Blue Öyster Cult’s 20 best songs, from wicked to freakin’ awesome

By Steve Newton

I guess you could say I like the first album the best.

Let the Newt-bashing begin!

20. “O.D.’d on Life Itself” (Tyranny and Mutation, 1973)

19. “Veteran of the Psychic Wars” (Fire of Unknown Origin, 1981)

18. “Teen Archer” (Tyranny and Mutation, 1973)

17. “Before the Kiss, a Redcap” (Blue Öyster Cult, 1972)

16. “I Am the Storm” (Mirrors, 1979)

15. “Redeemed” (Blue Öyster Cult, 1972)

14. “Dominance and Submission” (Secret Treaties, 1974)

13. “I Love the Night” (Spectres, 1977)

12. “Workshop of Telescopes” (Blue Öyster Cult, 1972)

11. “Hot Rails to Hell” (Tyranny and Mutation, 1973)

10. “Flaming Telepaths” (Secret Treaties, 1974)

9. “Unknown Tongue” (Cultösaurus Erectus. 1980)

8. “Stairway to the Stars” (Blue Öyster Cult, 1972)

7. “Live for Me” (Heaven Forbid, 1998)

6. “Then Came the Last Days of May” (Blue Öyster Cult, 1972)

5. “Burnin’ for You” (Fire of Unknown Origin, 1981)

4. “Fireworks” (Spectres, 1977)

3. “Astronomy” (Secret Treaties, 1974)

2. “Transmaniacon MC” (Blue Öyster Cult, 1972)

1. “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” (Agents of Fortune, 1976)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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