Blue Oyster Cult

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Intro

Generally spelled - Blue Öyster Cult, and often abbreviated BÖC. They are a Rock act from the 1960s, influenced by Blues, with a massive following amongst Bikers and Rockers.

Info

Formed out of Long Island, New York, with probably their most successful songs including the classic Hard Rock/Heavy Metal anthems "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

Following the release of their self-titled debut album in 1972, the Blue Oyster Cult have sold over 24 million albums worldwide, including 7 million in the USA alone.

Their music videos, particularly "Burnin' for You", received massive rotation on MTV when the music television network first premiered in 1981, cementing the band's contribution to the development and success of the music video in modern pop culture.

Albums List

  1. Blue Öyster Cult (1972)
  2. Tyranny and Mutation (1973)
  3. Secret Treaties (1974)
  4. Agents of Fortune (1976)
  5. Spectres (1977)
  6. Mirrors (1979)
  7. Cultösaurus Erectus (1980)
  8. Fire of Unknown Origin (1981)
  9. The Revölution by Night (1983)
  10. Club Ninja (1985)
  11. Imaginos (1988)
  12. Heaven Forbid (1998)
  13. Curse of the Hidden Mirror (2001)
  14. In 2012, the Blue Öyster Cult albums released by Columbia were re-released in a box set of sixteen CDs and one DVD.

Line-up

Blue Öyster Cult's longest lasting and most commercially successful lineup included;-

  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, vocals)
  • Eric Bloom (lead vocals, "stun guitar")
  • Allen Lanier (keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals)
  • Joe Bouchard (bass, backing vocals)
  • Albert Bouchard (drums, percussion, backing vocals)

The current lineup includes Roeser and Bloom, as well as Jules Radino (drums, percussion), Richie Castellano (keyboard, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Kasim Sulton (bass, backing vocals).

Members Name Check

  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser – lead guitar, vocals (1967–present)
  • Eric Bloom – lead vocals, stun guitar (1969–present)
  • Richie Castellano – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2007–present), bass guitar (2004–2007)
  • Jules Radino – drums, percussion (2004–present)
  • Kasim Sulton – bass guitar, backing vocals (2012–present)
  • Allen Lanier – keyboards, guitars, backing vocals (1967–1985, 1987–2007, 2012 died 2013)
  • Albert Bouchard – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1967–1981, 1985)
  • Andrew Winters – bass guitar, backing vocals (1967–1971)
  • Les Braunstein – lead vocals, stun guitar (1967–1969)
  • Joe Bouchard – bass guitar, backing vocals (1971–1986)
  • Rick Downey – drums, percussion (1981–1985)
  • Jimmy Wilcox – drums, percussion (1985–1987)
  • Tommy Zvoncheck – keyboards, guitars, backing vocals (1985–1987)
  • Jon Rogers – bass guitar, backing vocals (1986–1995, guest: 2007–2012)
  • Ron Riddle – drums, percussion (1987–1991)
  • Chuck Burgi – drums, percussion (1991–1992, 1992–1995, 1996–1997)
  • John Miceli – drums, percussion (1992, 1995)
  • Greg Smith – bass guitar, backing vocals (1995)
  • Danny Miranda – bass guitar, backing vocals (1995–2004, guest: 2007–2013)
  • John O'Reilly – drums, percussion (1995–1996)
  • Bobby Rondinelli – drums, percussion (1997–2004)
  • Rudy Sarzo – bass guitar, backing vocals (2007–2012)

External Links

Blue Oyster Cult Website