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  • Blue Cheer - New! Improved! 1969 Full Album

    36:23

    Third album New! Improved! from a classic rock band Blue Cheer released in 1969. Enjoy in this album and Blue Cheer music generally, which is, as many say, the starting point in heavy metal. Cheers!

    Track listing:

    Side one:
    00:00 - When It All Gets Old
    02:59 - West Coast Child of Sunshine
    05:38 - I Want My Baby Back
    08:55 - Aces 'n' Eights
    11:41 - As Long as I Live
    14:00 - It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

    Side two:
    17:14 - Peace of Mind
    24:33 - Fruit & Icebergs
    30:37 - Honey Butter Lover
    31:57 - All Night Long
    34:01 - Fortunes

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  • Out Of Focus

    3:59

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Out Of Focus · Blue Cheer

    Vincebus Eruptum

    ℗ 1968 Mercury Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

    Released on: 1968-01-01

    Producer: Abe Voco Kesh
    Studio Personnel, Engineer: John MacQuarrie
    Composer Lyricist: Dick Peterson

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Just A Little Bit

    3:26

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Just A Little Bit · Blue Cheer

    Outsideinside

    ℗ 1968 The Island Def Jam Music Group

    Released on: 1968-01-01

    Producer: Abe Voco Kesh
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Leigh Stephens
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Vocals: Dickie Peterson
    Associated Performer, Drums: Paul Whaley
    Composer Lyricist: Dickie Peterson

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  • Blue Cheer - The Original Human Being 1970

    45:41

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    I do not own the copyright to this recording so if it needs to be removed, I will remove it.
    If you like this album please buy it for the full experience.

    Line-up / Musician

    Dickie Peterson - bass, guitar, vocals RIP
    Gary Yoder - guitar, harmonica, vocals
    Norman Mayel - drums, percussion, guitar, sitar
    Ralph Kellogg - piano, organ, bass RIP

    Tracks Listing

    A1.Good Times Are So Hard to Find
    A2.Love of a Woman
    A3.Make Me Laugh
    A4.Pilot
    A5.Babaji (Twilight Raga)
    B1.Preacher
    B2.Black Sun
    B3.Tears by My Bed
    B4.Man on the Run
    B5.Sandwich
    B6.Rest at Ease

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  • BLUE CHEER - OUT OF FOCUS - Vincebus Eruptum HiDef :: SOTW #118

    3:56

    Bergo '45 Song of the Week #118 - Devon's Pick for 10/4/15:

    Out Of Focus by Blue Cheer from Vincebus Eruptum (1968)
    Philips Records

    This week's SOTW is for every one of us who believed at one time
    or other that we didn't fit in, or belong - ANYWHERE. - Devon Beuschel

    The last 30 seconds of this song is the sound of, as Poe put it, the descent into the maelstrom. I evaded it by just a hair - well, for now, anyway. - D.B.

    This is a weekly dive into the musical mind of Bergo '45. Each week, a new song is chosen by a different member of the band. Check out the playlist to see all of the past selections. Grab a towel and give it a listen....


    Blue Cheer came together in 1967. The formation of the band was organized by Dickie Peterson. Dickie Peterson lived at 369 Haight Street in San Francisco, where the sixties music scene was starting to hit the high note. Peterson had previously been with the Davis-based band Andrew Staples & The Oxford Circle, as well as future Blue Cheer members Paul Whaley and Gary Lee Yoder. The original Blue Cheer personnel were singer/bassist Dickie Peterson, guitarist Leigh Stephens and Eric Albronda as drummer. Albronda was later replaced by Paul Whaley, who was joined by Dickie's brother Jerre Peterson (guitar), Vale Hamanaka (keyboards), and Jere Whiting (vocals, harmonica). Albronda continued his association with Blue Cheer as a member of Blue Cheer management, as well as being the producer or co-producer of five Blue Cheer albums.

    The band was managed by an inactive member of the Hells Angels named Gut. Early on, it was decided that the lineup should be trimmed down. It was said that Blue Cheer decided to adopt a power trio configuration after seeing Jimi Hendrix perform at the Monterey Pop Festival, but was later proven to be false. Hamanaka and Whiting were asked to leave. Jerre Peterson didn't want to remain in the group without them, so he departed as well, leaving Dickie, Leigh and Paul as a trio. Their first hit was a cover version of Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues from their debut album Vincebus Eruptum (1968). The single peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, their only such hit, and the album peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart. In Canada, the song peaked at #3 on the RPM Magazine charts.

