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Blue Öyster Cult

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Blue ?-yster Cult was the thinking man’s rock group. Come up with on a university campus by way of a couple of rock and roll critics, it managed a close romantic relationship with some literary numbers (often within the areas of research fiction and horror), including Eric Von Lustbader, Patti Smith, Michael Moorcock, and Stephen Ruler, while turning out a number of the even more listenable steel music of the first and mid-’70s. The music group that became Blue ?-yster Cult was arranged in 1967 at Stony Brook University on Long Isle by learners (and afterwards rock and roll critics) Sandy Pearlman and Richard Meltzer as Soft Light Underbelly and contains Andy Winters (bass), Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (electric guitar), John Wiesenthal — quickly changed by Allen Lanier — (keyboards), and Albert Bouchard (drums), with Pearlman handling and Pearlman and Meltzer composing songs. Initially with out a business lead vocalist, they added Les Bronstein on vocals. This quintet agreed upon to Elektra Information and documented an album which was hardly ever released. Then they slipped Bronstein and changed him making use of their street supervisor, Eric Bloom, because the band’s name was transformed to Oaxaca. Another Elektra record also proceeded to go unreleased, though an individual was issued beneath the name the Stalk-Forrest Group. Cut loose by Elektra, they transformed their name once again, to Blue ?-yster Cult, and agreed upon to Columbia Information in past due 1971, where time Winters have been changed by Albert Bouchard’s sibling Joe. Blue ?-yster Cult, their debut recording, premiered in January 1972 and produced the lower gets to of the graphs. Columbia delivered a promotional EP, Live Bootleg, to r / c in Oct, and adopted with B?-C’s second recording, Tyranny & Mutation, in Feb 1973. Their third recording, Secret Treaties, premiered in Apr 1974 and became their 1st to break right into the very best 100 bestsellers. (It ultimately went platinum.) B?-C released a live dual album, ON YOUR OWN Feet or on your own Knees, in Feb 1975. IN-MAY 1976 arrived their fourth studio room album, Providers of Fortune, like the Best 40 (TOP on some graphs) hit solitary “(Don’t Dread) The Reaper” (presented within the traditional John Carpenter horror film Halloween), which became their 1st yellow metal and platinum recording. (ON YOUR OWN Feet went yellow metal soon after.) B?-C’s 6th overall recording, Spectres, premiered in Oct 1977 and went yellow metal in January 1978. In Sept 1978 came another live record, Some Enchanted Evening, which ultimately would become B?-C’s second million-seller, accompanied by the studio room record Mirrors in June 1979. A calendar year afterwards, B?-C released its ninth record, Cultosaurus Erectus, using the silver Fire of Unidentified Origin, containing the very best 40 strike “Burnin’ for you personally,” pursuing in June 1981. In the summertime of 1981, drummer Albert Bouchard was changed with the band’s tour supervisor and lighting developer, Rick Downey. B?-C’s third live record, Extraterrestrial Live, premiered in Apr 1982, accompanied by the studio room album The Trend by Night time in Oct 1983. Downey remaining in 1984 and was changed in 1985 by Jimmy Wilcox. Exactly the same yr, Lanier remaining and was changed by Tommy Zvonchek. B?-C released its 13th recording, Golf club Ninja, in January 1986. Bassist Joe Bouchard remaining in 1986 and was changed by Jon Rogers. In 1987, Lanier came back towards the group, and Ron Riddle changed Wilcox on drums. B?-C’s 14th recording, the concept documenting Imaginos, became their last new record on Columbia Information in July 1988. B?-C have scored the movie Poor Stations in 1992, where period Chuck Burgi acquired changed Ron Riddle on drums. In 1994, Blue ?-yster Cult released Cult Common, an record of re-recorded favorites, regarding the the usage of their music in it miniseries of horror novelist Stephen King’s The Stand. Many lineup adjustments ensued through the entire ’90s (because the band continued touring the planet), and in 1995, had been the main topic of a dual disk anthology, Workshop from the Telescopes. From the past due ’90s, B?-C got signed using the CMC label, leading to their first recording of all-new studio room material in a decade, 1998’s Heaven Forbid, and 3 years later on The Curse from the Hidden Reflection. The group’s music reached a complete new era of hard rock and roll enthusiasts when Metallica protected the B?-C traditional “Astronomy” because of their best-selling Garage area Inc. record in 1998, as additional best-of series surfaced around once — Super Strikes and Don’t Dread the Reaper: THE VERY BEST Of. In 2001, Columbia/Legacy reissued B?-C’s initial four releases using a newly remastered audio and added reward tracks.

