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Blue Cheer

Blue Cheer was an American psychedelic blues-rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and wassporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues-rock style, and is also credited as beingpioneers of heavy metal (their cover of "Summertime Blues" is sometimes cited as the first in the genre), punk rock, stoner rock, doom metal,experimental rock, and grunge. According to Tim Hills in his book, The Many Lives of the Crystal Ballroom, "Blue Cheer was the epitome of SanFrancisco psychedelia." Jim Morrison of Th ...read more

Blue Cheer was an American psychedelic blues-rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and wassporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues-rock style, and is also credited as beingpioneers of heavy metal (their cover of "Summertime Blues" is sometimes cited as the first in the genre), punk rock, stoner rock, doom metal,experimental rock, and grunge. According to Tim Hills in his book, The Many Lives of the Crystal Ballroom, "Blue Cheer was the epitome of SanFrancisco psychedelia." Jim Morrison of The Doors called the group, "The single most powerful band I've ever seen..

The band is said to have been named after a street brand of LSD and promoted by renowned LSD chemist and former Grateful Dead patron,Owsley Stanley.

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LPs
What Doesn't Kill You...
2007

3.5
8 Votes
Dining with the Sharks
1991

2.3
6 Votes
Highlights And Lowlives
1990

2.1
6 Votes
The Beast is Back
1983

2.6
6 Votes
Oh! Pleasant Hope
1971

2.9
7 Votes
The Original Human Being
1970

3.2
9 Votes
Blue Cheer
1969

3.4
12 Votes
New! Improved! Blue Cheer
1969

3.5
13 Votes
Outsideinside
1968

3.9
49 Votes
Vincebus Eruptum
1968

3.9
130 Votes
Live Albums
Blitzkrieg Over Nüremberg
1989

3
2 Votes

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