Sorry I missed that one, and sorry for not checking, too, but I never could have imagined somebody else would have posted it.
Did you post "Refried Boogie" ironically, or did you actually like it?
See 'cause for a while around, say, 1969, I listened to it repeatedly (at a friend's house; I didn't own it). I don't know how many times, but I think it qualifies at least as a phase I was going through. I don't fully understand why I listened to it, but it's almost as if I expected to find the key to crack the "hippie code," or attain nirvana, or something. I had some kind of thought like, "This means something. I don't know what it means, but if I listen long enough, maybe I will."
And I really do think it captured some sort of essence of the hippie tribe (of which I wasn't even a proper member, just a catechumen).
And I don't know much about those guys. They played at a pop festival at Prairieville, Louisiana, in 1969, but they played on the first or second day, and I only caught the third day. Santana was there on the third day. That was wild. The Grateful Dead started up in the evening, just as we were leaving (we had school the next day). Bummer.
Edit: OK, I just did a search, and now I get the Birdland reference. Old times here, before my time.