WhiffleBallTony;1204023 said:Blue Cheer is awesome. They were the first ever metal band.
Julio_Strikes_Back;1204084 said:I have Summertime Blues and Babylon on my ipod, pretty good songs.
afterstasis;1204197 said:"vincebus eruptum" is one of my favorite albums of the 60's.
CheezerRox;1204091 said:Those are great songs, but you need to get an entire record, man!
Julio_Strikes_Back;1204279 said:I can has itunes giftcard?
CheezerRox;1203996 said:Who here has heard of and/or liked Blue Cheer? I just got two of their records today (they're a mix of almost all my favorite genres) and I'm blown away. Any other fans here?
chrisajones;4306662 said:Oh Yeah, I've definitely heard of them. Paul Whaley (BLUE CHEER drummer) and I were good friends. I saw them perform at concerts in San Francisco & L.A. in 1968. The L.A. concert was in the Grand Ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel where a few months later Robert Kennedy was shot and killed. Incredible live performance. They were the opening act. This is crazy, but I can't remember whether Big Brother & the Holding Company (Janis Joplin) were on the same bill or Hendrix. I saw them both at that venue but am unsure if Blue Cheer opened for which show. I was VERY high (hey, it was '68 ) on acid and yes, the name came from Augustus Stanley Owsley's BLUE CHEER Acid. Janis Joplin was sooo drunk at the Ambassador Hotel show. Literally falling down with a bottle of Southern Comfort spilling all over herself. Saw Big Brother before that show at a free concert in a public park in Monterey Park, Calif (that's in the San Gabriel Valley). I was 18 in '68, born & raised in Hollywood, went to Hollywood High. Hung out at the Whiskey, Gazzari's, Pandoras Box, Sea Witch (all Clubs on Sunset) The Doors, Byrds, Love, Mamas & Papas, Cream. Too many to list. In Haight Ashbury Summer of '67, Filmore, Avalon, Straight Haight Theater. The Dead, Quicksilver, Coutry Joe, buyin acid from Owsley and speed from the Hells Angels, Totally out of control. Sex, drugs and Rock&Roll. I should not be alive, ha! Didn''t see Paul again after that show until 1970 when we ran into each other in a California Prison Yard. Paul was there when I left in '71. Yeah, I've heard of BLUE CHEER. AMF! Chris Jones
chrisajones;4306662 said:Didn't see Paul again after that show until 1970 when we ran into each other in a California Prison Yard.
seriousbusson;4321560 said:Did you ever know that you're my hero?