It is an excellent mix of prog, psychedelic and hard rock that keeps getting better everytime you listen to it. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. It was part of his poetry, later used more extensively in their album "Imaginos". In Pearlman's poetry, the "Blue Oyster Cult" was a collection of aliens who had to secretly guide Earth's history. The addition of the umlaut above the vocal "o" was suggested by either Allen Lanier or Richard Meltzer.
The band's logo is the alchemical symbol for lead, one of the heaviest of metals. Their second album, "Tyranny and Mutation", was built on the first album's basis, but moved towards harder The Black side and richer sounds The Red side. After that, the band aimed to make an album with more emotional impact for their third outing.
When "Secret Treaties" was released init gained critical acclaim, and it's still now by many considered their "proggiest" effort of the Seventies, with such songs as "Astronomy" and "Flaming Telepaths". The lyrics to "Career of Evil" were written by punk icon Patti Smith, whose collaboration with the band lasted several years, since she was the girlfriend of keyboardist Allen Lanier.
Then came "Agents of Fortune" their first gold record that contained their most famous track ever, " Don't Fear The Reaper", which reached 12 on the US Billboard charts.
For its follow-up, "Spectres", the band tried to come up with an even better record; however, for a lot of hardcore fans "Agents.
Founded in in Long Island, N. Others, though, found the diversity of thesongwriting on "Spectres" a pleasant experience. As regards their next album, "Mirrors", the majority of the fans felt the record was far too poppy and commercial, although it features some of their best songs, including "The Vigil" and "The Great Sun Jester" whose lyrics were written by fantasy and sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock.
Critics wrote that Birch who worked also with Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and later Iron Maiden brought out the best in the band, with clean and polished production and classics such as "Black Blade" and "Monsters".
Birch was again in the producer's seat for the following album, "Fire of Unknown Origin". This album included the hit single "Burnin' For You"; but it was only with "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" with lyrics by Moorcock, like "Black Blade" and "Joan Crawford" that the band's proggy vein was revealed. Their live shows were also consistently exciting, as witnessed by the band's live albums - in particular, "On Your Feet On Your Knees""Some Enchanted Evening" and "Extraterrestrial Live" Raffaella Berry Raff Why this artist must be listed in www.
Studio Album, 3. Studio Album, 2. Live, 3. There are few live albums that enter the pure anthology of rock music like Some Enchanted Evening. The reason this album deserves all praise is that each song, except for Don't Fear The Reaper, is far more inspiring and better played than Jockey Full Of Bourbon - Tom Waits - God Is Kommezuspadt, He Is Away On Business studio versions, especially RU Ready 2 Rock and Astronomy.
I think that BOC here was at their inspirational peak and that they corrected certain weaknesses present on their previous live effort. Donald Roeser's contribution here is brilliant, and with his solo at Astronomy he Far Out East - Sonny Rollins - Tenor Titan a permanent seal on BOC creativity and their outstanding role in what could be defined as an intellectual hard rock.
Certainly the best album the band recorded ever. The problem with Cultosaurus is it is rather lop- sided. The first four tracks side A Gypsy Woman (Basement Boys Mix) - Various - All Clubbed Up! Vol 4 outstanding. Black Blade is one their career highlights, Monsters surprises and delights, Divine Wind is unnervingly relentless, Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only Deadline is a delightful tune with a lovely Buck Dharma solo.
The remaining songs are weaker. Studio Album, 4. This is far too pop to be the career of evil that we once knew. While it certainly has it's moments the good songs Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only this album can easily be found on compilations of the band. Good for fans of the band and people who like that 80s stadium sound, but for people looking for prog this is an effort best skipped - go somewhere else to start your voyage with these guys.
This one gets 3 eyes on fire out of 5. To be perfectly honest, BOC's attempts at being an AOR band often come across as somewhat awkward - their true soul is the one shown by behemoths such as "Astronomy" or "Seven Screamin' Dizbusters". That said, some of their more commercial efforts can be excellent, as proved by a couple of tracks on this album. Since the band members' talents lay mostly elsewhere, they enlisted the help of a seasoned AOR writer like Aldo Nova to pen album opener and hit single "Take Me Away" - that unique example of a radio-friendly song dealing not with the hackneyed subject of love, but rather with the very unusual one of aliens.
And a damn good song it is, with an infectious chorus and some sterling guitar pyrotechnics. Equally good is the long, mid-paced "Shooting Shark", featuring the unlikely combination of lyrics by NY punk muse Patti Smith a long-time collaborator of the bandand splendid bass lines by none other than Randy "The Emperor" Jackson, sung by Buck Dharma in his typically understated manner.
