Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Blue Oyster Cult|
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Mirrors, give it chance, and really listen.
Carly Errebo | kansas | 08/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the summer of '79, Blue Oyster Cult released their 6th studio album, "Mirrors" #44, to a perplexed BOC audience. I don't know why some people have a hard time advancing with a band, but BOC lost a few people with this release, because they put in a disco beatin one song and had a few poppy numbers with some female back-up singers, who were Wendy Webb, Genya Raven and Ellen Foley.(Ian Hunter, and the TV show Night Court). For me "Mirrors", was a good follow up to "Spectres". In college in '79 one of the metalheads played this album while lifting weights, he loved this album. I love the first 3 albums like most other BOC fans, but their albums from "Agents" to "FOTUO" are all good in their own special ways. "Mirrors" was produced by Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent producer Tom Werman.
Here are the highlights of "Mirrors":
"Dr.Music"- "Music is my game". Disco flavored track, mercy me, most bands dabbed into the disco beat a little back then. Good harmonica by Albert and guitar by Buck. It rocks, a great BOC song.
"The Great Sun Jester"- "I'm the joker of the universe". Sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock and Eric Bloom wrote this classic. Great story song, Allen plays some fine keyboards here, and Buck's guitar rings true.
"In Thee"- "I'll wrap myself in dreams". The hit single #74 written by Allen Lanier, perfect ballad. A great song in the summer of '79.
"Mirrors"- "She tries like a superstar Hollywood girl". Written by Buck. A true rocker! Love the female background vocals, Buck's vocals are brilliant.
"Moon Crazy"- "Summer of madness, let the night shine on". Joe Bouchard number, Buck has a good guitar solo here. One of the poppier numbers.
"The Vigil"- "Cause we bit off more than we can chew". A personal favorite, song written by Buck and his wife Sandy. Love that guitar by Buck, Albert's drums are tops, good keyboards also. This song appears on the new "Setlist Live" CD.
"I Am The Storm"- "When you see the clouds blacken". Another great Joe Bouchard tune. BOC rocks hard, frightenly beautiful.
"You're Not The One(I Was Looking For")- "You wanted a rich rock star" Written by Albert and Caryn Bouchard,
Always one of my favorites, so bright production, Albert in top form, Buck's guitar rules! This could of been a top 40 hit if it was released and promoted. Great tune!
"Lonely Teardrops"- "All I want to do is get back home". allen Lanier wrote this poppy number, great keys, Buck's vocals and guitar excellent, Ellen's vocals at the end of song, DYNAMITE!
My plea for fans who just like the first 3 albums, give these other albums a chance, they're not that bad, it's just a band growing and expanding.
Thanks for reading."