Overkill: “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” from W.F.O.

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About “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”

“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” is a hidden song by Overkill from their album W.F.O.

Tracks 12-95 of W.F.O. are blank 1 second tracks. Track 96 is 2:56, and track 97 is 9:00. Track 98 contains rehearsals for 3 covers: “Heaven and Hell” by Black Sabbath, “The Ripper” by Judas Priest, and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” by Jimi Hendrix, in that order.

“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” is a song written and performed by Jimi Hendrix, released in 1968 on his album Electric Ladyland. The song has its roots in an earlier track called “Voodoo Chile,” which was a 15-minute jam session recorded during a studio session. Hendrix later reworked and condensed the song into “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”

The lyrics of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” are relatively cryptic and open to interpretation. It has been suggested that the song reflects Hendrix’s interest in spirituality, mysticism, and the African diaspora’s cultural influences. The lyrics contain references to voodoo, supernatural elements, and a general sense of empowerment and liberation.

“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” has become one of Hendrix’s most iconic and enduring songs, showcasing his revolutionary approach to guitar playing and solidifying his status as one of the greatest guitarists in rock history.

About W.F.O.

W.F.O. is the tenth studio album by American thrash metal band Overkill. Released in 1994, the album showcases Overkill’s signature aggressive sound and intense energy. The title stands for “Wide Fucking Open,” reflecting the band’s intent to deliver a raw and unrelenting thrash metal experience.

W.F.O. features a mix of fast and furious tracks, characterized by heavy guitar riffs, rapid-fire drumming, and Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth’s distinct vocals. The album maintains a consistent level of intensity throughout, with standout tracks like “Fast Junkie,” “Under One,” and the title track “W.F.O.” The lyrics explore themes of rebellion, social commentary, and personal struggles.

Despite being released during a challenging period for thrash metal, W.F.O. received positive reviews from fans and critics for its relentless aggression and memorable hooks. It captures the spirit of Overkill’s early sound while showcasing their evolution as a band. The album remains a favorite among fans of thrash metal and stands as a testament to Overkill’s enduring influence in the genre.

How to find “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”

On CD: Go directly to track #98 (third song)

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