While "Veins" and the anthemic Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only the Thunder" are another couple of decent rockers, with touches that remind the listener of the band's best output, the real star of the show here is the dark, brooding "Shadow of California".
A slice of menacing, jagged hard rock, with echoing drum sounds and slashing guitar lines, it features eerie vocal effects and a chorus obsessively repeating the words "into the darkness" - easily as good as anything released by the band in the early days of their recording activity. Unfortunately, the remaining tracks are as anticlimactic as they can be, and include a couple of real stinkers. Rating such an uneven album is anything but easy, even for as staunch a BOC fan as I am.
Though it would probably deserve no more than two and a half stars, the really good songs present on this disc cannot be ignored, and will therefore boost my rating up to three stars.
As it should be quite Then I´ll Be Tired of You - Dinah Shore, André Previn - Dinah Sings Previn Plays from my review, there is not much of interest to the hardcore prog fan, unlike the band's previous two albums.
It is nonetheless a more than pleasant listen - unless you happen to hate rock, and if you try your best to ignore the stinkers. My understanding of this recording is surely quite far away from the one that many prog fans and hardcore BOC fans have generated. The truth is apart from the fact that the album is carried away in the AOR stream of the early 80's, there is nothing wrong with this effort; contrary, there are 9 solid compositions, beautifully sung, with some of the best riffs that BOC have ever created!
Being realistic though, the disapproval by many BOC followers can be up to one extent justified - the ''commercial'' turn is evident, the melodies are AOR-based and there are no sharp metallic riffs of the past. The sound has been replaced by ''polished'' compositions with strong keyboard backgrounds, solid rocking riffs and possibly the best vocal performance in BOC history.
Now go do that voodoo that you do so well. Whistle stop. Say "Good night," Dick. Like Grant took Richmond. Time for your singout, America. Bring me the head of Brian Dunkleman.
Babbling about Brooke. My stone gas tank runs dry. Go down, Moses. I watched the news today, oh boy. They've killed Kinch! No viewers for old Oscar. I'm Karen for you, Valentine. The missing Linc. A rolling stone gathers no Morse. Dan's the Jeopardy! Even white boys got to shout. Eight years of News From ME.
The category is: Cardiac Arrest. Thursday's blog has far to go. The absence of a human larynx meant that Alien could never go fully mainstream, but its US No.
Based on a mostly baffling concept — but something to do with a midlife crisis — Waters presented this idea to his then-Pink Floyd bandmates inwho rejected it in favour of The Wall.
Resurrected as his first solo albumThe Pros had a revitalised Eric Clapton on guitar. After years of burying their emotions under a tsunami of arpeggios and paradiddles, on Duke Collins and co. Freedomhalf-electric rock and half-acoustic, averted the slump.
With previously booked tour dates to fill, a new line-up and album had to materialise — fast. But instead of foppish synth-pop, Drama was a showcase for surging metallic riffs and virtuosic technoflash. Thunderous minute opener Machine Messiah alone was worth the price of admission, while Into The Lens was classic tempo-shifting, multipartite Yes. His work with the Velvet Underground, as fearlessly transgressive as any outsider art, toughened the nascent Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Onlymatured its lyrical lingua franca from Brill Building baby talk to frank, unexpurgated Hubert Selby Jr grime, while cranking its carefree Green Onions grooves toward searing proto-metal aggression.
Deadpan, dangerous, embraced by glam and punk movements alike as a reluctant prime mover, his reputation for critic-confounding artistic forward momentum was unparalleled.
From Transformer to Street Hasslehere was a shark among minnows. And then the 80s happened. By the mids, Queen needed to get their career back on track. Their previous LP, the discofied bacchanalia of Hot Spacewas the ultimate musical identity crisis — one which lost them half their audience overnight. Their solution was to return to basics for The Worksa record which took the anything-goes approach of the 70s and gave it a sleek 80s makeover.
Let It Be revealed leader Paul Westerberg to be a sensitive and articulate songwriter when the mood struck, particularly on Unsatisfied and the spare Androgynous. Had this debut been released three years later, after Nevermindhis knowing songs about post-adolescent sex and yearning and his Todd Rundgren-produced thumping power pop might have found a bigger audience.
As Lemmy inhabited the role of insatiable grim reaper the band pounded onward at a relentless marching pace as deliberate as cold-blooded premeditated murder. Rap, heavy metal, post-punk, new wave and funk. Somehow, someway, Faith No More made sense of these five tricky musical ingredients on their second album, Introduce Yourself. While quite a few alt. Within three years and across three records — Permanent Waves to Moving Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only and then Signals — Rush evolved and transformed.
