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 Post subject: HIDDEN MEANING OF IRON BUTTERFLY'S IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA
PostPosted: Apr Sun 02, 2023 12:02 am 
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https://www.songfacts.com/facts/iron-bu ... da-da-vida


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 Post subject: Re: HIDDEN MEANING OF IRON BUTTERFLY'S IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA
PostPosted: Apr Sun 02, 2023 2:53 am 
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When I first heard the song, that’s what I thought the words were! Interesting story about how the title came to be.


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 Post subject: Re: HIDDEN MEANING OF IRON BUTTERFLY'S IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA
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What's that got to do with "Sweet Little Sixteen"?
Nothing and everything in "The Space Between".

https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vi ... &view=next

Now, name two of the musicians on "Sunshine Superman". 8)

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 Post subject: Re: HIDDEN MEANING OF IRON BUTTERFLY'S IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA
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From what I've read, Doug Ingle was drunk when he said it, which is why it came out goofy and was misunderstood.

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 Post subject: Re: HIDDEN MEANING OF IRON BUTTERFLY'S IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA
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On top of the words wrong the studio record them as they were just warming up doing a sound check and the preducer decided to use it.
In the past I heard many djs played it to give them a break


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 Post subject: Re: HIDDEN MEANING OF IRON BUTTERFLY'S IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA
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TPAairman wrote:
From what I've read, Doug Ingle was drunk when he said it, which is why it came out goofy and was misunderstood.
Same urban legend I have heard for 50+ years! So stoned he couldn't get it out straight! Too bad this is all the Butterly are remembered for, as Doug's compostions are staggering in their brilliance. especially when one considers that the late 60's-early 70's were a very fertile musical time.


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 Post subject: Re: HIDDEN MEANING OF IRON BUTTERFLY'S IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA
PostPosted: May Sat 27, 2023 2:47 pm 
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There is a short sample (played by Iron Butterfly, not spliced in) of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" in the song. No lyrics, just the melody instrumental.

Appropriate for the times, "to save us all from Satan's power when we have gone astray", which I interpreted as a Vietnam war reference.

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