My Generation: Sunday 15 & Monday 16 March [2015-10]: Blue Cheer & Co. , Ritchie Blackmore
Specials: Blue Cheer and related bands The Other Half, The Oxford Circle, KAK and Sons of Adam * Ritchie Blackmore plays R&B *
BLUE CHEER & CO.
On late-60s albums like Vincebus Eruptum and Outsideinside, Blue Cheer perfected a form of thudding, riff-heavy psychedelic rock rooted in a primordial blues lurch. The band landed on the top 40 with a scraggly cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues”, but their real impact wouldn’t be felt for years. In the decades that followed, echoes of the band’s stoned, simplistic roar would resonate in metal, punk, and grunge. Peterson’s bored snarl and murky bass crunch, in particular, served as a stylistic bridge between mid-60s garage rock and early metal bands like Blue Cheer contemporaries Black Sabbath. Blue Cheer broke up in the early 70s, but the band reformed to tour and record at various points over the years (Source: pitchfork.com).
DICKIE PETERSON’s vocals and bass made the band stand out. Just Listen to ‘Summertime Blues’ and his renditions of blues classics like ‘Parchman Farm’.
Guitarist RANDY HOLDEN first played with Blue Cheer on their third album ‘New! Improved!’ (1969). Before that, he played with SONS OF ADAM and THE OTHER HALF.
Guitarist GARY YODER joined the Cheer for their fifth album (The Original Human Being, 1979). He had been in THE OXFORD CIRCLE and KAK.
Check out the latest issue of SHINDIG Magazine with an interview with the late Dickie Peterson www.shindig-magazine.com.
RADIO 68 PLAYS Blue Cheer and related bands SONS OF ADAM, THE OTHER HALF. THE OXFORD CIRCLE and KAK.
Rerun of my special on Ritchie Blackmore from my show The Savage Tree on Radio Sutch, every Wednesday on www.radiosutch.net
Delphine Lecompte, Adrian Mitchell, audio from an anti-war documentary (Oakland, 1965), Timothy Leary, Mick Jagger, Steve Marriott, Joan Baez
LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS
New album. Check the information in the post of last week’s My Generation on this site (scroll down) Thanks to Alligator Records ! March 22 + 23 2015; Banana Peel, Ruiselede, Belgium.
DELIRIUM BLUES FEST, 04 APRIL 2015: Back to Rory Gallagher.
In support of this event, twenty years after Rory’s untimely death, Radio 68 plays songs from:
Rory Gallagher’s album TATTOO + cd bonus track ** NINE BELOW ZERO (on the bill) ** The man whose song ‘Nine Below Zero’ gave the band its name: SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON ** More Gallagherian sounds next week https://www.facebook.com/DeliriumBluesFestival
MY GENERATION: THE SHOW
RADIO 68 TIME is 1 hour ahead of UK / UTC Time.
New show Sundays 12 noon ** Repeated Sundays 16:00 hrs, 20:00 hrs and 24:00 hrs (twelve midnight till 4 in the moorning) and Mondays 12 noon.
COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH ** DAVE BERRY ** very early CLIFF RICHARD ** SPECIAL: BLUE CHEER & CO., part one : BLUE CHEER, THE OTHER HALF, OXFORD CIRCLE ** CAROLE KING ** SPECIAL: BLUE CHEER & CO., part two: SONS OF ADAM, KAK ** JOAN BAEZ **
LONG PLAYER TIME
SPECIAL “DELIRIUM 2015, BACK TO RORY GALLAGHER”, part 1: RORY GALLAGHER: TATTOO, 1973 ** THE PRETTY THINGS: ELECTRIC BANANA, 1967 ** THE SMALL FACES : THE AUTUMN STONE, 1969, the live tracks.
New Show Sundays 14:30 hrs ** Repeated Sundays 18:30 hrs, 22:30 and 02:30 a.m.(Monday morni ng) + Mondays 14:30hrs.
SPECIAL “DELIRIUM 2015”, part 2: SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON, ALAN GLEN & NINE BELOW ZERO ** NINE BELOW ZERO ** RADIO SUTCH: RITCHIE BLACKMORE SPECIAL: THE OUTLAWS, SCREAMING LORD SUTCH, DEEP PURPLE 1968 & 1974 ** CHRIS FARLOWE ** LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS: new album, 2 shows at The Banana Peel, Ruiselede ** CHRIS YOULDEN, first singer with Savoy Brown, from his solo album Citychild, 1974 **