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Most recognized for hits like "Burnin' for You," "Godzilla" and "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," American rockers Blue Oyster Cult has made quite a dent on the music scene since they surfaced more than four decades ago. Blue Oyster Cult has sold more than 24 million albums globally, which you can still listen to today as its featured in TV ads, sporting events, movies and TV shows.

Blue Oyster Cult has a number of upcoming concerts scheduled that will take the band to places like the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut; Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington; Celeste Center in Columbus, Ohio; Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California; and more! Keep tabs on these high-energy rockers by signing up for event updates through StubHub today! That way you'll never have to miss them when they head to your hometown.


Blue Oyster Cult Background

AllMusic was right on the money when they coined Blue Oyster Cult as a "thinking man's heavy metal group." The band that originally took shape in 1967 at Stony Brook College on Long Island, sustained a tight-knit relationship with literary geniuses like Stephen King, Patti Smith, Michael Moorcock and Eric Von Lustbader, while churning out metal music in the 70s. The band initially played under the guise of Soft White Underbelly and was comprised of: Albert Bouchard (drums); Allen Lanier - who replaced John Wiesenthal (keyboards); Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar); and Andy Winters (bass). Richard Meltzer and Sandy Pearlman penned tunes. They started out minus a frontman but eventually added Les Bronstein to the lineup. The band inked a deal with Elektra Records and cut an album that never made its way to the public. The band eventually let Bronstein go and Eric Bloom replaced him. The band then changed its name to Oaxaca. The band's second album with Elektra was never released either, although a single was released under the Stalk-Forrest Group name.

After the band's relationship with Elektra fell to the wayside, band members took up the new name of Blue Oyster Cult. Columbia Records signed them on in 1971. At this time, Joe Bouchard replaced Winters. Their first album arrived in early 1972 and managed to eclipse the charts. A promotional EP, Live Bootleg, was delivered to radio stations in the fall and was followed by the release of Blue Oyster Cult's sophomore album, Tyranny & Mutation, in 1973. Secret Treaties dropped in the spring of 1974 and became the band's first effort to crack the Top 100. Eventually, the album claimed gold certification. A live double album, On Your Feet or on Your Knees, came next in early 1975.

Agents of Fortune dropped next in May 1976, which featured the hit track, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." The eclectic tune was also highlighted in the classic horror flick, Halloween. The album earned both gold and then platinum certification. Spectres was the Blue Oyster Cult's sixth effort, which came out in 1977. This album also went gold in early 1978. Some Enchanted Evening, a live album, earned its status as the group's second million-seller. Mirrors came after in the early summer of 1979. Cultosaurus Erectus arrived in 1980, withFire of Unknown Origin, which featured the infectious "Burnin' for You."

By the time the summer of 1981 rolled around, Rick Downey replaced drummer Albert Bouchard. In the spring of 1982, Extraterrestrial Live, the group's third live album, came out, followed by The Revolution by Night in the fall of '83. Both Downey and Lanier exited the group, with Downey being replaced by Jimmy Wilcox, Lanier replaced by Tommy Zvonchek. In the meantime, the album, Club Ninja, dropped in early 1986. The lineup changed again with Joe Bouchard's departure. Jon Rogers stepped in to replace Bouchard. In 1987, Lanier came back to the group, and Ron Riddle, who was eventually replaced by Chuck Burgi, took over on drums. Imaginos was released as the Blue Oyster Cult's 14th effort.

In 1994, Cult Classic, hit the music scene and was used in conjunction with The Stand - a Stephen King TV miniseries. Throughout the remainder of the 90s, several more lineup changes occurred, but the band soldiered on with a global tour.

In the late 90s, the CMC label took the band on, and the band put out its first album of original studio material for the first time in a decade. The results were Heaven Forbid and The Curse of the Hidden Mirror. Now the band's music was resonating with a whole new crop of fans.

These days, you can still catch Blue Oyster Cult on stages around the world.


Blue Oyster Cult Albums

Blue Oyster Cult's storied discography spans over four decades. It is comprised of works such as: Blue Oyster Cult (1972); Tyranny and Mutation (1973); Secret Treaties (1974); On Your Feet or on Your Knees (1975); Agents of Fortune (1976); Spectres (1977); Some Enchanted Evening (1978); Mirrors (1979); Cultosaurus Erectus (1980); Fire of Unknown Origin (1981); Blue Oyster Cult (1981); Extraterrestrial Live (1982); Blue Oyster Cult Live (1982); The Revolution by Night (1983); Club Ninja (1986); Imaginos (1988); Bad Channels (1992); Live 1976 (1994); Heaven Forbid (1998); The Curse of the Hidden Mirror (2001); A Long Day's Night (2002); and Live (2005).


Blue Oyster Cult Trivia

Blue Oyster Cult members borrowed their name from a 1960's poem penned by manager Sandy Pearlman. The "Blue Oyster Cult" was a group of aliens who had assembled to secretly guide Earth's history. The name was quite apt for such an eclectic rock band. The Blue Oyster Cult has had an impact on modern bands representing a wide range of genres. Blue Oyster Cult helped champion the development of different styles of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. And, many of the most iconic bands consider the group as a major influence, including Metallica and Iced Earth. These bands and many others have covered Blue Oyster Cult songs on studio recordings and during live performances.


Blue Oyster Cult Concert Experience

Blue Oyster Cult has been around the block a time or two. Their concert experience is nothing short of spectacular, as any fan can confirm, but it's still something that you have to embrace if you want to truly appreciate. When a great group like Blue Oyster Cult takes the stage, the vibe is ever-present, giving you plenty of reasons to click off the big-screen and head out to see it all happen up close and personal as these seasoned musicians look to put on yet another fantastic show for their devout fan base.

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