House Burning Down

Album: Electric Ladyland (1968)

Songfacts®:

  • Hendrix: "All my songs happen on the spur of the moment. On some records you hear all this clash and bang and fanciness, but all we're doing is laying down the guitar tracks - then we add echo here and there, but we're not adding false electronic things. We use the same thing anyone else would, but we use it with imagination and common sense. Like on House Burning Down, we made the guitar sound like it was on fire. It's constantly changing dimensions, and up on top that lead guitar is cutting through everything." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 2

  • Lester from New York City, NyDamn, this is an album filled with incredible songs. Hendrix was a musical genius.
  • Dave from Scottsdale, AzWritten in 1968 inspired by the "long hot summer" of race riots.
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