But this summer, their time has finally come for some recognition and a new generation of blues and underground music fans have discovered the band, thanks to the popularity of retro-blues acts like White Stripes.
Bassist Dickie Peterson says that the last time Blue Cheer toured was sometime in the 80s, but that theyve only been on their current tour two weeks and theyve already been playing to standing room only crowds that cant seem to get enough of them during and after the show.
As Peterson tells it, I get at least a couple of people, sometimes more, each night, telling me that Im the reason they started playing bass or started their own band.
He adds, And that just floors me. Its like were finally bridging all the racial gaps and the sexist gaps and the age gaps our music was meant to bridge, you know?
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