Iron Butterfly’s second album, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, was cut from the same cloth as contemporary outings by fellow LA luminaries The Seeds, The Music Machine and The Strawberry Alarm Clock, yet it outshone them all.

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida sold in excess of one million copies in its first year alone and became the soundtrack to the summer of 1968, its 17-minute title track defining a generation of stoned alternative rock fans.

'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' has taken on a life of its own, having been used in many films (Manhunter, Resident Evil: Extinction) and TV shows (The A Team, Seinfeld, The Simpsons - twice!), as well as being covered (Slayer, Boney M) and sampled (Beck, Nas) numerous times.

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