Skip to comments.Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues <video 3:27min>
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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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:
heh heh heh.
Both versions are classics...both are part of my music collection.
Eddie rules. Blue Cheer was for speedfreaks.
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.
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....
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. ;>}
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:
Quite a few are pretty good!
I can never hear that song again without thinking of this;
Adult language warning and violence,
A couple of live versions:
and these guys:
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.
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.
A Japanese band’s version. Live. pretty wild!
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...
This is the only version to consider *wink*
“A Japanese bands version. Live. pretty wild!”
Nice, pulled straight off of Live at Leeds, Townshend windmills and all.
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.:
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
The drummer looks like cousin itt of the Adam’s family!
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.
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...
Alice Cooper (Neal Smith/ Dennis Dunaway/ Glen Buxton/Alice Cooper & Mike Bruce at Toronto R & R Revival Sept.13/69
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.
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