Blue Oyster Cult, Andrew's review
Posted by: Carl1 ()
Date: June 24, 2001 08:42PM

I just read your review of the new Blue Oyster Cult album and am a little miffed to be honest. BOC are BOC and don't sound like anyone else, they always come up with thought provoking, intelligent, melodic rock music played with great musical ability. Ok you can hear the occasional nod to someone else that may influence them but this is where I don't see your comparisons. AC/DC, Bad Company ?
I just don't hear those bands at all. The danger of making comparisons is that people can be misled into thinking something sounds like something else resulting
in them either ignoring it altogether because they are put off, or buying it and finding it's not what they expect. Blue Oyster Cult are quite simply brilliant.
Andrew you also mention that the album is not hard rock or AOR by any stretch.
I am sorry but I disagree, it's not AOR in a Mitch Malloy type way and it's not hard rock in a Dokken type way but it is still hard rock with great melodies that would appeal to fans of good songs. AOR ( that term ) according to many is supposed to mean Adult Oriented Rock. BOC fit that just as easily as say Giant, or Harem Scarem but they don't sound like either of those bands.
Also you mention Eric Bloom has a great smooth voice. I agree Eriic has a fantastic voice in my opinion but he has more of a gritty edge to his range. What you didn't say was that Buck Dharma siings hald the leads on the record and he is the one with the smooth voice.
Andrew this is not a dig at you as generally 95% of the time you are spot on but this time I think the review appears to be rushed.
Take care
Carl

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Blue Oyster Cult, Andrew's review57 Carl1 06/24/2001 08:42PM
Re: Blue Oyster Cult, Andrew's review 53 koogles 06/25/2001 12:19AM
Re: Blue Oyster Cult, Andrew's review 62 Carl1 06/25/2001 01:27AM
Re: Blue Oyster Cult? The New Quo? 53 Eric Abrahamsen 06/25/2001 04:57AM
Re: Blue Oyster Cult? The New Quo? 52 Carl1 06/25/2001 05:54AM
I have to agree with Eric 54 Misterpomp 06/25/2001 06:14AM
Feck Off :-) NP 51 Carl1 06/25/2001 07:55AM
Re: Blue Oyster Cult? The New Quo? 57 Eric Abrahamsen 06/25/2001 06:48AM
Re: Blue Oyster Cult? The New Quo? 51 Carl1 06/25/2001 08:05AM
Re: Quo & let's hit UFO!!! 55 Eric Abrahamsen 06/25/2001 09:18AM
Poo Oyster Cult 72 koogles 06/25/2001 08:23AM
Re: Poo Oyster Cult 52 Carl1 06/25/2001 04:38PM
Club Ninja is the most treble BOC album! 59 koogles 06/26/2001 01:52AM
Re: Club Ninja is the most treble BOC album! 59 Carl1 06/26/2001 04:25AM


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