The Beast Is Back

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The Beast Is Back
Blue Cheer the beast is back.jpg
Studio album by Blue Cheer
Released 1984
Recorded Music America Studios, Rochester, New York, 1984
Genre Heavy metal, blues rock, hard rock
Length 37:14
Label Megaforce
Producer Carl Canedy, Paul Curcio, Jon Zazula
Blue Cheer chronology
Oh! Pleasant Hope
(1971)Oh! Pleasant Hope1971
The Beast Is Back
Highlights and Lowlives
(1990)Highlights and Lowlives1990
The Beast Is Back: The Megaforce Years CD cover
The Beast Is Back: The Megaforce Years CD cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Kerrang!3.5/5 stars[1]

The Beast Is Back is the seventh album by a newly reformed Blue Cheer, 13 years after their previous album, Oh! Pleasant Hope (1971). It contains re-recorded versions of some of the band's most popular songs from their late-1960s heyday as well as new material. The album features founding members Dickie Peterson and Paul Whaley. Original guitarist Leigh Stephens did not participate in the reunion.

The Beast Is Back has been released with three different album covers.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Nightmares" (Dickie Peterson) – 5:03
  2. "Summertime Blues" (Jerry Capehart, Eddie Cochran) – 3:57
  3. "Ride with Me" (Tony Rainier) – 5:25
  4. "Girl Next Door" (Rainier) – 3:39
Side two
  1. "Babylon" (Peterson) – 4:12
  2. "Heart of the City" (Dr. Richard Peddicord) – 4:19
  3. "Out of Focus" (Peterson) – 3:43
  4. "Parchment Farm" (Mose Allison) – 6:55


Band members
  • Carl Canedy, Paul Curcio - producers
  • Chris Bubacz - engineer
  • Jack Skinner - Mastering
  • Jon Zazula - executive producer


  1. ^ Johnson, Howard (4 April 1985). "Blue Cheer 'The Beast... Is Back'". Kerrang!. 91. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 9.