Album: Electric Ladyland
Complex says: Bob Dylan wrote it, but Jimi made it The FM Rock Radio Classic it is today. So much so that Dylan does Jimi's arrangement in concert as an homage to the man. Dylan also wondered why Jimi didn't do more of his songs because “They were all his anyway.”
The guitar solo here is restrained, sublime and aerodynamic and contains a rare example of Hendrix using a sllide. In total the solo and the delivery of the song are a work of exploded architecture with wings—ascending from the roof of the battlements right off the jump and somersaultsing through the air with the greatest of unease. The verbal poetics make you feel like Dylan is the real Nostradamus of 9/11. Like so much Hendrix, a perfect marriage of guitar and the captured vapours of Armageddon.