Blue Öyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult is a hard rock band from 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" is the band's last studio recording to date. Roeser and Bloom continue to tour with new members (Lanier retired from the band in 2006 and passed away in 2013) .

Blue Öyster Cult Discography


COL 468874 4 Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult (Album) Columbia COL 468874 4 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
PC4327 The Blue Öyster Cult* Tyranny And Mutation (Album) Columbia PC4327 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
80103 Blue Öyster Cult Secret Treaties (Album) Columbia 80103 UK 1974 Sell This Version
S 88116 Blue Öyster Cult On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (Album) Columbia S 88116 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
PC 34164 Blue Öyster Cult Agents Of Fortune (Album) Columbia PC 34164 US 1976 Sell This Version
BL 35419 Blue Öyster Cult Spectres (Album) Columbia BL 35419 US 1977 Sell This Version
CBS 32749 Blue Öyster Cult Some Enchanted Evening (Album, Comp) Columbia CBS 32749 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
S 86087 Blue Öyster Cult Mirrors (Album) Columbia S 86087 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
S 86120 Blue Öyster Cult Cultosaurus Erectus (Album) Columbia S 86120 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
ANOTR-681 Blue Öyster Cult A Night On The Road(3xLP) ABC Radio Networks ANOTR-681 US 1981 Sell This Version
138.542 Blue Öyster Cult Fire Of Unknown Origin (Album) Columbia 138.542 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
#81-3 Blue Öyster Cult / Loverboy Blue Öyster Cult / Loverboy - In Concert(2xLP, Promo) Westwood One #81-3 US 1981 Sell This Version
36AP 2318-19 Blue Öyster Cult Extraterrestrial Live (Album) Columbia 36AP 2318-19 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
ANOTR-282 Blue Öyster Cult A Night On The Road(3xLP) ABC Radio Networks ANOTR-282 US 1982 Sell This Version
CL 1083 Blue Öyster Cult Captured Live!(3xLP) RKO Radio Networks CL 1083 US 1983 Sell This Version
FCT 38947 Blue Öyster Cult The Revölution By Night (Album) Columbia FCT 38947 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
CL 1184 Blue Öyster Cult Captured Live(2xLP) RKO Radio Networks CL 1184 US 1984 Sell This Version
26775 Blue Öyster Cult Club Ninja (Album) Columbia 26775 UK 1985 Sell This Version
KB-636 Blue Öyster Cult King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP + LP, S/Sided) King Biscuit Flower Hour KB-636 US 1986 Sell This Version
FCT 40618 Blue Öyster Cult Imaginos (Album) Columbia FCT 40618 US 1988 Sell This Version
CMP 6071 Blue Öyster Cult Live 1976 (Album) Castle Classics CMP 6071 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
12936-2 Blue Öyster Cult Bad Channels - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Moonstone Records (2) 12936-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
HER 008 Blue Öyster Cult Cult Classic (Album) SPV Recordings HER 008 US 1994 Sell This Version
CRCL-4701 Blue Öyster Cult Heaven Forbid (Album) CMC International Records CRCL-4701 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
SANCD089 Blue Öyster Cult Curse Of The Hidden Mirror (Album) Sanctuary Records SANCD089 US 2001 Sell This Version