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Fire – Jimi Hendrix vs The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Posted in Challenge, Jimi Hendrix, Same Title Different Song, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown with tags , , , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song

I  poor
II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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FireJimi Hendrix

Album: Are You Experienced? – Released: 1967

Alright, now listen, baby

You don’t care for me

I don’-a care about that

Gotta new fool, ha!

I like it like that

 I have only one burning desire

Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your fire [Repeat 4 times]

 Listen here, baby

and stop acting so crazy

You say your mum ain’t home,

it ain’t my concern,

Just play with me and you won’t get burned

I have only one itching desire

Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your fire [Repeat 4 times]

 Oh! Move over, Rover

and let Jimi take over

Yeah, you know what I’m talking ’bout

Yeah, get on with it, baby

That’s what I’m talking ’bout

Now dig this!

Ha!

Now listen, baby

You try to gimme your money

you better save it, babe

Save it for your rainy day

I have only one burning desire

Let me stand next to your fire

Let me stand next to your FIRE

The main lyrics in this song (“Let me stand next to your fire”) came from a time when the band had just finished a gig in the cold around Christmas, 1966. They went to bass player Noel Redding’s mother’s house. When they got there, Jimi asked Margaret, the mother, to “Let me stand next to your fire” so he could warm up. They had a German Shepherd that way laying by the fire, which inspired the line, “Move over Rover, and let Jimi take over.” (thanks, Jayson – Atlanta, GA) – Songfacts

Hendrix is legendary for theatrics like setting his guitar on fire and playing it with his teeth (not at the same time). This was the song he was playing when he set it on fire for the first time. At a concert in London in 1967, he doused his guitar in lighter fluid and burned it.

Musicanship: IIIII
Vocals: IIII
Emotions: IIIII
Lyrics: IIII
Outstanding instrument: Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass

Some Words:  “Oh! Move over, Rover and let Jimi take over”

Final Score: XVIII

Gary Moore covered this song

FireThe Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Album “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown” Released: 1968 – Charted: 2 USA – 1 UK

I am the god of hell fire and I bring you:

Fire

I’ll take you to burn.

Fire

I’ll take you to learn.

I’ll see you burn!

You fought hard and you saved and learned

 but all of it’s going to burn.

And your mind

your tiny mind

 you know you’ve really been so blind.

Now’s your time burn your mind.

You’re falling far too far behind.

Oh no

oh no

oh no

you gonna burn!

Fire

to destroy all you’ve done.

Fire

to end all you’ve become.

I’ll feel your burn!

You’ve been living like a little girl

in the middle of your little world.

and your mind

your tiny mind

 you know you’ve really been so blind.

Nows your time burn your mind

you’re falling far too far behind.

Oohhh

Fire

I’ll take you to burn.

Fire

I’ll take you to learn.

You gonna burn … burn … burn …burn … burn … burn

Fire

I’ll take you to burn.

Fire

I’ll take you to learn.

Fire

I’ll take you to bed

 

Vocalist Brown and organist Vincent Crane are the genius behind the band.

Their album is a unique insight into actions that lead to a miserable life. All cuts on the album were penned by Brown and/or Crane (they wrote “Fire” together)

The album was produced by Kit Lambert and Pete Townshend.

Musicanship: IIII
Vocals: III
Emotions: IIIII
Lyrics: III
Outstanding instrument:  Keyboard

Some Words: “I am the god of hell fire and I bring you…”

Final Score: XV

And today’s winner is: JIMI HENDRIX