In an attempt to find out what the longest recorded song in popular music history was, I inadvertently read the entire Wikipedia biography of Canned Heat; one of my least-favorite and most-hated bands of all-time.
I had heard that Canned Heat recorded a 40 minute version of one of their songs on the B-side to a double live album; surely a top contender in the realm of lengthily-recorded modern music. Approximately 30 to 45 minutes later, I had accidentally learned more about these backwoods oafs than I ever wanted to know. In fact, I’m terrified to know what vital knowledge was squeezed out of my brain to make room for this new and unwanted trivial information.
You win this round, Canned Heat. But the battle shall rage on. Sound off in the comments section and enjoy your weekend.