"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a song recorded by Iron Butterfly, which was written by band-member, Doug Ingle. It was released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
According to the press page on Iron Butterfly's official website - The song was supposed to have been named "In The Garden of Eden," but singer, Doug Ingle, was slurring his words when he told drummer, Ron Bushy, the title, and, with that, the garbled name stuck. (That's rock for you!)
At slightly over 17 minutes - This song occupies the entire 2nd side of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida album. The lyrics are pretty simple, and heard only at the beginning and the end.
This one song is considered significant in rock history because (together with music by Blue Cheer, Jimi Hendrix, and Steppenwolf) it marks the early transition from psychedelic music into heavy metal. In 2009, it was named the 24th-greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. It is also often regarded as an influence on heavy metal music and being one of the firsts of the genre..... (*Watch music-video*)
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