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Iron Butterfly — In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Album: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
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Released: 1968
Length: 17:02
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In a gadda da vida, honey
Don't you know that I love you
In a gadda da vida, baby
Don't you know that I'll always be true

Oh, won't you come with me
And take my hand
Oh, won't you come with me
And walk this land
Please take my hand

In a gadda da vida, honey
Don't you know that I'm lovin' you
In a gadda da vida, baby
Don't you know that I'll always be true

Oh, won't you come with me
And take my hand
Oh, won't you come with me
And walk this land
Please take my hand

In a gadda da vida, honey
Don't you know that I'm lovin' you
In a gadda da vida, baby
Don't you know that I'll always be true

Oh, won't you come with me
And take my hand
Oh, won't you come with me
And walk this land
Please take my hand
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 garyalex wrote:
I remember listening to this in 1970 or '71, stretched out on the floor in front of my parent's ancient stereo.  I'd just smoked what I was told was a "Thai Stick".   Wow.
 
The first time I heard the term, I asked "what the f*** is thigh stick?"  I was 16.  I was an expert by the time I got to 21. 
I remember listening to this in 1970 or '71, stretched out on the floor in front of my parent's ancient stereo.  I'd just smoked what I was told was a "Thai Stick".   Wow.
 garyalex wrote:
The best moment for me is when the organ comes in at the end of the drum solo.  It still sounds great.
 
I thinks that a funny quote, but not at all in the way you mean. 
The best moment for me is when the organ comes in at the end of the drum solo.  It still sounds great.
Priceless moments in time
A 6 for the noise and cheese, an 8 for the awesome audacity of the psychedelia. I drove my poor parents freaking nuts with this in about 1970. WTF is that cacaphony on the stereo? 
my 9th grade Biology teacher brought in a stereo system and put this record on at high volume, oh my god it was AWESOME!!!
not sure what his point was but I still remember this like its Iron Butterfly's one and only masterpiece   "3 - 4 HUPP!!!"  : )
 Stefen wrote:
17:05 minutes.

 
Hell yeah!
{#Motor}
 Sam_Chucklestone wrote:

Lol, at the same time, thousands of miles away across the ocean a small gang of lads in a backwater village were doing the same thing. We played cards though, blackjack, for bragging rights only because we were skint. Then we would walk out in the sticks for miles, or go for a motorbike ride, or mess about in a workshop, or go to the pub, but socialising together.

The phone at home had a lock on it and you were allowed one call per friend a day, so you met up at the same times throughout the week. You just seemed to know where your friends were if you went looking for them, we were that tuned into each other.

Iron Butterfly were one of my favourites then, well I was very young, I listened through it all and thought it still sounds ok though.

I like your location description LowPhreak, I'm the property of the Neo-Feudal Corporate Dictatorship of Perfidious Albion ( HR Class: Epsilon Caste Technical Resource - Chattel), a living tool.

Well, that's what they think. Little do they know, my real name is Samalon mab Spartacus and we shall prevail. To me brothers and sisters, to me!   {( ;- { ) >

 
Jesus, Sam. Wait til T. May & Tories get finished with ya. Or else I hope you all finish with them soon enough. {#War}

Don't worry, we have an Orange Jester to handle here. {#Frustrated}
 CHuLoYo wrote:
10. At least. I remember laughing with The Simpsons 

 
crack up when organist{#Crown} finishes and all in the church stand up with bic lighters lit! 
 Stefen wrote:
17:05 minutes.

 
This was before people had the attention span of a schizophrenic house fly from instant gratification 200+ channel cable TV and internet. 

A new record came out. You put in on the 'table, set the tonearm down, and chilled or rocked for 20+ minutes. You and your friends all freaked out at how cool the new tunes were and played the other side or played a couple of the first songs again. More doobs were rolled on the new album cover while you all checked the groovy artwork, and someone was reading the liner notes/lyrics. Then you talked about what it all meant, where the band was going, how it might influence the current scene, and so on.

Then you played more records. 17:05 minutes? Meh, that was just getting the party started!

That was people engaging in human interaction. Not zoning out like eight people all fiddling with their cell phones because they don't want to even try.

 

17:05 minutes.
10. At least. I remember laughing with The Simpsons 
I'm probably out of the mainstream on this in a couple ways, but I hit PSD to some Pink Floyd (like I always do) and came upon the long version of this!  I'm happy to have heard it again this once since the 60's, but once is enough.  I'm good for a few more decades.
played my first drum solo on my desk in primary school to this playing in my head! teacher was NOT impressed!

