Blue Oyster Cult: Classic or Dud?

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Former rock critics wrote lyrics with them (Richard Meltzer, Patti Smith, Sandy Pearlman).

I always thought BOC was a much better band on record than on stage.

Live, the band always just sounded like another 70s rock boogie band. But the recording studio always seemed to be the place where they shined most (Agents of Fortune, Spectres, Mirrors).


rockcrit88, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 15:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Love BOC about as much as I hate 'em. Horribly uneven band. Some great, great songs, but even their best albums are patchy. Never saw 'em live, and the live recordings I've heard haven't convinced me I missed much.

I'll say classic just out of fascination with perversity. But it seems like futile gesture.

Pye Poudre, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 16:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Secret Treaties is very classic.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 16:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

classic. one of my fave bands. buy all of these:

Blue Öyster Cult
Tyranny and Mutation
Secret Treaties
Agents of Fortune
Cultösaurus Erectus
Fire of Unknown Origin
The Revölution by Night

and *on your feet or on your knees* too.

scott seward, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 16:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Should've been classic, given their obvious intelligence, humor (some of their song titles are laugh-out-loud funny), and taste in collaborators. But aside from a handful of classic tunes, I haven't found much there after years of trying to like them. I think they sold 999 records to bongloading teens for every one they sold to someone who "got" them.

Although, Buck Dharma (nee Donald Roeser) has to be one of the top 10 rock pseudonyms of all time.

The Deacon, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Scott and Trip Maker OTM, everyone else not. If you have to spend time worrying about whether or not people liked them for the right reasons, you need another hobby yo. Plus: bongloading teens are people too!

Dimension 5ive, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Their records sound good and sometimes give me gigglefits.

good enough for me.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

bombers at 12 o'clock high!

BOC was awesome...never really a heavy-metal band, they were more rooted in boogie ("Red And Black", "Dominance & Submission", "I'm On The Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep") and pop ("Celestial The Queen", "Goin' Through The Motions")...excellent ballads, too ("I Love The Night", "Debby Denise", "In Thee")...I could go on and on...Eric Bloom's vocals were always a bit overwrought, but during the span cited by scott above, they could do little wrong...

henry s, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Stalk-Forrest Group album is my favorite. OK, I've said it before!

U know it bears repeating!

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Classic. A solid hard-rock band and the first meta-metal band, and almost unfailingly funny. Sort of the Dictators of arena rock.

fife, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Does anyone know if any of the recordings of them with Les Braunstein on vocals (Soft White Underbelly sessions - 1st attempt at LP for Elektra) have ever surfaced?

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Steve Holtje got into an argument on someone's Blog recently in response to an article about Hipster Metal that went something like this:

Blogger: Hipster Metal is ironic and real metal was never ironic.
Steve: BOC was metal and ironic!
Blogger: They were not metal but I'll give you ironic.

I was with Steve on this one. Sure BOC had some non-metal moments but at the time they were deemed metal and how can you not call a band metal when they definied it in their prime?

NYCNative, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Everyone at the time would have called BOC metal, same as early Led Zeppelin. In the 80s metal became a social category whose gatekeepers had to weed out the non-purists. Retroactively a lot of 70s bands didn't seem to make the cut.

fife, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 17:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Search these for sure :

Stalk-Forrest Group album
Blue Oyster Cult
Tyranny & Mutation
Secret Treaties
Agents of Fortune (side 1)

and about a couple of albums worth of odd tracks from the rest. Imaginos was way underwhelming when it finally came out, too much fucking Aldo Nova. I didn't see them till the 1980's by which time it was merely fair-to-middling.

Any love for Club Ninja?

Matt #2, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think BOC saw themselves as heavy metal in the Burroughsian sense rather than the arena rock sense. Sandy Pearlman did anyway.

Matt #2, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Whatever that means.

Matt #2, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

OK - for me that involved a narrowing of the aesthetic. Meltzer has said likewise, I think, or something related. That is why Stalk-Forrest Group album feels fresh to me while the later albums, much as I might like things on 'em, feel boxed in.

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And even Stalk-Forrest Group album has too much west coast stonerism going on, really.

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You can have too much?