    The Summertime Blues single was backed with Dickie Peterson's original song Out Of Focus. Peterson also contributed to the album the eight-minute Doctor Please and Second Time Around, which features Paul Whaley's frantic drum solo. Filling out the record, the band cranked out blues covers Rock Me Baby and Mose Allison's Parchman Farm (titled Parchment Farm).

    The group underwent several personnel changes, the first occurring after the 1968 release of Outsideinside after Leigh Stephens left the band due to musical differences or, as some report, deafness. He was replaced by Randy Holden, formerly of Los Angeles garage rock band The Other Half. On 1969's New! Improved! Blue Cheer there were different guitarists on side 1 and side 2 (Randy Holden and Bruce Stephens) due to Holden's unanticipated departure from the band. Following Holden's departure the band's lineup initially consisted of Dickie Peterson (bass), Tom Weisser (guitar), and Mitch Mitchell (drums), before Whaley returned and Stephens joined the band. Later, Ralph Burns Kellogg also joined the band on keyboards. Blue Cheer's style now changed to a more commercial hard rock sound à la Steppenwolf or Iron Butterfly. By the fourth album Blue Cheer Paul Whaley had left the band and had been replaced by Norman Mayell, and following the release of the fourth album Bruce Stephens also left the band and was succeeded by Gary Lee Yoder who helped complete the album.

    According to Dickie Peterson the group's lifestyle during this period caused problems with the music industry and press. Peterson said the group was outraged by the Vietnam War and society in general.

    All rights belong to their respective owners
    © Philips Records

  • Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues

    3:41

    Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock or acid rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, with their cover of Summertime Blues sometimes cited as the first in the genre.
    They have also been noted as influential in the development of genres as disparate as punk rock, stoner rock, doom metal, experimental rock, and grunge.

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  • Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues

    6:20

    Very rare footage from TV programme American Bandstand, 2.10.1968.

  • Peace Of Mind

    7:04

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Peace Of Mind · Blue Cheer

    Good Times Are So Hard To Find

    ℗ 1969 The Island Def Jam Music Group

    Released on: 1988-01-01

    Producer: Milan Melvin
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Vocals: Dickie Peterson
    Associated Performer, Drums: Paul Whaley
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Randy Holden
    Composer Lyricist: Randy Holden

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  • Blue Cheer - Feathers From Your Tree

    4:17

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  • Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues

    3:48

    Summertime Blues
    Written-By -- Cochran*, Capehart*

    Taken from: Blue Cheer -- Vincebus Eruptum
    Label:Philips -- PHS 600-264
    Format:Vinyl, LP, Stereo
    Country:US
    Released:1968

  • Blue Cheer - Blue Cheer 1969

    47:46

    I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes only.

    Line-up / Musicians

    Dickie Peterson - bass, lead vocals
    Bruce Stephens - guitar, lead & backing vocals
    Ralph Burns Kellog - keyboards
    Norman Mayell - drums, percussion
    &
    Gary Lee Yoder - guitar, harmonica, vocals

    Tracks Listing

    01.Fool
    02.You're Gonna Need Someone
    03.Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham
    04.Saturday Freedom
    05.Ain't That The Way (Love's Supposed To Be)
    06.Rock And Roll Queens
    07.Better When We Try
    08.Natural Man
    09.Lovin' You's Easy
    10.The Same Old Story
    Bonus Tracks
    11.All Night Long
    12.Fortunes
    13.Fool
    14.Ain't That the Way

    United States ,Heavy Psychedelic Blues Rock

  • Blue Cheer - Rollin Dem Bones

    4:51

    One of the best songs from 2007 album 'What Doesn't Kill You'
    Glad to be the first one to upload the studio version on youtube!!
    R.I.P. Dickie Peterson...