 F#*k him! LOL

{#Drummer}
That was the perfect song to annoy my Mom. LOL!{#Dancingbanana}"this is no music for a girl, can'T you listen to something nicer?" LOL!{#Jump}
 netskink wrote:
So today, I had to send a form to a colleague in China. Her name was Butterfly YT.  I told my colleagues if her initials were FE, I would have died laughing.  

Nobody got it.

Damn, I work with kids. 

 
Ferrous Beuhler would've got it, though…(the long version…wait for it…) don'tcha think?
8th grade graduation party-1969.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Music for 7th graders, stuck in the 70s.

 
   yup that was me..

I used to tap out that drum solo with my pencils on the desk at jr high back in the day.. {#Biggrin}
{#Bananajam}
And the long one! 
And it's pretentious stoner junk—but classic pretentious stoner junk—was this on the air at the same time 2001 was in theaters?—with a pedestrian drum solo to gather the tribes and keyboards to make us want to attend the Church of Our Lady Better Not Be a Virgin.  

I drove my parents stark raving looney playing this in the basement 100 times while I lifted weights and they tried to watch TV. 
 
So today, I had to send a form to a colleague in China. Her name was Butterfly YT.  I told my colleagues if her initials were FE, I would have died laughing.  

Nobody got it.

Damn, I work with kids. 



This was originally intended to be called "In The Garden Of Eden", but what's-his-name made it sound so garbled when he sang it that they changed it to what is actually a much more original song and title...




Music for 7th graders, stuck in the 70s.
Everything about this song has become such an inadvertent satire of the psychedelic genre. It's as if Spinal Tap had copied these guys. I remember being at Iron Butterfly's San Francisco debut with my boyfriend, we were there by way of his roll as a music reviewer. Even then, we thought this piece was overdone. We walked out in the middle of this. Now, I love it because it is musical kitsch.

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In the Garden of Eden, baby! Ya gotta love it!!
{#Bananajam}
Greasy, bloated, and a bummer. "Psychedelic" in the worst sense of the word.


Those were the days !!!

