Blue Oyster Cult

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Tonto_Goldstein, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. Tonto_Goldstein


    Aug 26, 2001
    Has a new cd out entitled "Curse of the Hidden Mirror" released in June. A must buy for any Blue Oyster Cult fan. This cd rocks!
  2. their only album that ive come across was their greatest hits album, and its been holding up
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    well, extra terrestrial live is a great live album, imo. really captures their sound. to be honest, i like the live versions on this one of burning for you and don't fear the reaper much more than the studio versions. they also have a great 8 minute long version of veteran of the psychic wars that's probably my favorite song by them.

    fire of unknown origin was written to be used as the sound track for the movie heavy metal, except for one tune, which was co-written with michael moorcock (veteran of the psychic wars). 3 guess which song they actually used in the movie, ignoring all the others ( :rolleyes: ). this one also has the studio version of burning for you - i dig this album, some really good stuff.

    agents of fortune is the studio album with don't fear the reaper on it. some other good songs on there too - one of their best.

    they did an album in the late 80's called imaginos which was surprisingly good - i say surprisingly because it sorta came outta left field. there's some really different stuff on there, for them. it started as a solo album for their drummer, and then it ended up being a boc album. good one, lost my copy, but i definitely will be buying it again.
  4. My favorites are
    Blue Öyster Cult
    Tyranny and Mutation
    Secret Treaties
    On Your Feet or on Your Knees
    Agents of Fortune
  5. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    been in jail for a thousand years!! :)
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    bust the busters!!!
  7. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Ok, this is all well and good, but how much cowbell is there?!?
  8. sgraham


    Aug 30, 2000
    Tyler, TX
    Papa's got the fever, and the only prescription

    BOC rocks! Those old records (with Joe Bouchard
    on bass) had some cool basslines. :bassist:
  9. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Wow, I didn't see that one coming.
    I haven't heard anything about it, until now.
    That's cool. I must check it out.
  10. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Another vote for the first two, and for Fires Of Unknown Origin. The title track had the lyrics written by Patti Smith, and I just dig the heck out of "Joan Crawford Has Risen From The Grave"
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Me, too(since those are the only 2 I own/know). ;)

    On a tangent:
    One of BOC's Bouchards was playing with ex-Cooper band's Neil Smith & Dennis Dunaway. It was called either Eye Scream or BDS...not sure.

    On a tangent-deaux/commercial time:
    If you're jones-ing for some '70s Hard Rock-
    Check out Captain Beyond's FIRST album.

  12. Deadringer was a band w/ dennis, neil, and joe bouchard. it also had charlie hunn who hung with nugent for a while.
    dennis and neil also played on a disk with buck darhma on a disk I cant remember the name of that historic poo.

    Got to love the 70s boys hanging for old times.
  13. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    It was called Flat Out. I have it on vinyl, and reviewed it for The Illinois Entertainer. It wasn't a bad disc, really. It just wasn't BOC.

    The only band I know of that Smith and Dunaway did after Alice was Billion Dollar Babies, and 2 former guitarists from The Shadows of Knight were in one line-up. They described it as a weird gig - they got to live in the mansion, ate like Kings, but didn't get paid. I guess Neil Smith got ticked off at a show at The Palladium when someone in the audience kept calling for "Gloria".
  14. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Really like the `72 album simply titled "Blue Oyster Cult."
    I've sent copies of the song, "She's As Beautiful As a Foot" to friends and they were amazed.
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Forgot about Flat Out.

    Did some checking about BDS(nee Eyescream); they have two albums out...some info can be had at
    Neal's not too full of himself.
  16. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Oooohhhhh no! There goes Tokyo! GO GO GODZILLA!
  17. I don't know it might be cool to check out a house with him if he brought groupies.
  18. wyrtti

    wyrtti Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2000
    Helsinki, Finland
    In reply to a certain line by mr. Turner:
    "Screw the feeders!"

    This thread woke me up to the fact that I too had lost my copy of Imaginos a long time ago. So I started searching the stores and now it's playing in my cd-player. :)

    BÖC is really great. Excellent songwriting. And the best ever guitar(??!!) sound on the studio-version of E.T.I. :)

    Maybe I'll look at the new BÖC stuff too. Though ET-Live would be a must too.

    Argh...need to save money for an Alembic and here I am dreaming of buying tons of records...
  19. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    You, my friends, in conjunction with 105.9 "Big 106" (played "Dont Fear the Reaper" on my ride home)have convinced me that I should go out and buy every BOC album I can find.

    I have one of their albums on vinyl downstairs, I must get my phonograph (fun word) fixed so I can listen to it!

  20. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    BOC!!! Man, i must have seen those guys at least
    10 times between '76 & '80. They must have opened
    for every band that came thru So. Cal back then.
    They always put on a great show with the lasers
    and all that. Great band..