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Blue Öyster Cult - Blue Öyster Cult (1972) [Remastered with Bonus tracks 2001]

Posted By : perfecta | Date : 25 Feb 2012 01:21:13 | Comments : 3 |
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Blue Öyster Cult - Blue Öyster Cult (1972) [Remastered with Bonus tracks 2001]
EAC-FLAC(tracks) with CUE & LOG - 317 MB | Complete Scans | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 114 MB
Hard Rock / Classic Rock | TT - 49:42 minutes | Label: Legacy / Columbia Records / Cat. # COL 502234-2

Blue Öyster Cult is the eponymous debut album by hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released in January 1972. Despite positive reviews, the album failed to chart for some time before finally cracking the Billboard 200 on May 20, 1972 and peaking at #172. Blue Öyster Cult toured with artists such as the Byrds, Alice Cooper and the Mahavishnu Orchestra to support the album.

allmusic.com says:
Two years before Kiss roared out of Long Island with its self-titled debut, Blue Oyster Cult, the latest incarnation of a band assembled by guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and drummer Albert Bouchard in 1967, issued its dark, eponymously-titled heavy rock monolith. Managed and produced by the astronomically minded and conspiratorially haunted Sandy Pearlman, BÖC rode the hot, hellbound rails of blistering hard rock as pioneered by Steppenwolf, fierce mutated biker blues, and a kind of dark psychedelia that could have only come out New York. The band's debut relied heavily on the lyrics of Pearlman and rock critic Richard Meltzer, as well as Pearlman's pioneering production that layered guitars in staggered sheets of sound over a muddy mix that kept Eric Bloom's delivery in the middle of the mix and made it tough to decipher. This was on purpose -- to draw the listener into the songs cryptically and ambiguously. From the opener, "Transmaniacon MC," the listener knew something very different was afoot. This is dark, amphetamine-fueled occult music that relied on not one, but three guitars -- Bloom and keyboardist Allen Lanier added their own parts to Roeser's incessant riffing: a barely audible upright piano keeping the changes rooted in early rock and the blues, and a rhythm attack by Bouchard and his brother Joe on bass that was barely contained inside the tune's time signature. From the next track on "I'm on the Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep," elliptical lyrics talked about "the red and the black," while darkening themselves with stunning riffs and crescendos that were as theatrical as they were musical, and insured the Cult notice among the other acts bursting out of the seams of post-'60's rock. Other standouts include the cosmic "Stairway to the Stars," the boogie rave-up "Before the Kiss, a Redcap," that sounded like a mutant Savoy Brown meeting Canned Heat at Altamont. But it is on "Cities on Flame With Rock & Roll," that the Cult's sinister plan for world domination is best displayed. From its knotty, overdriven riff to its rhythm guitar vamp, Vox organ shimmer, its crash cymbal ride and plodding bass and drum slog through the changes -- not to mention its title -- it is the ultimate in early metal anthems. Add to this the swirling quizzicality of "Workshop of the Telescopes" that lent the band some of its image cred. [The 2001 remastered edition by Legacy gives punters four bonus tracks in the form of demos recorded by the band's first incarnation as Soft White Underbelly. These are not merely throwaways: it is readily apparent that by 1969, BÖC was well on their way to creating something new and menacingly different. The only questionable item is the last track: a cover version of Bobby Freeman's "Betty Lou's Got a New Pair of Shoes," that is utterly devoid of interest.]


Tracks:

01. Transmaniacon MC
02. I'm On The Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep
03. Then Came The Last Days Of May
04. Stairway To The Stars
05. Before The Kiss, A Redcap
06. Screams
07. She's As Beautiful As A Foot
08. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
09. Workshop Of The Telescopes
10. Redeemed
11. Donovan's Monkey (Demo) [Bonus track]
12. What Is Quicksand (Demo) [Bonus track]
13. A Fact About Sneakers (Demo) [Bonus track]
14. Betty Lou's Got A New Pair Of Shoes (Demo) [Bonus track]

Original Recordings Produced by Murray Krugman & Sandy Pearlman.
Re-issue Produced by Bruce Dickinson. Mastered by Vic Anesini at Sony Music Studios, NY.

- Eric Bloom: lead vocals, stun guitar, keyboards
- Albert Bouchard: drums, lead vocals (track 8)
- Joe Bouchard: bass, lead vocals (track 6)
- Allen Lanier: rhythm guitar, keyboards
- Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser: lead guitar, lead vocals (tracks 3 & 5)

Thanks to the Original ripper!

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Posted By: FrancyD Date: 25 Feb 2012 21:25:36
Thank you very much.
Posted By: oaqm Date: 26 Feb 2012 08:31:13
The remastered version compares very favorably with the MFSL version. Thank you, perfecta.
Posted By: SwissCheese Date: 30 Apr 2012 16:48:28
Excellent album. Thank you very much for all of your great BOC posts!