So says band drummer Adolfo Fito De La Parra, who believes that the Heat is still hot, even though their biggest hits, Going Up The Country and On The Road Again, were back in the late 60s and early 70s.
In fact, he says the Heat still releases a new album each year, even though the bands main songwriter, Alan Blind Owl Wilson, died in 1970, and harmonica player Bob The Bear Hite died in 1981.
He admits that the band struggles for credibility because of the lack of original members, but stresses we are not a nostalgia act. Canned Heat is an institution.
Moreover, De La Parra says that, in many ways, the band is better than it was in its heyday. In his words, Musicians are not like athletes who peak when they are young. Were more like surgeons and attorneys, who get better as they age.
De La Parra hopes to introduce a new audience to the band with a two-disc DVD: Canned Heat: Live At Montreaux 1973.
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