If you ever wonder what a Jimi Hendrix album in the 1980s would sound like, you only have to listen to this. Paying tribute to him on Voodoo Chile, the rest of the album sounds like it might have been recorded by Hendrix, with only the crisp 1980s production dating it to that decade.
This is Vaughan’s second solo album – a year after he played guitar on Bowie’s Let’s Dance. It’s a fine album, aside from the aforementioned dated 80s production.
It’s a shame Vaughan died so young. As Dennis Leary – or was it Bill Hicks? – once said, “Stevie Ray Vaughan is dead, and we can’t get Jon Bon Jovi onto a fucking helicopter!”
Hit: Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
Hidden Gem: Tin Pan Alley