  • Blue Cheer - Foxy Lady

    7:40

    album Dining With The Sharks

  • Blue Cheer - The Hunter

    4:15

    Pioneros del sonido que en los 90's sería conocido como el stoner rock por su uso altamente grave en la afinación de sus instrumentos, así como el fuerte volumen usado en sus grabaciones. Surgió a finales de los 60's y principios de los 70's. Originarios de San Francisco, Estados Unidos, es considerada como pionera también del heavy metal. Blue Cheer fue el epitome de la psicodelia de San Francisco. La banda sacó su nombre de una marca de LSD que se comerciaba en esos entonces.

    Dick Peterson: Bajo y voz
    Leigh Stephens: Guitarra
    Paul Whaley: Bateria

  • Blue Cheer - Live At Rockpalast - Summertime Blues

    7:04

    Available as CD/DVD Bundle and digital download.
    Get your copy here:

    The Rockpalast concert recorded on April 11, 2008, is giving a late testimony to Blue Cheer’s unbroken stage power: From the soulful blues cover of Mose Allison’s “Parchment Farm” of their debut album and the Albert King classic “The Hunter” of their second album “Outsideinside”, the clanking and piercing current material of “What Doesn’t Kill You…” (“I’m Gonna Get To You”, “Rollin’ Dem Bones”) culminating in – of course – “Summertime Blues”, Blue Cheer shine as a thundering triumvirate.

    A historic recording because only one and a half year later Dickie Peterson died of cancer on October 12th, 2009 in his adopted home Germany at the age of 63, thus putting Blue Cheer to an end. Their deafening testimony however, will reverberate for a long time.

    More information:


    #rockpalst #live #2008 #rock

  • Blue Cheer - Peace of Mind

    7:07

    Song taken from 1969 third Blue Cheer's album New! Improved Composed by Randy Holden.. talk about the peaceful in the mind after giving all in a relationship that failed.

    I take the video from another Youtube account
    User Channel:
    Original Youtube Video:

    Espero que les guste.

  • BLUE CHEER - Rock me Baby

    4:26

    Foto - Show

  • BLUE CHEER Out of Focus Dickie Peterson live in NYC 2007 shot by Bill Baker

    6:56

    and Bill Baker share this awesome clip of my friends performing at Rebel in NYC, Out of Focus......enjoy! -Bill

  • I Cant Get No Satisfaction

    5:08

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    [I Can't Get No] Satisfaction · Blue Cheer

    Outsideinside

    ℗ 1968 The Island Def Jam Music Group

    Released on: 1968-01-01

    Producer: Abe Voco Kesh
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Leigh Stephens
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Vocals: Dickie Peterson
    Associated Performer, Drums: Paul Whaley
    Composer Lyricist: Mick Jagger
    Composer Lyricist: Keith Richards

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  • Babylon

    4:23

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    Babylon · Blue Cheer

    Outsideinside

    ℗ 1968 The Island Def Jam Music Group

    Released on: 1968-01-01

    Producer: Abe Voco Kesh
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Leigh Stephens
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Vocals: Dickie Peterson
    Associated Performer, Drums: Paul Whaley
    Composer Lyricist: Dickie Peterson

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  • Blue Cheer 1967 DEMO DoctorPlease rare

    10:09

  • Peace of Mind - Blue Cheer

    7:05

    Short Music Video to the trippy masterpiece that is Peace of Mind by the band Blue Cheer. I do not own the song and all copyright goes to respective owners. Enjoy the minimalist, relaxed video to the song.

  • Blue Cheer Live @ Civic Audiotorium, San Jose.CA 21st February 1968

    36:09

    Probably the oldest recording i've uploaded here, but it's a doozy. Blue Cheer in San Jose in early 1968 !! This was recorded just after their debut LP was released & only contains songs from that, including their take on Satisfaction (Rolling Stones cover). The quality of the tape was pretty awful to start with & i spent A LOT of time trying to get it to sound better. It's still far from perfect, but better than it was anyhow. Audience recording by someone associated with the band back then it seems. 6 tracks of heavy Acid/Blues rock. This is year ZERO when it comes to the birth of HEAVY. 35 minutes.

  • Blue Cheer - Babaji 1970

    3:41

    This is from Blue Cheer's 5th album, The Original Human Being (BC5). This is very interesting song, and personally one of my favorite instrumentals. It features extensive use of Sitar and Synthesizer, its just an amazing song!

