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Vincebus Eruptum

Blue Cheer

1968

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Vincebus Eruptum

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2.83

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Kind of the missing link between Cream and Black Sabbath. Raw recording, love the imperfections. Favorite tracks: "Summertime Blues", "Rock Me Baby"

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This is nice and heavy like Psychadelic proto-Fuzz. Definitely ahead of its time—you see the bridge from Cream to Black Sabbath. The drummer sounds does a great Ginger Baker impression. It’s Jammy, heavily distorted and short. Sometimes the jamminess comes off as repetitive and a little rough/unrehearsed. Pretty good. Would buy on Vinyl. B. 3.

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Solid album, but you can definitely tell this was their first album. Rough around the edges, but some really great ideas in there and some powerful sounds. Favorite Tracks: “Summertime Blues,” “Doctor Please,” and “Parchment Farm”

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Electrifying combo of blues, hard rock, and rip-roaring riffs and guitar solos. There's some ultra impressive drum work on here too, which I wasn't expecting.

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Another album that stands out because of when it happened more than what it's doing. However, if you released this today and said it was a Jack White side project, no one would doubt you.

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Sounded like controlled chaos

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It's a very nice surprise to discover these pre-heavy metal bands that I did not know about before. An excellent album.

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The riffs come about slowly, dreadful and hyper-distorted, built around depraved melodies. One of the Bands that really starts playing Heavy Metal. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Doctor Please, Summertime Blues, Out of Focus

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7/10. this album is pretty heavy n stuff but it doesnt totally click with me. i think just because of the audio quality? idk if its just the mono mix that i got but it sounds even fuzzier and harder to make out than a lot of 60s stuff already does. plus the songs themselves arent amazing imo, tend to go on for a while. by a bit before halfway thru it just felt like a ton of fuzzy psychedelic noise goin in one ear and out the other. might just be bc i have trouble focusing on stuff though.

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J'ai adoré le moment où le chanteur casse sa guitare et l'enflamme sur scène devant un public éberlué.

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Oh Lord, I got to raise a fuss, Lord I got to raise a holler About a playin' proto heavy metal just to try to earn a dollar Oh Lord, I tried to destroy my amps, your ears I did abuse Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do Lord, there ain't no cure for the early hard rock heavy ear-splittin' blues

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These guys sure do sound like Hendrix and The Who did at that time. Summertime Blues is a dead ringer for The Who's live version. Let me guess, these guys saw Hendrix and The Who at the Monterey Pop festival (down the road from where they live), started to play like them and rushed an album out in time for the new wave of heavy metal? I like late 60s heavy metal. This is where it all started and it was original and exciting back then. I'm just not sure how much of the wave can be attributed to influence from these guys. They deserve a few points for how fleet footed they were jumping on the bandwagon.

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I'd heard of Blue Cheer but never heard them... can see why people say they beat Black Sabbath to making the first heavy metal album, but while they might have a similar sound to early sabbath they sure as shit don't have the songwriting. The first two songs are covers and the rest seems to be kinda droney, sludgey jam tracks - a 32min album that felt like it dragged on. My guess is they're all one-take jobbies, probably recorded live. Pretty much everything after the cover songs felt like a "big ending" that just kept going and going. 2/5.

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Saved Prior: None Saved Off Rip: None Cutting Edge: Rock Me Baby, Out of Focus Overall Notes: Yeah this ain't it chief. Not as god awful as it was as background music the first time listening to it but definitely not my thing.

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Proto whatever your preferred genre of noise mess is. These guys make filthy, sludgy, gloopy rock--and all while looking like Hanson! Now if only they had a little of the blonde brothers' gumminess, this would actually be as crazy as they're trying to sound.

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Not for me ... at the time I could see it as breaking new ground, maybe. From the current paradigm, it feels derivative of all influences that are contributing to the sound, its a half-formed thought of what music should be. I imagine I hate people that point to this album as life changing.

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Wow, dit vind ik tof. Blues is niet mijn ding maar als j het zo speelt!! ook live gezien op Roadburn, fantastisch toen

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false

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Nice heavy metal or hard rock

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Loved the album as a whole. Exactly what it needed to be. Second half of the last track was a little much for me but still giving it a 5.

