietnam War. Jimi Hendrix is one of, if not the greatest guitarist to ever live!

Are you joking? 62? How can you place Lighthouse A7X and Fallout Boy over Jimi Hendrix? Hendrix A GOD OF ROCK!

They aren't in the top because the band as a whole wasn't awesome. Guitarist = sick but Noel and Mitch weren't the best ever (but still good) although I also heard that a lot of their material is down to Noel and Mitch and not Jimi as most believe.

Electric Ladyland is one of the greatest albums of all time. EVERYONE was influenced by Jimi. You might not know it, but bands like Led Zeppelin and Queen were influenced by him. Every person who picked up a guitar and plugged it in was influenced by Hendrix.

The best of the rock Music, Jimi Hendrix the God Father of Electric Guitar the Inspiration for most of them, he brought fire in most of the bands and its disappointing seeing him this place which is absolutely wrong.

Jimi Hendrix is simply the greatest guitar player who ever lived. He wrote great songs, had a cool voice, and with Mitch Mitchell behind him, The Experience made three spectacular albums. The Band of Gypses album is amazing too, "Machine Gun" may be the greatest solo ever (not guitar solo, greatest SOLO EVER. Ask Miles Davis if you don't believe me). Top 5 easily. - lordofthejimmy

Jimi Hendrix is the GOD OF GUITARS. Without Hendrix, guitarists like Synyster Gates, Slash, and etc won't exist. This band along with him has produced great music. I like their songs "Purple Haze" especially

Linkin Park should be replaced. They're nowhere near the best rock band ever. They're not even rock. Jimi Hendrix was one of the pioneers of rock, he deserves to be higher

This is one of the best psychedelic bands ever. Jimi Hendrix is an AMAZING guitar player and one of the best. Are You Experienced is a great album.

Can't believe Jimi and The Doors are voted below so many mediocre stale rock bands. Just goes to show how many people have no idea about music.

As a band, I wouldn't say the Experience were the best, but for sheer guitar playing talent, they can't beat.

I was about to vote for one of the higher bands, but then I saw this. Jimi Hendrix should be in the top 5 let alone not even in the top 20

Jimi Hendrix is the best guitarist ever and Mitch Mitchell (the drummer) is up there. this should be at least top 10

Innovated rock music! Enough' said.

All people should know how awesome they are and mitch mitchell is really good

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