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Artist biography Paul Whaley
Paul Whaley is the original drummer in San Francisco-based power trio Blue Cheer.
After the release of "Oh! Pleasant Hope" in 1971 Blue Cheer temporarily split up. After a several years' hiatus, Blue Cheer reformed. From 1988 to 1993, Blue Cheer toured mainly in Europe. They also released several albums on the Nibelung Records during this period.
1989 saw the release of Blue Cheer's first official live album, "Blitzkrieg over Nüremberg". The drum chair was then taken by Dave Salce.
1990 saw the release of the studio album "Highlights & Lowlives", featuring Paul Whaley on drums again.
In the early 1990s, Whaley re-located to Germany. The drummer still lives there.
Blue Cheer performed with drummer Prairie Prince at the Chet Helms tribute gig in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in Summer 2005.
The group also finished recording another album in Winter 2005 with Joe Hasselvander of Raven and Pentagram on drums. Paul Whaley has since returned to the band as drummer.