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Postby frimleygreener » 05 Jan 2009, 10:07

there were some diamonds among the dross...were there not?.....fito...bob...al...your take?

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Postby Moleskin » 05 Jan 2009, 10:58

I only have a best of but that suffices for me. The hits seem to stand head and shoulders above the other stuff.
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Postby Neige » 05 Jan 2009, 12:26

The classic line-up (Hite, Wilson, Vestine, Taylor, de la Parra) was amazing.

Boogie with Canned Heat is a masterpiece, IMO.

And there's a forgotten gem on 3rd album Living The Blues (Sandy's Blues). But the endless self-indulgent jams and collages on that make it hard to love.

After that, the band got less interesting with every death or departure.
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Postby Guy E » 05 Jan 2009, 13:03

Neige wrote:The classic line-up (Hite, Wilson, Vestine, Taylor, de la Parra) was amazing.

Boogie with Canned Heat is a masterpiece, IMO.

And there's a forgotten gem on 3rd album Living The Blues (Sandy's Blues). But the endless self-indulgent jams and collages on that make it hard to love.

But love it I do. I had that album for 30-some years but could never play the Parthenogenesis side to the end because my turntable would reject it... there was about 1/8-inch of terminal groove on the vinyl. That pissed me off so much I never gave the album a chance.

At this point I like all the studio recordings on that double-opus and after doing a CDR edit of the bass and drum solos and splicing the two halves, I even like Refried Boogie. They were a great band. Everything up to and including Future Blues is worth having, if you're so inclined.
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Postby C » 05 Jan 2009, 14:06

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Postby robertff » 05 Jan 2009, 20:11

Always loved 'Going up the Country'.

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Postby nathan » 05 Jan 2009, 20:15

Whenever I listen to them it sounds like they are having a hell of a time. Like they are actually having fun. Something you don't hear too often from this scene and period. It's infectious, and I love them for it.

Fried Hoogie Boogie sure is a jam and a half.

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Postby Muskrat » 05 Jan 2009, 22:28

pig bodine wrote:Great band,--liked Hallelujah the best, and, since I can't believe nobody's mentioned it yet, I'll add that Al Wilson sounded exactly like Kermit the Frog.



I'm pretty sure that who he had in mind, was Henry Thomas.

On the other hand, I can easily imagine Kermit singing Fishin' Blues.
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Postby Beno » 05 Jan 2009, 22:33

C wrote:Image

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It's the only album of theirs that I have. It's good but has never spurred me on to investigate them further.

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Postby Muskrat » 05 Jan 2009, 22:56

A hit album should be your first purchase. Maybe you can find one with Boogie with the King (with Little Richard) and Christmas Boogie (with the Chipmunks). But Let's Work Together, Sugar Bee, and all of the better-known singles are well worth the purchase. I agree that albums can be spotty. But that's hardly unique to Canned Heat.
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Postby chunky » 05 Jan 2009, 23:01

Have not played them for years but always liked them.
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