Guitarists can be hard to please, but if there’s one thing that unites us all, it’s a love – or at very least a deep appreciation – of Jimi Hendrix. So when a new release comes around, it’s kind of a big deal.
People, Hell & Angels, the latest and, according to producer Eddie Kramer, the last of the Hendrix studio-type albums to surface, throws a particularly fascinating light on the dearly departed guitar genius. Soulful, bursting with incendiary blues workouts and with flashes of horns and expanded band arrangements, this is Jimi as we’ve rarely heard him.
To celebrate the release, MusicRadar went along to the newly-reopened ‘60s hangout of legend, the Bag O’ Nails club, to see BBC 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny interview producer and Hendrix Associate Eddie Kramer.
Click through for the full interview, pictures of the night and news of what might be next to be released from the Hendrix archive…