    Lineup:

    Dickie Peterson - Bass, Lead Vocals, Guitar
    Bruce Stephens - Lead Guitar
    Paul Whaley- Drums
    Gary Lee Yoder - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Harp
    Ralph Burns Kellogg - Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Bass
    Norman Mayell - Guitar, Percussion, Sitar, Producer, Drums

  • Gypsy Ball Blue Cheer

    2:59

    From the outside inside lp

  • Blue Cheer - 03 - Born Under A Bad Sign 2007

    3:39

    Albert King cover

  • Blue Cheer - Come And Get It

    3:19

    Blue Cheer - Come And Get It

  • Blue Cheer - Sun cycle

    4:16

    Blue Cheer - Sun cycle

    Artista: Blue Cheer
    Album: Outsideinside
    Anno: 1968
    Genere: Acid Rock
    Paese: San Francisco (California), USA
    Produttore: Abe Voco Kesh
    Etichetta: Philips Records
    Copertina: Allen Gut Turk, Jim Marshall, Stef Leinwohl


    Leigh Stephens - guitar
    Dickie Peterson - bass guitar, vocals
    Ralph Burns Kellogg - keyboards, organ, reeds
    Paul Whaley - drums

  • As Long As I Live - Blue Cheer

    2:20

    New! Improved! Blue Cheer

  • Blue Cheer 1968 Steve Allen Show Interview

    7:21

    Blue Cheer

  • Blue Cheer - The Beast Is Back

    37:15

    The Beast is Back is the seventh album by a Blue Cheer. It contains re-recorded versions of some of the band's most popular songs from their late-60s heyday as well as new material. The album features founding members Dickie Peterson and Paul Whaley. Original guitarist Leigh Stephens did not participate in the reunion.

    Track listing:

    00:00 - Nightmares
    05:05 - Summertime Blues
    09:02 - Ride with Me
    14:27 - Girl Next Door
    18:05 - Babylon
    22:18 - Heart of the City
    26:37 - Out of Focus
    30:20 - Parchment Farm

  • Aces n Eights - Blue Cheer

    2:45

    New! Improved! Blue Cheer

  • Blue Cheer Evening Show

    1:3:30

    Blue Cheer Evening Show Unknown location c1985

  • Blue Cheer - Gypsy Ball

    2:59

    Note: I DO NOT OWN THIS MUSIC.

    The Copyrigth in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Philips Records Ltd.

    We all know about the great influence of this band. Epitome and cornerstone of incubating bands in the future. Incredible record manufacture that was made in that year, where perhaps they did not notice the masterpiece they gave birth.

    Outsideinside of 1968 is already more than 50 years since its publication but still maintains that essence and classic Rock 'n' Roll banner where this super trio left a mark for the historical legacy. Blue Cheer today is not longer band but its followers strengthen its strong legacy for years to come. Acid/Stoner/Psychedelic/Hard/Proto-Grunge/Heavy Metal N Roll, even foundations of the good Doom. We owe them a lot since two members have already left to the beyond. A few months ago, when I was inactive, I noticed the death of the great drummer Paul Whaley, sad but happy that the great influence today many follow as much admiration for being one of the greats. Hail to Dickie & Paul!!

    R.I.P. Richard Allan Dickie Peterson (Sep 12, 1946 - Oct 12, 2009)
    R.I.P. Paul Gene Whaley (Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 28, 2019)

  • Second Time Around / Blue Cheer

    6:18

    Vincebus Eruptum (1968)

  • BLUE CHEER - Im The Light

    5:49

    No copyright is claimed in this video. Copyright belongs to UMG and Believe.

  • Gypsy Ball

    2:57

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    Gypsy Ball · Blue Cheer

    Outsideinside

    ℗ 1968 The Island Def Jam Music Group

    Released on: 1968-01-01

    Producer: Abe Voco Kesh
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Leigh Stephens
    Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Vocals: Dickie Peterson
    Associated Performer, Drums: Paul Whaley
    Composer Lyricist: Dickie Peterson
    Composer Lyricist: Leigh Stephens

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  • Blue Cheer - 08 - Maladjusted Child 2007

    5:10

  • Blue Cheer - Out Of Focus

    3:57

    Blue Cheer - Out Of Focus
    From the album Vincebus Eruptum 1968

  • Doctor Please / Blue Cheer

    7:54

    Vincebus Eruptum (1968)

  • Blue Cheer - Satisfaction Vinyl

    5:25

    from Outsideinside Vinyl LP Album (1968).