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It is uncanny how much the White Stripes sound like these guys. Never heard of them before but this album is fire.

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Loved it! An early forerunner of lots of stuff I like, and one of the first power trios. Every song was great, but their version of summertime blues was greatest for me. Really intrigued to hear more of their stuff.

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Whoa. Hard to find to listen to but it was worth the hunt - oh the fuzz and the fuzz - the drums pounding throughout and the voices tearing through this 30 min powerhouse of an album. I’m sold on blue cheer - kind of in the world of a more bluesy stooges and a rougher hendrix experience.

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Good energy. A little short

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Sweet old school, heavy rock.

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Really great guitar work!

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Vincebus eruptum, czyli pseudo lacinska translacja blue cheera, wiec pierwszy krazek bandy selftitlledowy w bardzo stonerskim klimacie, bo sam blue cheer to nazwa popularnego na rynku w tamtych czasach LSD, ktore rozprowadzal patronajt od gratefulowych deadow, wiec od tego pewnie wziela sie nazwa zespolu, ewentualnie od proszku do prania, ale to raczej elesdyk zabral nazwe od proszku, a potem banda go zabrala na wlasny uzytek, ale czym muzycznie jest niebieski doping, banda z 67 hameryka kalifornia, wiec klimaty dzieci kwiatow, ale na modle metalowa, sama plyte mozna podzielic na covery klasycznych rokowych trakow, jak sumertime blues cochrana czy parchmanowej farmy allisonona, ktora jednak bardziej kojarze z wersji blues breakersow mayalla i rock me baby b b kinga, wspolnym mianownikiem tych trakow sa ich bluesowe korzenie, to co robi blue cheer na tym materiale, to budowanie pomostu pomiedzy bluesem do metalu, z czego wyszlo acidowe rokowanie o poteznym brzmieniu, nie tylko jesli chodzi o decybele, ale takze o surowy styl granych tutaj rifow, ktore w niektorych miejsach, brzmia wrecz zeppelinowo, a to prawie dwa lata przed ich pierwsza plyta, wiec cheerowcy byli prawdopodobnie pionierami tego stylu grania, prosty z ostrym jebnieciem i energia, ktora czuc takze na wokalu pana petersona, ktory jako frontmen napisal takze 3 orginalne traki, ktore stanowia druga czesc krazka, jesli by go podzielic na covery i orginalne kompozycje, to wlasnie z tych orginalnych kompow mozna w pelni przyznac bandzie miano stonerow, bo tematycznie bardzo lekowo, zwlaszcza na doctor please, ktory brzmi jak litania drugersowa wierzacego kwasiarza, niestety nie moge dodac nic na spotifaja, bo zbyt podziemmna plyta, cale szczescie z pomoca kolejny raz przyszedl soulseek, wiec pobralem sobie dwie wersje, zeby miec porownanie, z 2k03 remaster z dodatkowym trakiem, all night long, oraz projekt audiofilow z nipona z roku 2k17, ktory polega na odtwarzaniu w mozliwie jak najlepszej jakosci zapomnianych a kultowych materialow i roznica w jakosci obu tych wersji jest kolosalna, remaster z 2k03 brzmi jak tanie stereo, bo jest to migracja z mono do stereo, a cos takiego praktycznie nigdy nie jest czyms dobrym dla materialu koncowego, natomiast japonska wersja to wymasterowane mono, ktore genialnie oddaje glebokosc sceny, czy zmiane kanalow, czy fejkowe endingi, zeby wrocic z rosnacym basem jak na second time around, jeden z hajlajtowych momentow plyty w moich uszach, wlasnie takich albumow chcialbym wiecej na liscie, przelomowych, a jednoczesnie niezbyt znanych szerokiemu gronu sluchaczy

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Very cool grooves and riffs. I dig the lofi sound

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Cool getting to know heavy metal origins... Guitar melodies were catchy

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Way ahead of their time. The beginning of metal!

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Loved the tones and production. Great band

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really enjoyed this

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Never heard before. Nice notes of 70's such rock

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I personally hate the summertime blues song because I was forced to sing it over and over in elementary school. Other than that this band kind of rules. I had never heard of them but apparently they kind of started heavy metal. I probably won’t listen to this album much but I respect it. Talented musicians and all that. The drum solo and bass line in Second Time Around are fun.