Matt #2, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

SO classic. The American Black Sabbath couldn't match Sabbath's metal purity and conviction, but they made up for it in variety, singing, lyrics (thanks to those collaborators), melody, humour, arcane mysterioso dread, all that. And unlike Sabbath, they eventually succumbed to clueless AOR crap ("Burnin' For You" was superior AOR crap), but at least they had 10 good years.

(Sorry if I'm just repeating stuff already said on this thread - can't read it thoroughly while the teacher's looking)

Myonga Vön Bontee, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I saw BOC live last year, doing the state fair rounds. they know what they are, a jukebox fulla great tunes, and they delivered. they even did "shooting shark" and "veteran of the psychic wars".

when they launched into "godzilla" crowd members young and old became a sea of stomping, bobbing heads. I don't care what year yr in, that's heavy and it's metal.

a buddy of mine's been working on an article on them. he's a freelancer but he doesn't usually do music stuff so he's not even sure where to shop it. he just likes the band and it was an excuse to interview Eric Bloom. anybody got any tips?

Edward III, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm looking at about three shows this year -- Rochester, Naperville, and there was one other one I was eyeing, i'd have to check their website.

anyway, obviously totally classic, and still a good live show.

Surely there are about 10 BOC threads already?

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that's what i thought, but there isn't an actual C&D/S&D thread.

scott seward, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

though there are other threads.

scott seward, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think the game plan was to send up genre conventions (solos, occultism, arena banter) and make a quick buck off of them. Within those limitations they were good.

fife, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Classic! I've been listening to Agents of Fortunes, Spectres, and Cultosaurus Erectus on a fairly heavy rotation the last couple weeks. And I have a little bit of love for Club Ninja. "Perfect Water" and "Dancing in the Ruins" are both great. I wrote a little thing about why I like them on my music blog:

Why the fascination with azure mollusk fanatics? Well, they were one of the first bands that I sort of stumbled upon following the inevitable "wait, Dave Matthews Band and Hootie & The Blowfish sort of suck, I wonder what else is out there" revelation. I mean, besides the obvious stuff like Black Sabbath and Guns and Roses. This was a band that I found myself! Well, I probably found it through hearing the song "Godzilla" in a great music video on the late, lamented TNT show Monster Vision, but you get the idea. That lead me to believe that they were a joke band, but I purchased the excellent two-disc anthology Workshop of the Telescopes on a whim, and loved it. Hell, by this point I've worn out the second disc, the one with all their poppy stuff on it. Basically, what I love about Blue Oyster Cult is that they were probably the smartest 70s hard rock/proto-metal band. Alice Cooper was clever, sure, Black Sabbath were scary, Deep Purple more overdriven, KISS bigger dumber fun, Led Zeppelin just more, but BOC were the most articulate and intelligent lyricists. Plus, they had great tunes and hooks, definitely a bonus. It probably helped that they had music critics and brilliant sci-fi/fantasy author Michael Moorcock writing for them. Unfortunately, they were probably too smart for their own good, to the point of obtuseness. They should have put on makeup and sung about girls instead. Probably would've been much bigger.

Jeff Treppel, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have been reading Martin Popoff's BOC book in the bathroom lately. You can tell he's a fan. It's mostly quotes from the band and other hanger-ons and it does a nice job of discussing the good, bad and ugly periods for the band.

Oh, my favorite BOC song is probably not the favorite of many: "Take Me Away."

NYCNative, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You can have too much?

-- Matt #2, Tuesday, April 3, 2007 11:07 AM (41 minutes ago)

I'm certainly more likely to listen to "Arthur Comics" than to "A Fact About Sneakers."

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Arthur Comics" is kind of real early American proto-punk, isn't it? Like Hackamore Brick and stuff.

Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Does anyone know if any of the recordings of them with Les Braunstein on vocals (Soft White Underbelly sessions - 1st attempt at LP for Elektra) have ever surfaced?"

Being the pathetic BOC fan I am, I searched thoroughly for them but I never found anything.

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 18:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Arthur Comics" is kind of real early American proto-punk, isn't it? Like Hackamore Brick and stuff"

Obviously yes - all these bands drew from the same secret source.

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 19:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

If I remember right, he may not have put much of anything down in the studio. I think that's where they got hung up.


Tim Ellison, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 19:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Never read the Popoff book but the most exhaustive account of the band's history I've ever seen was the cover story of Goldmine a few years ago .. maybe 1999 or 2000? Anyway, just a massive article, it was like 20 pages before you even got to the switch from Stalk-Forrest to BOC...

