Best Blue Öyster Cult Album

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Secret Treaties is so great. I need to check out the first 2, I think. Apart from "Don't Fear the Reaper", Agents of Fortune didn't make much impression on me.

o. nate, Friday, 3 February 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

first 2 are great.

secret treaties is like one of the top 10 best rock albums ever recorded though

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 02:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

the song "Pocket" off Curse of the Hidden Mirror rules

are you in the pocket of the moment?
(in this particular second?)
plugged into the socket of the moment?
(in this particular second?)

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

So glad you are digging on Curse and particularly that song, M@tt. Basically the Buck songs on the 2 reunion albums are awesome (see also "Harvest Moon" and the Eric songs are... okay to not-okay.

I have a feeling Buck used a bunch of songs he had left over from his brief early 80s solo career...

O.Nate, after the first 3 albs I advise jumping forward to Cultosaurus Erectus and Fire Of Unknown Origin. Then the ones in between later on.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah just picked up cultosaurus erectus, i feel like the song "Deadline" invented Ariel Pink

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

jon what's the other reunion album?

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Heaven Forbid

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i just saw that on spotify and wondered what it was....what...in...the...holy...hell...were they thinking with that album cover?

btw listening to spectres right now, "Death Valley Nights" is so gorgeous

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

So awful

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOL same artist, same year:
http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=158648&gsub=25054

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

also i'm not a big font dork but that font was the worst thing in the 90s

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 Cultosaurus Erectus. I'm at a point in my life where I feel like I really want to spend copious amounts of quality time with every BOC album between Secret Treatises and Club Ninja

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have never dared set my ear to Club Ninja, and I speak as someone who has listened to and enjoyed Imaginos and Revolution By Night.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Club Ninja is half pure awesomeness ("Dancing in the Ruins," "Perfect Water," "Spy in the House of Night," "Madness to the Method") and half really embarrassing attempts to become Survivor or something ("White Flags," "Rock Not War," "Beat 'em up"). The awesome half makes it worth listening to, though.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

never been the biggest spectres, but "the night flyer" is slaying me atm

adolf jingle balls (contenderizer), Friday, 3 February 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

spectres fan, that is

adolf jingle balls (contenderizer), Friday, 3 February 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm listening to revolution by night now, aside from shooting shark, a truly odd beautiful bit of 80s pop/prog (with randy jackson from american idol on slap bass according to allmusic!) it's a rough go...

i'm a bit of a club ninja apologist, but it's def better than revolution by night overall (dancing in the ruins is a classic sequel to burnin' for you)

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've always seen those two as being roughly equivalent, a bunch of half-baked crap supported by one truly magnificent track (shooting shark and dancing in the ruins, natch). it's been a while since i took club ninja out for a whirl though, so maybe i owe it another chance. mirrors finally clicked for me late last year.

adolf jingle balls (contenderizer), Friday, 3 February 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

mirrors hasn't clicked with me yet, i bought it at the same time i bought cultosaurus and i just liked the latter so much better

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love Mirrors' first side with a passion

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, it is so much better. they've got five great albums, imo (the first 3, cultosaurus and FOUO), plus some other stuff you might want to trawl for tracks.

xp

adolf jingle balls (contenderizer), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

drugs, you love dr. music? man i can't hang w/that

listening to mirrors now with an open mind

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha! it reminds me of cheesy bikini comedies the same way that Black Blade reminds me of cheesy horror movies

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

retract that 2nd 'cheesy'; replace it with 'low-budget'

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, you guys are otm about Cultosaurus being better though for sure

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

hate to admit it, but i kind of love "dr. music".

adolf jingle balls (contenderizer), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

strictly for the cheeze tho

adolf jingle balls (contenderizer), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ I do too

henry s, Friday, 3 February 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, I'm way more down with the next three songs; "In Thee" esp seems appealingly plaintive...

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love that BOC is a band that would make like a commercial FM rock record and have song titles like "In Thee"

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

On Your Feet Or On Your Knees is a pretty classic double live album, too, imo

Trip Maker, Friday, 3 February 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

fire of unknown origin rules so hard

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

On Your Feet Or On Your Knees is a pretty classic double live album, too, imo

― Trip Maker, Friday, February 3, 2012 3:00 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Then Came The Last Days of May on that record is mindblowing.

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Friday, 3 February 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

On Your Feet... is so essential, one of the great guitar records of awl time.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

"in thee" is really pretty...but yeah mirrors doesn't totally do it for me, so far

it's not terrible, but it seems like a not-as-good cultosaurus erectus imo

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's probably fair: I probably overdid by saying I loved Side A w a great passion. But am still down w a mediocre album from these guys; call me a fan, I guess.

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

"the vigil" is on now, this is pretty interesting

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hot Rails to Hell. Am I right?

You're a notch, I'm a legend (Bill Magill), Friday, 3 February 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

"The Great Sun Jester", "In Thee", and "Mirrors" off Side A is a sweet little run. I am among those who cannot consult Dr. Music tho.

Side B starts with two awesome tracks then peters out.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm always singing "Pret-ty girls can't look away!" in my head.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

the leadoff line:

"A mirror is a negative space with a frame" is great

they snuck the weirdest lyrics into 80s pop rock songs

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok club ninja is not as good as i remember haha

but dancing in the ruins is still classic!

perfect water's end guitar solo is stunning

make rock not war might be the worst BOC song? gotta be close

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

the title alone is eliciting irl lols over here

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah I meant to say that the other keeper off Revolution By Night is "Veins".

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah veins is great!

dave coolier (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jon lewis otm about the Sun Jester/In Thee/Mirrors run; makes Dr. Music more palatable imo.

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw the Moorcock paperback that The Great Sun Jester is based on for sale from a sidewalk vendor but I didn't buy it :(

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Friday, 3 February 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is it called the Great Sun Jester? I might try to check iit out when I read thru the Jerry Cornelius quartet

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

It should be noted that the Jerry Cornelius stuff is pretty… different than the rest of Moorcock's oeuvre.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink


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