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Iron Butterfly

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. The track was written by vocalist, organist, and bandleader Doug Ingle, who formed the first incarnation of Iron Butterfly in 1966 in San Diego with drummer Ron Bushy. After the group moved to Los Angeles and played the club scene, it secured a recording contract and got national exposure through tours with the Doors and Jefferson Airplane. Following the release of their 1968 debut album, Heavy, original members Jerry Penrod (bass), Darryl DeLoach (vocals), and Danny Weis (guitar) left the band and were replaced by guitarist Erik Braunn and bassist Lee Dorman. Weis went on to join Rhinoceros. The new lineup recorded In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida later that year, which sold four million copies and spent over a year in the Top Ten. (The title has been translated as "In the Garden of Eden" or "In the Garden of Life.") A shortened version of the title track, which contained extended instrumental passages with loud guitars and classical/Eastern-influenced organ, plus a two-and-a-half-minute drum solo, reached number 30 on the singles charts. The follow-up, Ball, showed greater musical variety and went gold, but it also marked the beginning of the band's decline. Braunn left the group and was replaced by guitarists Mike Pinera and Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, but the group's success was largely over. Iron Butterfly broke up in 1971; Braunn and Bushy re-formed the group in the mid-'70s without success. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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rogerblocke
Its hard to believe but they used to play this 17 minute song on the radio...Kill e r !
I remember vividly these times. WOW!
titan7077vet
My dad ,rest his soul, introduced me to this song when I was 15 years old. I thank him for introducing me to classic rock , this song is absolutely a classic song that everyone should love this song ROCKS!!!!!
See the movie Manhunter by M Mann. Uses this in killing scene. Badass.
im 15 and i have this stuff on vinyl. thank God for rock n roll
33mich3
This is the song I signed up for this station to hear!! It finally came on. Glad it's the long version. I hit thumbs up about 20 times.
Awesome channel
sthompson774
Yeah Baby! Live music on Pandora... If I had my choice everything would be live here... If a performer cannot sound great live then they should be doing something else... Three minute songs suck... Rock On Roll!
This is the definition of Classic Rock
vegasphonema n
Translates to in the garden of Eden according to bio, fact is that is what the name of the song was but they were too hammered to sing it, the rest is rock history
rrichardson5 2 1
Saw them at Tanglewood! Epic acoustical adventure. The Shed has never properly recovered. Rock on!
This is Musiccccc!!! ! !
when I was a kid this band inspired me to learn to play drums and I have been playing for over 35 years now and still at it!! This band was ahead of it,s time!!
60 years old and still love it! What great memories.
The best 60s vocals
F....n GREAT
jackthedecke r
a great group for a great period of life....anyb o d y not growing up in the 60's will never know what this country was like...InaGa d a . . . t h e greatest acid rock song of all time....woul d love the orginial guys to get back together...
rogerblocke
Iron Butterfly, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and The Doors. The Perfect combination for a fledgling drummer!
Man, I can remember sitting in the bunker in vietnam, listening to Iron butterfly on my small cassette player!
donmoore09
classic!
Aside from In-A-Gadda-D a - V i d a they're just a step above garage rock status.
ahead of thier time possibly paved the way to heavy metal
This band had one good song and just like the friggin hippies who made it, they were a grunt in the night and gone!
ironbutterfl y h e a v y
guess ya can tell....
ironbutterfl y h e a v y
Hell to the Yeah!!!!
Great !!! late 60s rock song
3:00 A.M. ROOM FILL WITH SMOKE, CANDLE LIGHTS GLOWING ON TOP OF WIND BOTTLES LISTENING TO IRON BUTTERFLY .
Made my first baby to this, WOW
I still get the chills when I hear the drum roll.GREAT TIMES
chainreactio n 9 0 8
F**king perfect band 5*
Best version l still enjoy it to this day
williamcaubl e
when I was 12 we moved to San Diego in 1968, we lived in a burb called Clairemont. One day a very loud band was playing in a garage up the street. My new friends told me that it was a new band that started there but were now famous, called.. Iron Butterfly. true story.
This was the album that i first bought and introducted me to this type of heavy slow metal
set back ,crank it up,enjoy.i love it.
1st album I bought , still got 2 copies , 1 played only 4 times , or was that 6 times , I CAN NEVER REMEMBER
I used to put this on at the radio station where I worked, then walk down the block to get supper. They'd always have our station on, so I knew when I had to head back. Went fine, until the time the LP developed a skip....
They could jam, I saw them in mid 60's as a young child with my brother. Then saw them again with him 17 years later. They had 2 drummers by then, but still played very well
john217736
let.s get high
brings back some the best memories of my life-surely they were so screwed when they made it-makes even better
all local bands tried to play this at shows back in 60's and 70's only one was good at it in nw ohio, fresh air.
One of the first true heavy metal songs
bethzahn
I skipped my high school prom to see Iron Butterfly play in Tulsa. Never regretted it.
mtnlife2
http://www.i r o n b u t t e r f l y . c o m / new tour dates... Long Live Iron Butterfly
bryans730
Boy this band rocks with there songs but slayer remade this song but it doesn't beat the original though!:)
jazzrzr
Iron Butterfly was born in me,when i turn 21,wow thats very cool,its on..
17 Minutes in Heaven
FAR OUT MANNNNN.....
It became $120 quarters, Jack Daniels, WIVES, KIDS, JOBS, and rock that will get us thru. And Ron still beats our brains to a pulp because we were there, and we remember.
$10 oz's,hose Q,window pane,ron bushy beating my brain to a pulp on a saturday night.good times where did they go.
I haven't heard this song since about 1980. Possibly the best drum solo ever. Modern drummers could take a lesson.
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