We love the late sixties, because it was a time when no band worth its salt was content to record a song that was less than 22 minutes long. It was at this time that it first became apparent that Rock N. Roll's middle initial stood for "Noodle." Every song had to have two guitar solos, a long baroque organ break, and matching bass and drum solos. Canned Heat's "Refried Boogie" may well be the king of the extralong songs, clocking in at around 40 minutes. The Allman Brother's "Mountain Jam" probably meanders on about the same amount of time too. We're talking about songs that if you wanted to hear them in their entirety, you had to be prepared to put down the bong, extricate yourself somehow from your dayglo beanbag chair, and get up and actually turn the album over, by which time you'd forgotten why you got up in the first place and put on the Electric Flag instead. If you wanted to hear a double-sider without a break, you needed two copies of the album, two turntables, and two hippies, one to pull the needle off turntable one and another to drop the needle on turntable two with choreographed precision in order to eliminate dead air. And seeing as how most hippies were too stoned to even stand up, this was virtually impossible. As a result, most people never heard "Refried Boogie" in its entirety, or heard side two before side one and thought that's the way the song was built, or heard side one one day and side two the next and thought that it was made with a nine hour solo on electric silence built right into the middle, kind of like "drums and space" without the drums.