    It looks like it's an original 1st pressing 1968 UK release by Philips.

    Catalog # SBL 7860

  • Various - Blue Explosion: A Tribute To Blue Cheer

    1:15:45

    artist: Various
    album: Blue Explosion: A Tribute To Blue Cheer
    An excellent tribute to a great band, the mighty Blue Cheer.

    01. Pentagram - Doctor Please 0:00
    02. Internal Void - Parchment Farm 8:54
    03. Hogwash - Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger 14:10
    04. Thumlock - Out of Focus 16:20
    05. Los Natas - Ride with Me 20:29
    06. Fireball Ministry - Fortunes (removed due to copyright claims)
    07. Norrsken - Pilot 26:47
    08. Garybaldi - Fresh Fruit & Iceburgs 33:00
    09. Rise and Shine - Sun Cycle 38:18
    10. Wicked Minds - Just a Little Bit 43:15
    11. Standarte - Sandwich 46:35
    12. Space Probe Taurus - Second Time Around 51:29
    13. Drag Pack - Come and Get It 57:30
    14. Vortice Cremisi - I’m the Light 1:00:56
    15. Ufomammut - Peace of Mind 1:06:05
    16. Pentagram - Feathers from your Tree 1:12:30

  • Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues

    3:58

    A reduxed version of Summertime Blues song from the The Beast Is Back - The Megaforce Years album released in 1984 .

  • Blue Cheer - Rock Me Baby - NYC soundcheck Dickie Peterson 2007

    7:03

    Live @ Rebel NYC April 7 2007. Shot on Hi8 video by Bill Baker before the doors were opened to the public. I got some pictures at the same time I was shooting the video, so please excuse the movement of the camera. After the soundcheck, I then had to make some modifications to Dickie's bass. For more of that, and more CHEER, please check out my site!

  • BLUE CHEER - LA BANDA MAS RUIDOSA DEL PLANETA

    9:23

    Blue Cheer fue una banda estadounidense de rock psicodélico, oriunda de San Francisco, California formada en 1966. Fueron pioneros del sonido que en los 90s sería conocido como stoner rock, por la afinación peculiarmente grave de sus instrumentos, pero son especialmente reconocidos y recordados por ser citados por distintos medios como la banda que dio origen al heavy metal, aún antes de Black Sabbath

  • Blue cheer-Second time around

    6:19

    Ultima traccia del primo album dei Blue Cheer, Vincebus Eruptum.
    Blue Cheer: Dickie Peterson - voce, basso
    Leigh Stephens - chitarra
    Paul Whaley - batteria

  • Blue Cheer - Gyspy Ball Reaction

    4:15

  • blue cheer summer time blues live

    5:20

  • Blue Cheer Summertime Blues

    7:57

    Released after the death of leader Dickie Peterson, BLUE CHEER ROCKS EUROPE is not only a fiery performance but the only complete concert recording of this legendary band. Recorded by WDR-TV in Germany in April 2008 for the Rockpalast show in Bonn, the concert is a testament to the power and volume of the band that most say originated the heavy metal genre. The set list includes their very best examples of songs that made Blue Cheer legends. Driven by original members Dickie Peterson (Born September 12, 1946, Deceased October 12, 2009) on Bass and Lead Vocals, Drummer Paul Whaley, and 24 year Blue Cheer veteran, guitarist Andrew “Duck” MacDonald this CD proves why the band were legitimately pointed to as the godfathers of grunge and heavy psych.

    Order your copy now!



    Track List (CD-1)
    1. Babylon
    2. Parchman Farm
    3. I’m Gonna Get To You
    4. Rollin’ Dem Bones
    5. Out Of Focus
    6. Just A Little Bit
    7. Maladjusted Child
    8. Summertime Blues

    Track List (CD-2)
    1. Doctor Please
    2. Hunter
    3. Alligator Boots (Bonus Studio Track)
    4. She’s Something Else (Bonus Studio Track)

  • Blue Cheer - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

    3:22

    from New! Improved! Blue Cheer 1969

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