Tuesday 22 May 2018
Iron Butterfly - Heavy (1968)
The debut album from this US band.
Iron Butterfly was a quintet with a lineup of percussion, tambourine, guitars, bass, drums, organ and vocals.
The band released six albums between 1968 and 1976 before they gave up the ghost and were disbanded. These six albums will be reviewed in this blog during this summer/you can find the other reviews somewhere else in this blog.
The band is mostly known for one hit single, the title track on their second album. And that is all I know about this band, to be honest. That is, before I started to listen to this album one week ago.
The music on this album is pretty hard beat music. Beat with some strong psych rock influences. Jefferson Airplane and The Doors is two very good references.
The organ plays an important part in their sound and it is a good sound. I like the sound of a good organ, played by a good organ player. Doug Ingle is a good organ player. There are also some good guitars and some really cool vocals here too.
The music is a bit naive, charming and very flower power. That gives the ten songs on this half an hour long album some good vibes. The songs are not bad either.
The end result is a decent album which makes me looking forward to listen to their other albums too. Check out this band and album.