#105 Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love

Axis: Bold as Love was the band’s second album in 1967. Time were different and band produced an album or two a year. Today, the artist usually wait about three years between albums. Some artists like Prince did not like to wait that long and he was extremely prolific.

I have never heard this album at all, but I knew one song “Little Wing“. Sting recorded it for his 1987 solo album …Nothing Like the Sun. I remember that song with great fondness. It holds many memories for me, but that will come later if any albums from that year are listed in the book.

One of my favourite songs. Sting’s is the best version.

If I listen to one Police song, then it turns into an infestation of Police songs. Yes, I know, but I could not think of a better word. I guess I should go back to listening to Jimi Hendrix.

This album does not seem as creative as their debut album. But…”Little Wing” is one of the best songs ever. Did I mention that yet?

One song from the album is extremely hard to find. It is not on Spotify and when I googled it a bunch of cover versions appeared. I had to dig for “Wait Until Tomorrow“. I am not sure why it is so hard to find. It is considered one of the strongest tracks on the album. It is a good song.

John Mayer covered it and it proves he is incredibly talented.

I like Side two of this album overall better than Side one. As I have stated previously, Hendrix is not a great singer, but he knows his instruments and he plays the hell out of them. This album is a grower. 7.5/10.

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