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Blue Cheer


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Birth Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
Years Active: 1966–1972, 1974–1975, 1978–1979, 1983–1994, 1999–2009
Genres: Blues-rock, Heavy Metal, Acid Rock, Hard Rock, Stoner Rock, Protopunk, Psychedelic Rock

Blue Cheer were an American psychedelic blues-rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and were sporadically active from that point on until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues-rock style, and are also credited as being pioneers of heavy metal (their cover of "Summertime Blues" is sometimes cited as the first in the genre), punk rock, stoner rock, doom metal, experimental rock, and grunge. According to Tim Hills in his book, ''The Many Lives of the Crystal Ballroom'', "Blue Cheer was the epitome of San Francisco psychedelia. The band is named after a street brand of LSD and promoted by renowned LSD chemist and forme... Continue Bio >>


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