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How Do You Explain Canned Heat?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Fendereedo

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    Some group from the 60s....I have zero knowledge of the actual band themselves.
     
  2. Paul Jenkin

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    Aside from the few tracks that occasionally get played on the radio over here and the track they did on John Lee Hooker's (Healer) album, I know nothing about them. I do like what little I've heard, though.

    However, I've just had a quick squint at their Wiki page and they appear to have had a huge number of members / former members.

    Hmmm. Looks like I'll have to download some of their stuff and have a listen....
     
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    You strain it through a sock then mix it with Kool Aid.
     
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    I heard you were supposed to strain it through a piece of bread.. that way it turned it into grain alcohol.
     
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    great harp
     
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    Probably the highest percentage of junkies of any band of that era. Saw them once in concert, and they were awful. A lot of the audience left during their set.
     
  7. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Although, if I am not mistaken, the bass player joined the Bump Band and toured with Ian McLagan. Now that was a great show.
     
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    Their songs were fun to listen to. Some people liked them for that.
     
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    Get a glass, open the can. Tilt the glass slightly as you pour... Enjoy.
     
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    Never put him to the Kermit voice for some reason - Funny!
     
  11. Fret Wilkes

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    I like them. I hear "Goin Up The Country" and it instantly transports me to that time. I used to spend a lot of time with "Live At Topanga Corral" and "Canned Heat 70, Live In Europe". Killer version of "Lets Work Together" on there. The picture in the gatefold also showed the band shot over Harvey Mandel's guitar neck. The sexy backside of a Telecaster head stock...how exotic!
     
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    loved them back then.classic for the time.i still enjoy them once in a while.
     
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    I explain them as the Beatles with less talent.
     
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  14. boris bubbanov

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    Our high school actually booked them, for a "dance". The brand new high school had a big, gorgeous concert hall but for some reason Sue arranged to have the show where people could dance.

    The original plan was the MC5. But they had some arrest issues and had to back out, so in a rush Canned Heat was lined up.

    And just as they're about to play, the bully guy steps up to the mike and says "No Boogie". They didn't play any of the songs I was familiar with, that I can recall. Awkward.
     
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    More pure sh..i..t
     
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    Before there were flutes in the blues, there were quills! The great Henry Thomas (1928)...
     
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    I`m old and in the way------but Hooker n Heat changed my life in my late teens. Wore out the vinyl and then bought the CD. IMHO Blind Owl was a musical force of nature.......He left us far too soon
     
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    sterno was/is one of the magic things in life. When I was a kid, I was just completely blown away by how cool it was... my old man used it all the time... and every time he'd bust it out... I'd be thrilled and think that it was like sipping heat off a nuclear explosion... weird, after all these years I have this set of feelings about it.... amazing, dangerous, cool, to be feared... I haven't had or used any in years, now I want some. I need to get back to model railroading where sterno is legit!

    As for the band... I guess I think they are okay... like a lot of things... our memories play tricks on us.

    I'd note that Sterno and Fender both live in the same town, Corona, CA...
     
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    ooooh, that smell. The olfactory tracts connects, among other places, directly to the orbitofrontal cortex, the only sensory system to do so. Smell can trigger an overwhelming flood of memory like no other sensory modality can. Smelling sterno is several magnitudes higher on the intensity scale than listening to Canned Heat, although those who have heard AND smelt them likely have a leg up on the rest of us.
     
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  20. Mike Simpson

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    Canned Heat started as a blues based band similar to early Fleetwood Mac.

    Sadly the drummer and bass player are currently touring the blues festival circuit milking the band name for more than it was worth. Without Owl and Bear Canned Heat no longer exists to me. We played an early opening spot for a blues fest in 2015 where they were the headliner and I was very disappointed in them.

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