Album artwork for Axis: Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix

Another vital album from Hendrix, containing some of rock's molten milestones. There's the fluid psychedelia of "Castles Made Of Sand", the viciously funky "Little Miss Lover", and the so-beautiful-it-hurts "Little Wing".

Hendrix really hits altitude with "If 6 Was 9", where he waves his freak over a tidal wave of guitar and a cacophonous army of Moroccan flutes, and he ends with "Bold As Love", based around Hendrix's typically far-fetched hankering for the axis of the planet to be tilted, thereby transforming life on earth. It works up into a head-melting frenzy of distorted guitar, a precursor to the staggeringly expansive leap forward he would take with 1968's Electric Ladyland.

Hendrix dreamed the impossible and achieved it on his guitar.

Jimi Hendrix

Axis: Bold As Love

Sony
Album artwork for Axis: Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix
LP

£27.99

Stereo

Black
Released 06/10/2017Catalogue Number

88875134521

Jimi Hendrix

Axis: Bold As Love

Sony
Album artwork for Axis: Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix
LP

£27.99

Stereo

Black
Released 06/10/2017Catalogue Number

88875134521

Another vital album from Hendrix, containing some of rock's molten milestones. There's the fluid psychedelia of "Castles Made Of Sand", the viciously funky "Little Miss Lover", and the so-beautiful-it-hurts "Little Wing".

Hendrix really hits altitude with "If 6 Was 9", where he waves his freak over a tidal wave of guitar and a cacophonous army of Moroccan flutes, and he ends with "Bold As Love", based around Hendrix's typically far-fetched hankering for the axis of the planet to be tilted, thereby transforming life on earth. It works up into a head-melting frenzy of distorted guitar, a precursor to the staggeringly expansive leap forward he would take with 1968's Electric Ladyland.

Hendrix dreamed the impossible and achieved it on his guitar.