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Albert Bouchard, former Blue Öyster Cult member

Blue Öyster Cult’s major label swan song, ‘Imaginos’, was originally to be first of three solo albums by BÖC drummer and songwriter Albert Bouchard.  MetalTalk spoke with Albert Bouchard, as he prepares to unleash the excellent ‘Re Imaginos’ on the record buying public. MetalTalk: “From ’67 as Soft White Underbelly, until you …
Albert Bouchard, former Blue Öyster Cult member

Released in 1988, the Blue Öyster Cult album ‘Imaginos’ was originally intended to be the first of three solo albums by drummer and songwriter Albert Bouchard. Bouchard left the band in 1981 and he is to release ‘Re Imaginos’ 6 November, his reimagining of the BÖC album. The first single, ‘Black …
Photo of the band Blue Öyster Cult

Blue Öyster Cult have told MetalTalk that their first new studio album in almost two decades will be released 9 October via Frontiers. A limited edition vinyl pressing of ‘The Symbol Remains’ can also be ordered from Frontiers (limited to 200 each in green, crystal, blue). The sessions for ‘The Symbol …
Blue Öyster Cult, London Forum, 29th July 2016

It was eight years since Long Islands’ Blue Öyster Cult last performed in London. This was a one-off UK date and for once, those living outside of the capital couldn’t really complain as the last three visits that BÖC had made to the UK were to far flung places such …
Blue Oyster Cult, live

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of arguably their most famous album ‘Agents Of Fortune’, Blue Öyster Cult have chosen to take a slightly different approach. Instead of merely remastering the original album with added extras, Blue Öyster Cult chose to play the album from start to finish during an exclusive concert …
Blue Oyster Cult, live

Blue Öyster Cult released Agents Of Fortune in 1976 and, while a bit more commercial than their earlier releases, it proved to be their breakthrough album gaining platinum status and unleashing ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ on prime time radio. In celebrating its 40th anniversary, the band performed the album in …

They’ve been visitors to the soft white underbelly of these shores ever since their dark and driven style first captured the imagination of UK audiences in the 70s, with compelling albums like ‘Secret Treaties’.  Words and Pictures: Andy Rawll Pictures: Robert Sutton Incendiary festival performances at Ramblin’ Man in 2015 …