• [105] The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love (1967)

    19 Mar 2009, 21:29 de Llorenza

    The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAxis: Bold As Love

    Apparently Jimi Hendrix could play a guitar with his teeth! Or behind his back! Yes, I just saw a documentary about him, and now I respect him even more. Anyone who can play a guitar with his teeth (and still sounds fabulous) deserves a medal.

    So, this is his second album. I keep talking about The Jimi Hendrix Experience as if it’s only Jimi Hendrix, but that’s not true of course. On this album the presence (and influence) of the other band members is more noticeable (Noel Redding even sings once), and of course that adds a nice accent to the songs.

    At first, this album didn’t impress me that much as Are You Experienced?, but that was just a matter of time. The guitars on this album are even better, and Jimi Hendrix even goes sometimes a bit to the funky side (Wait Until Tomorrow, You Got Me Floatin’) … and Little Wing is an absolute classic. Oh, and you can hear the raindrops in One Rainy Wish, unbelievable.