This web-page has detailed descriptions and background information on Blue Öyster Cult and a selection of their best vinyl records of this band
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.
CBS 64904 , 1972 , Netherlands
Blue Öyster Cult's self-titled 12" vinyl LP. Released in 1972, this album showcases the band's signature fusion of rock and mysticism. With haunting tracks like "Transmaniacon MC" and "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll", the album's intricate musicianship and captivating themes continue to resonate, marking a timeless exploration of sonic mystiqueShow Details
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.Show Details
CBS 25686, AL 38947 , 1983 , Netherlands
"Experience Blue Öyster Cult's 'The Revolution By Night' 12" vinyl LP, a sonic voyage through the band's 1983 prowess. With tracks like 'Shooting Shark' and 'Take Me Away,' this album masterfully blends rock with atmospheric allure. Produced by Bruce Fairbairn, it's a nocturnal odyssey that encapsulates the band's evolution and enduring impact on the music scene".Show Details
CBS 80103 , 1974 , England
"Delve into the enigmatic realm of Blue Öyster Cult's 'Secret Treaties'. Released in 1974, this album weaves a mysterious tapestry of rock and intrigue. With tracks like 'Astronomy' and 'Harvester of Eyes,' it's a mesmerizing fusion of dark melodies and thought-provoking themes. A testament to the band's artistic depth, 'Secret Treaties' continues to captivate and mystify listeners".Show Details