Their space-opera past was a thing of adolescent glory; here and now was a mature rock band defining and redefining itself. Subdivisions became one of their greatest songs, while The Analog Kid and Losing It had a grand sadness about them, a sure sign that Rush had grown up and were restlessly looking forwards.
Luckily those two stinkers are right at the end of the album. For the rest of the time, Piece Of Mind remains a crucial stepping stone on their journey to global domination. For Bruce Springsteen, the lates was a time of partings — from his first wife Julianne Phillips and from the E Street Band — and Tunnel Of Love adroitly turned the focus from the political to the personal.
Fromit seemed like every time you switched on MTV or flicked through a glossy rock publication there were multiple new hair-metal bands begging for your attention. And while with their self-titled debut album Skid Row were first looked upon as a hair-metal band, they would wisely harden up their image and sound on later Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only. Skid Row had everything a rocker sporting Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only trousers and mile-high hair required, including fist-in-the-air anthems Youth Gone Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heartballads I Remember You and tough-guy rock Piece Of Me.
Well, so do the 11 generic songs on this highly unoriginal LP. Critical acclaim rained down, but it was never matched by the sales. Who would have guessed it? This is a damn good record. On Clutching At Straws Marillion ditched any remaining musical excesses for a set Superheavy - SuperHeavy - SuperHeavy songs that were as concise as they were dark. The heavy emotions carried into the real world — a schism had opened up between Fish and the rest of the band, and the album was his swansong with Marillion.
But Karat - Fünfte Jahreszeit was a hell of a way to go out. Imaginos is quite probably the longest-gestating album of all time. Its concept — in the loosest sense, the story of an alien race arriving upon Earth in the Middle Ages and shaping human history from that point forward — was developed by erstwhile rock critic Sandy Pearlman when he was still a college student in the mids.
That task eventually fell Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only drummer Albert Bouchard, who, having been fired from the band inwent on to work with Pearlman on a planned three-double-album saga. The blues scene was practically a retirement home before Stevie Ray Vaughan arrived in with Texas Flood. The decade had its first blues superstar — at last. Electro-dance meets heavy metal? And despite the album being two years old byit was a show-stealing spot on the inaugural Lollapalooza tour that summer which introduced NIN to the masses and catapulted Pretty Hate Machine up the charts.
But as the nursery-rhyme lyrics and whistling on the big hit Games Without Frontiers demonstrated, his sense of humour and the absurd remained intact. But Johnny Cool - Little Peggy March* - Boy Crazy! what seems like the best of circumstances can prove to be difficult and unhappy with the direction and lack of unity inside the band, Brett Scallions amicably parted ways with Fuel in Performing those amazing Doors songs with two legends, who are two of the architects of that sound was eye opening, Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only changing, and opened a whole new perspective on music and life.
I realized much music is about freedom, and not being confined to formats. Armed with guitarist Andy Andersson, drummer Shannon Eastern Promise - Dario G - In Full Colour, and Shinedown bassist Brad Stewart, the new lineup took to the road to reignite "Fuelies", as their loyal fans are known.
Fuel played to packed halls, sweaty rock clubs, and on festivals bills throughout the United States. The "Fuelies" wanted more, and they got it! Catapulted by the first single, the driving, hypnotic "Soul To Preach To", the album entered the Billboard rock charts at 1. The fans spoke loud and clear to the band and "Cold Summer" became the second single. The Fuelies were right, as "Cold Summer" became a staple on rock radio cracking the top 20 at rock radio throughout the summer, with a video that is a classic throw back to when rock videos were fun.
Retro-rock visionaries Monster Magnet spent much of the s struggling against the prejudices imposed upon image and sound by alternative rock fashion nazis. In fact, it wasn't until that movement's late-'90s decline that the band's dogged persistence finally paid off, when their fourth album, Powertrip, catapulted to gold sales status on the strength of its massive hard rock hit, "Space Lord.
And yet, their influences span much further than that scene's foundations in '70s hard rock and metal, delving into space rock, psychedelia, and beyond. There are two paths you can take in life.
You can choose to fall in line and be a follower, always fifth or sixth back, lagging behind others. Or you can make your own line and live as you choose, with everyone else landing behind you, while you create your own thing. Want to guess which line Texas Hippie Coalition have chosen? That's right. The purveyors of their own patented Red Dirt Metal sound are designing their own line in life and in music.
