Offered for sale is a sealed U.S. stereo reissue of the 1968 LP Vincebus Eruptum by Blue Cheer.
About this copy: This copy of Vincebus Eruptum is a sealed U.S. reissue LP on the Philips label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
It’s not an original issue, as the cover is not textured, and the cover is printed on posterboard, where original issues had slicks pasted onto cardboard.
There’s no barcode and it’s not heavyweight vinyl. There’s also no mention of Polygram on the cover, as 1980s pressings had.
The wrap is fully intact, but there is a significant corner bend on the lower right hand corner.
A nice play copy of a legendary rock LP.
Background: Released in 1968, Vincebus Eruptum was the debut LP by Blue Cheer, and the album most people associate with the band today.
The album was their most successful, reaching #11 on the U.S. album charts.
Rock & roll had grown louder and wilder by leaps and bounds during the ’60s, but when Blue Cheer emerged from San Francisco onto the national rock scene in 1968 with their debut album, Vincebus Eruptum, they crossed a line which most musicians and fans hadn’t even thought to draw yet. Vincebus Eruptum sounds monolithically loud and primal today, but it must have seemed like some sort of frontal assault upon first release; Blue Cheer are often cited as the first genuine heavy metal band, but that in itself doesn’t quite sum up the true impact of this music, which even at a low volume sounds crushingly forceful… If you want to wake the neighbors, this is still the album to get, and it was Blue Cheer’s simplest and most forceful musical statement.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1968 (original release)|