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Fire
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
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Family Friendly
Information
Released 1967 (1969)
Genre Classic Rock
Language English
Source Lego Rock Band
Available November 3, 2009
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Lego Rock Band
Difficulty
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Basic Pro
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Bass redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil NoNo Part
Drums redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Details
Male singer
Guitar Solo
3-part Harmonies
Big Rock Ending


"Fire" is a song by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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)

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. The emcee at the show burned his hand trying to put it out.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers often covered this song in their early years. They decided to play it again at Woodstock '99 in Rome, New York and were accused of deliberately encouraging the rioters. While they played it, the crowd tore the place up and set fires (yes, Rome was burning). (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)

Gary Moore covered this on his 1999 release A Different Beat. (thanks, Mike - Victoria, B.C., Canada)

In the movie Wayne's World, Wayne falls in love with the bassist from an all-girl band (Tia Carrere) after seeing them cover this song at Gasworks. (thanks, Jamin King - Puyallup, WA)

Difficulty

INSTRUMENT DIFFICULTY
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Vocals redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Drums redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Bass redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Keys NoNo Part
Pro Guitar NoNo Part
Harmonies 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Pro Drums 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle
Pro Bass NoNo Part
Pro Keys NoNo Part
Band redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil


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