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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum

The trio of Blue Cheer who consisted of bassist/vocalist Dickie Peterson, guitarist Leigh Stevens and drummer Paul Whaley were one of the psychedelic sixties loudest bands. "Vincebus Eruptum" released in 1968 was a solid album full of garage rockers complete with distorted guitars, pounding drums and wailing vocals.

They were heavier than their hard-rock contemporaries, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Deep Purple. Blue Cheer's influence can be seen in many of the heavy bands that followed, such as Black Sabbath, who released their album two years later. The Cheer were primitive, and kicked it out thick and heavy with a true sense of rock and roll. "Vincebus Eruptum" is raw, agressive distortion and feedback drenched blues-rock. "Outsideinside" is just as gutsy but trippier and more sophisticated comparably (Even some piano tastefully blended in with the sonic mayhem.) Much is made of the fact that these guys were not great musicians, and the sound quality of the recording was primitive. However what they lacked in technical capability, they more than made up for it with their energy.

"Vincebus Eruptum" is considered one of the albums that helped to usher in a new heavy metal sound, and inspired numerous bands in the years to come. If enjoy heavy fuzz drenched psychedelic rock, this album would make a great addition to your collection. (Year of Release: 1968)

Track List:
1. Summertime Blues
2. Rock Me Baby
3. Doctor Please
4. Out Of Focus
5. Parchment Farm
6. Second Time Around

Download: Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (36.5MB)


Anonymous said...

Great! Iron Butterfly's "In a Gadda da Vida" and this one are some of the best to me.

Anonymous said...

I saw these guys back in the day at the Fillmore East. They headlined over Traffic, and Iron Butterfly. LOUD to say the least, and manic. Pretty well beat up on those hippy bands and/or wannabe's. Had this a long time, if you don't have a copy. It's Essential!!!!! Thanks....

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for this.

Fulhamx said...

Yup, another essential album
good post

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

The 60's very own Motorhead!! lol


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