Guitar World says The Cure's 'Purple Haze' is #2 on their 10 Best Covers of Jimi Hendrix Songs list:
"If you heard this cover of "Purple Haze" with no context, it would be
well over a minute into the song before you would have any clue this
was a Jimi Hendrix cover.
Of course, anyone who thought Robert Smith & Co. would launch
right into a fiery, tritone-laced rendition of arguably Hendrix's most
famous song clearly had never heard Disingegration — which, according to Kyle from South Park, is the best album ever.
This synth-laden cut takes the No. 2 spot for being bold enough to
push Hendrix's catalog into new territory, instead of trying to outdo
the man. A nearly impossible feat, unless you're our choice for No. 1
..." (Thanks Greg)