Outsideinside

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Outsideinside
Blue cheer outsideinside.jpg
Studio album by Blue Cheer
Released August 1968 (1968-08)
Recorded 1968
Studio
Genre
Length 32:44
Label Philips
Producer Abe "Voco" Kesh
Blue Cheer chronology
Vincebus Eruptum
(1968)
Outsideinside
(1968)
New! Improved!
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (9.6/10) link

Outsideinside is Blue Cheer's second LP, released by Philips Records in August 1968. Its tracks were recorded both outdoors and indoors—hence the title of the album. The record's tracks feature contributions from all members, along with two covers: "Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones and "The Hunter" by Albert King. The album was re-released on CD in 1999 by Italian-based Akarma Records, and included an additional cut from the original sessions entitled "Fortunes" as a bonus track.

Background[edit]

Outsideinside was produced by Abe "Voco" Kesh and partially engineered by Eddie Kramer, who had worked with The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Rolling Stones and would later engineer releases by Led Zeppelin and Kiss, among others. The album's cover painting is by "Arab", and was designed by Gut Turk, a former Hells Angel. The album photographs were taken by famed rock photographer Jim Marshall. Outsideinside was the last record to feature the original Blue Cheer line-up, as Leigh Stephens left the band after the album was released. They had to record some songs at Pier 57 as the studio kicked them out for being too loud.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer Length
1. "Feathers from Your Tree" Dickie Peterson, Leigh Stephens, Peter Wagner 3:29
2. "Sun Cycle" Peterson, Stephens, Wagner 4:12
3. "Just a Little Bit" Peterson 3:24
4. "Gypsy Ball" Peterson, Stephens 2:57
5. "Come and Get It" Peterson, Stephens, Wagner 3:13
Side two
No. Title Writer Length
1. "Satisfaction" Jagger/Richards 5:05
2. "The Hunter" Booker T. Jones 4:22
3. "Magnolia Caboose Babyfinger" Peterson, Stephens 1:38
4. "Babylon" Peterson 4:22
Total length: 32:44
Bonus track (Akarma CD version 2003)
No. Title Writer Length
1. "Fortunes" Peterson 2:20

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Ralph Burns Kellogg - keyboards, organ, reeds