Eligible since: 1993 (The 1994 Induction Ceremony)
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|Vincebus Eruptum (1968)||☆||♫||♁|
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|Summertime Blues (1968)||☆||♫||☊|
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Comments25 comments so far (post your own)
How is this band not in the Rock Hall of Fame?
Posted by Ray Rogers on Sunday, 02.4.07 @ 18:22pm
Yes! Induct these guys! They deserve it more than most previous inductees, for sure.
Posted by Brendan on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 09:57am
the loudest and first heavy metal band yes yes induct them
Posted by tom clancy on Sunday, 12.23.07 @ 22:22pm
I just recently saw a clip of them doing "Summertime Blues" back in the 60's...I can honestly say that I'd never seen a drummer use a timpani as part of his kit. They did a real respectable version of that song...kinda psychedelic, kinda bluesy, and kinda LOUD!!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 02.10.09 @ 19:29pm
I've got that version on CD... but I think the Who's version from around the same time was better than Blue Cheer's. Just my opinion.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 02.10.09 @ 19:31pm
My top versions of this song go like this;
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 02.10.09 @ 20:07pm
WOOO BLUE CHEER ROCKS
Posted by Bingo on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 19:03pm
Heavy metal and punk pioneers. Some claim Deep Purple is the loudest band, but after seeing Blue Cheer live I disagree!!
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 19:07pm
Blue Cheer I would call are heavy metal pioneers not punk pioneers. They might just be the first heavy metal band. Vincebus Eruptum and Outsideinside are just full of fuzz guitar, pounding drums, and thundering bass. They also foreshadowed the rise of stoner rock/stoner metal in the 1990s.
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 20:35pm
I stand by my comment Dude Man. Blue Cheer are often cited as a "pioneering heavy metal, punk and stoner band"
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 20:50pm
I'm not familiar with that Cactus song you mentioned. Is it from one of their later albums because I have their debut ("Cactus") and "One Way...Or Another" neither of which have a song called "Rumblin' Man"
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 20:56pm
That's fine and many people have said they are pioneering on punk(one being that fool Lester Bangs) because I'm sure they might have had some influence on punk, but overall I think they were more influencial in metal than punk. Still that's my opinion.
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 20:59pm
"Rumblin' Man" was an outtake that never appeared on thier first album. That song and "The Sun is Shining" didn't appear until they did a compilation called Cactology: The Cactus Collection. I found it on digitialdreamdoor.nutsie when I looked up Cactus.
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 21:13pm
Thanks Dude Man, I'll check it out
Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 06.17.09 @ 23:24pm
I just checked out when Vincebus Eruptum was released and I realized that Blue Cheer came before Iron Butterfly, "Helter Skelter" and "Born to be Wild". So Blue Cheer are the FIRST heavy metal band. They invented the genre, so they deserve to be inducted.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 06.28.09 @ 12:24pm
Funny you should mention that; Rhapsody says "They were established in 1968 as the loudest band ever...they invented acid rock (and heavy metal, too), and their album 'Vincebus Eruptum" made Cream and Butterfly sound like Herman's Hermits. Rampant personnel changes stunted their progress but their first three albums remain essential listening for devotees of all music that is "heavy".
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 06.28.09 @ 12:35pm
I wouldn't say they invented acid rock. Bands like Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix Experience had already had hits with that kind of music.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 06.28.09 @ 13:11pm
Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 21:32pm
Rest in Peace Dickie Peterson. Blue Cheer were pioneers.
Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 10.13.09 @ 15:51pm
Well they're arguably the world's first heavy metal band so they've got that going for them but since a band like Deep Purple who (as I'm writing this) still hasn't even received a nomination yet it seems unlikely.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.28.10 @ 02:23am
I don't care what ANYONE SAYS. I KNOW where "Blue Cheer got their name from !!!! Onnce you see THIS, YOU'LL KNOW TOO !!!
Posted by Bill G on Saturday, 02.19.11 @ 02:05am
I don't care what ANYONE SAYS. I KNOW where "Blue Cheer" got their name from !!!! Once you see THIS, YOU'LL KNOW TOO !!!
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 02.19.11 @ 02:07am
Actually Bill G. that's only part of the story, this is what this site has to say about the origin of Blue Cheer (the band, not the detergent's) name:
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 02.19.11 @ 02:21am
Anybody that likes Blue Cheer should also check out Savoy Brown. Very underrated and very good act!
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 11.6.11 @ 05:30am
Influence: 25, a influence on stoner/metal bands but not that big a one.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 07:26am
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