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 19:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Seeing Myonga refer to B.O.C. as The American Black Sabbath reminded me of a theory I cooked up a little while back about B.O.C. being The American Hawkwind


1. Some Sci-Fi mythology (altough certainly less so for BOC)
2. Two biggest hits not sung by lead singer (BOC-"Reaper" & "Burnin'" sung by Roeser. Hawkwind-"Silver Machine" sung by Lemmy & "Quark..." by Bob Calvert) Which leads to...
3. Literary Connections (BOC-Pearlman, Meltzer & Patti Smith. Hawkwind-Michael Moorcock & Bob Calvert)

C. Grisso/McCain, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 19:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

BOC also had Moorcock.

Jeff Treppel, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 19:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

But there's a serious lead guitar disparity between the two.

fife, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 19:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

they also shared the same listserv email group way back in the day! the BOC/Hawkwind list. Good times. Albert Bouchard and Deb Frost used to post to it once in a very blue moon.

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 19:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i gotz love for Club Ninja! i bought that cassette when i was a kid. didn't know shit abt BOC, so it was the first one i heard...Dancin' in the Ruins is a great slab of AOR!

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 19:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think they were the best American band of the 1970s. How about that, fuckers. Better than Utopia, even.

Great tunes, excellent feel, great harmony vocals - occasionally they sound like the heavy metal byrds, & what on earth could possibly be better than that, eh?

Buck Dharma is an awesome, underrated lead guitarist, as well.

I saw them live w/aldo nova supporting - I'm pretty sure it was the tour for "Club Ninja", as it happens. All the reviews in "sounds" etc were like "they're past their prime, yawn, avoid", I was dreading it, a bit but they tore the place up, once they got going they were like this unstoppable machine, they could have gone on all night for me.

One track by them I absolutely love is off "Imaginos" (which is pretty ropey otherwise) - "I am the one you warned me of", what a fucking track! Does anyone else dig that one?

I don't normally go in for rock-list-o-philia, but if I had to name my 5 favourite bands, BOC would make the list, easily.

Pashmina, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 20:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I named my band's second album "Buck Dharma" in tribute (the resulting confusion on the Amazon page is pure hilarity worthy of The Onion), so you know where I stand.

To answer Matt's question, Club Ninja has it's moments. The production is actually not horrible for a mid-80s album, and "Dancin In The Ruins" is a killer song. I haven't heard it in a long time, but I remember it rather fondly. Then, I was nine when it came out.

All things considered, the Stalk Forrest Group album, after hearing about it for so many years, left me slightly underwhelmed.

Manalishi, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 20:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Somewhere on ILM is a post about one of my favorite concert experiences: fIREHOSE opening up for Blue Oyster Cult at a dead movie theater in Riverside sometime in 1987. Watt babbled about opening up for his heroes and even wore his old Secret Treaties shirt.

BOC hadn't released an album in years (Imaginos doesn't really count), there was maybe 30 people in the audience, the Bouchard brothers were long gone, and the soundsystem was mostly crap so the first third of the show was slogging pretty badly until Eric Bloom went on this five minute berserk rant about frustration, UFOs, being "On Tour Forever," paranoia, shitty gigs, etc. etc. that blew up into an AMAZING version of "Take Me Away" that simultaneously blew out the cobwebs and gave them a full tank of rocket fuel because the rest of the gig was the LA Forum in 1975, even if there weren't any lasers.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 20:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"BOC hadn't released an album in years (Imaginos doesn't really count), there was maybe 30 people in the audience"

30 people to see BOC + fIREHOSE?!
that's crazy.

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 21:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I heard one of their newer albums from 1999 or so, it was bloody awful. Just sounded like Magnum or something. Here's a band that needs to realise that the wheel has turned, and they could get a whole new younger audience if they went back to basics.

My BOC gameplan :

1. Get the proper line-up back together, burying the hatchet if necessary.
2. Do one of those Don't Look Back-type tours, playing the first 3 albums in their entirety.
3. Record a new album with whoever produces Witchcraft or someone like that, with Sandy Pearlman and / or sci-fi authors writing all the lyrics.
4. Clean up (hopefully).

They could still tour state fairs in the summer too, who'd know? Anyway, none of this'll ever happen more's the pity. I may have to start a tribute band instead.

