Blue Oyster Cult

Genres: Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks
Descriptive "tags": classic rock rock hard rock american psychedelic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

The genesis of Blue Öyster Cult lay in the musical ambitions of rock writers Sandy Pearlman and Richard Meltzer. Based in Long Island, New York, the pair put together a group - known variously as the Cows, the Soft White Underbelly and Oaxaca - to perform their original songs. By 1969 the unit, now dubbed the Stalk Forrest Group, had formed around Eric Bloom (11 December 1944; guitar, vocals), Donald ‘Buck Dharma’ Roeser (b. 12 November 1947; guitar, vocals), Allen Lanier (b. 25 June 1946; keyboards, guitar), Joe Bouchard (b. 9 November 1948; bass, vocals) and Albert Bouchard (drums). The quintet completed a single, ‘What Is Quicksand’, before adopting the Blue Öyster Cult appellation. Early releases combined Black Sabbath -styled riffs with obscure lyricism, which engendered an ‘intelligent heavy metal’ tag. Cryptic titles, including ‘A Kiss Before The Redap’ and ‘OD’d On Life Itself’, compounded an...

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