The Original Human Being

The Original Human Being is Blue Cheer's fifth album. It was released in 1970 and shows Blue Cheer exploring a more psychedelic and laid‑back rock and roll with horn sections on a few of the songs. This album features a very unusual, and different, song for Blue Cheer: "Babaji (Twilight Raga)", which features extensive use of sitar and synthesizer. These instruments were only used one other time in the song "I'm the Light" on the album Oh! Pleasant Hope.

The Original Human Being
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1970
Recorded1970
StudioMercury Sound Studio West, San Francisco, California
GenrePsychedelic rock, blues rock, hard rock, country rock
Length44:30
LabelPhilips
ProducerGary Lee Yoder, Eric Albronda, Norman Mayell (track 1)
Blue Cheer chronology
Blue Cheer
(1969)
The Original Human Being
(1970)
Oh! Pleasant Hope
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

Side one
  1. "Good Times Are So Hard to Find" (Kent Housman, Norman Mayell) – 3:22
  2. "Love of a Woman" (Dickie Peterson) – 4:35
  3. "Make Me Laugh" (Ralph Burns Kellogg) – 5:06
  4. "Pilot" (Gary R. Grelecki, Gary Lee Yoder) – 4:49
  5. "Babaji (Twilight Raga)" (Mayell) – 3:46 (instrumental)
Side two
  1. "Preacher" (Grelecki, Yoder) – 4:01
  2. "Black Sun" (Grelecki, Yoder) – 3:31
  3. "Tears in My Bed" (Kellogg) – 2:06
  4. "Man on the Run" (Peterson) – 3:58
  5. "Sandwich" (Grelecki, Yoder) – 5:01
  6. "Rest at Ease" (Grelecki, Yoder) – 5:35

PersonnelEdit

Blue Cheer
  • Dickie Peterson – bass, guitar, lead vocals (tracks 2, 3, 9)
  • Gary Lee Yoder – guitar, harmonica, vocals, harp, lead vocals (tracks 1, 4–8, 10–11), producer
  • Ralph Burns Kellogg – organ, piano, synthesizer, bass
  • Norman Mayell – drums, guitar, percussion, sitar, producer on track 1
Production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Blue Cheer - The Original Human Being review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2020-03-16.