Matt #2, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 21:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I always thought that Radio Birdman were heavily influenced by Blue Oyster Cult.

Marco Damiani, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 21:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

5. Bring back the giant paper-mache Godzilla headpiece during the drum solo.

fife, Tuesday, 3 April 2007 21:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

it does! the kind of evil that can only be evoked by a band who are actually all living in a big house together.

von Daniken Donuts (Jon Lewis), Friday, 26 September 2014 19:06 (four years ago) Permalink

uggghhh the fucking segue into "she's as beautiful as a foot" SO PERFECT

von Daniken Donuts (Jon Lewis), Friday, 26 September 2014 19:12 (four years ago) Permalink

And that looped-and-reverbed-unto-eternity "Telescope-ope-ope-ope-oPE-OPE-OPE-OPE-OPEOPEOPEOPEOP..."

Its like the sonic equivalent of the album cover's vanishing point.

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 26 September 2014 20:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Deeply unnatural production and equalization on this record, just unright and uncanny and downright unamerican!

von Daniken Donuts (Jon Lewis), Friday, 26 September 2014 21:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Drug the debut out earlier tonight thanks to this revive. In the liner notes they say it was recorded on the cheap in an 8-track studio known for recording jingles!

You and Dad's Army? (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 27 September 2014 07:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Jingles that eventually drove people to madness and murder?

sink floyd (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 27 September 2014 07:59 (four years ago) Permalink

That explains the bizarre reverb and fidelity. It works.

von Daniken Donuts (Jon Lewis), Saturday, 27 September 2014 12:55 (four years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

"Veteran of the Psychic Wars" in 81

check out this motherfuckin buck solo damn

Ma$e-en-scène (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 21 August 2015 14:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's pretty dope.

We Boo... The Cross (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 24 August 2015 23:57 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

OK so look at the NYTimes book review section today. There's a new crime novel by JK Rowling writing under a pseudonym and it's titled Career of Evil, and is apparently stuffed with further overt BOC references. Liek tons of them.

This delights me and it can't help but enhance the visibility of BOC.

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 16:39 (three years ago) Permalink


insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Review by M Kakutani today. It reads like a joke! I'm v happy for my boys.

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:19 (three years ago) Permalink

Amazing, no? It's still not going to convince me the Harry Potter books are worth reading...

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:18 (three years ago) Permalink

haha! that's awesome

La Lechera, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:55 (three years ago) Permalink

E Bloom is an SFF nerd so I'm sure he has commented on this by now

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 19:00 (three years ago) Permalink

This is great, if it turns out there's a chapter called She's As Beautiful As A Foot I might even read the thing.

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 19:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Chapter 7
Screaming Dizbusters

si monvmentvm reqvires, pvmpkin spice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 21 October 2015 23:38 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

anybody know what synths they used on Fire of Unknown Origin? Don't Turn Your Back came up on shuffle and those pads grabbed me.

a silly gif of awkward larping (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 06:39 (three years ago) Permalink

Man I just spent ten minutes researching that, couldn't find anything but a list of what he used live in the 90s. Where are the gear nerds when you need them?

Capitalism Is A Death Cult And Science Is A Whore (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 09:22 (three years ago) Permalink

I'd like to know too. I love the synths on that record. There's not a ton of choices for polyphony in 1981 right?

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 12:09 (three years ago) Permalink

There's a good shot of the keyboard rig in the live video a few posts northward (at around 4.55), difficult to tell though. Maybe a Memorymoog?
A clue:

On a similar note:

Also this thread is great:

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 13:40 (three years ago) Permalink

best band ever

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 14:30 (three years ago) Permalink

Fire of Unknown Origin is one of the best synth-on-a-rock-record rock records, no doubt.

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 18:05 (three years ago) Permalink

See also "deadline" on the previous album

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 18:30 (three years ago) Permalink

OK so Sam Judd is my new favorite person, that thread is awesome. And CLUE -- on this thread:

Mr. Judd mentions loading patches into the Prophet V and having the Oberheim worked on. This was during 1980 and the synths on FOUO and Cultosaurus sound about the same generally.

I was already wondering if it was a Prophet V because that was just about the only polyphonic synth at the time right?

