Blue Cheer

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Blue Cheer is an American blues rock group of the late 1960s and early 1970s, who helped to pioneer heavy metal music. Based in San Francisco, original personnel were singer/bassist Dickie Peterson, guitarist Leigh Stephens, and drummer Paul Whaley. A power trio, the band was named after a variety of LSD promoted by underground chemist and Grateful Dead backer Owsley Stanley. This variety of LSD took its name from a popular laundry detergent. Their first hit was a cover version of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues" from their debut album Vincebus Eruptum (1968). The single peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, their only such hit, and the album peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 chart.


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    Well Lord I got to raise a fuss, Lord I got to raise a holler
    Well I been working all summer just to try and earn a dollar
    Well Lord I tried to call my baby, I tried to get a date...
    Sometimes I wonder what I'm a-gonna do
    Lord there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
    Summertime Blues  -  295,080 plays
    (Dickie Peterson)
    A cold, cold darkness
    And past confusion
    Is quickly calling
    Out Of Focus  -  109,197 plays
    Whew, whoa alright!
    I just wanna say I love you
    All night long, alright!
    Slap it to me
    Rock me baby
    Rock Me Baby  -  97,147 plays
    (Dickie Peterson)
    Help me please, Doctor
    Doctor, won't you please
    I need your pain killer, Doc
    Shot inside of me.
    Doctor Please  -  82,749 plays
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