Oh! Pleasant Hope

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Oh! Pleasant Hope
Studio album by Blue Cheer
Released April 1971
Recorded 1970-71
Genre Blues rock, Country rock
Length 32:18
Label Philips
Producer Eric Albronda, Blue Cheer
Blue Cheer chronology
The Original Human Being
Oh! Pleasant Hope
The Beast Is Back

Oh! Pleasant Hope is the sixth, and last, album by Blue Cheer until 1983's The Beast Is Back. It features less psychedelia and hard rock and includes more blues rock and country rock. This is an unusual Blue Cheer album in that Dickie Peterson only sings lead on three songs. Another unusual aspect is that the song "I'm the Light" features extensive use of the sitar and synthesizer, although on the previous album The Original Human Being the song "Babaji (Twilight Raga)" also featured extensive use of the aforementioned instruments.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hiway Man" (Grelecki, Norman Mayell, Gary Yoder) – 4:22
  2. "Believer" (Grelecki, Yoder) – 3:41
  3. "Money Troubles" (Peddicord) – 4:02
  4. "Traveling Man" (Grelecki, Yoder) – 3:10
  5. "Oh! Pleasant Hope" (Peddicord) – 2:39
  6. "I'm the Light" (Houseman, Mayell) – 5:39
  7. "Ecological Blues" (Mayell) – 2:26
  8. "Lester the Arrester" (Kellogg) – 3:02
  9. "Heart Full of Soul" – 4:37



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