The Original Human Being

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The Original Human Being
Blue Cheer - The Original Human Being CD cover.jpg
Studio album by Blue Cheer
Released September 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock, hard rock, country rock
Length 44:30
Label Philips
Producer Eric Albronda, Ralph Burns Kellogg
Blue Cheer chronology
Blue Cheer
The Original Human Being
Oh! Pleasant Hope

The Original Human Being (or BC#5) is Blue Cheer's fifth album. It was released in 1970 and shows Blue Cheer exploring a more psychedelic and laid‑back rock and roll with horn sections on a few of the songs. This album features a very unusual, and different, song for Blue Cheer: "Babaji (Twilight Raga)", which features extensive use of sitar and synthesizer. These instruments were only used one other time in the song "I'm the Light" on the album Oh! Pleasant Hope.

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Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Good Times Are So Hard to Find" (Kent Housman / Norman Mayell) – 3:22
  2. "Love of a Woman" (Dickie Peterson) – 4:35
  3. "Make Me Laugh" (Ralph Burns Kellogg) – 5:06
  4. "Pilot" (Gary R. Grelecki / Gary Yoder) – 4:49
  5. "Babaji (Twilight Raga)" (Norman Mayell) – 3:46 (Instrumental)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Preacher" (Gary R. Grelecki / Gary Yoder) – 4:01
  2. "Black Sun" (Gary R. Grelecki / Gary Yoder) – 3:31
  3. "Tears in My Bed" (Ralph Burns Kellogg) – 2:06
  4. "Man on the Run" (Dickie Peterson) – 3:58
  5. "Sandwich" (Gary R. Grelecki / Gary Yoder) – 5:01
  6. "Rest at Ease" (Gary R. Grelecki / Gary Yoder) – 5:35