Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Blue Cheer are an incredible heavy psych rock band that came out in the late 1960's, led by singer bassist Dickie Peterson. Their sound is euphoric, acid laced, blues based rock played at deafening volumes. They were known for blowing up amplifiers at some of their early performances. Blue Cheer, along with Black Sabbath, would greatly influence the upcoming genre of heavy metal. Whereas Sabbath specialized in doom, Blue Cheer specialized in more upbeat, brain melting euphoria. Their two best albums are "Vincebus Eruptum" and "Outside Inside", both released in 1968. "Vincebus Eruptum" has more of a straight forward and frenetic blues metal feel to it, while "Outside Inside" is more adventurous and psychedelic. Both albums are extremely heavy and highly recommended.

Here's a vintage performance of "Summertime Blues" from "Vincebus Eruptum"...

...and here's "Come and Get It" from "Outside "Inside". Enjoy.

Come And Get It - Blue Cheer

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