The '67 Demos
THE '67 PROCREATION THAT BIRTHED HEAVY METAL!
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.
Second Time Around
NEW SEALED Limited Edition one-sided LP on Blue Vinyl!