Blue Öyster Cult

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Hellbastard, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. This is one of those bands you don't see many fans around here. I really love this Band and I think their bass players have always been awesome. Not to mention the "Chamaleonistic" charatcer of their compositions
    So any BÖC fans around here?
    Here's one of my favourite songs by them:
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I used to love BOC and everything they did. Nowadays I listen to their old stuff and there's stuff I love and there's stuff that sounds really dated.
  3. I saw them live in what, I guess it was '86 or '87. Great show. Yeah, I always thought Joe Bouchard was a really solid bass player. Not flashy or acrobatic, but played just what the song needed. And Buck Dharma is one of the most underrated guitarists in rock. Check out the DVD A Long Day's Night. He absolutely tears the roof off the solo on "Then Came the Last Days of May".:bassist: It was recorded during the period when Danny Miranda was playing bass for them. Good stuff. I've been a fan for a long time.
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Joe used to do a pretty flashy solo before they did the 5-guitar thing. That was always a fun part of the show. But Joe left before that 86 tour and the new bassist hated solos.
  6. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Loved there first two albums back in the day, saw then a bunch of times, most notably New Years Eve 1973 At the Academy of Music in NYC. That gig also served as the professional debut of KISS (who sucked).

    After Those first two albums they started to lose it for me, but i still listen to those fondly.
  7. Awesome to see people who share the same interest for such a great band.
    So Marcury, you saw this priceless.
  8. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Been a fan since birth, love most of their albums, though there are a couple weak ones. Seriously underrated band, and one of the most underrated guitarists of all time. Donald destroys every other guitarist of his time and relative genre, especially Jimmy Page.
  9. Buck Dharma is seriously underrated, the majestic solos he did while playing Buck' Boogie have always amazed me. Enjoy
  10. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Yup! Wow I didn't realize that was on Yuotube.Their stage act was actually great, but the sound was akin to 200 airplanes taking off in the same hangar. Iggy Played that night (with the original stooges) too. He was amazing and of course BOC were too!

    Bucks' Boogie, boy that brings it all back!
  11. acleex38


    Jul 28, 2006
    I've been a fan of BOC since 1989 - started with their Fire of Unknown Origin/Cultasaurus Erectus period and moved quickly back to the the first four albums. Joe Bouchard was on my short list of "influences on my playing I didn't recognize until many years later."
  12. Yeah, never seen them live, but dig 'em. Joe's beginning bass book was my first too.
  13. Johno Dunn

    Johno Dunn Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Carpinteria, Ca.
    Used to play Burnin' for You in the first band I was in. Got to open for them a few years (and bands) later. Probably '81 or '82?

  14. FunkManDelo


    Jun 28, 2008
    burning for you has the greatest guitar riff of all time
  15. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Cultosaurus Erectus is by far my favorite. It's funny how about ever 5 years or so,another mix of Don't Fear the Reaper comes out on rock radio. Monsters and Joan Crawford are great tunes also.
  16. MarkMyWordsXx


    May 17, 2006
    never really got that far into them. however, one of my professors is there sound man, so me and my friend got to see them and go back stage and meet them and stuff. i gotta tell you, the whole experience was really underwhelming. I have a thread about it on here somewhere.

    not to burst your bubble or anything but thats my boc experience. oh the best part is that someone tried to trade us shrooms for our tickets.
  17. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    We go see 'em every time they come to Va. Beach. Got to meet Eric, Allen, Buck, and Danny Miranda at Hoopla's on Northampton Blvd a few years back. ETI Live is on my CD player at all times.

  18. chroma601


    Feb 16, 2007
    Sylva, NC
    They were amazing. The first three albums are classic. Turns out the guitarist in one of my bands circa 1976 used to play with them when he lived in Long Island. He'd lost touch with them, but when I showed him an article about them coming to play in Allentown he remembered them. We wound up with backstage passes. They were very gracious, and we had a great time. They described their work as a "morality play", from the 15th century concept of the exploration of good and evil. Lyrics aside, they had some serious musical chops!
  19. I've only heard a couple of songs by them, "Joan Crawford" and "Godzilla" (and "Don't Fear the Reaper", obviously). But from those three songs, I think they're a fantastic band. The lyrics can sometimes be a little cheesy, but "awesome cheesy", not like, I don't know, "Rush cheesy".
  20. Ozonbass

    Ozonbass Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    When I want to drive my kids nuts, I'll put on Black Blade and play that song!

    "mwhahahahhahah! poor f***ing humans!"--pure poetry