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.
06. Devo, "R U Experienced"
Hendrix purists might not have been too pleased with Devo's deconstruction — or devolution, rather — of this Hendrix classic, but Akron, Ohio's strangest sons certainly get points for originality.
While Hendrix was all about feel and feedback, Devo were (and are) a band that thrived on metronomic precision and instrumental clarity, traits that heavily informed their re-arrangement of "Are You Experienced?," which was done for no other reason than to tip a "sacred cow" in the back catalog of their record label, Warner Bros.
If you listen closely, you may notice Devo also appropriated the chorus melody from "Third Stone From the Sun" as a guitar solo.
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