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) … Continue reading Blue Öyster Cult’s 20 best songs, from wicked to freakin’ awesome

Album review: Blue Oyster Cult, Heaven Forbid (1998)

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JULY 9, 1998 By Steve Newton Don’t let the cheapjack horror-movie cover fool ya, ’cause Heaven Forbid—Blue Oyster Cult’s first new recording since 1988’s substandard Imaginos—is one classy slab of hard rock. It’s not a masterwork in the league of Tyranny and Mutation or Agents of Fortune, but … Continue reading Album review: Blue Oyster Cult, Heaven Forbid (1998)