Canned Heat Canned Heat 180g LP (Mono)
180g Vinyl Mastered From Original Mono Tapes!
Of all the American rock bands that embraced the blues in the 1960s, none took
their musical mission more seriously than Canned Heat. The California quintet,
led by vocalists Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite and featuring
the brilliant guitarist Henry Vestine, combined fiery instrumental chops with a
vast knowledge of blues history. Canned Heat quickly carved out a unique niche
in that heady era, making high-profile appearances at Woodstock and other
notable rock festivals, and managing to break into the pop singles charts
without diluting their sound.
Canned Heat’s eponymous 1967 debut LP, released shortly after their
attention-getting performance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival,
introduced the band’s audacious synthesis of blues tradition and electrified
boogie. The 11-song album features raw, fiercely soulful interpretations of
material by such blues masters as Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Robert Johnson,
Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson, powered by Wilson and Hite’s contrasting
vocal styles and Vestine’s explosive fretwork. The result is one of the most
distinctive and dynamic blues-rock recordings of the ’60s, and the album that
launched Canned Heat’s five-decade musical journey.
Sundazed Music’s vinyl edition of this landmark debut effort has been sourced
from the original mono masters, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. The album
includes a meticulous reproduction of the original LP cover art.
• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered from Original Mono Tapes
• Meticulous Reproduction of Original Cover Art
1. Rollin' and Tumblin'
2. Bullfrog Blues
3. Evil Is Going On
4. Goin' Down Slow
5. Catfish Blues
6. Dust My Broom
7. Help Me
8. Big Road Blues
9. The Story of My Life
10. The Road Song
11. Rich Woman