By Damian Fanelli
Jack Moore, son of the late guitar great Gary Moore, has shared a video of him and his friend Danny Young paying tribute to his father by covering Hendrix on his father's iconic 1961 Fiesta Red Fender Stratocaster.
Gary used the guitar several times over the years, but it's probably best remembered for its appearance at London's Hippodrome on October 25, 2007, when Moore played a blistering set of Jimi Hendrix covers. That show—which features "Red House," "Fire," "Stone Free" and many others, has since been released on DVD/CD as Blues for Jimi.
In the new clip—in which Young is playing a 1962 Reissue Strat with Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Psychedelic Strat pickups—the duo tackle "Hey Joe," the Billy Roberts tune Hendrix famously covered on his debut album, 1967's Are You Experienced (North American version). For this performance, Moore and Young decided to skip the vocals and let their guitars do the story-telling—easily capturing the drama laid out in the song's tragic tale ("You know I caught my old lady messin' 'round town / And I gave her the gun / I shot her"). Steve Parish is featured on drums.
For more about Gary Moore's '61 Red Strat (including several breathtaking, pro-shot photos), be sure to read Jamie Dickson's brilliant story at PressReader.com.
Below, check out Jack and Danny's new video, followed by a fan-shot clip of Gary Moore—using the '61 Strat, of course—blazing his way through "Foxey Lady" in 2007 with Dave Bronze (bass) and Darrin Mooney (drums). Enjoy!
Jimi Hendrix has always been my all time favourite, honoured to play Hey Joe on my dad's famous red strat.
Posted by Jack Moore on Wednesday, August 2, 2017