Sunday night music: ‘Purple Haze’

Jimi Hendrix released “Purple Haze”, his signature song, in 1967. Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of 27. 

“Purple Haze” predates this 54-year-old. This song was “classic rock” even when I was growing up in the 1980s. 

Interesting, then, that these kids at School of Rock have chosen it to perform, and that they perform it so well.

The guitar players do a fine job of playing this difficult piece; but the young lady who is the sole vocalist faced a special challenge. 

She is singing a male vocal part, of a somewhat quirky song from her grandparents’ era. And while she obviously isn’t going to convince anyone that she’s Jimi Hendrix, her interpretation manages to be faithful to the original, while adding something new, as well.