Origin: New York, NY, USA
Genres: 70's Metal, Hard Rock
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Blue Oyster Cult  


Where does one begin in describing the sound and style of Blue Oyster Cult, one of the most unique hard rock bands ever? Formed in the late 60's in New York (first as Soft White Underbelly, then as Stalk Forrest Group, both of which have since been used by the band when performing "secret" gigs), the band's quirky, offbeat songwriting style has won over many a fan and critic over their career, a career that is still going strong after more than thirty years. They are best known for their massive hit "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", as well as "Godzilla" and "Burning For You", but their best work, as least from a metal perspective, is the earlier material, in particular the first three albums. By the mid-eighties they had softened their sound and lost some of their edge, as well as popularity, and were more or less disbanded after 1986's Club Ninja. With the exception of 1988's Imaginos (originally intended as an Albert Bouchard solo album), the band was not heard from for several years, but then re-emerged in the late nineties with two new albums and their fifth (!) live album. Bouchard left the band some time ago to form Brain Surgeons, a band that also is still active today.

Current Members

Eric Bloom

vocals/guitars

Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser

vocals/guitars

Richie Castellano

bass

Jules Rodino

drums

Former Members/Guests

Allen Lanier

keyboards RIP: August 14, 2013, lung disease, age 66

Tommy Zvoncheck

keyboards

Joe Bouchard

bass

Danny Miranda

bass (Faith And Fire)

Albert Bouchard

drums (Brain Surgeons)

Rick Downey

drums

Tommy Price

drums

Bobby Rondinelli

drums (Black Sabbath, Doro, Axel Rudi Pell, Rainbow, Riot)


Discography



Blue Oyster Cult 
1972 CBS
  1. Transmaniacon MC
  2. I'm on the Lamb but I Ainít No Sheep
  3. Then Came the Last Days of May
  4. Stairway to the Stars
  5. Before the Kiss, A Redcap
  6. Screams
  7. She's As beautiful as a Foot
  8. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll
  9. Workshop of the Telescopes
  10. Redeemed
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard
1972 BNR Top Ten album




Tyranny And Mutation 
1973 CBS
  1. The Red & the Black
  2. O.D.íd on Life Itself
  3. Hot Rails To Hell
  4. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  5. Baby Ice Dog
  6. Wings Wetted Down
  7. Teen Archer
  8. Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard
1973 BNR Top Ten album




Secret Treaties 
1974 CBS
  1. Career of Evil
  2. Subhuman
  3. Dominance and Submission
  4. ME 262
  5. Cagey Cretins
  6. Harvester of Eyes
  7. Flaming Telepaths
  8. Astronomy
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard




On Your Feet Or On Your Knees  LIVE
1974 CBS
  1. Subhuman
  2. Harvester of Eyes
  3. Hot Rails to Hell
  4. ME 262
  5. The Red and The Black
  6. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  7. Buck's Boogie
  8. Then Came the Last Days of May
  9. Cities on Flame
  10. ME 262
  11. Before the Kiss (A Redcap)
  12. I Ain't Got You
  13. Born to be Wild
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard




Agents Of Fortune 
1976 CBS
  1. This Ain't the Summer of Love
  2. True Confessions
  3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  4. E. T. I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  5. The Revenge of Vera Gemini
  6. Sinful Love
  7. Tattoo Vampire
  8. Morning Final
  9. Tenderloin
  10. Debbie Denise
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard




Spectres 
1977 CBS
  1. Godzilla
  2. Golden Age of Leather
  3. Death Valley Nights
  4. Searchiní for Celine
  5. Fireworks
  6. R. U. Ready 2 Rock
  7. Celestial the Queen
  8. Goin' Through the Motions
  9. I Love the Night
  10. Nosferatu
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard




Some Enchanted Evening  LIVE
1978 CBS
  1. R. U. Ready 2 Rock
  2. E. T. I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  3. Astronomy
  4. Kick Out The Jams
  5. Godzilla
  6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  7. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard




Mirrors 
1979 CBS
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard
1979 BNR Top Ten album




Cultosaurus Erectus 
1980 CBS
  1. Black Blade
  2. Monsters
  3. Divine Wind
  4. Deadline
  5. The Marshall Plan
  6. Hungry Boys
  7. Fallen Angel
  8. Lips In The Hills
  9. Unknown Tongue
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard




