Canned Heat - External use only

Blues rock and boogie band from Los Angeles, California, perhaps best known for its performance in the music film Woodstock.

How Canned Heat got its band name - Sterno stoveMembers of the first day Alan Wilson and Bob Hite warmed to their group name because of Tommy Johnson's song Canned Heat Blues (1928). It is about an alcohol addict who, ended up in the gutter, has to rely on Sterno, commonly known as 'canned heat'.

Sterno is a jelly-like fuel packed in cans that catches fire instantly, so that it can be used as a heat source for primuses and plate heaters among others. In times of shortage alcohol addicts sometimes fall back on an equivalent: methylated spirits.

Active: 1965-present, USA

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