Tuesday Tunes:Iron Butterfly;In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

21 Oct

This is another strange tune from 1968. Supposedly the song has a story as follows: A girl is at the funeral for her boyfriend. She hears him calling for her from his casket, begging her “oh won’t you come with me and take my hand”, etc. All of a sudden, she is swept up by his friends and placed in a casket next to him. The drum solo starts out fast, signifying her heartbeat, which slows down as the drumming slows down. There’s even some screeching noises in the song – her fingernails clawing at the casket lid. She dies. Then the song picks up again, they are together again, in death. Lovely isn’t it? Anyway just another memory from my formative years, Enjoy!

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