Here's the situation. It's 1966. Batman is on TV, so is Green Hornet. And Davie Allan? He's on fuzz. And he also has a minor hit on the radio, called "Blue's Theme" that features, as most of his music does, said fuzz. So you're a frustrated guitarist watching all of this, wanting to make a name for yourself, playing club dates behind a marginally successful singer. So what do you do? You throw all of the shit in a blender, and write an instrumental called "Hornet's Nest" that'll show ol' Davie Allan a thing or two about ape shit guitar.
"Hornet's Nest" is from a 1966 Curtis Knight 45, and one of Hendrix's earliest songwriting credits. Listen to the chops on this one, you can hear it all, including, dare I say, a touch of Dick Dale. This is Hendrix trying hard to be heard.
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Curtis Knight and the Squires (w/Jimi Hendrix) - Hornets Nest mp3 at The Melting Pot
Curtis Knight and the Squires (w/Jimi Hendrix) - Two other songs at The Melting Pot Go there to get them. Right click to listen.