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Blue Oyster Cult evolved from a group called Soft White Underbelly, which was formed in 1967 by up-and-coming rock and rollers Sandy Perlman and Richard Meltzer.
Belly turned Cult and signed with Columbia records in 1971, their lineup having become Eric Bloom, vocals, Allen Lanier, keyboards, Joe Bouchard, bass, Albert Bouchard, drums and the fabulous Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser on guitar. Blue Öyster Cult, their debut album, was released in January 1972 and made the lower reaches of the charts. Columbia sent a promotional EP, Live Bootleg, to radio stations in October, and followed with BÖC's second album, Tyranny & Mutation, in February 1973. Their third album, Secret Treaties, was released in April 1974 and became their first to break into the Top 100 bestsellers. (It eventually went gold.) BÖC released a live double album, On Your Feet or on Your Knees, in February 1975. In May 1976, came their fourth studio album, Agents of Fortune, including the Top 40 (Top Ten on some charts) hit single "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (featured in the classic John Carpenter horror film Halloween), which became their first gold and then platinum album. (On Your Feet went gold shortly after.) BÖC's sixth overall album, Spectres, was released in October 1977 and went gold in January 1978. In September 1978 came a second live album, Some Enchanted Evening, which eventually would become BÖC's second million-seller, followed by the studio album Mirrors in June 1979. A year later, BÖC released its ninth album, Cultosaurus Erectus, with the gold Fire of Unknown Origin, containing the Top 40 hit "Burnin' for You," following in June 1981.
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Mar 31 Fri 8:00 PM Blue Oyster Cult Coach House - Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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Apr 1 Sat 7:00 PM Blue Oyster Cult Libbey Bowl
Ojai, CA
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May 31 Wed 8:00 PM Blue Oyster Cult Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, NJ
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Jun 10 Sat 7:00 PM Blue Oyster Cult Jackson Rancheria Hotel & Casino
Jackson, CA
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Jul 7 Fri 7:30 PM Blue Oyster Cult Foellinger Theatre
Fort Wayne, IN
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Jul 15 Sat 9:00 PM Blue Oyster Cult The Rose - Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
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Sep 22 Fri 9:00 PM Blue Oyster Cult Canyon Club - CA
Agoura Hills, CA
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Sep 23 Sat 7:30 PM Blue Oyster Cult The Cave - Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake, CA
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In the summer of 1981, drummer Albert Bouchard was replaced by the band's tour manager and lighting designer, Rick Downey. BÖC's third live album, Extraterrestrial Live, was released in April 1982.They recorded the studio album The Revolution by Night in October 1983. The same year, Lanier left and was replaced by Tommy Zvonchek. BÖC released its 13th album, Club Ninja, in January 1986. Bassist Joe Bouchard left in 1986 and was replaced by Jon Rogers. In 1987, Lanier returned to the group, and Ron Riddle replaced Wilcox on drums. BÖC's 14th album, the concept recording Imaginos, became their final new album on Columbia Records in July 1988. BÖC scored the movie Bad Channels in 1992, by which time Chuck Burgi had replaced Ron Riddle on drums. In 1994, Blue Öyster Cult released Cult Classic, an album of re-recorded favorites, in connection with the use of their music in the TV miniseries of horror novelist Stephen King's The Stand. Numerous lineup changes ensued throughout the '90s (as the band kept on touring the world), and in 1995, were the subject of a double disc anthology, Workshop of the Telescopes. By the late '90s, BÖC had signed with the CMC label, resulting in their first album of all-new studio material in ten years, 1998's Heaven Forbid, and three years later The Curse of the Hidden Mirror. The group's music reached a whole new generation of hard rock fans when Metallica covered the BÖC classic "Astronomy" for their best-selling Garage Inc. album in 1998, as a few other best-of collections surfaced around the same time -- Super Hits and Don't Fear the Reaper: The Best Of. In 2001, Columbia/Legacy reissued BÖC's first four releases with a newly re-mastered sound and added bonus tracks. ~ William Ruhlmann & Greg Prato.
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