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View Poll Results: Favourite 60s metal song?
Iron Butterfly - In a Gadda Da Vida 2 14.29%
Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues 1 7.14%
High Tide - Death Warmed Up 0 0%
High Tide - Futilist's Lament 0 0%
Head Machine - You Must Come With Me 0 0%
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild 1 7.14%
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 5 35.71%
The Beatles - Helter Skelter 4 28.57%
Bitter Creek - Plastic Thunder 0 0%
Other 1 7.14%
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Favourite 60's metal song?

A lot of people don't believe in metal in the 60s, which is fine, but there was undeniably a heavy theme arising in many rock songs towards the end of the decade. I've listed as many as I can think of above but feel free guys to point out stuff I missed, I always like discovering new music. Especially experimental stuff like this.

Btw this is for songs released in the 60s, not written in the 60s, so no Black Sabbath here (unless there's some early EP or demo recoring I don't know about of course).

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Iron Butterfly - In a Gadda Da Vida



Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues



High Tide - Death Warmed Up



High Tide - Futilist's Lament



Head Machine - You Must Come With Me



Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild



Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)



The Beatles - Helter Skelter



Bitter Creek - Plastic Thunder


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Old 10-01-2012, 06:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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...And that's how metal started:




The definite father of metal, and, for me, the king of metal.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...And that's how metal started:




The definite father of metal, and, for me, the king of metal.
There is no definitive answer to any single artist being responsible for any particular genre TBH. You could argue that classical music such as Wagner was the first real heavy music but it would get us nowhere really.

Jimi Hendrix is covering the Troggs song from the mid 60's so we could say that the original was the first song (as it's certainly heavy for it's time) or what about The Kinks You Really Got Me that many think was the first prototype riff for Metal? or what about the last half of I Want You (She's So Heavy) by The Beatles?

I won't bother choosing any track in particular because Heavy Metal whilst undeniably being inspired by the 60's didn't become a recognised genre until the 70's. It's like asking what was your favourite Punk track from the 60's.

I won't even get started on what the Blues did for Metal!
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There is no definitive answer to any single artist being responsible for any particular genre TBH. You could argue that classical music such as Wagner was the first real heavy music but it would get us nowhere really.

Jimi Hendrix is covering the Troggs song from the mid 60's so we could say that the original was the first song (as it's certainly heavy for it's time) or what about The Kinks You Really Got Me that many think was the first prototype riff for Metal? or what about the last half of I Want You (She's So Heavy) by The Beatles?

I won't bother choosing any track in particular because Heavy Metal whilst undeniably being inspired by the 60's didn't become a recognised genre until the 70's. It's like asking what was your favourite Punk track from the 60's.

I won't even get started on what the Blues did for Metal!
There can never be an answer to who is responsible for a particular genre or who is the first one who did something. But as we accept Chuck Berry as the father of rock n roll, we could accept Jimi Hendrix as the father of metal. He did with his guitar 90% of the stuff that metal guitarists have ever done. I didn't say that a particular track was responsible, Jimi's performances are responsible.
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There can never be an answer to who is responsible for a particular genre or who is the first one who did something. But as we accept Chuck Berry as the father of rock n roll, we could accept Jimi Hendrix as the father of metal. He did with his guitar 90% of the stuff that metal guitarists have ever done. I didn't say that a particular track was responsible, Jimi's performances are responsible.
My journal is focusing on this area a bit at the moment, but you can pick any blues rock and psychedelic rock artist that played a bit on the heavy side and you'll have an answer. What's interesting though, a large percentage of the albums I've put up have a very large Jim Morrison and Doors influence, so the influences are far and wide on metal as we know it. For arguments sake, I'd still say the the debut Black Sabbath album was the first true metal album and I'm only basing that on the A-Side of the record.
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...., we could accept Jimi Hendrix as the father of metal. He did with his guitar 90% of the stuff that metal guitarists have ever done.
I voted for Voodoo Chile, but I don't buy into sweeping generalization like this one. Dave Davies, ( or Jimmy Page depending on who you believe), Keith Richards, Jeff Beck and Robert Fripp, would all be deeply disappointed you left them out. I'm sure I'm forgetting a host of other players as well...like the guys from Blue Cheer and the MC5.
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Voted for Steppenwolf as I genuinely enjoy that song more than Voodoo Child.
Love Hendrix too, but not letting romanticism sway my vote...
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I voted for Summertime Blues by Blue Cheer--their Vincebus Eruptum album is a blueprint for heavy metal!
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Helter Skelter. Just wish Lennon screamed more on the track because it was so satisfying to the ear, very much like Black Francis screaming in the Pixies.
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