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SETE. CAMINHO ATRÁS DO PREJUÍZO. METADE NÃO SE OUVE, CRL CRL CRL CRL CRL CRL CRL CRL CRL VROOM VROOM POW KABOOM MotA: Out of Focus "Oh Lord, I got to raise a fuss, Lord I got to raise a holler"

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Solid heavy metal

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Not available fully in my Spotify, unfortunately. Nothing too special, pretty much standard bluesy stuff except for being ultra dirty and garage. That's what I liked about it.

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If Black Sabbath's debut is the birth of metal, then this album is it's conception. So how does it sound? Well, it sounds like blues. But not like blues but like... █▄▄ █░░ █░█ █▀▀ █▀ █▄█ █▄▄ █▄█ ██▄ ▄█ Ridiculously heavy and psychedelic, it's not that pleasant as a listen. Not to mention the vocals, which felt like they were mere decorations to the gigantic sound. Yet for some reason, it rocked me hard. And I enjoyed it quite a lot.

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Fierce, noisy, classic. The album starts out ridiculously strong with that exceptional cover of "Summertime Blues" and burns beautifully to the end. Rough-edged and a little jammier than I generally like, but this was a solid listen. Fave Songs: Summertime Blues, Doctor Please, Rock Me Baby, Second Time Around

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Very interested. Ground breaking.

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Blue Cheer doesn't get enough credit for how much they had to do with the start of metal. Gritty tones and raw recording from start to finish.

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Surprised I've never heard of Blue Cheer. Really cool short album. Heavy for its time. Wasn't on Spotify.

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Very heavy for '66. Couple interesting covers, but fun guitar work. Heavy Jimi vibes.

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This is what I always imagined garage rock sounding like- a bunch of kids just learning to shred with the murkiest sound on earth. Forget that overpolished White Stripes and Strokes nonsense. It’s very primitive, and I assume it won’t be a lot of people’s thing, but I do like the protometal sound and I have fun with this. But I can’t really rate it higher than a C+, although I think that I’ll give it four stars to round out.

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Cream-y. Hendrix-y. Under-appreciated

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REally nice album. 4 stars

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Super fuzzy, psychedelic, blues rock. Yeah, this is my jam. This is what this project is about for me: discovering the bands and albums that had huge influence, even if they weren't that commercial successful themselves.

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Some of the heaviest, most unhinged rock you could hope to hear from its era. Blue Cheer were sort of at the vanguard of the turn towards a heavier, more primal rock sound for what must have been a matter of months before MC5 finally got their sound down on record to kick it up a notch. Hendrix and Cream presaged them of course, and Zeppelin also fits in there somewhere as well, but I'd argue what those bands were doing was a little more sophisticated. This sounds distinctly looser, and as such, is a ripping good time. The ultimate garage band.

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Not terribly unique, but could be more influential from its time

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-Interesting to see the change in music, keeps blues style tunes with heavy guitar effects.

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Cool.

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Decent early garage rock LP, some tracks reminded me of Ty Segall and Oh Sees.

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musically this album was great but the singing and lyrics felt inconsistent, loud and very similar. solid psych punk rock. enjoyable.

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leaning toward the "actually not so bad" end of "not my vibe"

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Makes me think of drinking in Murph's dads garage. Great background music for that atmosphere. Not mad at it.

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I can hear how this would have blown peoples mind in the 60s, a little tamer now.

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Eh, not bad but ait forgettable, a very classic fuzzy-stoner intro though

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I was hoping for less blues rock and more psychedelic

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Gros blues rock psychedelique un peu brouillon personellement. 3*

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Loudly bluesy. 5/10

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Guitarrero. Muy setentero.

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Reminded me of Jimmy pero, bien pero no es lo mismo

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Fine.

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interesting and fun, can't see myself ever re-listening

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On par with Mountain's first two albums.

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Voor metal best te pruimen.

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Nog nooit van gehoord, maar dit ga ik nog eens luisteren! Nogal gruizig, maar wel een duidelijke link met veel (stoner) rock bandjes van de laatste jaren.

