Whereas the names Robert Smith, The Treatment and Jimi Hendrix don’t usually go hand in hand, the put up punk band did determine to place their very own spin on ‘Purple Haze’ in a disorientating tribute psychedelic rock star.
Given the extraordinary legacy left behind by Hendrix, a bunch of artists joined forces in 1993 to have fun his music by creating the tribute album Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix.
The report, which mixed the likes of The Treatment, Eric Clapton, Pretenders,
Seal and a supergroup made up of Chris Cornell alongside Pearl Jam members Mike McCready, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron, comprised of 14 completely different cowl variations of iconic Jimi Hendrix tracks. In keeping with the liner notes, the “artists have been inspired to not solely report one in every of their very own private favourites however to additionally place their stamp on Jimi’s songs.”
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Whereas quite a lot of the musicians concerned opted to do a extra conventional model which matched extra precisely the work of Hendrix, a choose few determined as a substitute to place collectively radically completely different interpretations which matched their very own private type extra precisely. Enter, The Treatment.
Opting to run with ‘Purple Haze’, the second single launched by the Jimi Hendrix Expertise in 1967, The Treatment added a splattering of their famed 1980s synth type whereas sampling Hendrix and a complete bunch of otherworldly sounds.
Talking concerning the track, Hendrix as soon as mentioned: “I dream loads and I put my goals down as songs,” when requested about how he creates his imaginative and prescient. “I wrote one known as ‘First Look Across the Nook’ and one other known as ‘The Purple Haze,’ which was a few dream I had that I used to be strolling beneath the ocean.”
So, it appears virtually becoming that The Treatment added their very own dreamlike state to they cowl model. Benefit from the audio, beneath.