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Full Name Blue Öyster Cult
Music Songs The Reaper, Burnin' for You, Godzilla, I Love The Night, Astronomy, Veteran of the Psychic Wars, Then Came the Last Days Of May, Shooting Shark, Cities on Flame, Black Blade, Dominance and Submission, This Ain't the Summer of Love, Hot Rails to Hell, Take Me Away, Flaming Telepaths, Joan Crawford, Golden Age of Leather, E.T.I., Career of Evil, The Revenge of Vera Gemini, Goin' Through The Motions, 7 Screaming Diz-Busters, In Thee, Harvester of Eyes, Transmaniacon MC, She's as Beautiful as a Foot, Before the Kiss, a Redcap, I Am the Storm, The Great Sun Jester, Tattoo Vampire, Sinful Love, Debbie Denise
Albums Agents of Fortune, Fire of Unknown Origin, Secret Treaties, Spectres, Tyranny and Mutation, Cultösaurus Erectus, Imaginos, On Your Feet or on Your Knees, Some Enchanted Evening, Club Ninja, Extraterrestrial Live, Heaven Forbid, Mirrors, The Revölution by Night, Blue Öyster Cult, A Long Day's Night, Curse of the Hidden Mirror, Bad Channels, Live 1976, Cult Classic, Harvester Of Lives, Nail You Down, Don't Fear the Reaper: The Best of Blue Öyster Cult, On Flame with Rock and Roll, Workshop of the Telescopes, Career of Evil: The Metal Years, Forbidden Delights (Live), The Essential Blue Öyster Cult, St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings, Legends Live In Concert Vol. 34, Born to Be Wild (Live), Alive In America: Part 2, Live In New York - 1980 (Live FM Radio Concert Remastered In Superb Fidelity), Blue Oyster Cult's Power Station II, The Palladium, New York, NY 16th February 1979 (Remastered) [Live FM Radio Broadcast Concert In Superb Fidelity], Live in New Haven, Ct, 1981 (Fm Radio Broadcast), Legendary FM Broadcasts - Reseda Country Club, Reseda CA 15th December 1981, The Best Of Blue Öyster Cult - Live at the Old Waldorf, SF 9th Aug 1980 - Remastered, Don't Fear The Reaper - Live in '81 (Remastered) [Live At Spit Club, Levittown 15/6/81], Blue Oyster Cult Selected Hits, International Amphitheatre, Chicago, October 16th, 1981 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Wlup Fm Broadcasting), The Columbia Albums Collectiön, Radios Appear: The Best Of The Broadcasts, Rarities, Live At Veterans Memorial Coliseum, WW1-Broadcast "The Source", New Haven CT, 20th September 1981 (remastered), Live in America


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#Fact
1 Members have included Eric Bloom, Allen Lanier, Donald Roeser, Jules Radino, Richie Castellano, Kasim Sulton, Albert Bouchard, Andrew Winters, Les Braunstein, Joe Bouchard, Rick Downey, Jimmy Wilcox, Tommy Zvonchek, Jon Rogers, Ron Riddle, Chuck Burgi, John Miceli, Greg Smith, Danny Miranda, John O'Reily, Bobby Rondinelli, Rudy Sarzo.
2 The band's name is a combination of a recipe their manager once saw in a cookbook for "Blue Oysters" and the band's interest in the occult.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Holding the Man 2015 performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper"
12 Monkeys 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top Gear 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Constantine 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Halloween on Dartmoor 2014 Video short performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Gone Girl 2014 performer: "DON'T FEAR THE REAPER" - as Blue Oyster Cult
Atop the Fourth Wall 2013-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Orange Is the New Black 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
World Championship Snooker 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Uncle 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Rage 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Documentary of Life 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
How to Make It in America 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Let Me In 2010/I performer: "Burnin' For You" - as Blue Oyster Cult
Nip/Tuck 2004-2009 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Zombieland 2009 performer: " Don't Fear The Reaper"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie performer: " Don't Fear The Reaper"
My Name Is Earl 2006-2008 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Otis 2008 performer: "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Prison Break 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
SingStar Amped 2007 Video Game performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Halloween 2007 performer: " Don't Fear The Reaper"
Rock Band 2007 Video Game performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Prey 2006 Video Game performer: "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Supernatural 2006 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector 2006 performer: "Don't Fear the Reaper" - as Blue Oyster Cult
Life on Mars 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 2005 Video Game "Godzilla"
12 and Holding 2005 performer: "Burnin' For You" - as Blue Oyster Cult
Nearing Grace 2005 performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Lords of Dogtown 2005 performer: "The Red & The Black"
Doctor Who Confidential 2005 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Veronica Mars 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004 TV Special performer: " Don't Fear The Reaper" - uncredited
Miracle 2004 performer: "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Malcolm in the Middle 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 Video Game performer: "I'm Burning for You"
Six Feet Under 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Joe Dirt 2001 performer: "Burnin' for You" - as Blue Oyster Cult
Ed 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Documentary courtesy: "Godzilla" / performer: "Godzilla"
Saturday Night Live 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Detroit Rock City 1999 performer: "Godzilla" - as Blue Oyster Cult
That '70s Show 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I'm Alan Partridge 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cop Land 1997 performer: "Burnin' for You"
Ripper 1996 Video Game performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island 1995 performer: "Power Station" / writer: "Power Station"
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights 1995 Video performer: "The Dude is F'ed" / writer: "The Dude is F'ed"
The Stöned Age 1994 performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper", "Burnin' For You"
Car Trouble, Darlin' 1994 Short performer: " Don't Fear The Reaper"
The Stand 1994 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys 1993 Video performer: "Bad Channels Overture" / writer: "Bad Channels Overture"
Arcade 1993 Video performer: "THE HORSEMEN ARRIVE"
Bad Channels 1992 Video performer: "Demon's Kiss", "Out of the Darkness", "The Horsemen Arrive"
The Spirit of '76 1990 performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Black and Blue 1981 Documentary performer: "Godzilla", "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll", "Here's Johnny The Marshall Plan"
Heavy Metal 1981 performer: "Veteran of the Psychic Wars"
Halloween 1978 performer: "Don't Fear The Reaper"
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jammys: Live Volume 1 2006

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Channels 1992 Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Channels 1992 Video music performer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Devil's Rejects 2005 acknowledgment
The Stöned Age 1994 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Best of the Jammys, Volume One 2006 Video Themselves
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Themselves
Cue the Music 1991 TV Series Themselves (1994)
Blue Öyster Cult 1982 TV Movie Themselves
Black and Blue 1981 Documentary Themselves
Blue Öyster Cult: Live 1976 1976 TV Movie documentary Themselves

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Archive Footage

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Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series Themselves

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