"Hey Joe" was not a Hendrix composition – it was written by Billy Roberts and recorded by several groups prior to the Experience. "I heard him playing it at the flat and was knocked out.
I told him to keep working on that, saying, 'That's the next single!
The song featured regularly in concerts and each of Hendrix's group configurations issued live recordings.
Because of ambiguities in the lyrics, listeners often interpret the song as referring to a psychedelic experience, although Hendrix described it as a love song.
"Purple Haze" is one of Hendrix's best-known songs and appears on many Hendrix compilation albums.