Blue Öyster Cult

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Hard Rock band from Long Island, New York (USA).

The name Blue Öyster Cult first came into use in 1971, but the roots of the group date back to 1967 to a psychedelic group called Soft White Underbelly, which featured Albert Bouchard (drums), Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitar), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar), Andy Winters (bass), and Les Braunstein (vocals, AKA Les Vegas (3)) and operated under the guidance of manager/producer Sandy Pearlman. Braunstein departed in 1969 and was replaced by Eric Bloom. The band changed their name to The Stalk-Forrest group shortly after. Later, Winters was fired and replaced by Albert's younger brother, Joe. The band released their debut album in 1972.

All the members contributed to the songwriting but lyrics were often provided by people outside of the group, including Sandy Pearlman, rock scribe Richard Meltzer, poets Patti Smith (Lanier's longtime companion) and Jim Carroll, and science fiction author Michael Moorcock, amongst others. Eric Bloom served as the band's primary lead vocalist, but Donald Roeser sang what are arguably the band's most famous songs, including "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla", and "Burnin' For You". The Bouchard brothers also contributed lead vocals.

1976's "Agents Of Fortune", featuring the aforementioned "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", was the group's most successful studio album. After a commercial decline in the latter half of the 1970's, the group found renewed success with 1981's "Fire Of Unknown Origin". However, Albert Bouchard was fired after its release (he returned temporarily in 1985). The band continued but was unable to recapture their commercial fortunes. Lanier departed in 1985 and Joe Bouchard left in 1986. Lanier returned in 1987 and the band continued to tour, although they recorded very little. 2001's "Curse Of The Hidden Mirror" was the band's last studio recording until 2020's "The Symbol Remains." Roeser and Bloom continue to tour with new members (Lanier retired from the band in 2006 and passed away in 2013) .
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S 64904 (C 31063) Blue Öyster Cult - Blue Öyster Cult album art Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult (Album) Columbia S 64904 (C 31063) UK 1972 Sell This Version
KC 32017 Blue Öyster Cult - Tyranny And Mutation album art The Blue Öyster Cult* Tyranny And Mutation (Album) Columbia KC 32017 US 1973 Sell This Version
KC 32858 Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties album art Blue Öyster Cult Secret Treaties (Album) Columbia KC 32858 US 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 88116, 88116 Blue Öyster Cult - On Your Feet Or On Your Knees album art Blue Öyster Cult On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (Album) Columbia CBS 88116, 88116 Europe 1975 Sell This Version
PC 4817 Blue Öyster Cult - Agents Of Fortune album art Blue Öyster Cult Agents Of Fortune (Album) Columbia PC 4817 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
40-86050 Blue Öyster Cult - Spectres album art Blue Öyster Cult Spectres (Album) Columbia 40-86050 UK 1977 Sell This Version
JCA 35563 Blue Öyster Cult - Some Enchanted Evening album art Blue Öyster Cult Some Enchanted Evening (Album) Columbia JCA 35563 US 1978 Sell This Version
PC 7351 Blue Öyster Cult - Mirrors album art Blue Öyster Cult Mirrors (Album) CBS, CBS, CBS PC 7351 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
S 86120 Blue Öyster Cult - Cultösaurus Erectus album art Blue Öyster Cult Cultösaurus Erectus (Album) Columbia S 86120 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
306 Blue Öyster Cult - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Black Sabbath / Blue Oyster Cult* Black Sabbath / Blue Oyster Cult* - King Biscuit Flower Hour(2xLP, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 306 US 1980 Sell This Version
ANOTR-681 Blue Öyster Cult - A Night On The Road album art Blue Öyster Cult A Night On The Road(3xLP, Promo, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks ANOTR-681 US 1981 Sell This Version
40-85137 Blue Öyster Cult - Fire Of Unknown Origin album art Blue Öyster Cult Fire Of Unknown Origin (Album) Columbia 40-85137 UK 1981 Sell This Version
#237 Blue Öyster Cult - B.B.C Rock Hour #237 album art Blue Öyster Cult B.B.C Rock Hour #237(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #237 US 1981 Sell This Version
81-3 Blue Öyster Cult - Westwood One In Concert album art Blue Öyster Cult / Loverboy Blue Öyster Cult / Loverboy - Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks 81-3 US 1981 Sell This Version
36AP 2318-19 Blue Öyster Cult - Extraterrestrial Live album art Blue Öyster Cult Extraterrestrial Live (Album) Columbia 36AP 2318-19 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
NBC 82-4 Blue Öyster Cult - The Source (NBC 82-4: New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, September 20, 1981) album art Blue Öyster Cult The Source (NBC 82-4: New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, September 20, 1981)(2xLP, Transcription) The Source (8) NBC 82-4 US 1982 Sell This Version
ANOTR-282 Blue Öyster Cult - A Night On The Road album art Blue Öyster Cult A Night On The Road(3xLP, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks ANOTR-282 US 1982 Sell This Version
CL 1083 Blue Öyster Cult - Captured Live! album art Blue Öyster Cult Captured Live!(3xLP, Transcription) RKO Radio Networks CL 1083 US 1983 Sell This Version
FCT 38947 Blue Öyster Cult - The Revölution By Night album art Blue Öyster Cult The Revölution By Night (Album) Columbia FCT 38947 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
83-07 Blue Öyster Cult - Westwood One In Concert album art Blue Öyster Cult / Vandenberg Blue Öyster Cult / Vandenberg - Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks 83-07 US 1983 Sell This Version
Series #28 Show #13 Blue Oyster Cult* Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #28 Show #13 US 1984 Sell This Version
CL 1184 Blue Öyster Cult - Captured Live! album art Blue Öyster Cult Captured Live!(2xLP, Transcription, Unh) RKO Radio Networks CL 1184 US 1984 Sell This Version
40-26775 Blue Öyster Cult - Club Ninja album art Blue Öyster Cult Club Ninja (Album) Columbia 40-26775 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
KB-636 Blue Öyster Cult - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art Blue Öyster Cult King Biscuit Flower Hour King Biscuit Flower Hour KB-636 US 1986 Sell This Version
462576 1 Blue Öyster Cult - Imaginos album art Blue Öyster Cult Imaginos (Album) Columbia, Columbia 462576 1 Australia 1988 Sell This Version

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barryalmo

barryalmo

March 20, 2017
It's a shame to have Allen Lanier stroked off the members list ... Like he was fired or something ...🤔

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