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Blue ÷yster Cult - Bad Channels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CD (album) cover


Blue ÷yster Cult


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2 stars First review of this "Blue ÷yster Cult" album!!!

Alright, first things first: this is not a B÷C album. It's a soundtrack and it's not even by B÷C... Half of the record are instrumentals recorded by B÷C for the movie Bad Channels. The other half are songs recorded for the movie which also feature in the movie, played by the bands that also perform the songs in the movie. So there's actually only 2 songs by B÷C on this album. It's obvious the B÷C name was used for commercial reasons.

The instrumentals are pretty good when you hear them during the screening of the movie. The movie itself is really cheesy and not recommended to watch. When listening to the score itself it's pretty boring and it basically sounds like some good ideas that last 30 to 60 seconds. So I can't really think of anybody that wants to hear these instrumentals outside of the movie.

The other half of the record consist of 11 songs performed by 6 bands. The bands also perform the songs in the movie except B÷C and the Ukelalians (which is not a real band). Here's a list of how eclectic this album is:

B÷C: classic rock, hard rock Joker: glam metal Fair Game: heavy metal, hard rock (features Ron Keel as singer, remember him?) Sykotik Sinfoney: alternative rock DMT: grunge Ukelaliens: polka

Like I already stated there's only 2 B÷C songs... So what about them?

Demon's Kiss: standard rock song with simple chord-progression and some cheesy horror lyrics

The Horseman Arrive: great stomping cock rock with mysterious dark lyrics. This is the kind of song what B÷C was know for in the '70s. It has that eerily feel of Reaper mixed with the stomping of Godzilla. Great!

Conclusion: do not buy this album is you are not an extreme B÷C fan like myself. The score music is boring and sounds like some short ideas that need more work. The songs on the album only feature 2 B÷C songs in which one is pretty standard and totally forgetable. If you are into glam metal, the songs by Joker and Fair Game are not bad at all. Overall, this album only contains 1 great B÷C songs: The Horseman Arrive. Is it that good that you should want this album? No. Is it a bad album? No, not bad it just lacks consistentcy. I would say it's just for collectors/fans only (a B÷C fan like myself).

Kelder | 2/5 |


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