Editors’ Notes Blue Öyster Cult came together in the early ‘70s, inspired by early metal bands like Black Sabbath. Even before finding fame with their fourth album, the New York band earned a rep as the kind of smart, tongue-in-cheek hard rock act that arty kids and headbangers alike could appreciate. Punk pioneer Patti Smith co-wrote some of the band's best songs, and BÖC's influence would continue to turn up in unexpected places, from hardcore to proto-punk. Recording well into the 21st century, BÖC still offers a powerful reminder of the days when hard rockers ruled FM radio.

SONG
ALBUM
(Don't Fear) The Reaper
5:08
 
3:41
 
Burnin' for You
4:31
 
Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll
4:02
 
Career of Evil
3:59
 
E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
3:42
 
Astronomy
6:55
 
Dancin' In the Ruins
4:01
 
Hot Rails to Hell
5:10
 
7 Screaming Diz-Busters
7:00
 
Take Me Away
4:31
 
4:45
 
Golden Age of Leather
5:52
 
Veteran of the Psychic Wars
4:49
 
3:50
 

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