Blue Öyster Cult Beyond the 130

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Re: Blue Öyster Cult Beyond the 130

Postby nev harp » 18 Feb 2015, 20:08

Yeah, other than "...Reaper" and "Burnin' For You" (both tremendous things) pretty underwhelming. I came at 'em via The Minutemen/fIREHOSE's "The Red and the Black" and the Patti Smith/Clash connections so was expecting something that lifted-the-fuck-off.

The first couple are just dumb and not in a good, drongoid way. Puny really, wimpier than Boston. people jabber about the ball-less Back in the USA but Secret Treaties makes it sound like the remixed Raw Power.
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Re: Blue Öyster Cult Beyond the 130

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 19 Feb 2015, 00:05

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Re: Blue Öyster Cult Beyond the 130

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Feb 2015, 00:19



But I thought that they're "rhythmically off" the drummer "rushes through everything," the albums "sound tinny," the band "constipated and really really rigid," and that they're "slightly cartoonish" too.

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Re: Blue Öyster Cult Beyond the 130

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 19 Feb 2015, 00:46

Matt Wilson wrote:


But I thought that they're "rhythmically off" the drummer "rushes through everything," the albums "sound tinny," the band "constipated and really really rigid," and that they're "slightly cartoonish" too.

:lol:


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Re: Blue Öyster Cult Beyond the 130

Postby Rayge » 15 Jan 2018, 18:56

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Re: Blue Öyster Cult Beyond the 130

Postby toomanyhatz » 15 Jan 2018, 20:50

The first three - the first four, really - are fucking great. After that, mostly meh. Ultimately they lack a really convincing vocalist. But I still insist that this:



is an absolute thing of wonder.

Album - Secret Treaties

song - uh...

Most underrated album - Has to be Agents of Fortune - really just below the first three. That Patti duet is fantastic too. They just had the audacity to have a (very much deserved) hit single.
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Re: Blue Öyster Cult Beyond the 130

Postby Deebank » 16 Jan 2018, 17:24

toomanyhatz wrote:The first three - the first four, really - are fucking great. After that, mostly meh. Ultimately they lack a really convincing vocalist. But I still insist that this:



is an absolute thing of wonder.

Album - Secret Treaties

song - uh...

Most underrated album - Has to be Agents of Fortune - really just below the first three. That Patti duet is fantastic too. They just had the audacity to have a (very much deserved) hit single.


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