Blue Oyster Cult – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection

I was introduced to BOC, Blue Oyster Cult on July 3, 1969. They were the opening act of the only Fillmore East Show I ever attended. It was a triple bill early show at the Fillmore in the East Village. I was 17 years old and this was my first rock concert. I’ve been to 400 concerts since that historical evening!

The 8 p.m. show featured:

Headliner: Jeff Beck Group

Middle Act: Jethro Tull

Opener: Soft White Underbelly

So where is Blue Oyster Cult on the program you may be asking. They performed as Soft White Underbelly (1967-1971) that night 😉

Soft White Underbelly

Albert Bouchard – drums, percussion
Allen Lanier – keyboards, guitars, vocals
Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser – lead guitar, vocals
Andrew Winters – bass guitar, vocals
Eric Bloom – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards

L to R: Allen Lanier, Joe Bouchard, Buck Dharma, Albert Bouchard, Eric Bloom

So one thing I realize after all these decades that I don’t own a single BOC recording. This box set solves that problem for me. I just need to listen to their discography in depth to see if that is a music collection I’d like to have 😉


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3 Replies to “Blue Oyster Cult – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection”

  1. That’s crap. BOC has put out great music in every phase of their career. The only losers are “Mirrors” and “Club Ninja”. The rest all have varying quality of material from good to superb. The highlights here plentiful. Their very last record on CBS, “Imaginos” may have been their best.

  2. I agree their later lps/cds were very good including the last two-also mirrors had some excellent songs and club ninja had about 4 very good tunes but it wasnt their best for sure. excellent live band to this day.

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