The Inner Mounting Flame
Released: Jan 1971
John McLaughlin and co.'s volcanic effect on fusion (and rock) began with their first record, conceived and released right after they got out of the studio with Miles Davis recording Bitches Brew. There's nobody that plays guitar like McLaughlin, except for maybe Mike Tyson (if he ever tried). The rest of the band attempts to keep up. Try "Noonward Race."