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Iron Butterfly: “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” 1968

"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is the second studio album by the American rock band Iron Butterfly, released June 14 1968. The album is best known for its title track, a 17-minute long psychedelic rock classic that is considered one of the most iconic songs of the era.

The title track of the album, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," was originally intended to be called "In The Garden Of Eden," but lead singer Doug Ingle slurred the words during the recording, and the rest of the band liked the sound of it, so they decided to keep it. The song features a distinctive drum solo, a heavy guitar riff, and a psychedelic sound that was very popular at the time. It became a huge hit, reaching #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming a staple of classic rock radio.

The album also includes several other notable tracks, including "Most Anything You Want," which features a catchy guitar riff and an extended organ solo, and "My Mirage," which is a slower, more introspective song that showcases the band's ability to create a dreamy, hypnotic atmosphere.

Overall, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a landmark album of the psychedelic rock era, showcasing the experimental, boundary-pushing nature of the genre. It remains a beloved classic of rock music and a must-listen for fans of the era.

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