"Well, well. I'm glad to see this one is still around. I have fond memories of this album playing while I was trying to get my grades up to go to a real college! I digress...nice record. Cleaner sounding California stuff. It can't deserve the "Heavy" appellation any longer...those darn Hippies! Bass player really good, guitars actually doing modern sound...songs a little goofy...of the day, but i still listen. The "Iron Butterfly Theme" could make a good concert piece today...It could be really "Heavy"."
Mairon Melo Machado | 03/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is the first album from Iron Butterfly. There are classical songs, like "Possession", "Unconscious Power" and "Iron Butterfly Theme". A thypical songs of this incredible band."
A foretaste of later Butterfly
Richard R. Green | 05/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember the year my younger brother bought this. We liked it and played it so much that lately I wondered why I hadn't gotten either a new LP or a cassette in all this time. The tracks are fairly simple offerings as far as '60's compositions go, but once I started playing the CD I remembered all the words to all the songs. Some of the tunes are pretty catchy instrumentally; they're not great lyrically but still pretty decent. The "Iron Butterfly Theme" kind of gives a hint of what emerged from their later offerings--interesting organ riffs with high-gain screaming guitar. Not for everyone, but if you can preview the tracks, check it out. For those not in their teens in the '60's it may not be as great as some of the later rock, but if you like this one you will probably also get hooked on "Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida" and "Ball"."
Jeff Jefferson | Maryland | 09/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard "Unconscious Power", which has been one of my favorite driving tunes ever since, when I saw a biker movie called "The Savage Seven". That tune happened to be the opening theme for the movie, which also featured "Iron Butterfly Theme." The bass line on "Unconscious Power" grabbed my attention, so I bought "Heavy" a couple weeks later. Wasn't impressed with the lyrics to any of the songs except "You Can't Win" but the music was VERY cool on all cuts. "You Can't Win" painted an accurate picture of the Army during the Vietnam era, which I related to very well."