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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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GV 0102-3 Blue Öyster Cult - Live 1976 album art Blue Öyster Cult Live 1976 (Album) Castle Classics GV 0102-3 US 1991 Sell This Version
12936-2 Blue Öyster Cult - Bad Channels - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art 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 art Blue Öyster Cult Cult Classic (Album) SPV Recordings, SPV Recordings HER 008 US 1994 Sell This Version
06076 86241-2 Blue Öyster Cult - Heaven Forbid album art Blue Öyster Cult Heaven Forbid (Album) CMC International Records 06076 86241-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
Pilot 128 Blue Öyster Cult - Tales Of The Psychic Wars album art Blue Öyster Cult Tales Of The Psychic Wars (Album) Burning Airlines Pilot 128 UK 2001 Sell This Version
06076 86304-2 Blue Öyster Cult - Curse Of The Hidden Mirror album art Blue Öyster Cult Curse Of The Hidden Mirror (Album) Sanctuary Records 06076 86304-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
06076 8332-9 Blue Öyster Cult - A Long Day's Night album art Blue Öyster Cult A Long Day's Night (Album, Comp) Sanctuary Records 06076 8332-9 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
RMED-00723 Blue Öyster Cult - Live In America album art Blue Öyster Cult Live In America (Album) The Store For Music RMED-00723 US 2006 Sell This Version
09-27 Blue Öyster Cult - Superstar Concert Series album art Blue Öyster Cult Superstar Concert Series(CDr, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 09-27 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Blue Öyster Cult - Harvester Of Lives album art Blue Öyster Cult Harvester Of Lives(52xFile, MP3, 320) Legacy, Columbia, Sony Music none Europe 2012
RCV173LP Blue Öyster Cult - Forbidden Delights LA 1981 album art Blue Öyster Cult Forbidden Delights LA 1981(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Back On Black RCV173LP UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Blue Öyster Cult - 40th Anniversary - Agents Of Fortune - Live 2016 album art Blue Öyster Cult 40th Anniversary - Agents Of Fortune - Live 2016 (Album) Frontiers Music SRL none 2020 Sell This Version
RGM-1096 Blue Öyster Cult - Live '83 album art Blue Öyster Cult Live '83 (Album) Real Gone Music, Columbia RGM-1096 US 2020 Sell This Version
FR LP 1060, FR LP 1060T Blue Öyster Cult - The Symbol Remains album art Blue Öyster Cult The Symbol Remains (Album) Frontiers Music SRL FR LP 1060, FR LP 1060T Europe 2020 Sell This Version
FR BR 1079 Blue Öyster Cult - Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016 album art Blue Öyster Cult Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016 (Album) Frontiers Music SRL FR BR 1079 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
FR LP 1054 Blue Öyster Cult - 45th Anniversary Live In London album art Blue Öyster Cult 45th Anniversary Live In London (Album) Frontiers Music SRL FR LP 1054 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
FR CDVD 1036 Blue Öyster Cult - iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012 album art Blue Öyster Cult iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012 (Album) Frontiers Music SRL FR CDVD 1036 UK, Europe & US 2020 Sell This Version
3E327 Blue Öyster Cult - Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 album art Blue Öyster Cult Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 (Album) Frontiers Music SRL 3E327 Brazil 2020 Sell This Version
3E423 Blue Öyster Cult - 45th Anniversary Live In London album art Blue Öyster Cult 45th Anniversary Live In London(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Dlx) Shinigami Records 3E423 Brazil 2021 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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