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Blue Cheer - The '67 Demos lp (Beat Rocket)



Traded in dark circles for decades, these raw and rambunctious demos finally got the studio restoration they deserved! Blue Cheer’s primordial recordings display the thunderous power that conceived a genre. Pressed on colored vinyl as a single-sided LP to give you the unadulterated uninterrupted ’67 "in the moment" experience! Blue Cheer poster included!

San Francisco was ground zero for the Summer of Love in 1967, but while everyone else was turning on, tuning in and dropping out, a new trio was pouring molten steel into a mold that would shape heavy metal for decades. Dickie Peterson, Paul Whaley, and Leigh Stephens were Blue Cheer, and the world would soon hear their deafening assault of rumbling Marshalls, colossal feedback and earthshaking Rogers drums.

With rebellion in the air thanks to Civil Rights marches and Vietnam protests, Blue Cheer found receptive audiences when the tape was aired on local radio. Requests poured in and, inevitably, the labels came knocking. CBS and Philips expressed interest, with the latter winning out.

And as that history was being made, the legendary demo circulated in various forms — sometimes labeled as “live,” sometimes not, but usually incomplete. So here, for the first time ever, the demo is presented on pristine vinyl in its entirety. Hear what FM radio listeners heard in 1967: a sound that would ultimately change the world.

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 25 November, 2018.

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