The 10 Best Covers of Jimi Hendrix Songs
We pick the 10 best covers of Jimi Hendrix songs, featuring SRV, Jeff Beck and The Cure.
07. The Pretenders, “Room Full of Mirrors”
Kudos to the Pretenders for choosing an offbeat Hendrix song to cover — “Room Full of Mirrors,” from Hendrix’s posthumously released Rainbow Bridge album (1971).
Their approach was brilliant: They pulled it out of the mists of relative obscurity, brushed it off, made it sound perfectly current for 1986, yet made sure it still sounded like a Hendrix song, injecting it with several nods to the original version, particularly in terms of guitar technique and sound.
Maybe Chrissie Hynde and guitarist Robbie McIntosh felt Stevie Ray Vaughan was claiming the Hendrix catalog as his own private playground ...
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