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Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Blue Oyster Cult
Title: Blue Oyster Cult
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074643106320

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BOC's First Passes the Test of Time
Ilker Yucel | 10/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Born in the forment of the late '60s, Blue Oyster Cult had several years of experience jamming, writing and recording before their self-titled debut was released. The experience shows, as this album ain't the work of no spring chickens. From the very first track, the band establishes itself as a powerful musical force that blends a taste of acid rock, blues and heavy metal into a unique combination. Unique, but all rock and roll, penetrating the deepest crevaces of the listener's mind with it's moving vision.The album begins with Transmaniacon MC - a good hard rocking song about motorcycles and the like -next giving way to a number about the Canadian mounties. Just when you think the music is starting to move into cliche ridden territory, it takes a sudden turn, as in the haunting ballad Then Came the Last Days of May. All the elements that were to characterize future BOC albums are in place here: First rate musicianship, creative use of studio effects, well written lyrics and a mystical, dream like atmosphere, to name a few. The effect on Then Came the Last Days of May, for example, in which the singer's voice seems to scatter around the speakers like a group of mice, is heard again during I Love the Night on "Spectres". As the album progresses, the listener becomes more involved. She's as Beautiful as a Foot is a tripped out and climactic moment - but only one of many. Screams is another great number. And who could forget Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll, one of the great heavy classics, a song that ranks up there with Iron Man or Dazed and Confused in it's hard rock intensity. By the end of the album, you will find yourself completely entranced. Reedemed, the last track, will surprise you with it's bluegrass sound in the begginning, but ends with a final psycadelic freak-out. And what are they singing about? In some cases it's clear, others not, but in either case it gives you something to think about.It's been almost 30 years since this album was released, and I think anyone who appreciates good rock and roll can feel safe picking up a copy now. That's what I would call an album that's passed the test of time."