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 Post subject: The Iron Butterfly Hit that everyone forgot
PostPosted: Aug Mon 30, 2021 9:54 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwzMxGMdPlE

Everyone who knows 60s rock is aware of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, which had a terrific (and extremely futuristically recorded) drum solo.

Everyone seems to forget the follow up track, 'Soul Experience', off their next LP, 'Ball', which was recorded in late 1968 and released in early 1969. I always liked this song, and like many, forgot about it, until I got an old, grainy LP copy of 'Ball' at a thrift store and played it, and there it was -- all this cool psychedelia with an upbeat lyric and spacey, but very musical use of echo.

And the drums, man. Those pounding, futuristic sounding drums. Who ever recorded the drums were ahead of their time.

I think this track made it to #60 or something on the national pop charts. I think it got more airplay in some cities than others.

This vid is a good, clean copy (probably off a CD) and there are a few cool pics of the band -- both PR pics and live pics.


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 Post subject: Re: The Iron Butterfly Hit that everyone forgot
PostPosted: Aug Tue 31, 2021 11:24 pm 
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Renton481 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwzMxGMdPlE

Everyone who knows 60s rock is aware of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, which had a terrific (and extremely futuristically recorded) drum solo.

Everyone seems to forget the follow up track, 'Soul Experience', off their next LP, 'Ball', which was recorded in late 1968 and released in early 1969. I always liked this song, and like many, forgot about it, until I got an old, grainy LP copy of 'Ball' at a thrift store and played it, and there it was -- all this cool psychedelia with an upbeat lyric and spacey, but very musical use of echo.

And the drums, man. Those pounding, futuristic sounding drums. Who ever recorded the drums were ahead of their time.

I think this track made it to #60 or something on the national pop charts. I think it got more airplay in some cities than others.

This vid is a good, clean copy (probably off a CD) and there are a few cool pics of the band -- both PR pics and live pics.


Great song. In this day and age more people (including me) need to heed the lyrics- they are timeless. In another 50 years they will still be important.


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 Post subject: Re: The Iron Butterfly Hit that everyone forgot
PostPosted: Sep Wed 01, 2021 8:11 pm 
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I bought the 8 track of them and the Gadda song took more than a whole track and then some of the next track!


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 Post subject: Re: The Iron Butterfly Hit that everyone forgot
PostPosted: Sep Sun 05, 2021 12:20 am 
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Surprised it wasn't mentioned yet...we lost Ron Bushy on Aug. 29 to esophageal cancer. He was 79. A local college radio DJ played the iconic song in full this afternoon, and I appreciated the unique drum solo all over again.


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 Post subject: Re: The Iron Butterfly Hit that everyone forgot
PostPosted: Sep Fri 17, 2021 5:01 pm 
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Did they forget the song, or never know it?I

I don't think I can name a song other than In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. I've never found them interesting enough to buy an album.

For the majority, it's what they hear on the radio. It's only some who'd go further.

I only have one Beatles album, but most people couldn't name more than a couple of Grateful Dead albums, thiugh I have all of their studio releases.


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 Post subject: Re: The Iron Butterfly Hit that everyone forgot
PostPosted: Sep Wed 22, 2021 11:48 am 
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I had the Heavy album on 4-track, which kicked @ss on the modified NAB cart player my friend and I had. It was a great album, so we probably wore it out.
I was fortunate to attend a concert in Santa Barbara, Ca. sometime in 1968, with the bill of the Standels, Blue Cheer, Sweetwater, and Iron Butterfly. Truth be told, Sweetwater was the best act that night by far. Of course they had a large cast of musicians and thereby presented an amazingly varied and dynamic feel and sound. Top-drawer World Hippies, and true musicians.
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 Post subject: Re: The Iron Butterfly Hit that everyone forgot
PostPosted: Oct Sat 02, 2021 4:44 pm 
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mblack wrote:
Did they forget the song, or never know it?

I don't think I can name a song other than In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. I've never found them interesting enough to buy an album.

For the majority, it's what they hear on the radio. It's only some who'd go further.

I only have one Beatles album, but most people couldn't name more than a couple of Grateful Dead albums, thiugh I have all of their studio releases.


Soul Experience got airplay, but wasn't a massive hit, obviously. I think it went higher in the charts in some cities than others.


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 Post subject: Re: The Iron Butterfly Hit that everyone forgot
PostPosted: Oct Sun 03, 2021 7:53 am 
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Renton481 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwzMxGMdPlE

Everyone who knows 60s rock is aware of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, which had a terrific (and extremely futuristically recorded) drum solo.

Everyone seems to forget the follow up track, 'Soul Experience', off their next LP, 'Ball', which was recorded in late 1968 and released in early 1969. I always liked this song, and like many, forgot about it, until I got an old, grainy LP copy of 'Ball' at a thrift store and played it, and there it was -- all this cool psychedelia with an upbeat lyric and spacey, but very musical use of echo.

And the drums, man. Those pounding, futuristic sounding drums. Who ever recorded the drums were ahead of their time.

I think this track made it to #60 or something on the national pop charts. I think it got more airplay in some cities than others.

This vid is a good, clean copy (probably off a CD) and there are a few cool pics of the band -- both PR pics and live pics.


Great tune, Renton!

Still love Iron Butterfly.

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 Post subject: Re: The Iron Butterfly Hit that everyone forgot
PostPosted: Oct Fri 08, 2021 5:29 am 
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I only ever heard ina... on the radio. Ball was my first LP, a gift from my sister. I should still have it as well as the ina... LP, will have to look tomorrow!


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