Skip to comments.Blue Cheer Frontman Dickie Peterson Passes Away
Posted on 10/12/2009 11:15:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
Dickie Peterson, the singer and bass player of Blue Cheer, who are considered another one of the first heavy metal bands, sadly passed away this morning in Germany at the age of sixty one. The cause of death has yet to be announced but he had been ill for some time.
Blue Cheer released their first album, "Vincebus Eruptum" in 1968 and released a further five albums until a hiatus. The band returned with a new album in 1984 and released two more albums in 1990 and 1991 before another break. The bands last record was a collection of re-recorded material entitled, "What Doesn't Kill You..." in 2007. Peterson himself had also recorded two solo albums entitled, "Child Of The Darkness" and "Tramp".
Second best version of “Summertime Blues” behind The Who’s version.
That clip got a lot of airplay in the early days of MTV.
maybe he was flying low?
The ultimate “Garage Band.”
I thought that was The Electric Prunes. They were discovered by a record exec who drove by and heard them playing in their garage.
Damn. They are all leaving us these days.
Time certainly DOES go by.
And I’ll be 40 next year. *SOB*
RIP - we still hear you playing, bro.
“I had too much to dream last night”
“THE ORIGINAL HUMAN BEING”: BLUE CHEER
THE DICKIE PETERSON INTERVIEW
By Gentleman John Battles
(Photograph by Jim Newberry)
(From Roctober #44, 2007)
Perhaps you mean after Eddie Cochran?
Of course, you could never tell if that was “too much to dream” or “too much to drink”.
I was fortunate enough to actually see and hear Blue Cheer perform “Summertime Blues” at the Fillmore East back in the 60’s.
Great hard ass rebellious rock song.
I might be thinking of Vanilla Fudge.
I thought it was “Acid Rock” (wasn’t that the term before Heavy Metal when there were squealing loud and heavy guitars?.
They are still among the loudest bands I’ve ever seen and I only got to catch them in the modern era.
Pink Floyd and Blue Cheer
Blue Cheer with Clifton Chenier, king of the Zydeco
I got to take my problem to the United Nations...
I done told my congressman and he said quote “Dig this boy!”
Sometimes I wonder what I’m a gonna do
there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues...
whoah, there ain’t no cure...
it was ‘drink’ I believe. the censorship weenies got sideways over that and informed one and all that it was really ‘dream’. right. the stones once on sullivan around that time had to change the words in ‘let’s spend the night together’ to ‘let’s spend some time together’ iirc. men fighting and dieing in vietnam, the nation imploding and that was a concern. good God....
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