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 hit single, "Godzilla" opens Blue Öyster Cult?s Spectres, an album perfectly suited to the popular success BÖC had finally achieved by 1977. Songs like "Goin' Through The Motions" seem tailor-made for the arena venues they now played on tour.
Released in 1974, Secret Treaties is often described as the ultimate expression of Blue Öyster Cult's musical vision. Classic tracks include "Career Of Evil", "Dominance And Submission" and the impassioned, nihilistic dirge, "Flaming Telepaths".
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".
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.
Agents Of Fortune was released in 1976 and it brought BÖC their first top forty hit, the rock classic "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" that features a complex structure and rich arrangement, elements that also typify many of the album's other songs.