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Iron Butterfly
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Iron Butterfly was an American psychedelic rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," which provided a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock music. The band was formed in San Diego, California, in 1966 by Doug Ingle (vocals, organ), Jack Pinney (drums), Greg Willis (bass), and Danny Weis (guitar), who were soon joined by singer Darryl DeLoach. The band relocated to Los Angeles and several personnel changes ensued, with the first album featuring Ingle, Weis, DeLoach, Ron Bushy (drums), and Jerry Penrod (bass). A major shake-up followed, with Ingle and Bushy recruiting Lee Dorman (bass) and Erik Brann (guitar) to form the most famous version of the band, which recorded their second album, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, which became a massive hit and the first platinum selling album ever. This line-up recorded one more album before Brann left, to be replaced by Mike Pinera (guitar, vocals) and Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt (guitar) for the next album, Metamorphosis. Ingle's subsequent departure signaled the end of the group in 1971. Dorman and Reinhardt formed Captain Beyond, and then in 1974, Bushy and Brann reformed Iron Butterfly to record two more albums. This version of the band folded in 1975, though there have been reunions featuring various former members along with new players — upwards of 40 different musicians have played in the band over the years.
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Vibravoid — In-a-Gadda-da-Vida Vibravoid — In-a-Gadda-da-Vida
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 72, 2016, 7")
Iron Butterfly — Scorching Beauty Iron Butterfly — Scorching Beauty
(Repertoire REP4 4558-WY, 1975/1995, CD)
Iron Butterfly — Sun And Steel Iron Butterfly — Sun And Steel
(Edsel EDCD 408, 1975/1995, CD)
Iron Butterfly — Live in Sweden 1971 Iron Butterfly — Live in Sweden 1971
(Purple Pyramid , 1971/2014, CD)
Iron Butterfly — Live in Copenhagen 1971 Iron Butterfly — Live in Copenhagen 1971
(Purple Pyramid , 1971/2014, CD)
Iron Butterfly — Live Iron Butterfly — Live
(ATCO 33318-2, 1970/2006, CD)
Iron Butterfly — Metamorphosis Iron Butterfly — Metamorphosis
(Rhino Records R2 71522, 1970/1993, CD)
Iron Butterfly — Ball Iron Butterfly — Ball
(Collectors' Choice CCM-088-2, 1969/1999, CD)
Iron Butterfly — Fillmore East 1968 Iron Butterfly — Fillmore East 1968
(Rhino Records RHM2 526745, 1968/2011, 2CD)
Iron Butterfly — In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly — In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
(Rhino Records R2 72196, 1968/1995, CD)
Iron Butterfly — Heavy Iron Butterfly — Heavy
(Rhino Records R2 71521, 1967/1998, CD)
Iron Butterfly — Live at the Galaxy 1967 Iron Butterfly — Live at the Galaxy 1967
(Purple Pyramid CLP1812, 1967/2014, CD)

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