OK, I first bought this album, well, a long, long, long time ago when I got hooked on the band's version of Summertime Blues. At first listen I was a bit overwhelmed by how much noise these three guys could generate and it took some getting used to before I realized that this was a GREAT album. Yeah, if you're an oldie like me, pick it up for nostalgia's sake for "Summertime Blues" (though I like The Who's version of the Eddie Cochran anthem even more...). But give the rest of this a listen. There's a sonic explosion that gives a hint of the punk movement that would take off more than half a decade later. MC5 gets a lot of credit for helping make the mold for punk. Sadly, Vincebus Eruptum has been overlooked by those who write rock history, because it, too, provided a sonic wall of noise that presaged punk. Oh, yes, do you like bass? If so, crank this up and blow the windows out of your house (or vehicle!). This is a great late-60s album that's still quite listenable today. Sadly, Blue Cheer (named for a type of, well, LSD) never equalled the success of this album and subsequent efforts were less vibrant and more unfocused. But hey, we have this. PLAY IT LOUD!