Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea posted a recent tweet in which he commented on the way Jimi Hendrix used dissonant loud noise on ‘Axis: Bold As Love.’
Jimi Hendrix is one of the most influential guitarists of all time with his unique guitar-playing talent. Moreover, he is regarded as a cultural icon of the 1960s and a great contributor to the history of rock music as a guitarist.
Throughout his musical career, Hendrix was inspired by rock and roll and electric blues. Besides, the iconic guitarist favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and he pioneered the use of the guitar as an electronic sound source.
Considering Hendrix’s contributions to electric guitar playing, he is a quite important figure in music history. In his recent tweet, bassist Flea also praised the guitarist while commenting on his guitar playing on ‘Axis: Bold As Love’ and ‘Up From The Skies.’
In his tweet, Flea said that he loves Hendrix’s starting off with dissonant loud noise on ‘Axis: Bold As Love.’ Following that, he stated Hendrix did this to get rid of the squares and to ease into the song ‘Up From The Skies.’
Flea’s tweet read:
“Love how on ‘Axis: Bold As Love,’ Jimi starts it off with dissonant loud noise for a while, to get rid of the squares, before easing into the beauty of ‘Up From The Skies,’ for the initiated.”
You can check out Flea’s tweet below.
Love how on Axis:Bold As Love, Jimi starts it off with dissonant loud noise for a while, to get rid of the squares, before easing into the beauty of Up From The Skies, for the initiated.
— Flea (@flea333) December 9, 2021