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.
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 seen with the obi.
Background: 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: