Fried Hockey Boogie

Album: Boogie With Canned Heat (1968)
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Songfacts®:

  • Despite its title, this song has nothing to do with hockey. It's just a free-flowing jam.
  • The riff comes from Blues legend John Lee Hooker's song "Boogie Chillen". Hooker was a big influence on Canned Heat, and in 1970 he even recorded an album with the band - titled, appropriately enough, Hooker 'N' Heat - that featured a straight remake of "Boogie Chillen." The same riff would later be borrowed and adapted for a few other songs, among them "La Grange" by ZZ Top and "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum. >>
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    Joshua - Twin Cities, MN, for above 2
  • Hawkwind used the music from this for their song "Orgone Accumulator." >>
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    Elric - The Dreaming Isle

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyBassist Larry Taylor passed away on August 19th, 2019 at his home in Lake Balboa, California after a 12-year battle with cancer. He was 77 years old...
    He was the bassist for the blues boogie rock band Canned Heat from 1967 until 1970, performing a legendary set with the band at the original Woodstock in 1969...
    He started as a teenager touring with Jerry Lee Lewis, then became a regular studio bass player for the Monkees. He played bass on many of the Monkees hit songs including “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Valleri,” and “Words”...
    Taylor played on many of Tom Waits records and toured with him playing upright bass...
    May he R.I.P.
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