Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Iron Butterfly - Ball -1969 US":

Iron Butterfly was an American hard psychedelic band, formed in 1966 in San Diego and well known for their 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". They are sometimes called "the first heavy metal band" as a result of this song and others like it.
"Ball " was the third studio album by Iron Butterfly, released in February 1969. After the enormous success of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", Iron Butterfly modified its acid-rock sound somewhat and experimented with shorter, more melodic compositions.
The band's trademark heavy guitars, however, are still evident on such tracks as "In the Time of Our Lives" and "It Must Be Love."
The album reached number one, making "Ball" more immediately successful than "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida".
"Ball " was certified Gold by 1969.
The band was booked to play at Woodstock, but got stuck at an airport. When their manager called the promoters of the concert, they explained the incredible situation they had been dealt and asked for patience. However, the manager demanded that the Butterfly be flown in by helicopter whereupon they would "immediately" take the stage. After their set they would be paid and flown back to the airport. The manager was told that this would be taken into consideration and he would be called back. In truth, his outrageous demands were never given a second thought.

Doug Ingle - Organs/Lead Vocals
Erik Brann - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Lee Dorman - Bass/Vocals
Ron Bushy - Drums

1 comment:

iban said...

groovy man...this is really amazing album.