Released in USA
Titles: Hornet's Nest / Knock Yourself Out - 7" single

Hornet's Nest - (Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Simon)
Knock Yourself Out - (Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Simon)
Producer: Jerry Simon
Release date: August / September 1966 1
Label: RSVP
Catalog number: RSVP 1124

The single was reviewed in the 17 September 1966 Cash Box issue: Side A was graded "B+" (very good), "Wild reading of the comic character`s theme". Side B in turn got a "B" (good), "Wild instrumental outing". This may be the first time that Jimi got his name mentioned in a newspaper article? It is highly likely that Jerry Simon actually didn`t participate in the writing of these tracks, it was quite common in the 1960s for producers / artists to claim a part of the writing credits for tracks they recorded.

The single was pressed by RCA, it can be dated by the matrix numbers, all pressings done in 1966 start with a "T", see http://www.45rpmrecords.com/date_rca.php

Exists in (at least) 2 different versions, same label design with different text:

  1. Stock copy
    (no picture available)
  2. "D.J. Copy Not For Sale"
    Matrix A:
    TK4M--1468--1 R
    Matrix B:
    TK4M--1469--1 R

Side A

Side B

1 As detailed above the single was pressed in 1966, the tracks were copyrighted 30Aug66 & 6Sep66 (see the 1966 recordings -section) and Cash Box reviewed the disc in the 17 September 1966 issue. With thanks to David Chance.