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Blue Oyster Cult vs. Edgar Winter Group – Clash of the Titans

Toho Studios / Universal
Toho Studios / Universal

This clash seems entirely appropriate, what with Godzilla lumbering over all of its competition in theaters.

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40 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Release ‘Secret Treaties’

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When Long Island, New York’s Blue Oyster Cult released ‘Secret Treaties,’ on March 15, 1974, their future standing as bona-fide hard rock legends was anything but guaranteed.

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ZZ Top Vs. Blue Oyster Cult – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

ZZ Top Vs. Blue Oyster Cult

 

The third round one battle in this month's Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame bracket pits Long Island's finest, Blue Oyster Cult, against that little ol' band from Texas, ZZ Top.

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36 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Released ‘Spectres’ Album

Columbia Records
Columbia Records

Released in November of 1977 and remembered mostly for the classic 'Godzilla,' 'Spectres' found Blue Oyster Cult trying to find their identity after finally hitting the big time.

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35 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Release ‘Some Enchanted Evening’

Columbia Records
Columbia Records

Blue Oyster Cult released their second live album, the aptly named ‘Some Enchanted Evening,’ in September 1978 and proceeded to rack up the biggest record sales of their storied career. Not bad for a band that had spent much of their career to that point intentionally cloaking themselves in mystery while challenging listeners with oftentimes obscure or downright controversial lyrics.

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Top 10 Blue Oyster Cult Songs

Columbia Records
Columbia Records

Blue Oyster Cult rose from the ashes of the Stalk Forest Group to become of the nation's all-time greatest hard-rock ensembles. They had an incredible run of classic albums from the mid '70 through the early '80s, combining street-level rock 'n' roll with more cerebral elements of poetry and literature. Avoiding cliches whenever possible, Blue Oyster Cult rode hard and

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Blue Oyster Cult Founder Allen Lanier Dead at 67

Allen Lanier
Michael Putland, Getty Images

Founding Blue Oyster Cult keyboardist and guitarist Allen Lanier has died at the age of 67 after being hospitalized with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, according to the band's official Facebook page. "DFTR sweet man," the post reads, in apparent reference to their hit 'Don't Fear the Reaper.' "We love you and miss you."

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Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy Stars Lined Up for New ‘That Metal Show’ Season

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Scott Gries/Christopher Pasatieri/Paul Kane, Getty Images

Good news - Season 12 of ‘That Metal Show’ has been confirmed and several classic rockers have made the short list for guest spots over the eight new episodes. The guests dropping by the TMS studio throughout the season run the gamut from classic rockers to brand new members of some veteran acts, offering a balance of musical tastes.

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40 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Tyranny and Mutation’ Released

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The second month of 1973 was a month of dire deeds and dark omens, ranging from the unanimous congressional vote establishing the Watergate Investigation Committee to the second musical tome crafted by the enigmatic Blue Oyster Cult, an album prophesying 'Tyranny and Mutation,' which was released on Feb. 11, 1973.

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Original Blue Oyster Cult Lineup Reunites in New York City

Blue Oyster Cult
YouTube

Fans had to wait a little longer than expected to see it, but Blue Oyster Cult reformed its original lineup on Monday (Nov. 5) -- and even if you weren't in attendance, you can still experience the show thanks to a heaping helping of audience footage from the show.

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, News, Videos

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