Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love
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 Flag High 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.
Stereo Sony issue in gatefold sleeve.