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San Francisco-based Blue Cheer was what, in the past due ’60s, they utilized to contact a “power trio”: Dickie Peterson (b. 1948, Grand Forks, ND) (bass, vocals), Paul Whaley (drums), and Leigh Stephens (electric guitar). They performed what afterwards was called rock, so when they debuted in January 1968 using the record Vincebus Eruptum and a high 40 cover of Eddie Cochran’s strike “Summertime Blues,” they sounded louder and much more extreme than whatever had arrive before them. Since it ended up, these were a precursor of very much that would arrive after. However, Blue Cheer itself didn’t obtain very much chance to benefit from its prescience. Soon after its discovery, the group was wracked by workers adjustments. Leigh Stephens was changed by Randy Holden following the discharge of the next record, Outsideinside (August 1968). Holden still left during the documenting of the 3rd record, and Bruce Stephens (b. 1946) (vocals, electric guitar), and Ralph Uses up Kellogg (keyboards) joined up with to finish Brand-new! Improved! Blue Cheer (March 1969). After that Whaley give up and was changed by Norman Mayell (b. 1942, Chicago), departing Peterson because the just primary member. Bruce Stephens quit through the recording from the 4th record, Blue Cheer (Dec, 1969), and Gary L. Yoder became a member of to finish it. Peterson, Kellogg, Mayell, and Yoder after that made THE INITIAL INDIVIDUAL (Sept 1970), and Oh! Pleasant Wish (Apr, 1971) before Blue Cheer split up. Dickie Peterson reorganized a fresh edition of the group in 1979, and in 1985, Peterson, Whaley, and guitarist Tony Ranier released a fresh Blue Cheer recording, The Beast Is definitely Back…

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Full Name Blue Cheer
Music Songs Summertime Blues, Doctor Please, Feathers From Your Tree, Good Times Are So Hard to Find, Out of Focus, Parchment Farm, Rollin' Dem Bones, Lovin' You's Easy, Sun Cycle, Rock Me Baby, Saturday Freedom, Ain't That the Way, Hello L.A., Bye-Bye Birmingham, Satisfaction, Second Time Around, Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger, I'm the Light, Hiway Man, Just a Little Bit, Gypsy Ball, Sweet Child of the Reeperbahn, Come And Get It, When It All Gets Old, West Coast Child of Sunshine, Peace of Mind, Rock and Roll Queens, Better When We Try, Fruit & Iceburgs, You're Gonna Need Someone, Babaji, Ride With Me, Honey Butter Lover
Albums Vincebus Eruptum, Outsideinside, The Original Human Being, The Beast Is Back, Oh! Pleasant Hope, Highlights and Lowlives, Dining with the Sharks, Blitzkrieg Over Nüremberg, Blue Cheer, Louder Than God: The Best of Blue Cheer, New! Improved!, What Doesn't Kill You..., Live in Japan, Live at Anti WAA Festival 1989, Bootleg: Live - Hamburg - London, 7, Live & Unreleased '68/'74, Good Times Are So Hard to Find, Records Of Yesteryear, Live at Rockpalast - Bonn 2008 (Live at Harmonie, Bonn (Germany) from April 11th 2008), Hello Tokyo, Bye Bye Osaka - Live in Japan 1999

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