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).… Read more...