In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida CD (1989)

Artist: Iron Butterfly

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Product Overview


Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60149892
UPC 075679039224
UPC 14 00075679039224
Format CD
Release Date 3/9/1989
Author Iron Butterfly
Compilation Appearance Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Where The Action Is Los Angeles Nugge
Associated Artist/Work Vanilla Fudge
Artist Influence ? & the Mysterians
Artist Influence Blue Cheer
Artist Influence Cream
Artist Influence Graham Bond Organisation
Artist Influence Pink Floyd
Artist Influence The Animals
Artist Influence The Beatles
Artist Influence The Count Five
Artist Influence The Doors
Artist Influence The Music Machine
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Artist Influence The Pretty Things
Artist Influence The Rolling Stones
Artist Influence The Seeds
Artist Influence The Yardbirds
Artist Influence Vanilla Fudge
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Technical Info
Engineer Jim Hilton
Producer Jim Hilton; Richard Polodor
CatalogID 7567903922
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 07/01/1987
Original Release 1968
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 36m : 15s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075679039224
Album Notes and Credits
Iron Butterfly: Doug Ingle (vocals, organ, keyboards); Erik Brann (guitar); Lee Dorman (bass); Ron Bushy (drums).
Recorded at Gold Star Studios, Hollywood, California and Ultra-Sonic Studios, Hempstead, New York.
Includes original release liner notes by Ron Tepper.
Personnel: Erik Braunn (vocals, guitar, violin); Doug Ingle (vocals, keyboards); Lee Dorman (guitar); Ron Bushy (drums).
Audio Mixer: Bill Cooper.
Liner Note Authors: David Greene; Ron Tepper; Rick Gagnon.
Recording information: Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (1968); Ultra-Sonic Studios, Hempstead, L.I (1968).
Photographers: Michael Ochs; Stephen Paley.
Iron Butterfly was the American answer to the heavy riff-rock of British groups like Cream and Led Zeppelin, with a touch of Vanilla Fudge's organ-led theatricality and the Doors' mysterioso image. They will forevermore be known for the 17-minute title track of this, their second album.
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (a poke at singer/organist Doug Ingle's gruff, John Kay-like delivery of "In the Garden of Eden") is built around one of the most memorable riffs of the '60s. It's filled out by long solos from all concerned, especially from drummer Ron Bushy, whose lengthy extemporizing provided the template for Big Rock Drum Solos for decades to come. The rest of the tunes reveal that Iron Butterfly did indeed possess some pop sensibility to leaven the heaviness; "Flowers and Beads" in particular is simultaneously a romantic '60s pop-rock ballad and a subtle but surprising swipe at flower power culture.
Artist Overview
Iron Butterfly will forever be a part of the rock pantheon on the strength of their signature song "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," the title track from their 1968 second album. A gargantuan piece of primordial riff-rock, it took up the entire first side of the LP, but still became a huge success, epic-length drum solo and all. With their heavy guitars, spooky organ, and air of mystery, they were the missing link between the Doors and Led Zeppelin, effectively building a bridge between '60s psychedelia and '70s hard rock.
Professional Reviews
Q (7/93, p.108) - 3 Stars - Good - "...The ingredients are standard '68: cod-mysticism, implied sex, baroque organ doodlings, freaked-out guitar stuff and shouting. Put them together and you're three million copies of the IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA album lighter..."
Q (7/93, p.108) - 3 Stars - Good - "...The Ingredients are standard '68: cod-mysticism, implied sex, baroque organ doodlings, freaked-out guitar stuff and shouting. Put them together, and you're three million copies of the IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA album lighter..."
Disc 1
1 Most Anything You Want
2 Flowers And Beads
3 My Mirage
4 Termination
5 Are You Happy
6 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

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