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Vincebus Eruptum (1968)

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Title: Vincebus Eruptum
Artist: Blue Cheer
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Released: 1968

Tracks:
1 - Summertime Blues - 3:47
2 - Rock Me Baby - 4:22
3 - Doctor Please - 7:53
4 - Out of Focus - 3:58
5 - Parchment Farm - 5:49
6 - Second Time Around - 6:18

Overview:
Vincebus Eruptum (/vɪŋˈkeɪbəs ɪˈrʌptəm/ Latin: Blue Cheer) is the debut studio album by American rock band Blue Cheer. Released on January 16, 1968, the album features a heavy-thunderous blues sound, which would later be known as heavy metal. It also contains elements of acid rock, grunge, experimental rock, blues rock, stoner rock, and garage rock. A commercial and critical success, Vincebus Eruptum peaked at number 11 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and spawned the top-20 hit cover of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues". Being an example of hard rock, it is also lauded as one of the first heavy metal albums.
Blue Cheer's debut album has widely been held in high regard by critics. Writing for music website AllMusic, Mark Deming described Vincebus Eruptum as "a glorious celebration of rock & roll primitivism run through enough Marshall amps to deafen an army", praising the band's "sound and fury" as one of the founding movements of heavy metal. Pitchfork reviewer Alexander Linhardt gave the album nine out of a maximum ten points, noting that the album was less structured than its successor, Outsideinside.

Online music service Rhapsody included Vincebus Eruptum in its list of the "10 Essential Proto-Metal Albums", suggesting that the band "not only inspired the term 'power trio,' they practically invented heavy metal."

Dickie Peterson – vocals, bass
Leigh Stephens – guitar
Paul Whaley – drums
 
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