mercredi 31 octobre 2007

BLUE CHEER "Vincebus Eruptum" - 1968

Guess what? I can rip vinyl again! I can't believe it took me so much time to realize a jack was unplugged...

When I first discovered "Vincebus Eruptum" I couldn't help playing it again and again and again. The wax almost melted on my turn table.

Is BLUE CHEER the first loudest band in the history of Rock'n'Roll? I leave it all to you, but for me this band sounds like the quintessence of pure over-amplified fuzzed-out phased-in loud screeching guitars.

The power trio from San-Francisco released its debut album in January 1968, and hit the charts with its badass version of Cochran's classic : "Summertime Blues".
Named after a very strong acid, BLUE CHEER boasts, on this first album, a non-existing raw, kinda weak production, a very simple guitar work (courtesy of Leigh Stephens), an overweight misled drumming, a booming bass and drugged out vocals.

“Second Time Around" is the last track of this über-important album that led the way to Heavy Metal bands some 10 years later. A true masterpiece that is worth $50 in mint condition.


BLUE CHEER “Vincebus Eruptum” – 1968 – USA – Philips PHS 600-264

3 commentaires:

Jenn a dit…

Been SO lucky to have caught them 3times in the last year. They are still Great, Super Heavy Live


Play LOUDER! For Best Results a dit…

I saw them live too, last year at CBGB's. Literally got my ass kicked for good!

earthdog a dit…

What can you say about this album that hasn't been said before.Heavy Metal before there was Heavy Metal,Stoner Rock before there was Stoner Rock.This band was ahead of there time.A fuzz rock classic.I saw them live just last year and they still kill in the live setting.Awesome.