Categories: Music & Concerts
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They’re back! Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of hard rock worldwide for over four decades with powerful albums loaded with classic hits! Indeed, the Long Island, NY-based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Oyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one if very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success. The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BOC was listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. Upon the release of BOC 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. BOC 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’a 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 BOC 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”. Catch all of these hits and more when Blue Oyster Cult returns to The Paramount Stage!