Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Blue Oyster Cult: Secret Treaties

Blue Öyster Cult released Secret Treaties in 1974 and pulled off a pretty cool recording trick by having each song seamlessly fade into the next one, creating an effect like a classical suite, but in their case it was a rock suite that was quite sweet!

Some of my favorite BOC songs are on this album, including Astronomy, Subhuman, Harvester Of Eyes, Dominance And Submission, and Career Of Evil.

Eric Bloom handles most of the lead vocals in his distinctive golden toned way and Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser plays his face melting signature lead guitar style.

I saw them live in 1989 and actually got to play a show opening for them in my hometown in 2013.

Blue Öyster Cult are one of those bands that just kept putting out great albums and stacking up material that sounds fantastic in the live setting; a classic American hard rock band through and through.

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