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

Blue Oyster Cult’s “Transmaniacon MC” an apt soundtrack for the mayhem of Altamont

By Steve Newton The infamous concert at Altamont Speedway in northern California, which took place December 6, 1969, is often viewed as "the anti-Woodstock", its violence signalling the end of the peace-and-love era. A YouTube video that blends footage of the event from the 1970 Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter with the 1972 Blue Oyster Cult song … Continue reading Blue Oyster Cult’s “Transmaniacon MC” an apt soundtrack for the mayhem of Altamont

“Transmaniacon MC” an apt soundtrack for the mayhem of Altamont

The infamous concert at Altamont Speedway in northern California, which took place December 6, 1969, is often viewed as "the anti-Woodstock", its violence signalling the end of the peace-and-love era. A YouTube video that blends footage of the event from the 1970 Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter with the 1972 Blue Oyster Cult song "Transmaniacon MC" makes … Continue reading “Transmaniacon MC” an apt soundtrack for the mayhem of Altamont