The 2009 eBook by Martin Popoff.
Blue Oyster Cult – 40 years in the biz… six gold and platinum U.S. albums… classic trax like "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," "Godzilla," "Burnin' For You," "Astronomy" and "E.T.I." Indeed, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, Eric Bloom, Allen Lanier, Albert Bouchard and Joe Bouchard comprised one of the great stadium acts of the '70s and '80s. BOC were heavy metal enough to duke it out with Kiss, Rush, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and Black Sabbath, yet smart, funny, ironic and jaded enough to please the tough New York critics, of which more than a couple mingled within their ranks.
Secrets Revealed! – at 303 pages including 174 images – examines the complicated early days of the band, graphically demonstrating the show biz sweat that goes into making an act an act. However, the majority of the book (the only BOC biog in existence) is centered around the peerless intellectual quality of the songs, a quality made entertaining by the band's psychotropic and ghoulish humour, and by its interest in all manner of conspiracy theories, cults, monsters, vampires, UFO tales, foul play, arcane spiritualism, alchemy, love lost and love buried, science fiction and science friction.
Along the way, Popoff talked with Buck, Eric, Albert and Joe, along with modern-era drummer Bobby Rondinelli, legendary producer of the band Murray Krugman and BOC expert Bolle Gregmar. For insight into the band's fantastic lyrical world, he went right to the source, the penners of BOC classics. Some of the best insights came from Sandy Pearlman (also the band's manager during the golden years), Richard Meltzer, Helen Wheels, David Roter and John Shirley, along with cover artists Greg Scott and Ioannis. Helen Wheels and David Roter are since deceased – these chats with them are among their last interviews.
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Bonus! - This eBook is presented here as a full high-resolution PDF to maintain the layout of the original book, and provide images at the highest quality. An additional eBook bonus feature is the inclusion of Martin's reviews of the catalogue covered by each book.
eBook File Size - PDF Format - 6.95 MB