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Blue Öyster Cult: Cultus Redux – Part 3 of 3

Continued from Part Two… Career of Evil There are many connective threads that runs through Blue Öyster Cult’s body of work. 2001’s Curse of the Hidden Mirror took its title from a 1969 song recorded by the band (then known as Stalk-Forrest Group) as part of a demo recording for Elektra Records. And a track

Blue Öyster Cult: Cultus Redux – Part 2 of 3

Continued from Part One… The Making of The Symbol Remains The process of creating an album is challenging enough on its own; making a record when the band’s members are all sheltered in place and practicing the social distancing necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic is even more of a daunting prospect. Fortunately, even after nearly

Blue Öyster Cult: Cultus Redux – Part 1 of 3

An edited version of this feature was the cover story in the December 2020 issue of Goldmine. Blue Öyster Cult returns with its first album of new music in nearly 20 years In the midst of a pandemic that has forced live concerts to disappear and the pace of album releases to slow to a

Another Enchanted Evening: Blue Öyster Cult is Still Burnin’ for You

Blue Öyster Cult is best-known for its smash hit, 1976’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” A winning combination of catchy riffage, hard rock arrangement and borderline-progressive rock composition style, the standout track from BÖC’s Agents of Fortune quickly became a rock classic, and established the band as part of the era’s front line of bands. But

Hundred-word Reviews for July 2016, Part 1

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans. Today kicks off another of my occasional week-long extravaganzas in which I post five reviews each business day, each exactly 100 words. Some of the artists will be well-known; others obscure and/or bubbling under. All (save maybe one or two out of the total 25) are well worth

Album Review: Blue Öyster Cult — Imaginos

Imaginos has a tortured history. The eleventh studio album released by Blue Öyster Cult (they had by this time released no less than three live albums), Imaginos was comprised of material that had been around for quite some time. Way back in the 1960s when most of the band were together in an outfit called