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PostSubject: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:50 pm

What are your favorite Blue ÷yster Cult albums? Are there any albums that you feel are poor, or that a newbie to the band should avoid at first?




For me:
1. Cultasaurus Erectus
2. Secret Treaties
3. Tyranny & Mutation
4. Fire of Unknown Origin
5. Blue ÷yster Cult

Really, their only "weak" album was Club Ninja. Though I know it's blasphemy, I tend to think that overall "Agents of Fortune" is a bit weaker than the rest of their catalog as well, despite the fact that the album has their biggest hit in "(Don't Fear) The Reaper".

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:51 pm

Ill admit it - I like their popular stuff but not much else.

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:01 pm

Love Blue Oyster Cult but newbies should avoild 'Club Ninja' that album is a steaming pile of dog poop.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:32 pm

1. Imaginos

2. Spectres

3. Agents Of Fortune

4. Mirrors

5. Fire Of Unknown Origin

6. Revolution By Night

7. Heaven Forbid

8. Cultosaurus Erectus

9. Club Ninja

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:32 pm

SPECTRES from 1977 and THE REVOLUTION BY NIGHT from 1983 are my fave by far. And SOME ENCHANTED EVENING is my fave live album by them.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:42 pm

1- Agents of Fortune-Great place to start has their biggest 'hit', excellent songwriting, is accessible, and excellent guitar work from Buck Dhrama

2-Tyranny and Mutation-Kicks unholy ass, and is good way to get into what American metal sounded like in the early 70's

3-Imaginos- Have no idea what concept is about, but the album kicks ass, 'nuff said

4-Fire of Unknown Origin- a bit mellower but still heavy if you get my drift

5- Blue Oyster Cult-One of the best debuts by an era dominated by excellent debuts by metall and yes I said metal bands of the genre's formative days



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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:47 pm

For me its songs not albums i used to have Agents of Fortune on Tape

Fav songs

Dont Fear the Reaper
Astronomy
Burnin For You

Maybe I should reacquire Agents on CD
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:50 pm

Addy wrote:
For me its songs not albums i used to have Agents of Fortune on Tape

Fav songs

Dont Fear the Reaper
Astronomy
Burnin For You

Maybe I should reacquire Agents on CD


I would recommend this comp:

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:47 pm

manny wrote:
Addy wrote:
For me its songs not albums i used to have Agents of Fortune on Tape

Fav songs

Dont Fear the Reaper
Astronomy
Burnin For You

Maybe I should reacquire Agents on CD


I would recommend this comp:




That's the comp I have. It's good.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:51 pm

The only B.O.C. I have is FIRE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN and one of those cheapie "Super Hits" compilations. I like'em both fine, for whatever that's worth. I've just never gotten round to exploring their catalog any deeper than that.

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:57 pm

My fave B.O.C. releases :

FIRE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN
SPECTRES
AGENTS OF FORTUNE
MIRRORS (grossly underrated,I think)
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:03 pm

exact33 wrote:
Ill admit it - I like their popular stuff but not much else.



I don't even care much for those.Razz I had that Best Of comp listed above, but it never grabbed me by the short & curlies and I ditched it.

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:14 pm

Metallic Blaze wrote:
manny wrote:
Addy wrote:
For me its songs not albums i used to have Agents of Fortune on Tape

Fav songs

Dont Fear the Reaper
Astronomy
Burnin For You

Maybe I should reacquire Agents on CD


I would recommend this comp:




That's the comp I have. It's good.

thats the comp i have too. Good stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:59 pm

Some of my favs are:

Tyranny & Mutation
Secret Treaties
Agent Of Fortune
Spectres
Heaven Forbid

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:05 pm

1. Tyranny and Mutation
2. Blue ÷yster Cult
3. CultŲsaurus Erectus
4. Fire of Unknown Origin
5. Spectres
6. Some Enchanted Evening
7. On Your Feet, or on Your Knees
8. Agents of Fortune
9. Secret Treaties
10. The RevŲlution by Night
11. Mirrors

In my eyes, those are the "classic" B÷C albums. Club Ninja is okay, but has really bad production, and the songs seem forced.

Imaginos tells an interesting story, but it's an album of mostly re-records of songs that were already perfect off the bat.


