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SPECTRES

Blue Öyster Cult

 

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3.16 | 87 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars "History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man!"

2nd quote: "The Golden Age of Leather may well be over, but the Golden Age of the Blue Öyster Cult is just beginning. They're as beautiful as a foot"  - Richard Riegel, Creem

With their fifth studio album to date, Blue Oyster Cult follow the footsteps of their top selling record Agents of Fortunes. Their so called "black and white period" is definitely gone but some sparkling moments are still here, together with the more commercial rock vein upon which all the ten tracks are builded up.

That's obviously the case of the funny opener "Godzilla" (penned by guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser) and for the Lanier's tune "Searchin' for Celine" that reminds me, a little, of "True Confessions" featured in the previous album. On the other hand other songs are particularly interesting even though without the grandeur of their classic repertoire. The mighty "The Golden Age of Leather" and the fantastic "spectral" closer number by Joe Bouchard titled "Nosferatu". Two great tracks in the best Cult tradition. Other highlights are the soft "nocturnal" "I Love the Night" and "Fireworks". Worthy of special mention "Going Through the Motions" co-written by Eric Bloom and ex Mott the Hoople Ian Hunter.

Not enough to make of this album a beauty for prog listeners but a must have for fans like me who generally describe this work as one of their best at all.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |

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