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HENDRIX AND PURPLE HAZE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-DEC 26, 2019..FIFTY THREE YEARS AGO JIMI HENDRIX WROTE THE LYRICS TO ‘PURPLE HAZE’ IN HIS DRESSING ROOM BETWEEN SHOWS AT A CLUB IN LONDON. HENDRIX ACTUALLY CLAIMS THAT ‘PURPLE HAZE’ HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH DRUGS. HENDRIX SAID THAT THE SONG WAS INSPIRED BY A DREAM WHERE HE WAS WALKING UNDERWATER AND EVERYTHING WAS PURPLE. THE HAZE ENGULFED HIM AND IN THE DREAM HE WAS LOST. THE SONG ALSO INCLUDES ONE OF THE MOST MISHEARD LYRICS EVER “ SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY”. MANY HAVE MISINTERPRETED THIS TO BE “SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THIS GUY”. HENDRIX ADDED TO THIS CONFUSION BY SINGING IT THAT WAY AND THEN POINTING TO ONE OF HIS BAND MEMBERS. HERE’S HENDRIX PERFORMING THE SONG AT THE ATLANTA POP FESTIVAL