Before Metal 1960-1970 (Playlist Junkie #4)

James / June 13th, 2017

Here’s some tracks that exhibit an early heaviness, before “heavy” and “metal” were a thing. Think of these as the building blocks that would eventually become metal.

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1. “Spoonful” – Howlin’ Wolf Get here

2. “You Really Got Me” – The Kinks Get here

3. “My Generation” – The Who Get here

4. “Born to be Wild” – Steppenwolf Get here

5. “Purple Haze” – Jimi Hendrix Get here

6. “Sunshine of Your Love” – Cream Get here

7. “Helter Skelter” – The Beatles Get here

8. “Old Man Going” – The Pretty Things Get here

9. “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” – Iron Butterfly Get here

10. “Summertime Blues” – Blue Cheer Get here

11. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” – Jimi Hendrix Get here

12. “Kick Out the Jams” – MC5 Get here

13. “21st Century Schizoid Man” – King Crimson Get here

14. “Communication Breakdown” – Led Zeppelin Get here

15. “Black Sabbath” – Black Sabbath Get here

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