Blue Öyster Cult – 50th Anniversary Live – First Night

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Discover the new live album celebrating Blue Öyster Cult’s half-century. The group performs its first album in full.

Against all odds, the blue oyster remains stuck to its rock. To celebrate their 50 years of camaraderie and rock’n’roll, Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma, guitarists and singers of Blue Öyster Cult, immortalize three concerts given in New York especially for the occasion.

During the first, which is discussed in this album, the group chose to perform its first opus in full, allowing fans to appreciate both the lyricism of “Then Came the Last Days of May” and the power of “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”.

To round it all off, a best of of songs drawn from all eras then arrives, from the hard rock of “Godzilla” to the FM incursions of “Dancin’ in the Ruins”. Whatever the bottle, the intoxication of talent and finesse remains the same.

Find this column on Blue Oyster Cult and many others in our issue 158, available on newsstands and via our online store.

50th Anniversary Live – First Night is available

Here is the tracklist:

  1. Transmaniacon MC
  2. I’m On the Lamb But I Ain’t No Sheep
  3. Then Came The Last Days Of May
  4. Stairway To the Stars
  5. Before The Kiss, A Redcap
  6. Screams
  7. She’s as Beautiful As a Foot
  8. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
  9. Workshop Of The Telescopes
  10. Redeemed
  11. Dr.Music
  12. Burnin’ For You
  13. Train True (Lenny’s Song)
  14. Tainted Blood
  15. Harvest Moon
  16. Dancin’ In the Ruins
  17. The Vigil
  18. Career Of Evil
  19. Box In My Head
  20. Godzilla
  21. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
  22. In Thee
  23. That Was Me
  24. Hot Rails To Hell

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