Who was/is Blue Cheer ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

Blue Cheer. The early San Francisco bands progressed at a tangent to the influence of British power rock bands like Cream and the Jeff Beck Group, but many of their second and third generation outfits were completely overawed by the Britons.

 Accordingly, when Blue Cheer — Paul Whaley, drums (from Sacramento's Oxford Circle), Dick Peterson, bass, lead vocals; and Randy Holden, lead guitar — erupted on the scene with shatteringly loud performances and an excessively overburdened version of 'Summertime Blues' (Philips), a hit in summer 1968, there seemed little to dis-tinguish them from British trios apart from extra volume.

By their second album, Outside inside, Holden had been replaced by Leigh Stevens. It is their most interesting album, noteworthy for Paul Whaley's excellent heavy rock drum technique. Like the Grateful Dead, they abounded in mystique and local legend but failed to project their aura of excitement on to any of their four albums.

 Too inward-looking, they nevertheless possessed a musical identity which in a later group, Grand Funk Railroad, proved to be a vehicle for enormous success.

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The '67 Demos (LP) Blue Cheer: The '67 Demos (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBR148

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(Beat Rocket - Sundazed) 3 tracks, blue vinyl, poster These raw and rough demos, traded in dark circles for decades, finally received the studio restoration they deserved! Blue Cheer's original recordings show the thunderous power that...
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Live At The Anti WAA Festival 1989 Blue Cheer: Live At The Anti WAA Festival 1989 Art-Nr.: CD14010013

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(2014/Nibelung) 13 tracks. Attractive cover in LP style , first edition strictly limited to 2000 pieces . Andrew "Duck" MacDonald - gtrs, Paul Whaley - drums, Dickie Peterson - bass/voc.
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Vincebus Eruptum  (Mono Edition) Blue Cheer: Vincebus Eruptum (Mono Edition) Art-Nr.: CDSC6303

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Blue Cheer looms large in the annals of hard rock, laying down the sonic foundations of heavy metal and serving as a crucial influence on the birth of punk, grunge and stoner rock. While the rest of the rock world was mellowing out and...
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Outsideinside Blue Cheer: Outsideinside Art-Nr.: CDSC6304

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Blue Cheer’s second album, Outsideinside, fully matches its predecessor’s primal power. The last Blue Cheer release to feature the beloved lineup of Stephens, Peterson and Whaley, Outsideinside is a bracing orgy of volume, distortion and...
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Vincebus Erupum (Mono Edition) 1968 Blue Cheer: Vincebus Erupum (Mono Edition) 1968 Art-Nr.: SLP5297

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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von BLUE CHEER - Vincebus Erupum (Mono Edition) 1968 Blue Cheer looms large in the annals of hard rock, laying down the sonic foundations of heavy metal, and serving as a crucial influence on the birth of punk,...
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Outsideinside Blue Cheer: Outsideinside Art-Nr.: SLP5298

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LP auf SUNDAZED RECORDS von BLUE CHEER - Outsideinside Blue Cheer's second album, Outsideinside, fully matches its predecessor's primal power. The last Blue Cheer release to feature the beloved lineup of Stephens, Peterson and Whaley,...
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