Friday, August 28, 2009

Why don't you throw me out the door?

116. Blue Cheer - "Doctor Please" (from the Vincebus Erebrum album, Philips Records, 1968)

The first 18 seconds of this are the essential ones. Blue Cheer's awesome and idiotic guitar riffs are what get the most discussion, but that tuneless bass tone and drum bashing are what I want to listen to over again. This comes third on Vincebus Erebrum (one of the best albums ever), and while the first two tracks (covers of "Summertime Blues" and "Rock Me, Baby") aren't exactly clean-cut, this is where it really starts to get stupid and wonderful. The whole eight minute "song" is wonderful, but that first bit before the guitar comes in is like the sweetest of candies.

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