Open main menu

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
Blue Cheer - The Original Human Being CD cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1970
GenrePsychedelic rock, blues rock, hard rock, country rock
ProducerEric Albronda, Ralph Burns Kellogg
Blue Cheer chronology
Blue Cheer
The Original Human Being
Oh! Pleasant Hope
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]


Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  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 Yoder) – 4:49
  5. "Babaji (Twilight Raga)" (Norman Mayell) – 3:46 (Instrumental)

Side twoEdit

  1. "Preacher" (Gary R. Grelecki, Gary Yoder) – 4:01
  2. "Black Sun" (Gary R. Grelecki, Gary Yoder) – 3:31
  3. "Tears in My Bed" (Ralph Burns Kellogg) – 2:06
  4. "Man on the Run" (Dickie Peterson) – 3:58
  5. "Sandwich" (Gary R. Grelecki, Gary Yoder) – 5:01
  6. "Rest at Ease" (Gary R. Grelecki, Gary Yoder) – 5:35