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 19:04 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, in 1980, the two main contenders were the Prophet-5 and the Oberheim OB-X. Moog were still pushing the Polymoog, but it's fairly weak-sounding - not the sort of thing BOC would have been using. In the interests of completeness, I would also note that by 1980 Roland had released the Jupiter-4 and there were a couple of other Japanese and German polyphonic oddities available, such as the Korg PS-3300 and the PPG 340. But big bands like BOC were using Sequential Circuits and/or Oberheim.

Vast Halo, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 22:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Both of which are mentioned in that 1980 roadie diary. Sounds like the minimoog was still on tour with them that year too.

Obv Lanier has a shitload of synths around him in that youtube m@tt posted

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 8 December 2015 22:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Prophet 5 and Oberheim OBX-A were I think what Japan pretty much used exclusively on Tin Drum, so they were in good company.

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 09:47 (three years ago) Permalink

Arc of a Diver by Stevie Winwood is almost entirely Prophet 5 I think, except for the drums -- lol not that that necessarily constitutes good company but I do love it.

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 9 December 2015 15:52 (three years ago) Permalink

I'd figure those glassy pads on the song 'Fire of Unknown Origin' to be from an Oberheim. They have a similar sound to Van Halens synths and he used Oberheims.

earlnash, Wednesday, 9 December 2015 20:48 (three years ago) Permalink

the 1980 tour thread is awesome, love the contrast between the inside dope & backstage geekery of the roadie diary VS the civilians memories "it was my first concert i was 14 and on acid..."

an emotionally withholding exterminator (m coleman), Thursday, 10 December 2015 12:33 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

This clip is pretty awesome. Bet you never figured to see Charles Grodin interviewing Blue Oyster Cult either.

This quote on the Youtube page is pretty funny too.

Gerber Bernstein3 months ago
"Edgar Allen Poe is wearing Ace Frehley's pajamas, and rockin' !"

earlnash, Friday, 29 April 2016 17:57 (two years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Paris 1975 this is fucking godlike

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Their current drummer, Jules Radino, is also a realtor on the side in case anyone is ever looking to purchase some property on Long Island.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 18:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Don't Fear The Realtor

"I must believe that my charm was not in my ass." (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Real Estate Agents of Fortune

Lauren Schumer Donor (Phil D.), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 19:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Secret Closings?

Iago Galdston, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:09 (two years ago) Permalink

i wonder if he knows don deitrich of borbatmagus, maybe they talk shop

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:22 (two years ago) Permalink

The real Sharona from 'My Sharona' is a big time realtor.

earlnash, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 22:50 (two years ago) Permalink

So are Neil Smith, the "platinum god" drummer of the original Alice Cooper group, and Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom.)

henry s, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 23:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Gretchen from Mary's Danish is also a real estate agent. I think someone from Social Distortion is too.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 20 January 2017 05:14 (two years ago) Permalink

There was a funny SNL skit some years back, Rob Schneider (if memory serves) played a former hair metal singer turned real estate agent. Hilarity ensued.

henry s, Friday, 20 January 2017 14:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Joking aside it makes a lot of sense there aren't a lot of careers where you can make a lot of money (potentially) that you can enter later in life and without a degree, so for ppl that spent a lot of their working years chasing music I could see the appeal. Also it's a flexible hours thing if you want to keep playing

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 20 January 2017 14:08 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

They’re OK, the last days of May
But I’ll be breathin’ dry air
I'm leaving soon
The others are already there (all there...)
Wouldn’t be interested in coming along
Instead of staying here?
It's said the West is nice this time of year
That's what they say

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 31 May 2018 15:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

when i last saw them play, Buck did a KILLLLERRR solo on that tune

by sheer coincidence, I'm bumping BOC today for the first time in awhile. Cultosaurus Erectus. So fucking good. Them and martin birch were a match made in heaven.

cheese is the teacher, ham is the preacher (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

tyranny and mutation is so fucking fast

princess of hell (BradNelson), Sunday, 11 November 2018 16:15 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

eric was interviewed on his home turf.

Thus Sang Freud, Monday, 14 January 2019 21:42 (three months ago) Permalink

ooh thanks!

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Monday, 14 January 2019 21:46 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

"What is your favorite word: ROCKIN"

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:57 (two months ago) Permalink

like they even had to ask.

Thus Sang Freud, Saturday, 9 February 2019 12:30 (two months ago) Permalink

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