Thanks Mr. Bill for play the full version



Ah, the good ol' days, when fm stations would play a long, tripping song like this.
n4ku wrote:
I think I might have the album version of Jump Into The Fire. I might rip it this evening, and upload it.
Okay, you're now my new best friend, n4ku! *hugs you* If I knew how to rip and upload stuff, I'd provide some Shawn Snyder (his "Karma In A Can" and "Wendy" are both hysterically witty, funny and true.)
I just love that it's the first time it has gotten played, and there are 3 pages worth of song comments right off the bat. :cool:
Cynaera wrote:
Oh, I LOVE "Jump Into The Fire"! Uh, much better than "Inna Gadda Da Vida." Bill - I promise I'll be your best friend if you'll play the extended version of Nilsson's song. I'll wax your skiis... I'll polish your gerbil... I'll make really great buttered popcorn and provide a DVD (will "Saving Grace" with Craig Ferguson be okay?)
I think I might have the album version of Jump Into The Fire. I might rip it this evening, and upload it.
ChrisInCT wrote:
almostt as good as Harry Nilsson long verssion of "Jump into the Fire"
Oh, I LOVE "Jump Into The Fire"! Uh, much better than "Inna Gadda Da Vida." Bill - I promise I'll be your best friend if you'll play the extended version of Nilsson's song. I'll wax your skiis... I'll polish your gerbil... I'll make really great buttered popcorn and provide a DVD (will "Saving Grace" with Craig Ferguson be okay?) And by the way - this is why I love RadioParadise. One song, half a hundred opinions (all of which are totally valid!) and still, everyone gets along. Might not mean anything to anyone, but I'm adding RP to my "Zen" list, along with my job at the nursery/greenhouse. Thank you to everyone who lives here. You are my commune of choice.
WOW :good-vibes:
The year was 1969. I was 9 and was standing in the record aisle at Drug Fair. I had saved up $1.25, and was about to buy my first album. The Beatles, weren't a consideration since my dad had all of their albums to date. I had it narrowed down to "The Archies - Everything's Archie" (Sugar Sugar was a big teeny bop hit at the time) and "Iron Butterfly - In A Gadda Da Vida". I opted for the latter (which I still have). I remember my dad playing (side B?) more than a few times. That made me feel pretty cool as a 9 year old. Sometimes I wonder where I'd be & what I'd be doing if I'd put my .99 down on The Archies..... certainly not adding a song comment on RP. EDIT: I can't seem to bring myself around to rating this....
fletchoid wrote:
Far Freeking Outhouses......You sure know how to send a 54 year old tool of the military industrial complex back to the long haired puke faced high school student lurking deep in the nether regions of my brain. I can't figure out whether I am having a full blown acid flashback, or perhaps a mild cardiac infarction...... I may just go out and buy an new belt for my turntable.....
Yeah, I wore my copy of this record to a frazzle on one of those mono record players that had a tone arm heavy enough to cut keys. Drove my mom absolutely apeshit with it in the morning, at lunch hour, after school ...
fletchoid wrote:
Far Freeking Outhouses......You sure know how to send a 54 year old tool of the military industrial complex back to the long haired puke faced high school student lurking deep in the nether regions of my brain. I can't figure out whether I am having a full blown acid flashback, or perhaps a mild cardiac infarction...... I may just go out and buy an new belt for my turntable.....
:high-five:
Far Freeking Outhouses......You sure know how to send a 54 year old tool of the military industrial complex back to the long haired puke faced high school student lurking deep in the nether regions of my brain. I can't figure out whether I am having a full blown acid flashback, or perhaps a mild cardiac infarction...... I may just go out and buy an new belt for my turntable.....
I can't get Weird Al Yankovic's polka version of this outta my head now.
I thought that would never end...clutch must be slippin'
My only fond memory of this song is when I got Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper to play it. Only took them about 30 seconds but hey.
Only Bill has the nuts and ablity to recognize the artistic importance of this piece, in all its cheesy glory, to broadcast the entire piece. Who among you remember being at a dance and falling for the temptation to dance to this one. ...never made it past the drum solo... I've never heard this brodcast , in entirety, before.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
"Adam 's only concern is the Iron Butterfly, turtleneck sweaters, bananas and the fairer sex." :lol:
:high-five:
dburges wrote:
Yeah, I could make up a story about my four year old banging a spoon on the table too.
Hey, I didn't make it up, I'm just repeating it. :)
AliGator wrote:
:lol: I TOTALLY just updated my Facebook status to read "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, baby."
"Adam's only concern is the Iron Butterfly, turtleneck sweaters, bananas and the fairer sex." :lol:
almostt as good as Harry Nilsson long verssion of "Jump into the Fire"
It just keeps going...and going...
n4ku wrote:
Where's my pipe, man? :ask:
ere!
RadioDoc wrote:
Heh...you could do a lot more than pee in 17 minutes. :cheesygrin:
Not if you'd been inhaling the same stuff these guys did! :lol:
Jelani wrote:
there's also a "story " that goes along with the tune - that it's sort of a narrative of this guys girlfriend who supposedly dies while tripping with him(garden of eden), and is accidentally buried alive and the drum solo is her kicking at the inside of the coffin and then the organ church ceremony and screeching guitar is her inside screaming then the discovery of what's happened followed by the all out musical frenzy which is the celebration of her being recovered. Supposedly.... from my teen days....
Yeah, I could make up a story about my four year old banging a spoon on the table too.
Hard to believe this is the very first time on RP! Then again, maybe not...
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
