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The heavy trip of Blue Cheer

Blue Cheer freaked out the minds and ears of unwilling listeners. For the initiated, however, the Cheer’s heavy trip was a darn good one.

Backstage Pass: Blue Cheer – The beast is on the loose again

Before the terms heavy metal or stoner metal came into parlance, San Francisco’s Blue Cheer was altering impressionable young minds with its classic debut record, Vincebus Eruptum, a dangerous dose of fuzz-toned, drugged-out psychedelic blues, enormous, sludgy riffs, scary distortion and impenetrable volume that vomited the Top 40 remake of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues.”