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Voorlopers van de harde rock en metal. Cool!

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Niet alles kunnen draaien, maar klonk best cool!

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Listened to this several times but it didn’t get any better. Parts were alright but it descended into a racket. I’ll give it a low *** but it could be ** !

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I've always enjoyed this album, but generally find myself wanting MORE out of it. In some ways this is the album that birthed heavy metal, but it certainly doesn't sound like it as much as Black Sabbath just a few years later. You can hear the influence Blue Cheer had on Black Sabbath, so maybe Blue Cheer's role is as a foil to Sabbath. Blue Cheer asked "what is heavy metal and is this it?", and Ozzy replied by biting the head off a bat.

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HARD. I can imagine reviews from 68 using words like explosive, muscular, unrelenting. The lead guitar tone is perfect 60s psych. I want whatever pedals this guy's using. And his musical abilities. They're borrowing a lot from Hendrix's vibe and then taking it even further and heavier. Each song feels like the intro to Foxy Lady but extended out and even sloppier. So good. Here's the inevitable part where I go negative - the singer is rough stuff. Janis Joplin's uncle that talks too much. No subtlty, no dynamics, just pterodactyl yelling over every incredible jam. I would put down big stars if this thing was instrumental. B+

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Feels like a "missing link" sort of album branching between psychadellic/hard rock/blues rock and proto-metal. There's passion and urgency to the performances, but the songwriting is a little too predictable and jammy for my taste. Worth a listen, but maybe not too many more. Favourite track: Doctor Please

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Vg

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Interesting early heavy metal. Can hear where Led Zeppelin and The Who would have been inspired

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Heavier (for the time) hard rock. As a general fan of metal I'm not quite as in to proto-metal / blues-inspired stuff. Black Sabbath put out stuff shortly after that's more my style of metal.

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Rating: 6/10

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Some tasty licks, no question. With all due respect, I won't be back.

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pretty good

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Groovy.

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decent, not amazing but I liked "Doctor Please"

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Blues quase metal, valeu pelo cover.

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short album. seemed ok, first listen.

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I like the sound here: bluesy and distorted. However, waaaay too much jamming.

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Who knew the origins of heavy metal would be so accessible? I mostly liked the sound on this album and could totally see it as the stepping stone to the harder rock to come. Some of the wankery (esp. on the last track) went a bit far for me, but I generally appreciated their musicianship, their lyrics and the power of their songs.

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The cover of "Vincebus Eruptum" couldn't be more late-60s psychedelic rock if it tried. While I had never heard of Blue Cheer, I knew before hitting play what was coming. The album was apparently successful at the time, but seems to have been mostly lost in the annals of classic rock history. It's nice to see more of the musical depth of the late 60s than what we've gleamed from classic rock radio, but I think I can see why Blue Cheer hasn't made as much of a lasting impact. They take psychedelic rock to a bit of a heavier place, with a little less focus and tightness that made the genre work in spite of its drug-induced, free-wheelin' inspirations.

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Never heard of this band but I enjoyed the album. It's a great specimen of proto-metal with those buzz guitars and garage-style production! The opening cover is of Summertime Blues is awesome!

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I was not familiar with any of the songs but it definitely sounds like 60s rock.

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Solid album.

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Some of the track listings have been lost to time on Spotify. Sad. Upside though, I love an overdriven el34 coupled with a fuzz face. There is something so limitless to the sound of this era. Pure tube goodness and the simple pleasures of free and easy songwriting. This one was all about the vintage amp sound for me. I'm a valve tragic!

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Found this truly pointless. If this is the birth of Heavy Metal, I guess metal is hammy blues rock covers drenched in muddy guitar pedal effects.

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5/10

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Father of garage rock?

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Only partially available

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Wiki informs me that Vincebus Eruptum means "Controlled chaos" in Latin. I also see that the band is a trio with only one guitarist but it sounded like a dozen guitars to me. The album sounds like it was recorded in someone's basement with no production values and with the mics buried deep in the Marshall amps. I must give it a knowing nod though, the thunderous blues guitar signals some pretty epic sounding proto-metal. Many have mentioned that they hear Black Sabbath and Cream , but I also hear Deep Purple which was formed around the same time. So despite the crudeness of the recording I'll bump my rating up to a 3 because of its provenance and influence on things to come.

