I heard this, and Sgt. Pepper, and to me it's R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. I heard Jimi for the first time at the tender age of 12. It was "Foxey Lady" that graced my ears, and so I left Disco behind. I finally had a chance to hear the album in it's entirity when I was 14. From the intro of "Purple Haze" to the final notes of "Are You Experienced?" this was the "CLASSIC" album in Rock and Roll. Mind you they reissued this album in 1993, and it includes some bonus tracks that were released on the imports, but if you can "BUY AMERICAN". The only good bonus track is "Stone Free" the rest was all junk, so buy the American release from September of 1967 if you can find it; It's short and sweet 11 tracks, and no filler. It has some of Hendrix's most creative pieces like "Love Or Confusion", "Third Stone From The Sun", and "May This Be Love?". It shows Hendrix at his most happy, and most creative. "Axis", and "Electric Ladyland" were good too, but this was a Rocky Mountain High. I don't feel, or think that any other rock album will come as close to a creative crescendo as this.