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514_ironbut9Iron Butterfly is an American psychedelic rock and early heavy metal band, well known for their 1968 hit „In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”. They are considered an early heavy metal band as a result of this song and others like it, as well as the title of their debut album, Heavy (the term „heavy,” slang for things of a deep or thoughtful manner, was an important element in the initial conception of heavy metal, a form of music dealing with war, environmental destruction, drug addiction, and other things of a „heavy” nature). Their heyday was the late 1960s, but the band has been reincarnated several times with various members. VH1 ranks them as number 19 on their list of top 100 „one-hit” wonders. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is the 31st best-selling album in the world, selling more than 25 million copies.

The band was formed in 1966 in San Diego and released their debut album, Heavy, in 1968, after signing a deal with ATCO, an Atlantic Records subsidiary. The original members were Doug Ingle (vocals, keyboards), Jack Pinney (drums), Greg Willis (bass), and Danny Weis (guitar). They were soon joined by singer/frontman Darryl DeLoach.

Jerry „The Bear” Penrod and Bruce Morris replaced Willis and Pinney after the band relocated to Los Angeles in 1966, and Ron Bushy then came aboard when Morris’ tenure proved to be a short one. All but Ingle and Bushy left the band after recording the first album in late 1967; the remaining musicians, faced with the possibility of the record not being released, quickly found replacements in bassist Lee Dorman and guitarist Erik Brann (aka Erik Braunn) and resumed touring.

Weis and Penrod almost immediately went on to form the group Rhinoceros.

The 17-minute „In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, the title track of their second album, became a Top Thirty hit in the US and made the number 9 spot on the Dutch Top 40. (Doug Ingle is reported to have said the title was an alcohol-slurred version of „In the Garden of Eden,” although this is probably apocryphal; see the song’s page.) The members when In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was recorded were Doug Ingle (keyboards and vocals), Lee Dorman (bass guitar), Ron Bushy (drums), and 17-year-old Erik Brann.


The band had been 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. Dorman later expressed regret at this turn of events, feeling the band’s career may have gone further had they played the festival.

The famous line-up of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida got together for the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert and celebration, appearing on stage along with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, and with Aretha Franklin among many other acts of the company’s roster on May 14, 1988. The reunited foursome also played a 30 city tour that same year.







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In A Gadda Da Vida

In the Time of Our Lives

Silly Sally

Butterfly Bleu



Motörhead are a British heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. Usually a power trio, Motörhead had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly No Sleep ‘til Hammersmith, cemented Motörhead’s reputation as one of Britain’s foremost rock bands.

While Motörhead are typically classified as heavy metal, speed metal or thrash metal (and often regarded as a foundational influence on the latter two styles), Lemmy dislikes such labels, preferring to describe the band’s music simply as „rock n’ roll”. Motörhead’s approach has remained the same over the band’s career, preferring to play what they enjoy and do best; their appreciation of early rock and roll is reflected in some of their occasional cover songs, as is their fondness for punk rock. Motorhead has covered several punk songs, including God Save The Queen. Motörhead’s lyrics typically cover such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and „life on the road.” The band’s distinctive fanged-face logo, Snaggletooth, with its oversized boars’ horns, chains, and spikes, was created by artist Joe Petagno in 1977 for the cover of the Motörhead album and has appeared in many variations on covers of ensuing albums.

After being sacked from Hawkwind in 1975, supposedly for „doing the wrong drugs”, Lemmy decided to form a new band, originally to be called „Bastard.” Doug Smith, the band’s manager, advised him that, „It’s unlikely that we’re going to get on Top of the Pops with a name like ‘Bastard’.” Lemmy concurred and decided to call the band „Motörhead”, inspired by the final song he had written for Hawkwind. The name of the song „Motorhead” was derived from a slang term for an amphetamine user, the drug being the subject of the song.

Lemmy’s stated aim was for the outfit to be, „the dirtiest rock n’ roll band in the world” and that, „if Motörhead moved in next to you, your lawn would die.” The first lineup of the band featured Larry Wallis (ex-Pink Fairies) on electric guitar and Lucas Fox on drums. Their first gig was at The Roundhouse, London, on 20 July 1975. On 19 October, having played ten gigs, they became the supporting act to Blue Öyster Cult at the Hammersmith Odeon. The Roundhouse was to feature Motörhead again on 7 November 1976 with Pink Fairies and on 24 April 1977 with The Damned and The Adverts. Under contract with United Artists, they recorded sessions at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, during which Fox became unreliable and was replaced by drummer Phil „Philthy Animal” Taylor. Their record label was not pleased with the recorded material and only released the album On Parole in 1979, when the band had established some success.

Using eight of the tracks recorded for Chiswick, the band’s first official album was the eponymous Motörhead, released in November 1977 it reached #43 in the UK Albums Chart. By this time, the standard of their performances had improved considerably, and the uncompromising nature of their music was beginning to garner a following from enthusiasts of both metal and punk.”

Sursa: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorhead






Ace of Spades


God Save The Queen

Louie Louie