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twice in the last 2 weeks, you guys have been listening to my favourite albums. have you now got an old guy working for you? this album, which forms the backbone of the cults' best live album - 'on your feet....' is just sublime. i wont go in to all the blurb about buck's guitar and bloom's fantastic vocals, but suffuce to say, this is from an era when the album cover mattered as much as the music - and BOC always produced good album sleeves. i still have this one on a t.shirt, which i painted myself - by hand - in the days before printeable stencils, etc. but the music is ageless, blues/rock and is on my son's ipod. after 30 years, these guys still move my soul!


Formed: 1967 in Long Island, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Blue Öyster Cult was the thinking man's heavy metal group. Put together on a college campus by a couple of rock critics, it maintained a close relationship with a series of literary figures (often in the fields of science fiction and horror), including Eric Von Lustbader, Patti Smith, Michael Moorcock, and Stephen King, while turning out some of the more listenable metal music of the early and mid-'70s. The band that became Blue Öyster Cult was organized in 1967 at Stony Brook College on Long Island...
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