Thursday, September 9, 2010

Containers and Their Drivers 3: "Purple Haze"

Venturing into Jimi Hendrix territory here, the obvious temptation is to look to Dylan's  "All Along the Watchtower" but I'm resisting because that songs originals and covers are pretty much all well known and beat to death.  "Purple Haze" gives me a chance to trot out the New Fast Automatic Daffodils speedy, efficient, no-nonsense cover. That's the version I paired with Jimi when making a Containers mix-tape. Other notables include:
Nobody's really within a mile of Jimi and none of the other versions I've heard make me think anybody's come up with a better go at a cover than NFAD.

Related: Containers and Their Drivers 1, 2

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