Blue Cheer (album)

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Blue Cheer
Blue cheer st.jpg
Studio album by Blue Cheer
Released December 1969 (1969-12)
Recorded 1969
Studio Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California
Length 36:15
Label Philips
Producer Michael Sunday
Blue Cheer chronology
New! Improved!
(1969)New! Improved!1969
Blue Cheer
The Original Human Being
(1970)The Original Human Being1970
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]

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

The 2007 Japanese mini-LP sleeve reissue of Blue Cheer contains the mono non-LP single "All Night Long" (Kellogg) b/w "Fortunes" (Peterson) along with the single versions of "Fool" and "Ain't That The Way" as Bonus Tracks.


  • 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