Song Commentary

Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Written by Jimi Hendrix

Cover of Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Jimi at his very best; delivering what has been called a psychedelicised variant of the Delta blues form and also “… announcing as explicitly as possible that he is a man of the blues, and one who honours, respects and understands its deepest and most profound traditions”.

We don’t pretend to be qualified to comment on such things but the band (and especially Conal) get a real kick out of playing the song live. Hendrix may not be the most technically proficient guitarist to have walked this earth, but as an innovator he just possibly might be unequalled. We particularly like the energy the song generates and the chance to just let rip … and it has quickly become our favourite ‘closer’ at live gigs. Sit back, listen and let the magic wash over you.

Riff Diamon, at Tennent's Live

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