Blue Cheer - 'Beast Is Back: The Megaforce Years' (Megaforce
Mike Reed | USA | 12/31/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Never even knew about this CD,until here recently. A 1985 reunion between two original Blue Cheer members, bassist / vocalist Dickie Peterson and drummer Paul Whaley. They had guitarist Tony Rainier play on this one album. I was a bit caught off guard. I mean,this CD is better than what I expected. Title has several reworkings of older tunes, like "Summertime Blues" and "Out Of Focus", but also good newly penned tracks like the rocker "Ride With Me", "Girl Next Door" and "Heart Of The City". So even though 'Beast Is Back...' is half new, half old material, it's still a worthy pick. Good revived late '60's heavy rock. Check it out."
The Loudest Band On Earth
L. Johnson | Estherville Iowa | 06/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back in the 80's I had a saying:If the guitars sound like chainsaws and the drums sound like cannons,its music to my ears.I bought this album when it came out in 85',but lost it when my basement flooded.Thanks to Amazon,the beast is definitely back.If you have a taste for 80's heavy metal with a blues feel to it,then this will make you a Blue Cheer fan for life!!!!!"