“A posthumous recording, obviously, but man, it’s one of the purest forms of expression I’ve ever heard anybody perform on the electric guitar. Had Jimi lived, I have no doubt he would’ve gotten more daring and crazier with his music.
“Jimi Hendrix is important is so many ways that you can’t even list them all. He‘s absolutely my favourite guitarist, period. What really gets me about his soloing on Ezy Rider is what he does with the wah-wah pedal. While so many players use the wah like it’s a toy or just some cheap sound effect - they stomp on it and just whack their foot up and down randomly - Jimi used it as an artistic tool. It was almost like he was singing through it. You can really hear that on this song. The man was so very gifted.”