For them, there is no other way. Texas Hippie Coalition are committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that's born of both life experience and a respect for rock 'n' roll's forefathers.
What exactly is Red Dirt Metal? Take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you've got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands. Texas Hippie Coalition's third album Peacemaker is a textbook example of Red Dirt Metal, which is the sound the band has been honing and cultivating for its entire existence. THC's frontman Big Dad Ritch, known as the "Godfather" of the RDM sound and Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only individual Pushit - Various - Korn Family MP3 a laser-like focus and vision when it comes to his music, believes that the band has hit its stride on Peacemaker, capturing the Therell Be Some Changes Made - The Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Jimmy Rushing - Brubeck & Rushing of rock 'n' roll outlaws like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
He declares, "The outlaw spirit is still alive today. That is our goal: Bring it back. There will be no extinction of this beloved genre if THC have anything to say about it. The band, in essence, is ensuring that the style continues to have new and noteworthy additions, such as itself. Fireball - Mydra - Mydra Texas Hippie Coalition aren't simply about making sure the outlaw rock style that they pretty much worship stays alive.
They want it to evolve, infusing it with a modern edge and energy, thanks to the new tools or is that weapons? Having also been surrounded and influenced by the likes of Black Label Society and Pantera —with Ritch proudly proclaiming to having seen the latter between 50 and 75 times live- Texas Hippie Coalition are turning in something fresh and fierce with Peacemaker.
They aren't just paying homage to Southern rock's cultural milemarkers. They are proceeding with the intent to add to its canon. The process of making the album was at first bolstered by levels of familiarity and comfort. The lineup Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only now rounded out by [drummer] Timmy Braun and [guitarist] Wes Wallace, who shared a lot of the album's writing duties with Ritch.
But there were also some changes and shifts, which also add to the album's heft and helped the band to expand. Texas Hippie Coalition recruited producer Bob Marlette Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper to work his magic and to help the band to further explore what it was capable of with an already established, branded sound.
We would cut that barbed wire and explore beyond those fences" Ritch said. Exploring beyond those fences and cutting that barbed wire meant creating what the band calls "heart songs. He even referenced his biggest musical hero's ability to vacillate between the dark and the light. There are parts of him that are black, and that same idea comes across on this album for us. Strap yourself in. Speaking about specific songs on Peacemaker, he said that the visceral "'Damn You to Hell' is maybe the heaviest song we've written.
It has such drive and intensity that it's like a mixed martial arts event, like UFC pay per view, like someone being grounded and pounded on. It is a great song. It goes beyond those boundaries.
Ritch said, "I thought, 'What would that gun say to Run With The Blind - Cock Sparrer - Running Riot In 84 & Live And Loud!
(Vinyl, LP, LP) It's wholly present in every note, riff and lyric of Peacemaker. Essentially, Peacemaker, which follows the previous albums The Pride of Texas and Rollin', is like one of those out-of-control parties that will find you without a girlfriend and with pissed off family members the very next day, but you'll be gawking over your killer new tattoo while nursing an awful hangover.
It's the stuff of life, the good time ingredient that you can't manufacture or fake. It comes from a very real place, thanks to Texas Hippie Coalition's ability to understand their influences and mine them Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only something wholly unique.
DORO Pesch is a living legend! A true highlight of a career, already going on for three decades. DORO can look back at a really unique journey in the music business. DORO, in numbers this means: Gold and platinum awards for about 10 million sold records, over 2. Countless cover stories on all important Music Magazines and millions of overwhelmed fans around the globe.
At the age of 16 DORO started playing in her first bands, but the story of her success Shooting Shark - Blue Öyster Cult - The Longest Live: For Hardcore BÖC Fans Only with her band WARLOCK in and the first album "Burning The Witches", the first steps of a world career, that in got her to perform at the legendary "Monsters of Rock" Festival at British Castle Donnington, as the first ever female musician — and in front of At this point DORO decided to finally quit her job as a graphic designer and to entirely enter the music business, with all her heart, body and soul.
In Spain and Russia she is worshiped like a goddess. Up to this very day, those two songs are highlight of every single show. She has been nominated for the "Echo" eight times by now. The albums' titel track was also used as the movies' theme. At the same time the single release 'Celebrate' of the "Fear No Evil"-album was becoming a hit in Spain, where 'Celebrate' was in the top ten for seven weeks.
Spain is inhabited by one of DOROs strongest fan bases. In early "Fear No Evil" entered the German charts at The new album is surely another highlight of DOROs carreer.
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