Fire Of Unknown Origin 
1981 CBS
  1. Fire of Unknown Origin
  2. Burnin' For You
  3. Veteran of the Psychic Wars
  4. Sole Survivor
  5. Heavy Metal: The Black and Silver
  6. Vengeance (The Pact)
  7. After Dark
  8. Joan Crawford
  9. Don't Turn Your Back
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard




Extraterrestrial Live  LIVE
1982 CBS
  1. Cities On Flame
  2. Hot Rails to Hell
  3. The Red and The Black
  4. Dominance and Submission
  5. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  6. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  7. Godzilla
  8. Dr. Music
  9. Black Blade
  10. Joan Crawford
  11. Burnin' For You
  12. Veteran of the Psychic Wars
  13. Roadhouse Blues
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Rick Downey




The Revolution By Night 
1983 CBS
  1. Take Me Away
  2. Eyes On Fire
  3. Shooting Shark
  4. Veins
  5. Shadow of California
  6. Feel the Thunder
  7. Let Go
  8. Dragon Lady
  9. Light Years of Love
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Rick Downey




Club Ninja 
1986 CBS
  1. White Flags
  2. Dancin' In The Ruins
  3. Make Rock Not War
  4. Perfect Water
  5. Spy in the House of the Night
  6. Beat 'Em Up
  7. When the War Comes
  8. Shadow Warrior
  9. Madness to the Method
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Tommy Zvoncheck
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Tommy Price




Imaginos 
1988 CBS
  1. I Am The One You Warned Me Of
  2. Les Invisibles
  3. In the Presence of Another World
  4. Del Rio's Song
  5. The Siege and Investiture of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria
  6. Astronomy
  7. Magna of Illusion
  8. Blue ÷yster Cult
  9. Imaginos
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Joe Bouchard
  • Albert Bouchard




Career Of Evil  COMPILATION
1989 Columbia
  1. Cities On Flame
  2. The Red And The Black
  3. Hot Rails To Hell
  4. Dominance And Submission
  5. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  6. Me 262
  7. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  8. Beat 'Em Up
  9. Black Blade
  10. Harvester Of Eyes
  11. Flaming Telepaths
  12. Godzilla
  13. (Don't Fear) The Reaper




Workshop Of The Telescopes  COMPILATION
1995 Sony
  1. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll
  2. Transmaniacon MC
  3. Before the Kiss, A Redcap
  4. Stairway to the Stars
  5. Buck's Boogie
  6. Workshop of the Telescopes
  7. The Red and The Black
  8. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  9. Career of Evil
  10. Flaming Telepaths
  11. Astronomy
  12. Subhuman
  13. Harvester of Eyes
  14. ME-262
  15. Born to be Wild (Studio Version) (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  16. This Ain't the Summer of Love
  17. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  18. Godzilla
  19. Goin' Through the Motions
  20. Golden Age of Leather
  21. Kick Out the Jams
  22. We Gotta Get Out of this Place
  23. In Thee
  24. The Marshall Plan
  25. Veteran of the Psychic Wars
  26. Burnin' For You
  27. Dominance and Submission
  28. Take Me Away
  29. Shooting Shark
  30. Dancin' in the Ruins
  31. Perfect Water




Heaven Forbid 
1998 Atlantic
  1. See You In Black
  2. Harvest Moon
  3. Power Underneath Despair
  4. X-Ray Eyes
  5. Hammer Back
  6. Damaged
  7. Cold Grey Light Of Dawn
  8. Real World
  9. Live For Me
  10. Still Burnin'
  11. In Thee
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Danny Miranda
  • Bobby Rondinelli




Curse Of The Hidden Mirror 
2001 Sanctuary
  1. Dance on Stilts
  2. Showtime
  3. The Old Gods Return
  4. Pocket
  5. One Step Ahead of the Devil
  6. I Just Like to be Bad
  7. Here Comes That Feeling
  8. Out of the Darkness
  9. Stone of Love
  10. Eye of the Hurricane
  11. Good to Feel Hungry
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Danny Miranda
  • Bobby Rondinelli




A Long Day's Night 
2002 Sanctuary
  1. Stairway to the Stars
  2. Burnin' for You
  3. Od'd on Lifestyle
  4. Dance on Stilts
  5. Buck's Boogie
  6. Quicklime Girl
  7. Harvest Moon
  8. Last Days of May
  9. Cities on Flame With Rock & Roll
  10. Perfect Water
  11. Lips in the Hills
  12. Godzilla
  13. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
  • Allen Lanier
  • Danny Miranda
  • Bobby Rondinelli


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