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They sound a bit like Hendrix, with the guitar tuned down to give it a heavier sound. I appreciate the fact that this is proto metal and they would/could have influenced the sound bands like Zeppelin or Deep Purple. That said, the longer instrumental pieces are less inspired and technically inferior to their heirs.

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Some good songs but a bad audio quality.

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Album of covers but enjoyable enough.

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Not really metal as such but still enjoyable. Great cover of Summertime Blues.

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A lot better than I expected, the link between Cream and Black Sabbath is really obvious here. Fuzzy, jammy, rocky music with some really interesting riffs. Sure it's a bit rough around the edges but for a debut, pretty solid.

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Pega os Beatles com 18 anos e o Jimi Handrix com 15, da nisso ai. Uma guitarrinha animada com uma voz de boyband 60tista.

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-A pretty good example of late-60s psych rock, and arguably one of the earliest heavy metal albums, though it doesn't bear much resemblance to what the term would come to mean. -It's loud, it's messy, and copious amounts of acid were involved in making this album; what more could you want? -It does feel pretty dated at times though, and aside from the Summertime Blues cover, lacks a big hook.

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Some gnarly, noisy blues for its time. Probably not something I would return to but can definitely appreciate how influential this must've been.

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not bad but sort of boring

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Very so-so for me; not much remarkable, but I probably wouldn't skip it if it came up on a random play. I generally like bluesy-rock like this, but the way Blue Cheer puts it together is just not my favorite.

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Solid blues

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When psychedelic rock goes on the extreme end into the hard blues of acid rock we saw of Cream and Joplin's Big Brother, it starts to take the form of proto-heavy metal. The songs hit really hard, like rockabilly taking LSD and going real crazy. It's not known for its songwriting, but with songs unmatched in distortion and intensity, it stands as one of the most influential albums in the vast genre of metal. The groove sounds a lot like 90s doom metal, and thus I could see the connection with Black Sabbath.

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I can tell that there is so much here that inspired some of the best music (sabbath, Grateful Dead, zeppelin, etc) but I just do t care for how this sounds.

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Jytiseehän se! Pitää ehkä kuunnella vielä uudestaan, mutta varovaisen positiivinen viba jäi. Annetaan nyt 3/5, ehkä myöhemmin voisi nousta neloseen.

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Olihan aikas jees. Siistejä riffittelyjä.

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Heavy. The closest I've heard to someone channeling Jimi Hendrix. Definitely on the leading edge of heavy, blues-based metal. 3 stars.

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Some early metal. Interesting to listen to I guess, but not hugely exciting

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An ur-text for stoner rock. Deliberately dumb as a sack of rocks and just as heavy.

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Fun blues covers, not as heavy as I had hoped, but an interesting listen nonetheless. I had high hopes since this is considered proto-metal and <strike>paved the road</strike> walked the footpath of one of my favorite genres. It's nice to get a glimpse of where it all started.

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Among albums recorded underwater, this one is the best.

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Not great. Starts off well with Summertime Blues then goes downhill.

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Nope.

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boooring

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I can see where this was headed but just doesn’t do it for me.

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Esta muy todo muy por sin ningún lado, aunque me imagino que es parte de la idea.

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Bland example of early metal. It’s earlier than you expected for metal, but it’s bland and bad.

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It's not for me, anymore.

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Proto-metal? BT: Summertime Blues, Out of Focus, Parchment Farm

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Liked the first track

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Meh.

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Vincebus Eruptum feels like a bit of novelty, but also a signpost of things to come. The band slogs through the six tracks with a novel and sustained guitar tone that sounds like a precursor to heavier genres to come. Despite this revelation on guitar, the rest of the music feels average to downright boring, and the lyrics are so basic, it feels like they were written 5 minutes before the producer hit record. Fav Tracks: Out of Focus

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Tantôt Jimi Hendrix, tantôt Gun N Roses, mais surtout pleinement nul à chier.

