My Generation of Sunday 16 July: Blue Cheer & Co., Ritchie Blackmore plays R&B [Ed’s show 2017-29]
Specials: Blue Cheer and related bands The Other Half, The Oxford Circle, KAK and Sons of Adam * Ritchie Blackmore plays R&B * [Ed’s Show 2017-29 = 2015-10] ** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties
Brussels CET starts 12 noon, repeated 1600 and 2000 hrs, ends 12 midnight ** London GMT 11 a.m., repeated 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., ends 11 a.m.
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.
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 Schedule: Brussels CET 2100 hrs, London GMT 8 p.m.
Delphine Lecompte, Adrian Mitchell, audio from an anti-war documentary (Oakland, 1965), Timothy Leary, Mick Jagger, Steve Marriott, Joan Baez
MY GENERATION: THE SHOW
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.
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 ** ** CHRIS YOULDEN, first singer with Savoy Brown, from his solo album Citychild, 1974 **