Offered for sale is an original 1969 Japanese pressing of Boogie With Canned Heat by Canned heat, pressed on red vinyl and including the rare original obi.
Boogie With Canned Heat was Canned Heat’s second album, and the first one to contain a hit – “On the Road Again,” which reached #16 on the American singles charts.
The album reached #16 on the U.S. album charts, and reached #5 in the UK.
In most of the world, Boogie With Canned Heat was issued with a drawing depicting the faces of the five members of the band. In Japan, the album was initially released with a live shot of the band performing in concert. Later Japanese pressings duplicated the U.S. cover.
Canned Heat’s second long-player, Boogie with Canned Heat (1968), pretty well sums up the bona fide blend of amplified late-’60s electric rhythm and blues, with an expressed emphasis on loose and limber boogie-woogie. The quintet — consisting of Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson (guitar/harmonica/vocals), Larry “The Mole” Taylor (bass), Henry “Sunflower” Vestine (guitar), Aldolfo “Fido” Dela Parra (drums), and Bob “The Bear” Hite (vocals) — follow up their debut effort with another batch of authentic interpretations, augmented by their own exceptional instrumentation. … For enthusiasts as well as listeners curious about the oft-overlooked combo, this is an essential, if not compulsory platter.
You can listen to “On the Road Again” here:
About this copy: This copy of Boogie With Canned Heat is an original 1969 Japanese pressing, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl, featuring an alternate cover from the U.S. issue, and including the ultra-rare and nearly-always-missing obi.
The cover is VG+, with some foxing on the back cover and a bit of wear at the edges and corners. The obi is VG+, with some wrinkles on the back and a small 1/2″ tear on the back. The reorder tag, or “hojyuhyo,” is still attached.
The original paper inner sleeve and lyric insert are included.
The disc is M- and appears to only have had a couple of plays. There are a couple of spindle marks on the label, but no marks on the vinyl.
A beautiful copy of a terrific record, and the only copy we’ve ever see with the obi.