Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Tracks to Debut on Hawaii Five-0

Previously unreleased music from the legendary guitarist is set to debut on a special episode of of 'Hawaii Five-0'

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Hawaii Five-0 viewers will get to hear Jimi Hendrix’s train a-comin’ this month when the hit police drama features previously unreleased music from the legendary guitarist.

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A special episode, airing Sunday, Jan. 20, will include a total of seven tracks recorded by the icon, The Wrap reports. All the songs will later be available on a new Jimi Hendrix album, People, Hell and Angels, which goes on sale March 5. The Hawaii Five-0 audience will get a taste of the following songs: “Bleeding Heart,” “Mojo Man,” “Hey Gypsy Boy,” “Inside Out,” “Crash Landing,” “Hear My Train A-Comin'” and “Somewhere.”

This musical gimmick is the second fun little flourish to draw attention to Hawaii Five-0 recently. The reboot of the original CBS drama also announced that on Jan. 14, it will give viewers a chance to “choose their own adventure” — that is, the chance to select one of three possible endings, as the episode is airing, using social media. This modern twist on the wildly popular Choose Your Own Adventure books of the 1980s and ’90s seems to appeal to audiences’ cravings for nostalgia — as does the nod to Hendrix.

But the Jan. 20 Jimi-infused episode is also likely to draw in a solid viewership simply due to when it will air. It’s been given a special 10 p.m. time slot, right after the AFC championship football game. Not quite post–Super Bowl status, but still a pretty coveted slot. Looks as if plenty of people will get experienced.

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6 comments
movietempest24
movietempest24

These attention-drawing gimmicks are a great idea. I’ve been following Hawaii-Five for a few years now, and it definitely deserves the attention. It’s a great show, and I watch it every week. I can’t watch it live because I work at DISH when it airs, but my DVR saves the show. I have the DISH Hopper, which is set to auto-record Hawaii Five-0 along with the other primetime shows on the four major networks using PrimeTime Anytime, so I never have to worry about missing any episodes even if I forget to set timers for them.

Waikoloa_Gal
Waikoloa_Gal

Yeah, heaven forbid they should play some HAWAIIAN music in a show about Hawai'i. And Danno's constant sarcasm about Hawaiian culture & history is getting a little old too.