Blue Cheer | Artist

Blue Cheer | Artist

Tags: Era_1960s, Genre_Pop_Rock, Genre_Psych, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Blue Cheer was an American heavy rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California by Leigh Stephens, Dick Peterson and Paul Whaley. Many regard Blue Cheer as the first Heavy Metal band, based on their power trio riff-based attack and sheer volume. The name "Blue Cheer" was originally a laundry detergent and then a type of LSD created by Owsley Stanley. Outstanding albums include the classics Vincebus Eruptum and Outsideinside, plus the compilation Louder Than God: The Best of Blue Cheer. For a time Blue Cheer earned the distinction of "World's Loudest Band", thanks to their wall of Marshall amps. That distinction passed to Deep Purple when they were at their peak.

Artist Website: wikipedia/Blue_Cheer

Featured Albums: Blue Cheer

Related Artists: Randy Holden

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