Blue Cheer

related topics
{album, band, music}
{son, year, death}
{acid, form, water}
{island, water, area}

Blue Cheer were an American psychedelic blues-rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and were sporadically active from that point on until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues-rock style, and are also credited as being pioneers of heavy metal (their cover of "Summertime Blues" is sometimes cited as the first in the genre[2]), punk rock,[3] stoner rock,[4][5] doom metal,[5][6] experimental rock,[7] and grunge.[8] According to Tim Hills in his book, The Many Lives of the Crystal Ballroom,[9] "Blue Cheer was the epitome of San Francisco psychedelia. The band is rumored to have been named after a street brand of LSD and promoted by renowned LSD chemist and former Grateful Dead patron, Owsley Stanley."[citation needed] Jim Morrison of The Doors called the group, "The single most powerful band I've ever seen."[10]

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Skiffle
Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft
Traditional pop music
Rhythm guitar
Havergal Brian
Tangerine Dream
List of music topics
Associates (duo)
Alabama (band)
Mott the Hoople
Eddie Hazel
Manu Chao
Kyuss
Django Reinhardt
Immortal (band)
Nirvana (UK band)
The Seekers
Live (band)
Peter Criss
Louis Prima
Anita O'Day
Ástor Piazzolla
Ronnie James Dio
Seal (musician)
One-hit wonder
Slipknot (band)
Dennis Brain
Labelle
Glass Harp
Symphony