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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:06 pm

TheDoctor'sScarf wrote:
1. Tyranny and Mutation
2. Blue Oyster Cult
3. Cultosaurus Erectus
4. Fire of Unknown Origin
5. Spectres
6. Some Enchanted Evening
7. On Your Feet, or on Your Knees
8. Agents of Fortune
9. Secret Treaties
10. The Revolution by Night
11. Mirrors

In my eyes, those are the "classic" BOC albums. Club Ninja is okay, but has really bad production, and the songs seem forced.

Imaginos tells an interesting story, but it's an album of mostly re-records of songs that were already perfect off the bat.



Other than "Astronomy", what other songs on Imaginos were on other BOC albums? I know the songs were written long before Imaginos was released but I though "Astronomy" was the only one that had seen the light of day before.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:10 pm

tohostudios wrote:
TheDoctor'sScarf wrote:
1. Tyranny and Mutation
2. Blue Oyster Cult
3. Cultosaurus Erectus
4. Fire of Unknown Origin
5. Spectres
6. Some Enchanted Evening
7. On Your Feet, or on Your Knees
8. Agents of Fortune
9. Secret Treaties
10. The Revolution by Night
11. Mirrors

In my eyes, those are the "classic" BOC albums. Club Ninja is okay, but has really bad production, and the songs seem forced.

Imaginos tells an interesting story, but it's an album of mostly re-records of songs that were already perfect off the bat.



Other than "Astronomy", what other songs on Imaginos were on other BOC albums? I know the songs were written long before Imaginos was released but I though "Astronomy" was the only one that had seen the light of day before.

"Blue Oyster Cult" which was originally called "The Subhuman" from Secret Treaties, and I think a few others. If someone knows otherwise, feel free to chime in.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:26 am

Their guitarist "Buck Dharma" is totally underrated.

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:47 am

love BOC. I have every album on vinyl from the first to "Revolution By Night" EXCEPT for "Cultosaurus", which is probably my favorite album. I will get it someday, hopefully I wont hafta wait too long.....
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:10 am

manny wrote:
Addy wrote:
For me its songs not albums i used to have Agents of Fortune on Tape

Fav songs

Dont Fear the Reaper
Astronomy
Burnin For You

Maybe I should reacquire Agents on CD


I would recommend this comp:


I bought this comp first. I heard some stuff past the obvious hits and was intrigued enough to start exploring the catalog. I know own most of their studio releases. Great stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:53 am

stepcousin wrote:
love BOC. I have every album on vinyl from the first to "Revolution By Night" EXCEPT for "Cultosaurus", which is probably my favorite album. I will get it someday, hopefully I wont hafta wait too long.....

I have them all on vinyl as well, but I'm missing Agents of Fortune.

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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:42 pm

I have them on vinyl from the debut up through Fire; need to seek out Revolution on vinyl. :glee:

Edit: Just realized I also need Spectres.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:35 pm

ultmetal wrote:
stepcousin wrote:
love BOC. I have every album on vinyl from the first to "Revolution By Night" EXCEPT for "Cultosaurus", which is probably my favorite album. I will get it someday, hopefully I wont hafta wait too long.....

I have them all on vinyl as well, but I'm missing Agents of Fortune.

Man, I wish I still had my old vinyl collection. Anyway...

Cultosaurus Erectus
Fire Of Unknown Origin

They're my favs.

Actually, I have a soft spot for Extraterrestrial Live too because I saw them on that tour. That album puts me right back on City Island in Harrisburg, PA watching Eric Bloom stumble sideways on to the stage and the giant Godzilla. Aldo Nova was the opening band.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:23 am




Extraterrestrial Live was my introduction to them way back in what??? 1982??

I only own a couple comps, Workshop of Telescopes was a good one... double disc and such...
and the aforementioned live album
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PostSubject: Re: Blue ÷yster Cult   Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:17 pm

Well, Blue ÷yster Cult being my favorite band, it took me a little while to think this over, but if I had to reccomend 5 albums off the bat to get someone into the band that would be a good representation:

1. Blue ÷yster Cult
2. Secret Treaties
3. Agents Of Fortune
4. Extraterrestrial Live
5. Fire of Unknown Origin

As for the other part of Ult's question, generally, for a newbie trying to get the "feel of BOC, I probably wouldn't reccomend getting Mirrors, The Revolution By Night, or Club Ninja until later, because they aren't really representative of the band overall.

The only albums I think are weak (even though I like them both quite a bit) or Revolution and Club Ninja. Too many outside writers and reaching for that next "Top 40" thanks to the record execs really slow those albums down.

And as for a start off comp? The Workshop Of The Telescopes is the only way to go.
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