Iron Butterfly * IN A GADDA DA VIDA * Original LP Album 1968 Mint Condition. Original Album. LP in Original Inner Sleeve ( see pics ). Original Album Jacket is in Excellent Condition ( slight edge wear ) , and LP Vinyl is Pristine Like New Condition. This LP is an US First Pressing issued 1968 ATCO Records : SD 33-250 Stereo. Iron Butterfly is a U.S. hard rock and psychedelic band, best known for their 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". They are sometimes called "the first heavy metal band" as a result of this song and others like it. Their heyday was the late 1960s, but the band has been reincarnated several times with various members. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a seventeen-minute, ten-second rock song by Iron Butterfly, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, occupying the entire second side of the album. The lyrics are simple, and heard only at the beginning and the end. One of the most memorable parts of the song is the guitar riff, which is also one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in rock music, becoming virtually synonymous with the imagery of recreational drug use by the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. In almost all of Doug Ingle's other songs, the guitar part was subordinate or equal to the keyboard part, however "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a rare exception to this, as the song's chorus is centered around the guitar's distorted riff. The 17-minute "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", the title track of this ,their second album, became a Top Thirty hit in the US. ( 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 ). Visit this site for info on the impact and background of this band's legendary LP : > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida_%28song%29 . Excellent Mint Condition Collectible of the ground-breaking Psychedelic Metal band Iron Butterfly , and the music they created in the late 1960s. The Jacket Cover showcases a vivid color photograph of the band in concert. LP Vinyl , Jacket and insert sleeve are in Mint Condition . Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.