My favorite is that on the back of the album, each guy gets a little bio, with this quote for Erik Brann: "Right now, however, his only concern is the Iron Butterfly, turtleneck sweaters, bananas and the fairer sex." Time to update my Facebook status.
:lol: I TOTALLY just updated my Facebook status to read "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, baby."
BlueHeronDruid wrote:
I shouldn't be surprised that I can't remember why I like this so much. :shifty:
:roflol: :heartkiss:
...was that an orgasm i felt just there?..why yes, i do believe it was...
I'm at my computer listening through a surround sound system in my office. I was surrounded by sounds 30 years ago. "Plus ça change plus ça demeure pareille"
hobbitt wrote:
Time for the DJ to take a pee-break!
Heh...you could do a lot more than pee in 17 minutes. :cheesygrin:
I've downgraded it twice while it's been playing.
I shouldn't be surprised that I can't remember why I like this so much. :shifty:
there's also a "story " that goes along with the tune - that it's sort of a narrative of this guys girlfriend who supposedly dies while tripping with him(garden of eden), and is accidentally buried alive and the drum solo is her kicking at the inside of the coffin and then the organ church ceremony and screeching guitar is her inside screaming then the discovery of what's happened followed by the all out musical frenzy which is the celebration of her being recovered. Supposedly.... from my teen days....
now, how do explain this one to the kids?
Jelani wrote:
Supposedly these guys were working on the song or album, and at a party the drunk or stoned as hell band member - I think the guitarist(very young guy) was too drunk too say "In a Garden of Eden" properly when asked what the albumm would be called and the current name( as it came out of his mouth) stuck.
Heard a similar version of the story from a friend of the bass player, except it was the singer who was too wasted to enunciate "In the Garden of Eden". On a side note, the bass player created the green flower-like logo used by BP.
Where's my pipe, man? :ask:
Time for the DJ to take a pee-break!
Phlegmaticman wrote:
This song was forever altered in my perception by a certain Simpsons episode.
(Homer, to Marge) "Remember when we used to make out to this hymn?"
My favorite is that on the back of the album, each guy gets a little bio, with this quote for Erik Brann: "Right now, however, his only concern is the Iron Butterfly, turtleneck sweaters, bananas and the fairer sex." Time to update my Facebook status.
yay, i learned something new! thanks everyone :cowboy:
Leslie wrote:
You know I hate to admit it, but I think this is the first time I've heard the entire song. :lol: :lol:
:eek:
This is the drum solo that never ends.
:cool: Thank, Bill. This made my day.
...oh - major - bonus points for being the long version!.. (now can we get the same respect for echoes instead of bowdlerised version usually played here?)
I just saw God-Again.
OK Bill, that was great, now put the album away 'till next year. Oh wait, it's still going!
venus_df wrote:
i... never could figure out what the heck this song was supposed to be. pardon my born-in-the-seventies newbishness, but what does inna-gadda-da-vida mean? :think:
Supposedly these guys were working on the song or album, and at a party the drunk or stoned as hell band member - I think the guitarist(very young guy) was too drunk too say "In a Garden of Eden" properly when asked what the albumm would be called and the current name( as it came out of his mouth) stuck.
WOW! F'in WOW! Air drums!
venus_df wrote:
i... never could figure out what the heck this song was supposed to be. pardon my born-in-the-seventies newbishness, but what does inna-gadda-da-vida mean? :think:
Nobody knows. Isn't it groovy? :daisy: :daisy: :daisy:
venus_df wrote:
i... never could figure out what the heck this song was supposed to be. pardon my born-in-the-seventies newbishness, but what does inna-gadda-da-vida mean? :think:
The original lyrics were "in the Garden of Eden, baby..."
You know I hate to admit it, but I think this is the first time I've heard the entire song. :lol: :lol:
I once got stoned in college to listen to this to see if it helped make this song more trippy. Nope. Didn't help. I think you gotta be partying, vertically or horizontally. It's not really a listen and focus song.
You don't hear this often anymore; I have the album. But I have to say, it doesn't sound anywhere near as cool as I had remembered it way back then. In fact, it sounds rather, er, pedestrian.
venus_df wrote:
pardon my born-in-the-seventies newbishness, but what does inna-gadda-da-vida mean? :think:
...in the garden of eden...
i... never could figure out what the heck this song was supposed to be. pardon my born-in-the-seventies newbishness, but what does inna-gadda-da-vida mean? :think:
YOu gotta be F'in kidding me!!!!!!! THis is so incre3dible to hear this on the "radio"!!!! Disc Master Willie G is the man baby!!!!!!!! Somebody stole my original release vinyl of this at a party once. They're quite pricey now , so I'm relegated to the CD listenig experience - just not the same.
Goes to 11.
_Bruce_ wrote:
As I'm listening I'm wondering if we're going to get the long version of this song or the FM version :)
Oh hell, the Long verson IS the FM version...the single got played on AM! Considering that Bill's stuck at the datacenter I surmise he's peppered the playlist with his old favs.
This one has not stood the test of time for me. Not a bit.
...wow!..
Phlegmaticman wrote:
This song was forever altered in my perception by a certain Simpsons episode.
Mine too. I always see the church congregation singing...
This always makes me think of the end of the movie "Manhunter"
It has been quite some time since I've heard this. As I'm listening I'm wondering if we're going to get the long version of this song or the FM version :) You know which one I'm hoping for, now I just have to see which Bill prefers.
NOW we're talkin! or smokin' :cowboy:
Oh you Gadda love it!
This song was forever altered in my perception by a certain Simpsons episode.