Columbia publish ‘Blue Öyster Cult’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll’ (1972)

‘Blue Öyster Cult’ is their eponymous debut studio album released on January 16, 1972 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Transmaniacon Mc (Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Donald Roeser, Sandy Pearlman) – 03:21 . 2.I’M On The Lamb But I Ain’T No Sheep (Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman) – 03:10 . 3.Then Came The Last Days Of May (Donald Roeser) – 03:31 . 4.Stairway To The Stars (Albert Bouchard, Donald Roeser, Richard Meltzer) – 03:43 . 5.Before The Kiss, A Redcap (Allen Lanier, Murray Krugman, Donald Roeser, Sandy Pearlman) – 04:59 . 6.Screams (Joe Bouchard) – 03:10 . 7.She’S As Beautiful As A Foot (Albert Bouchard, Allen Lanier, Richard Meltzer) – 02:58 . 8.Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll (Albert Bouchard, Donald Roeser, Sandy Pearlman) – 04:03 . 9.Workshop Of The Telescopes (Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Allen Lanier, Donald Roeser, Sandy Pearlman) – 04:01 . 10.Redeemed (Albert Bouchard, Allen Lanier, Harry Farcas, Sandy Pearlman) – 03:51

Musicians : Blue Öyster Cult – Band . Eric Bloom – Vocals, Lead On (1 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 9 -10),Stun Guitar, Keyboards . Albert Bouchard – Drums, Vocals, Lead On (8) . Joe Bouchard – Bass, Vocals, Lead On (6) . Allen Lanier – Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards . Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser – Lead Guitar, Vocals, Lead On (3 – 5)

Production : Produced By Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman, David Lucas . David Lucas – Engineer . Bill Robertson – Engineer

Recorded In October 1971 At The Warehouse, New York.

Released On January 16, 1972 By Columbia.


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‘Blue Öyster Cult’


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