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Blue Öyster Cult


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4.00 | 64 ratings

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5 stars Blue Oyster Cult's Extraterrestrial Live album is truly a must-have for any fan of the band. With a great group of musicians heading this concert, every single song on this album is a highly enjoyable and high-energy performance. While definitely straying from the "Prog" label, this album still succeeds in being a great musical experience which gives it a very justified high-rating.

The expected material is all here - songs like "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and "Burnin' For You," and an awesome version of Godzilla with a very entertaining intro (not counting the "Blip" of censorship). There are great rockers that roll right along like "Cities On Flame" and "The Red and The Black," along with other tracks that don't get much radio play these days. But the real treat comes with some great soloing and instrumentals - especially with the Cult's rendition of Roadhouse Blues (with Robbie Krieger of the Doors dropping in to play guitar), and a nice extended version of "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" (which was featured in the 1981 film "Heavy Metal").

Again, while not prog in any sense, Extraterrestrial Live is a Rock 'n Roll romp that will please the ears of any rock fan. - Highly Recommended

Music Fans: 5/5 Stars Prog-only Fans: consider it 4/5 Stars

ClassicRocker | 5/5 |


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