This forum post is hidden because you have chosen to ignore nyadrn. Show Details
This forum post is hidden because you have submitted an abuse report against it. Show Details
In Response to TODAY IN ROCK N ROLL HISTORY - JULY 20, 2010 by nyadrn
|Single by Iron Butterfly|
|from the album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida|
|Released||June 14, 1968 (album)|
July 21, 1968 (single)
|Recorded||May 27, 1968 at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, New York|
|Genre||Acid rock, psychedelic rock|
|Length||17:05 (album version)|
2:52 (single edit)
19:00 (live version)
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a psychedelic rocksong by Iron Butterfly, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. At a little over seventeen minutes, it occupies the entire second side of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida album. The lyrics are simple, and heard only at the beginning and the end. The track was recorded on May 27, 1968, at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. The recording that is heard on the album was meant to be a soundcheck for engineer Don Casale while the band waited for the arrival of producer Jim Hilton. However, Casale had rolled a recording tape, and when the rehearsal was completed it was agreed that the performance was of sufficient quality that another take wasn't needed. Hilton later remixed the recording at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles. The single reached number thirty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
In later years, band members claimed that the track was produced by legendary Long Island producer George "Shadow" Morton, who earlier had supervised the recordings of the band Vanilla Fudge. Morton subsequently stated in several interviews that he had agreed to do so at the behest of Atlantic Records chief Ahmet Ertegun, but he also allowed that he was drinking heavily at the time and that his actual oversight of the recording was minimal. Neither Casale nor Morton receives credit on the album.
The song is considered significant in rock history because, together with music by Blue Cheer, Jimi Hendrix and Steppenwolf, it marks the time period when psychedelic music began to form heavy metal. To wit, Blue Cheer's treatment of "Summertime Blues", Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", and Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild" – whose lyrics contain the phrase "heavy-metal thunder" – have in common insistently driving rhythms that typify music of the heavy metal style. In 2009, it was named the 24th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
A commonly related story says that the song's title was originally "In The Garden Of Eden" but at one point in the course of rehearsing and recording, singer Doug Ingle became intoxicated and slurred the words, creating the mondegreen that stuck as the title. However, the liner notes on 'the best of' CD compilation state that drummer Ron Bushy was listening to the track through headphones, and couldn't clearly distinguish what Doug Ingle answered when Ron asked him for the title of the song (which was originally "In-The-Garden-Of-Eden"). An alternate explanation, as given in the liner notes of the 1995 re-release of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida album, is that Ingle was drunk and/or high when he first told Bushy the title, and Bushy wrote it down. Bushy then showed Ingle what he had written, and the slurred title stuck.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inagodadavida FOR THE REST OF THE STORY