Blue Oyster Cult - Extraterrestrial LIVE 2LP Vinyl 12" Album

"Extraterrestrial Live" is the third live album by the American Hard Rock band "Blue Öyster Cult", was recorded in 1981 and released in 1982. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


BLUE OYSTER CULT - Extraterrestrial Live 2LP Vinyl Album
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Album Description:

In the vast expanse of rock 'n' roll history, few bands have ventured into the cosmic unknown quite like Blue Öyster Cult. Their electrifying third live album, "Extraterrestrial Live", released in 1982, serves as an auditory passport to a celestial concert experience like no other. With a lineup of rock luminaries and special guest appearances, this 2LP 12" album takes listeners on an otherworldly journey through time and space, all while being expertly produced by Sandy Pearlman and George Geranios.

A Galactic Gathering: Blue Öyster Cult Band Members

The driving force behind this cosmic musical expedition is none other than Blue Öyster Cult's exceptional lineup. Eric Bloom, the enigmatic frontman, leads the charge with his dynamic vocals and commanding stage presence. Joe Bouchard's bass lines form the pulsating heartbeat of the band's sound, while Rick Downey's drums provide the rhythmic backbone that propels the sonic spacecraft forward. Allen Lanier's keyboard wizardry adds layers of texture to the cosmic tapestry, and Donald "Duck" Dharma Roeser's iconic guitar solos send sonic shockwaves across the universe. Albert Bouchard's contributions round out the ensemble, creating a synergy that is as captivating as it is electrifying.

A Celestial Symphony: The Live Performance

"Extraterrestrial Live" captures the band's 1981 tour in all its interstellar glory. The album kicks off with the anthemic "Dominance and Submission", immediately setting the tone for the intergalactic journey ahead. As the album progresses, listeners are treated to a celestial symphony of hits like "Burnin' for You", "Godzilla", and "Don't Fear the Reaper", each track pulsating with an energy that can only be described as otherworldly.

One of the highlights of the album is the special guest appearance by Robbie Krieger, the legendary guitarist of The Doors. Krieger's collaboration with Blue Öyster Cult on the track "Roadhouse Blues" adds a cosmic dimension to an already stellar live performance, creating a musical encounter that transcends time and space.

Sonic Alchemy: Production and Artistry

"Extraterrestrial Live" is a testament to the skillful production of Sandy Pearlman and George Geranios. The album's sound quality is pristine, capturing the raw power of Blue Öyster Cult's live performance while maintaining a level of sonic clarity that allows every instrument to shine. The artwork, in typical Blue Öyster Cult fashion, is both captivating and enigmatic, teasing the cosmic wonders that await within the grooves of the vinyl.

Legacy and Cosmic Resonance

Decades after its release, "Extraterrestrial Live" continues to resonate with audiences across the universe. Blue Öyster Cult's ability to fuse hard rock with a cosmic mystique has solidified their place as pioneers of a genre that defies earthly boundaries. The album stands as a testament to the band's live prowess, capturing the essence of their legendary concerts and inviting listeners to embark on an ethereal journey through the cosmos.

Music Genre:

  Progressive Psychedelic Heavy Metal Music

Album Production:

  Produced by Sandy Pearlman, George Geranios

Record Label Information:

  CBS 22203


  Gatefold (FOC) cover design

Media Format:

12" Double LP 

Year & Country:

  1982 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: Blue Oyster Cult Extraterrestrial LIVE 2LP
    Blue Oyster Cult's Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Eric Bloom
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Rick Downey
  • Allen Lanier
  • Donald (Duck) Dharma Roeser
  • Albert Bouchard
  • Special Guest: Robbie Krieger
Track Listing of: Blue Oyster Cult Extraterrestrial LIVE 2LP
  1. Cities on Flame
  2. Hot Rails to Jell
  3. The Red and the Black
  4. Dominance and Submission
  5. (Dont Fear) The Reaper
  6. ETI Extra Terrestial Intelligence
  7. Godzilla
  8. Dr Music
  9. Black Blade
  10. Joan Crawford
  11. Burning for You
  12. Veteran of the Psychic Wars
  13. Roadhouse Blues


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BLUE OYSTER CULT - Extraterrestrial Live 2LP Vinyl Album
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Photo Of The Back Cover BLUE OYSTER CULT - Extraterrestrial Live 2LP Vinyl Album


BLUE OYSTER CULT - Extraterrestrial Live 2LP Vinyl Album
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First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve BLUE OYSTER CULT - Extraterrestrial Live 2LP Vinyl Album


BLUE OYSTER CULT - Extraterrestrial Live 2LP Vinyl Album
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Close up of record's label BLUE OYSTER CULT - Extraterrestrial Live 2LP Vinyl Album Side One

"Extraterrestrial Live" Record Label Details: Orange to Yellow Colour CBS 22203

"Extraterrestrial Live" Record Label Details: Orange to Yellow Colour CBS 22203
Index of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

 Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in Long Island, New York, in 1967. They are best known for their classic rock hits, including "Don't Fear the Reaper," "Godzilla," and "Burnin' for You." The band's music is a blend of hard rock, heavy metal, and science fiction, with lyrics that often touch on themes of science fiction and the occult.

 The band's lineup has undergone several changes over the years, with founding members Eric Bloom (vocals, stun guitar) and Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar) remaining constant throughout. Other members have included Albert Bouchard (drums), Joe Bouchard (bass), Allen Lanier (keyboards), and Danny Miranda (bass).

 Blue Öyster Cult has been praised for their musicianship, and the band's intricate arrangements and tight musicianship have been a major part of their appeal. They have been influential in the development of the heavy metal genre, and have been cited as an influence by many other bands in the genre.

 The band has released several albums throughout their career, including their self-titled debut album, "Blue Öyster Cult," in 1972, "Agents of Fortune" in 1976, and "Spectres" in 1977. Their music has continued to be popular over the years, and they have maintained a dedicated fanbase.

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CBS 64904 , 1972 , Netherlands

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BLUE OYSTER CULT - Extraterrestrial Live
BLUE OYSTER CULT - Extraterrestrial Live

CBS 22203 , 1982 , Netherlands

Blue Öyster Cult's "Extraterrestrial Live" 2LP album. Capturing the band's 1981 tour, it delivers electrifying performances of hits like "Burnin' for You" and "Godzilla." With special guest Robbie Krieger, the album's interstellar sound, produced by Sandy Pearlman and George Geranios, immerses you in a celestial spectacle, leaving an indelible mark on rock's cosmic landscape.

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CBS 80103 , 1974 , England

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