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Blue Öyster Cult


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4 stars This third release shows a heavier BÖC than previously. I was quite surprised that this album should be considered as their proggiest effort. As far as I'm concerned, it is raw, energetic and wild. And I quite like it for some reasons.

The first reason is linked with the fine rocking opener: ''Career Of Evil''. The lyrics were written by Patti, only a year prior to her GIGANTIC ''Horses'' album. Just a phrase out of this song ''I'd like to do it to your daughter on a dirt road''. No surprise if you have ever listened to her version of ''Gloria'' which is just sulphurous. I became one of the ''no more heroes'' generation in '78 but there are two exceptions: Jimi (Hendrix) and Patti (Smith). For lots of different reasons of course.

This album holds some really great rock music, rather straight forward like during ''Dominance & Submission'' or ''Cagey Cretins''. ''Me 262'' is quite a punkish song avant la lettre (a year or so as far as the New York scene is concerned, but they opened the fire).

When one listens to ''Harvester Of Eyes'', the power of ''Born To Be Wild'' is not far away. It is true to say that a song as ''Flaming Telepaths'' holds some very thin prog elements (synths, piano), that it is diversified and extremely well balanced, it is the most emotional track of this very good album. No other one features such a fine guitar break as during this song. Great music.

To tell you the truth, I far much prefer to listen to this type of albums than to any of the so called (prog) metal genre available. Four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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