Iron Butterfly: Darryl DeLoach (vocals, tambourine, percussion), Danny Weis (guitar), Doug Ingle (organ, vocals), Jerry Penrod (bass, vocals), Ron Bushy (drums).
Recorded at Gold Star Recording Studios and Nashville West Studios, Hollywood, California in October 1967. Originally released on Atco (33-227). Includes liner notes by Barry Alfonso.
All songs written by members of Iron Butterfly except "Get Out Of My Life, Woman" (Allen Toussaint).
Personnel: Darryl DeLoach (vocals, guitar, tambourine, percussion); Doug Ingle (vocals, organ, keyboards); Jerry Penrod (vocals); Danny Weis (guitar); Ron Bushy (drums).
Audio Remasterers: Ken Perry; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Barry Alfonso.
Recording information: Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (10/1967); Nashville West Studios, Hollywood, CA (10/1967).
Photographer: Joe Ravetz.
Iron Butterfly's 1968 debut album, Heavy, established the band's trademark sound, relying on plodding, heavy guitar riffs and thundering drums. For most of the album, the riffs were the songs, not their foundation, but the band's overwhelmingly loud sonic attack occasionally made up for the weakness in the material. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine