One Rainy Wish

Album: Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
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  • This song uses a complex rhythm. It's mostly in 3/4, but switches to 4/4 for the chorus.
  • Hendrix used an octavia on this, which is a device that could raise or lower a guitar by an octave. Roger Mayer developed the octavia for Hendrix.
  • This is also known as "Golden Rose." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France, for all above
  • Brian May covered this on his 1998 solo album Another World featuring Cozy Powell on drums and Neil Murray on bass. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Can Baris - Ankara, Turkey
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Comments: 3

  • George from Little Rock, ArWhat a beautiful song. Hendrix uses his guitar on this like an artist using a paintbrush on a blank canvas. This is probably his most underrated song ever.
  • Mark B. Stoned from Desperate Hot Springs, CaSome say that Jimi was a prophet of sorts. I had a baby cousin who was born in 2002, which also happened to be around the time that I got into Hendrix, but she didn't live much more than two years. Her name was Misty Blue. Whenever I hear this song, I think of the lyric, "Misty Blue and Lilac too are never to grow old," and wonder if he was a prophet as well.
  • Hendrixlover from Does It Matter?, Cathis song is awesome. i love the drums in the beginning.
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