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Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues <video 3:27min>
youtube.com ^ | September 29, 1958 | Eddie Cochran

Posted on 06/28/2014 5:58:42 PM PDT by virgil283

"The American psychedelic blues-rock band Blue Cheer recorded their version of "Summertime Blues" in 1967. Is a song co-written and recorded by American rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran. It was written in the late 1950s by Cochran and Jerry Capehart. Originally a single B-side, it was released in August 1958and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 29, 1958." .....WIKI;

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bluecheer; summertimeblues
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1 posted on 06/28/2014 5:58:42 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Now that’s funny. I think I still have one of their albums. I think I have a “Dust” albumn also. How about this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwfW9WwIXLk

heh heh heh.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 6:01:47 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: virgil283

Both versions are classics...both are part of my music collection.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 6:01:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: virgil283

Eddie rules. Blue Cheer was for speedfreaks.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT by Argus
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To: virgil283

My brother and I strongly disagreed over this song when it came out in the late fall of 1967. I much preferred Eddie’s version, which I thought was crazy, cool, and the end. It was often played on my favorite radio station, KWIZ. However, he thought the Blue Cheer version, which was played on KRLA, his favorite station, was out of sight.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 6:22:49 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: rktman

Yeah Vanilla Fudge, ....They had a very unique sound, a suspenseful beginning in each song, building up to a dramatic climax....It was definitely listening music and to think, most were cover songs....


6 posted on 06/28/2014 6:22:59 PM PDT by virgil283 (GOD loves you...'He's not mad....He's not even in a bad mood'...)
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To: virgil283

Dang it virgil238. Now you got me cruisin’ youtube lookin’ at some uh, purty good dang music. Doin’ Nugent and Stranglehold right now. And Momma’s lovin’ it. ;>}


7 posted on 06/28/2014 6:25:29 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: virgil283

Just about every rock and roll band covered blues tunes, so it was clever of Blue Cheer to cover a rockabilly classic. Not many did that, but now a number of rockabilly bands have covered old rock and rolls songs. Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2B2A32EBF506636A

Quite a few are pretty good!


8 posted on 06/28/2014 6:31:05 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: virgil283

I can never hear that song again without thinking of this;

Adult language warning and violence,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i-dB_6Dvcw


9 posted on 06/28/2014 6:32:39 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: virgil283

A couple of live versions:
Brian Setzer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZHfIMZm2uo

and these guys:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea0759BeJ2U


10 posted on 06/28/2014 6:39:26 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: virgil283

Went to the Fillmore West in the year ....
Ike and Tina Turner were the opening act for Blue Cheer.
Even now I can hear and feel the reverberations.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 8:19:11 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: virgil283

Eddie Cochran is a long long way from Blue Cheer. He and Gene Vincent are two of the oldies that will always be missed. RIP. Great music of the be bop era.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 9:12:07 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: virgil283

A Japanese band’s version. Live. pretty wild!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOcUNKM2AGA


13 posted on 06/28/2014 9:35:19 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: virgil283

Watched Blue Cheer sing Summertime Blues here in Salt Lake at the Terrace. They were the warm up band for Three Dog Night. Ah, the sixties...


14 posted on 06/28/2014 10:06:20 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: glock rocks

This is the only version to consider *wink*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea0759BeJ2U&list=RDea0759BeJ2U#t=93


15 posted on 06/29/2014 1:40:16 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: dynachrome

“A Japanese band’s version. Live. pretty wild!”

Nice, pulled straight off of Live at Leeds, Townshend windmills and all.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 1:43:04 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: virgil283

Here’s RUSH doing a cover of Summertime Blues, Live, 2004. The guy’s voice with Blue Cheer adds a lot to the song though, Geddy sounds like a choirboy in comparison.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSHQumypPCc

Here is RUSH’s entire (short) album “Feedback” where they covered 6 or 7 songs that they loved growing up. Their version of “Crossroads” is really good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxucItPmsZ8


17 posted on 06/29/2014 1:47:23 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: virgil283; Pelham; blam; Travis McGee

Lmao

I know the band and they done Eddie Cochran good

But when I think BLUE CHEER.....

....it ain’t about the band.

Man......actually my first dose to be honest....a blue chalky capsule given to me by a guy whose brother played for Quicksilver

Ziggy Stardust had just come out...

Nothing is ever quite the same afterwards

I probably warn all my large brood of spawn about LSD more than any intoxicant this side of drunk driving

For good reason....despite the romanticizing.... its so powerful....or was

A dice roll...


18 posted on 06/29/2014 1:54:51 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: virgil283

They had stacks upon stacks (a wall of them) and were infamous for playing the loudest at the time. They were OK saw them live once....they were psychedelic out of San Fran or thereabouts. They were on many psychedelic posters for concerts. Their big hit was good but the rest.... Each dude had very long hair


19 posted on 06/29/2014 2:38:15 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: wardaddy
My only child (Dr blam) was conceived in 1967 (The Summer Of Love) in Golden Gate Park during a free Grateful Dead concert.
(That's all I'm gonna say)

20 posted on 06/29/2014 8:14:04 AM PDT by blam
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To: V K Lee
Eddie Cochran is a long long way from Blue Cheer. He and Gene Vincent are two of the oldies that will always be missed. RIP. Great music of the be bop era.

When Gene Vincent played the Toronto Peace Festival (booked with Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Chuck Berry as well as The Plastic Ono Band, the Doors, and others), Alice Cooper's band reportedly did his backing band duties.

21 posted on 06/29/2014 8:36:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: virgil283

I was14 when I first heard Blue Cheer’s version of Summertime Blues...they performed it on the Steve Allen Show (ahhh, remember when tv was all class??)I liked Blue Cheer’s version, which tipped me off to Eddie Cochran’s original,...I love ‘em both!! In fact, thst’s the only kind of Rock n Roll I listen too anymore.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 10:14:26 AM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: virgil283

The drummer looks like cousin itt of the Adam’s family!


23 posted on 06/29/2014 10:21:15 AM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: a fool in paradise

If it’s the same Alice Cooper band that backed Lou Reed on Rock n Roll Animal, they are renown for their chops. RnR Animal and Lou Reed Live are the best things he ever did in my opinion, because of that band. Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner are beasts on the dual lead guitar.

Freegards


24 posted on 06/29/2014 10:22:22 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

I don’t know here is some video reportedly from Alice Cooper’s band’s own set (I know there was a lot of film footage shot by DA Pennebaker). Doesn’t sound like they were in the band at that time...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFFzZRIcQI

Alice Cooper (Neal Smith/ Dennis Dunaway/ Glen Buxton/Alice Cooper & Mike Bruce at Toronto R & R Revival Sept.13/69


25 posted on 06/29/2014 10:29:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Yeah, I think you are right. I think the Hunter/Wagner team became the Alice Cooper band after 1973, even though they were supposedly ghosting on the studio albums before that. ‘69 is too early.

Freegards


26 posted on 06/29/2014 10:44:55 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: blam

I always remembered that....I have this photographic recall on personal data told to me and observational detail going back to 1959 but I have to study to recall what I ate two days ago....lol

My youngest should a been named Dooley....given his geographic conception....or Dodge

Wifey was of a spirited nature in her youth


27 posted on 06/30/2014 12:04:13 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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