On 5th March, it appears we’re getting a brand new posthumous Hendrix album titled People, Hell and Angels. Set to feature 12 unreleased tracks recorded between ’68 and ’69, assumedly around the time of the breakup of The Experience.
This is the first single from that project, and Hendrix fans should love this. Full of characteristic guitar wails, riffs that most acts would die for (woops), and those wonderfully unstructured vocals, it’s got the hallmarks of a timeless Hendrix jam with some added vibrancy, courtesy of Buddy Miles on drums and Stephen Stills on bass. It’s bluesy, packed with unadulterated funk and yet another reminder of the timeless talent that Hendrix was, all backed and supplemented by some excellent percussion work and bouncy bass. The album is said to be some of his more experimental work, and with the promise of ‘horns, keyboards, percussion and a second guitar’, and given that it’s come off brilliantly here, I can’t wait to hear the rest of the LP.