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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C 31063 Blue Öyster Cult — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult (Album) Columbia C 31063 US 1971 Sell This Version
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KC 32017 Tyranny And Mutation — Blue Öyster Cult The Blue Öyster Cult* Tyranny And Mutation (Album) Columbia KC 32017 US 1973 Sell This Version
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S 80103 Secret Treaties — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Secret Treaties (Album) Columbia S 80103 Europe 1974 Sell This Version
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CBS 88116, 88116 On Your Feet Or On Your Knees — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (Album) Columbia CBS 88116, 88116 Europe 1975 Sell This Version
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CBS 81385, S 81385 Agents Of Fortune — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Agents Of Fortune (Album) Columbia CBS 81385, S 81385 UK & Europe 1976 Sell This Version
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40-86050 Spectres — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Spectres (Album) Columbia 40-86050 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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JCA 35563 Some Enchanted Evening — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Some Enchanted Evening (Album) Columbia JCA 35563 US 1978 Sell This Version
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PC 7351 Mirrors — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Mirrors (Album) CBS, CBS, CBS PC 7351 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
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S 86120 Cultösaurus Erectus — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Cultösaurus Erectus (Album) Columbia S 86120 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
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306 King Biscuit Flower Hour [Airdate: September 14, 1980] — Blue Öyster Cult Black Sabbath / Blue Oyster Cult* Black Sabbath / Blue Oyster Cult* - King Biscuit Flower Hour [Airdate: September 14, 1980](2xLP, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 306 US 1980 Sell This Version
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ANOTR-681 A Night On The Road — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult A Night On The Road(3xLP, Promo, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks ANOTR-681 US 1981 Sell This Version
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40-85137 Fire Of Unknown Origin — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Fire Of Unknown Origin (Album) Columbia 40-85137 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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#237 B.B.C. Rock Hour #237 — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult B.B.C. Rock Hour #237(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #237 US 1981 Sell This Version
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81-3 Westwood One In Concert — Blue Öyster Cult 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
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36AP 2318-19 Extraterrestrial Live — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Extraterrestrial Live (Album) Columbia 36AP 2318-19 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
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NBC 82-4 The Source (NBC 82-4: New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, September 20, 1981) — Blue Öyster Cult 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
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ANOTR-282 A Night On The Road — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult A Night On The Road(3xLP, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks ANOTR-282 US 1982 Sell This Version
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CL 1083 Captured Live! — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Captured Live!(3xLP, Transcription) RKO Radio Networks CL 1083 US 1983 Sell This Version
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FCT 38947 The Revölution By Night — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult The Revölution By Night (Album) Columbia FCT 38947 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
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83-7, IC 83-07-Y In Concert — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult / Vandenberg Blue Öyster Cult / Vandenberg - In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One, Westwood One 83-7, IC 83-07-Y US 1983 Sell This Version
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Series #28 Show #13 Innerview — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Oyster Cult* Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #28 Show #13 US 1984 Sell This Version
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CL 1184 Captured Live! — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Captured Live!(2xLP, Transcription, Unh) RKO Radio Networks CL 1184 US 1984 Sell This Version
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40-26775 Club Ninja — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Club Ninja (Album) Columbia 40-26775 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
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KB-636 King Biscuit Flower Hour — Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult King Biscuit Flower Hour King Biscuit Flower Hour KB-636 US 1986 Sell This Version
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RL 11-6 Falco 3 / Club Ninja — Blue Öyster Cult Falco / Blue Oyster Cult* Falco / Blue Oyster Cult* - Falco 3 / Club Ninja(LP, Transcription) Afrts, Armed Forces Radio And Television Service, United States Department Of Defense RL 11-6 US 1987 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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