1 December 2013

1st December - The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Axis: Bold as Love

Artist – Album: The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love
Released: 1st December 1967
Sounds Like: Blerggghhh

Urgghhh. Well, the stag do may be over but I’m afraid the hangover has just begun. Blergh. I feel like there was a controlled explosion in my brain. It’s one of those days were you need to put sunglasses on to open the fridge. I’m so sensitive to sound that I can hear the clouds lurching across the sky, the noisy so-and-sos. I am not in a condition to write a blog. At all.

So here’s a run down of today’s listening experience: ‘Exp’ confused me. Skip. ‘Up from the Skies’ is too garish. Skip it. ‘Spanish Castle Magic’, now I know that this is belting tune. But it’s too loud for this time in the… afternoon. Skiiiip iiiit. ‘Wait Until Tomorrow’ and ‘Ain’t No Telling’ are fun and harmless, as long as you keep the volume down. ‘Little Wing’, what a beautiful (i.e. quiet) track, this is more like it. -What on earth is going on with this ‘If 6 Was 9’? This is hurting my brain. Skip, skip, skip…

In summary, Axis: Bold as Love is a great album by Hendrix, covering everything from all-out psychedelic jams to gorgeous, down-tempo ballads. It is not, repeat not, recommended for a hangover.

Albumaday... rating: 8/10

1.       EXP – 1:55
2.       Up from the Skies – 2:55
3.       Spanish Castle Magic – 3:00
4.       Wait Until Tomorrow – 3:00
5.       Ain’t No Telling – 1:46
6.       Little Wing – 2:24
7.       If 6 Was 9 – 5:32
8.       You Got Me Floating – 2:45
9.       Castles Made of Sand – 2:46
10.   She’s So Fine – 2:37
11.   One Rainy Wish – 3:40
12.   Little Miss Lover – 2:20
13.   Bold as Lover – 4:11

Listen to ‘Little Wing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZsN6RMmdls

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