Blue Cheer

Blitzkrieg Over Nüremberg

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This live recording of an October 10, 1988, Blue Cheer performance at Rührersaal in Nüremberg Germany was originally released the following year. The record was then made more widely available on Thunderbolt records in 1996. The group had enjoyed a bit of a comeback following the release of The Beast Is Back in 1984, but by the time of this concert recording, the only key bandmember left was band figurehead Dickie Peterson (bass, vocals), making the validity of the performance and comeback a little suspect. Joining Peterson on this live release are Andrew McDonald (guitars) and Dave Salce on drums, neither of whom figure prominently in the history of the group. All involved put in fine performances on Blitzkrieg Over Nüremberg, especially Peterson, who is in generally high spirits and fine voice on standout cuts like "Out of Focus" and "Just a Little Bit." Of course, the group's biggest hit, "Summertime Blues," comes off without a hitch, making this collection a fine listen, if not exactly an important offering from a band (in name at least) that deserves no small amount of credit for the creation and early emergence of heavy metal.

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