Blue Cheer (album)

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Blue Cheer
Studio album by Blue Cheer
Released December 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock, hard rock, blues rock
Length 35:15
Label Philips Records
Blue Cheer chronology
New! Improved!
Blue Cheer
The Original Human Being
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

Blue Cheer is the fourth album by Blue Cheer, released in 1969 on Philips Records. Gary Lee Yoder contributed songwriting for the opening and closing tracks and would later join the group as guitarist on their next album The Original Human Being (1970).[3]

The album is the first Blue Cheer release as a four piece band, as they had always been a power trio prior.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Fool" (Gary R. Grelecki, Gary Lee Yoder) – 3:26
  2. "You're Gonna Need Someone" (Mayell, Stephens) – 3:31
  3. "Hello LA, Bye Bye Birmingham" (Delaney Bramlett, Mac Davis) – 3:29
  4. "Saturday Freedom" (Stephens) – 5:47
  5. "Ain't That the Way (Love's Supposed to Be)" (Kellogg, Peterson) – 3:11

Side two[edit]

  1. "Rock and Roll Queens" (Kellogg, Peterson) – 2:44
  2. "Better When We Try" (Kellogg) – 2:48
  3. "Natural Man" (Kellogg, Peterson) – 3:36
  4. "Lovin' You's Easy" (Stephens) – 3:50
  5. "The Same Old Story" (Grelecki, Yoder) – 3:53


  • Eric Albronda – producer, backing vocals


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1970). "Consumer Guide (11)". The Village Voice (June 18) (New York). Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ All Music