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2/5

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Just cause they did it first, doesn’t mean they did it well

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Hmm...maybe I need to hear a remastered version or something because I had a hard time getting into the album

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It was just alright. 60’s rock which I’m sure was great at the time, but listening for the first time it didn’t feel like anything special

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I liked song #2

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Mmmmmmm, not a massive fan, wouldnt really listen to this passively

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Psychedelic blues rock. Probably a fun band to see live, but this album didn't really do much for me. It did make me a little curious about this band though. They have some good stuff, just not much on this album in my opinion.

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Just a b-tec version of cream

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mid

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While they might have been one of the first ones to play a heavy metal-esque sound, they didn't really do it well

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I respect the innovation for that time and their influence, but from 2021 eyes, it’s not a great album. Plus they ruined 2 songs I love a lot.

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Apparently the first metal album? I liked it, though its not quite my jam.

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Bad stoner rock!

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Who new that I was born in the same year as heavy metal. The least I can do is check out its origins… Good to have listened to this from a historical perspective. I have heard Summertime Blues before. Didn’t hate the listen but not really in my wheelhouse.

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2/5

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Slightly puzzled that this one made the cut. It's OK, with a heavy 60s R&B vibe but nothing that made it stand out for me.

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There were some songs I had heard by other groups but this was fairly meh.

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Fun for a few minutes. Got old fast.

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Speedrun: getting bored of '60s psychedelia, any% glitchless. Is this bad? No. Is it as good or interesting as the big psych rock classics of its time? Also no. Does it need to be on this list? No. Favorite tracks: Out of Focus, Rock Me Baby. Album art: That classic '60s counterculture bubble font, whole thing is in purple (Deep Purple easter egg?). Pretty boring, I'll forget this one quickly. 2.5/5

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yuck wasnt remastered so it sounds tinny and terrible

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This just didn't agree with me... I should've enjoyed it due to the style but it's all a bit too messy due to the copious drug usage I'd assume.

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Okej, ništa posebno, već se ovakvih izvođača čulo više puta, tj albuma. Ništa previše očaran u ono što sam čuo.

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A naporno bajo moj. Nije mi se dalo cijelo poslusat.

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Best Song: Second Time Around. Good drum solo near the end. Worst Song: Doctor Please. Not terrible, but it just felt like a jam session that wasn't particularly interesting relative to any other. Overall: An altogether "alright" proto-metal album that seems to be on the list for reasons relating to legacy, rather than the overwhelming quality of the music. Also, the stereo-mixing is strange, and had me wondering whether my headphones were broken for half the album.

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roque e metade das músicas indisponíveis meh

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I remember getting this shoved in my face as something “heavier and earlier” than Sabbath as if either of those things calculated in my love for the group. About a decade and a half later (almost two decades? fuck), I’m here to give Blue Cheer another whirl. I’ll admit I wasn’t impressed then, but I’m curious to try again. OK. This is fine, but BC lacks the foresight and compositional skills to tighten this up into something worth revisiting. It’s very cool from a time/place perspective, I’d dig this stuff on a mix with Mountain and Jimi and the ilk, but as a standalone album I’m not too stoked on it. Aside from the fun opening cover, the SF psych standard “Out of Focus,” and the jammy closer, it’s pretty uneventful and at times uninspired. “Doctor Please” has all the ingredients but gets pretty bloated by the end and “Parchment Farm” similarly suffers from a lack of direction and satisfying resolution. I imagine they get better as time goes on, but for this specific kind of stuff I think I’d rather cover my eyes and pick from any current up-and-coming psych rock bands? 2.5

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Disappointingly unfocused blues rock. It has the power and riffage, but not enough melody or song structure. I can see how it influenced the heavy rock to come.

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Naw. Proto heavy metal. I can see why it’s here, but I can’t dig it too much.

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Kuulee kyllä mistä iggy, ramonet, motörhead jne on saaneet vaikutteita. Paikoin kiinnostavaa muttei erityisen mieleenpainuvaa

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Mid

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too much of everything

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I saw a lot of reviews calling this one of the first heavy metal records and like... I guess. Props to it for being influential but a lot of it is just quite sloppy blues. This really puts into perspective how much of a genre-defining sonic change something like Black Sabbath was just the year after

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blue cheer sounds like a frat party experiment gone wrong, and so does this record

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Blue Boo. I guess you had to be there.

