The droning, improvised rock style of John Cale's collaboration with minimalist composer, Terry Riley, reveals Cale's avant garde roots. Before the Velvet Underground Cale was prominent in minimalist circles, writing and recording experimental music.
The Byrds' 1967 album, Younger Than Yesterday, finds David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn developing as talented, eclectic songwriters. It mixes folk, psychedelic rock and country, as in "So You Wanna Be A Rock Star" and "Renaissance Fair."
The 1969 album It's A Mother is a landmark in the evolution of the style of music called funk. The big hit on this album is “Mother Popcorn” but all the songs flow from one into the next in an extended groove, governed by the Godfather of Soul.Temporarily Not Available
The long name of this album is “James Brown Directs And Dances With The James Brown Band The Popcorn” which is a hint that JB doesn’t sing on it. But don’t let that that turn you away from this rare, beloved, fully realized landmark of funk music. Temporarily Not Available
The second BÖC album pioneers a new style of fierce, lush speed-metal. The LP side A was identified as The Black, and it rocks at a blistering pace, while on side B, The Red, the tempos slow down and bluesy, theatrical impulses infuse the music.
The first live album from Blue Öyster Cult, On Your Feet Or On Your Knees, captures all the excitement of a live BÖC concert, with soaring guitar solos and passionate vocals on standout songs such as "7 Screaming Diz-Busters" and "Buck's Boogie".Temporarily out of stock
BOC's second live album, Some Enchanted Evening, came out in 1978 and it presents the band at the height of its touring prowess, performing the hits "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and "Godzilla" plus rocking covers including the MC5's "Kick Out The Jams."
The self-titled first album by Blue Öyster Cult came out in 1972 and it established the band's persona as of dark, complex, heavy rock. Songs include the anthem "Cities On Flame With Rock & Roll" a droll declaration of the group's rebellious stance.