Eric Albronda

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Eric Albronda (born November 18, 1945) was a co-founder of the band Blue Cheer. Along with Jerry Russell, Albronda initially organized the San Francisco-based band in 1966 and provided financing. Albronda was also the first drummer for the band, prior to being replaced by Paul Whaley. He then was involved in Blue Cheer's management and produced or co-produced five of the band's albums.[1] He also co-produced (with Leigh Stephens) Red Weather, the first solo album by former Blue Cheer guitarist Leigh Stephens, as well as the eponymous sole album by one of Stephens' post Blue Cheer bands, Pilot.[2]

Albronda continued his association with Blue Cheer in later years, and was instrumental in the creation and maintenance of the band's official website.[3]

He produced the Blue Cheer album 7, which was recorded in 1978-79 but not released until 2012.

The album Pilot had as the principal player rather Bruce Stephens, often confused with Leigh Stephens. Leigh Stephens did make a guest appearance on the album. Pilot was the name of the album, not a group as is often stated. Eric Albronda co-produced Pilot album with Bruce Stephens at Trident Studios in London. The recordings were done in 1971 and released on RCA Records. The song "Fillmore Shuffle" was covered by Sammy Hagar.


  1. ^ Outsideinside, Blue Cheer, The Original Human Being, OH! Pleasant Hope and The Beast Is Back. See Profile of Eric Albronda;
  2. ^ Profile of Eric Albronda;
  3. ^ See Credits for Blue Cheer historical site;[dead link]

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