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.
05. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, “Little Wing / Third Stone From the Sun”
As a teenager, Vaughan must’ve heard the brief guitar solo at the fadeout of “Little Wing,” the Axis: Bold As Love classic, and thought, “I want more!” So he took matters into his own hands, stripping away the lyrics and arranging the tune as a dynamic instrumental piece.
Its variation of voicings, attack and effects already make it one of the highlights of his catalog. He went a step further, however, latching it on to his spin on Hendrix’s “Third Stone From the Sun,” a study in feedback control and — when performed live — how to swing your poor Strat around by its vibrato bar.
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