|Exclusive Interview for the ES2A
Don Casale on recording In A Gadda Da Vida
Vanilla Fudge (You
keep me Hangin' On)
Protools is here.
What is the story behind In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida?
Ironically, it is a session for which Casale was not even credited on the album that is one of his, and one of rock's, most defining moments: Iron Butterfly's monumental In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Butterfly drummer Ron Bushy recalls Casale's part in the historic session at UltraSonic on May 27, 1968: "We were setting up in the studio and Don said, 'Why don't you run through a song, so I can get some levels.' We started Vida and did not stop until the end, 17:05 later! Then, he called us into the control room. We had no idea that he had pushed the record button.
What is the legacy and impact of this song?
an era of three-minute pop songs, the 17-minute Vida recorded by Casale proved a watershed
moment in rock history. Coinciding with the arrival of FM radio's new, freer format, the
psychedelic hit opened the floodgates for extended recordings by Cream, Mountain, Pink
Floyd, the Allman Brothers and countless others. Vida became the top-selling album in the
world at that point, spending an amazing 140 weeks on the charts, including 81 in the Top
10. The platinum designation was created for it.
DC.-Scully 8-track one-inch.
microphones were used for the Iron Butterfly session?
DC.-Neumann U-47 and Altec 633C salt shakers.
ES2A.-What was the
model number of the RCA Console you purchased from Kingdom Sound studio when they decided
to replaced it?
DC.- These consoles were manufactured for RCA Studios in the USA, and not sold to the public as a retail item.
the RCA, custom made means that was before Consoles like RCA BCs and doesnt
has model number?
Franklin - YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK
DC.-In no particular order
Country, R n B, Jazz, Classical, Soul, and 50s.
DC.-No, I recorded a tribute/cover version of the song:
DC.-Be great at One Thing before going on to another thing.