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3LP released: Dec 08, 2023

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
50TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE - FIRST NIGHT
Label: FRONTIERS MUSIC
Cat No: FRLP1377
Barcode: 8024391137758
Packaging: 3LP Set

The legendary american Hard Rock band BLUE ÖYSTER CULT celebrated their 50th
Anniversary with a very special set of 3 sold-out shows in a row in September 2022 at Sony
Hall in NYC. For this historic career milestone, each show featured the band playing in its
entirety one of their first three albums (BLUE OYSTER CULT, TYRANNY AND MUTATION,
and SECRET TREATIES), followed by a set of deep cuts and classics from their other albums.
Founding member Albert Bouchard was a special guest on all three nights, as well thus
featuring a line-up including three original members (Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, and Albert
Bouchard) who were front and center tonight, ably supported by Danny Miranda, Richie
Castellano, and Jules Radino. The band played for nearly 3 hours and delivered an amazing
set performing the S/t debut album back to back and the second set also included some
fans’ favorite and deep cuts along with some of their best-known songs. BLUE ÖYSTER
CULT were truly on fire and many songs showcased five guitars strung across the stage,
blasting away. All in, they played for nearly three hours for the delight of the fans that filled
the venue. The Frontiers label will release each night as a special individual package. For
over five decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock
worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NYbased
band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work.
They occupy a unique place in rock history, because it’s one of very few hard rock/heavy
metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim and commercial success. The
band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed
in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. Upon the release of BÖC’s
self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-yet-heavy music and
lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song.
BÖC’s canon includes three stone-cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long
after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting '(Don’t Fear) The Reaper' from 1976’s
AGENTS OF FORTUNE, the pummeling 'Godzilla' from 1977’s SPECTRES and the
hypnotically melodic 'Burnin’ for You' from 1981’s FIRE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN. Other
notable BÖC songs include 'Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,' 'Then Came the Last Days
of May,' 'I Love the Night,' 'In Thee,' 'Veteran of the Psychic Wars,' 'Dominance and
Submission,' 'Astronomy,' 'Black Blade' and 'Shooting Shark.' The intense creative vision of
BÖC’s original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser and
vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom is complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and
keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda and drummer
Jules Radino. 'We realized we’re a ‘classic rock’ band. That’s what we are, that’s what we do
best, and that’s what we know,' declares the band. They’re proud of BÖC’s classic sound,
and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don’t
like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound-alike, formulaic rap-metal that
monopolizes the radio airwaves and best-seller charts. BÖC has always maintained a
relentless touring schedule and an album of new material, THE SYMBOL REMAINS, was
released October 9th, 2020, to rave reviews.

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