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    This is actually a little exciting for me, seeing something here I never noticed before, if I'm right.
    And there's a strange coincidence, the Deep Purple song being off the album "Burn",
    called "You Fool No One", and Jimi Hendrixs' song being "House Burning Down".

    I never sang or played "You Fool No One" in a band, and that was back in the seventies,
    so I decided to give it a listen, doing the album version, when I noticed this.
    Around the three minute mark Ritchie Blackmores' solo stops being a melodic and sustaining thing,
    with a deep tone, and changes to fast notes with effects, probably a flanger-echo-phase shifter,
    that sound like the intro to "House Burning Down". Ritchie also does this again at the end.

    The intro to "House Burning Down" is heavily produced in the studio,
    and for me, it's one of two guitar passages that are the most difficult to play in any Hendrix song.
    The other is also on "Electric Ladyland", part of the eighteen minute "Moon, turn the tides, gently, gently away, a Merman I would be".
    Between playing left or right-handed or left-handed upside-down, and reversing tapes to get guitar passages,
    no one guitarist can ever play the complete passages like the album.
    When other guitarists asked me if I knew these riffs, I'd say I like to leave some solos just for Jimi Hendrix.

    This is a busy, and for Deep Purple, funky song. It's got band vocals, and you can dance to it.


    http://<a href="https://www.youtube....XTopchIrNY</a>
    Last edited by John Watt; May-10-2019 at 04:30.

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    I published the post before I went off to look for "House Burning Down",
    and it activated the link, so I can't type any more without extending it.

    An authentic Jimi Hendrix video of "House Burning Down" isn't available.
    I'm not surprised. The Hendrix Estate is notorious for not letting anything go for free.
    This is the intro and it chops off right at the end, where Jimi squeezes out the last two notes,
    before he starts a searing series of not just descending chords, but fast, sliding down chords.
    For Jimi, this song was inspired by the racial burning of cities after Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.


    http://<a href="https://www.youtube....wg0nzyNu9o</a>
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