MIG Music, with domestic sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has tabbed Friday, May 5 as the street date for the DVD/2 CD Combo Pack release of Blue Cheer: Live at Rockpalast - Bonn, 2008.
Early “heavy metal” pioneer, Blue Cheer, lead by Dickie Peterson, Paul Whaley and later Andrew "Duck" MacDonald would rise and fall over a thirty year period beginning in the late ‘60s in San Francisco. Their film album, “Vincebus Eruptum,” contained the band’s unique cover of Eddie Cochran’s 1958 chart hit, “Summertime Blues,” and with that they were off to the races.
Five additional albums quickly followed and then they were gone — reformed — gone — re-invented — gone … and then back again.
This live concert for Germany’s Rockpalast series is near the end for Peterson, who would succumb to his battle with cancer the following year (October of 2009).