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Iron Butterfly bassist died today

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassasaurus, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. bassasaurus

    bassasaurus Zonker Supporting Member

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    Lee Dorman, bassist for proto-metal rockers Iron Butterfly, died today at his home in Orange County, Calif.. He was 70.

    The county coroner's office tells E! News that Dorman, who had a history of heart trouble, was found in his car at around 9 a.m., dead of what appeared to be natural causes.

    I started playing bass in the early 70's. The bass line for In-a-Gadda-da-Vida was an early must bass line in those days.

    RIP Lee
  2. darkstorm

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    Rip lee. Your band did some great musc.
  3. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules! Supporting Member

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    Very sad indeed. I walked a few miles through the snow on Long Island to buy Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida as a youngster. I believe you meant "bassist" not basses.
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    funkytoe Supporting Member

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    Doesn't JimmyM have his old SVT head?
  5. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser Supporting Member

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    Damn. In-a-Gadda was one of the coolest riffs ever, just one of those instant hooks that etched its place in musical history. Of course there is a lllllot more to Iron Butterfly than that, but that's what pops into mind when you mention Iron Butterly. Even the late, great Peter Steele / Type O Negative stole the riff for a medley break in the song Too Late:Frozen in live settings. That riff always got a thumbs-up reaction from the crowd.

    If there were a heaven, it'd be cool to think he and Peter are up there working out some tunes. And looking for Dimebag to help out, too.
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    It still IS one of the coolest basslines not hard but very cool ,, sad
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    His early bandmate Darryl DeLoach was my former executive assistant's brother. He quit the band before they cut In A Gadda Da Vida.
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    Here u go! Wow looks like he's playing a Mosrite bass in this video very cool!!!
  9. Rev J

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    Funny, I thought that he was found dead in his car in Monterrey after being missing 5 years ago. I just looked it up online and the story exactly matched what I had heard years ago. I know he was also involved in the space/military industrial industry.

    C/S,
    Rev J
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  11. JimmyM

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    Nope, I've got the SVT that belonged to Doug Ingle, the organist.
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    Junior High music class, teacher asks favorite song And most of the class says Inna Gadda Da Vida.Same teacher told us one day concerts would be people staring @ tape machines,she wasn't far off.
  13. MEKer

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    No, you are thinking of (Phil)Taylor Kramer, the bassist for many years in the mid-1970's. He and Ron Bushy (drummer) shared their Northridge, CA studio with my band at the time (Blazze). They got hold of Rocket Richot as a guitarist, played the strip under the name "Gold" for a while. Phil was a very nice guy. He disappeared many years later and was found in his car skeletonized at the bottom of a canyon near Malibu around 1995 or 96. Bummer.
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    In my opinion ... his best playing was the Metamorphosis album ... others may disagree, but lets agree to disagree,
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    Maybe the loudest bad I ever saw at Hampton Beach Casino on the NH seacoast. So loud that even though I went into the gig tripping my brains out on acid, I was straight when I exited the gig. Sensory overload or something. I caught them again years later at a small club that held 70 people. Definitely responsible for one of the most iconic bass lines of the '60s, with a nice muted flats tone. RIP, brother.
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