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En saa tätä julkaisua skulaamaan mistään mutta biisit on ihan jees ajoo… 2/5

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I started this one off and heard the already-familiar version of Summertime Blues, and thought, this might well be fun. However, by four songs in, it all started sounding the same: screaming guitar and wailing vocal. I must admit I drifted off and then started being mildly irritated by the incessant noise. I can see what they were trying to do and appreciate that they probably did a lot of it first, but they should have stopped after Summertime.

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First impression: Sounds like Hendrix...second impression: sounds like the Who. So, they get a zero for originality. LOL. The music was nice though. I'm not a fan of cover songs, and the first two songs right off the bat are covers... The original stuff on the album is fine, but nothing special to me.

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Ikke tilgængeligt

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Rubbish

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Just couldn't get into that one.

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Mercifully it is only 32 minute long. I loathe this music. Psychedelic fuzz-box trashy blues with dumb lyrics and regularly finds ways to travel up its own butt with unlistenable noodling solos.

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Poorly mastered hard rock without the same charm as Black Sabbath. 2/10

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Felt like it dragged on, even for such a short album. Typically a fan of heavy metal but didn't really enjoy this, only redeemable song was Out of Focus.

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like i dont think it was bad but i probably wouldnt listen to it again. it isnt really the type of music i listen to but i can see why people would like it

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Oh no

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Waarom moeten we eigenlijk na 1001 dágen al, en niet bijvoorbeeld weken, de pijp uit? 1001 / 52 = 20 jaar, zo lang mogen we toch nog wel blijven? Want dat heb ik nog wel nodig voor m'n zelf verzamelde muziek. Plus misschien 1 x per week iets nieuws. Een beetje pelan-pelan. Karpendonkse Plas, 2012-02-04. De winter dwong het water tot ijs. En Betty er op de schaats, 14 rondjes. Ikzelf had daar aan 1 rondje glibberen op Slayer's Abyss meer dan genoeg aan. Ja, liever die, dan de Blue Cheer nog maar eens luisteren. Hmm, ach, toch maar World Painted Blood.

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ne mann

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Kun halvdelen af albummet er på Spotify, men det er ikke lige mig.

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I can hear their influence on The River Bottom Nightmare Band. I was kind of ok with it until Parchment Farm which is...problematic on a couple of fronts. There are better albums to listen to for this kind of psychedelic rock sound. I doubt I'll listen to this again.

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I have this weird vivid memory of me at age 7 or so proclaiming, "I like rock, I just don't like acid rock." I'm thinking it was directed to my older brother who had music like this in his collection. Well, although the term "acid rock" hasn't really been in my consciousness since 1978, some things never change. "Summertime Blues": Okay, this is a valid, hard rock take on the classic, but makes me miss the original. "Rock me Baby": We're getting into a bluesy groove that I get. B. B. King song! Maybe I'll kind of like the rest of this album okay. "Doctor Please" is the first original song of the band. Not enjoying. Is it almost done? Oh, no, it's eight minutes long. Hmm, I'm kind of tired of the guitar and the screaming, and the drummer is certainly drumming. Those are interesting guitar noises. Please end. Please end. Oh, thank God. Maybe the next song is better. "Out of Focus." Holy shit, it sounds exactly the same as the last song. Is it even a different song? "Parchment Farm": Good, this one at least sounds different. Picking cotton? Hmm. "Second Time Around": I feel like Dickie's throat must be pretty sore by now and could use some lemon tea. Oh, wait! The guitars stopped for the first time. Oh, this is a drum solo! Is it done now? No, bass fading back in. Now lots of wailing guitar sounds again! Six minutes going. Aaaaaand it's done. Phew.

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A difficult and tedious listen. I actually considered doing the hoovering as a more pleasing alternative.

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So hard core when first heard now it’s just a look back to a mix of head banging rock 🤘 heavy metal 🎸 & crazy base!!!

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Simply terrible

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“A howling mess.”

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This was chaotic, and not in a good way. Didn't like it.

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Shambolic self-indulgent nonsense… couldn’t wait for this to finish!

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So boring I didn’t remember a single song lol

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Didn't really enjoy much about this.

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Very groovy!!!

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