Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord
Eastern mysticism, not acid and smack, is what inspires guitarists to produce the craziest sounds. If you doubt it, sit back in your beanbag chair, slip on those puffy Koss headphones and crank Love Devotion Surrender. In the early '70s McLaughlin and Santana were students of Sri Chinmoy. Bursting with ecstatic love and joy, they made a record of screaming post-Coltrane fusion and spiritual chanting dedicated to their guru. Who knows what that wise little man thought of this cacophony?