Friday, October 28, 2016

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1968 (LP 2003)
Label: Akarma Records (Italy), AK 011
Style: Hard Rock
Country: San Francisco, California, USA
Time: 34:12
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 219 Mb

Blue Cheer's debut album was recorded in 1967 at Amigo Studios in North Hollywood, California. In an interview with, frontman Dickie Peterson explained that "Some songs I wrote have taken 20 years to really complete. And there are other songs like 'Doctor Please' or 'Out of Focus' that I wrote in ten minutes." On "Doctor Please" in particular, Peterson explained that "when I wrote the song (in 1967), it was a glorification of drugs. I was going through a lot of 'Should I take this drug or should I not take this drug? Blah, blah, blah.' There was a lot of soul searching at the time when I wrote that song, and I actually decided to take it. That’s what that song was about and that’s what I sang it about, sort of a drug anthem for me." On the band's cover of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues", Peterson noted that "We kept changing it around and adding/taking bits away. It also has to do with large doses of LSD. (Wikipedia)

01. A1 Summertime Blues (Cochran, Capehart) (03:47)
02. A2 Rock Me Baby (King, Josca) (04:22)
03. A3 Doctor Please (Peterson) (07:52)
04. B1 Out Of Focus (Peterson) (03:57)
05. B2 Parchment Farm (Allison) (05:49)
06. B3 Second Time Around (Peterson) (06:20)
07. B4 All Night Long (Bonus Track) (Kellog) (02:02)