Birth of Heavy Metal

(Blue Cheer, 1968 or 69)

Take a look at psychedelic band Blue Cheer’s early appearance on American Bandstand in 1968 where they performed their very different version of rockabilly signer, Eddie Cochrane “Summertime Blues.” (Courtesy of Eliza!)

Host: “What makes blue cheer different?”

Band Member: “We’re heavy, man, heavy.”

I’m loving the host’s obsession with their “wall of sound.”