Released back in 1967, the explosive “Purple Haze” introduced the world to the genius of Jimi Hendrix and it remains, to this day, one of his most well-known tracks. The iconic song is a psychedelic masterpiece with a very distinct, unique, guitar-led sound no-one has ever managed to match. A sound so distinctive, in fact, that the vocals are almost not needed here, even if they are also perfect.
Those who call the man a legend aren’t kidding around.
The footage below should confirm that for you if you still have doubts.
That David Devant & His Spirit Wife‘s popularity didn’t increase past the good old Britpop days is a shame as they were always a lot of fun. Their songs were usually packed with tons of surreal silliness and biting piss-takery and our Song Of The Day, “Ginger”, is no exception. Think Blur with more of a New Wavy vibe and less straight-up art school douchiness.
You can find the track on the band’s 1997 album Work, Lovelife, Miscellaneous.
While Aerosmith‘s 1997 album Nine Lives included a handful of rather commercial tracks, it remains one of the band’s most underrated albums. Packed with rich, delightfully mad artwork and random kickass tracks like the opening title song and “Crash”, a punky, eclectic, fast-paced tune the likes of which the band could definitely take inspiration from when thinking up new albums.
If only to wash away all this American Idol unpleasantness forever…