23 April 2010
Blue Cheer was an American psychedelic blues-rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s in San Francisco. They played in a psychedelic blues-rock style. They are also credited as being pioneers of heavy metal. Their cover of "Summertime Blues" is sometimes cited as the first in that genre. They are also considered by some to be early punk rockers, stoner rock, doom metal, experimental rock and grunge.
Blue Cheer was a 1960's nickname for a high-quality LSD. The drug was promoted by renowned LSD chemist and former Grateful Dead patron, Owsley Stanley. It was also coincidentally a brand of (blue) laundry detergent.
The History of Blue Cheer: Good Times are So Hard to Find
What Doesn't Kill You
The Beast Is Back: The Megaforce Years
Live in Japan