Sunday, 27 November 2011

'Scuse me while I kiss this guy

When Luca Veste invited me to contribute to the charity anthology Off The Record, we argued for a while about whether I could include 5-6-7-8 by Steps, but settled in the end on Purple Haze, an old favourite of mine. To celebrate, here's a few versions of the song, from the sublime, to the...well. Watch the videos.

Definitely the best version of all time, which takes you to the frontiers of psychedelic innerspace on a trip that even Hendrix could only have dreamed about:

A strong contender for second best:

What appears to be a mashup between Purple Haze and the Seinfeld theme tune:


We're lost in a purple haze, again and again and again and again. The Cure:

Chamber music, from the Kronos Quartet:

But finally, what better way to stay true to the spirit of the original, than by this version brought to you by a choir of very elderly people. Actin' funny, but don't know why? It's because you forgot to have your bran for breakfast this morning, dear.

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