"Blue Explosion - A Tribute to Blue Cheer" CD - Speedball Entertainment - (1999)

12. Second Time Around

Produced by Space Probe Taurus
Recorded and mixed at Speed Ball Studios, April 3, 4 & 5 1999.


The band:

Sjöberg - Guitars, Bass & Vocals
Boder - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Sundler - Drums & Percussion


Notes on the recording:
"I remember hearing Blue Cheer's "Second Time Around" on Swedish radio and I fell head over heels in love with the song. The whole band felt like that and we started playing it just because it was such a good song. When a friend of ours mentioned another band he knew would be featured on a Blue Cheer tribute released by the Italian label Black Widow records we felt we needed to try and get on that as well! We sent them our "Acid Worship" demo explaining that our version would be in the same vein as that demo. The label felt we had a place on that tribute, so it was just for us to record the damn thing as fast as possible and send it to Italy.

We used the free studio time we got for our track that was on the "Vol. #2" compilation to record this one as well. So during Easter holidays of 1999 we recorded a half and half cover version of a Hawkwind track and one real cover of a Blue Cheer track! And for the first time since our first demo I was handling the bass again on a recording.

Being cheeky bastards we added our own stuff to it as well, the whole ending was more or less just us improvising in the studio." (Sjöberg / 2015)

Second Time Around