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Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {1969, Germany 2nd Press, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {1969, Germany 2nd Press, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {1969, Germany 2nd Press, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 824 MB (Hi-Res) + 241 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ATCO Records | Germany | Cat#: SD 33-250 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

With its endless, droning minor-key riff and mumbled vocals, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is arguably the most notorious song of the acid rock era. According to legend, the group was so stoned when they recorded the track that they could neither pronounce the title “In the Garden of Eden” or end the track, so it rambles on for a full 17 minutes, which to some listeners sounds like eternity. But that’s the essence of its appeal — it’s the epitome of heavy psychedelic excess, encapsulating the most indulgent tendencies of the era. Iron Butterfly never matched the warped excesses of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” either on their debut album of the same name or the rest of their catalog, yet they occasionally made some enjoyable fuzz guitar-driven psychedelia that works as a period piece.Read More

Iron Butterfly – Discography (1968 – 1993)

Iron Butterfly - Discography (1968 - 1993)

Iron Butterfly – Discography (1968 – 1993)
EAC Rip | 18xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 5.35 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATION
Label: Various | Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock

The heavy, psychedelic acid rock of Iron Butterfly may seem dated to some today, but the group was one of the first hard rock bands to receive extensive radio airplay, and their best-known song, the 17-minute epic “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” established that more extended compositions were viable entries in the radio marketplace, paving the way for progressive AOR.Read More