Blue Oyster Cult

Tracks 11-14 only available on Columbia/Legacy Re-Master

  1. Transmaniacon MC -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard, D. Roeser, E. Bloom)
  2. I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep --(S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard, E. Bloom)
  3. Then Came The Last Days Of May -- (D. Roeser)
  4. Stairway To The Stars -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard, D. Roeser)
  5. Before The Kiss, A Redcap --(S. Pearlman, M. Krugman, A. Lanier, D. Roeser)
  6. Screams -- (J. Bouchard)
  7. She's As Beautiful As A Foot -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard, A. Lanier)
  8. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll --(S. Pearlman, D. Roeser, A. Bouchard)
  9. Workshop Of The Telescopes -- (S. Pearlman, BOC)
  10. Redeemed -- (S. Pearlman, H. Farcas, A. Bouchard, A. Lanier)
  11. Donovan's Monkey (Demo) -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  12. What Is Quicksand (Demo) -- (R. Meltzer, A. Lanier)
  13. A Fact About Sneakers (Demo) -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  14. Betty Lou's Got A New Pair Of Shoes (Demo) -- (B. Freeman)

Release Notes:
Released January 1972 by Columbia. Re-mastered on "gold" CD together with *Tyranny And Mutation* and released May 1999 by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, with restored and expanded liner notes. Re-mastered by Columbia/Legacy (with bonus tracks, lyrics, and expanded liner notes) and released June 2001. Produced by Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman.

Instruments:
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, vocals), Eric Bloom (lead vocal, stun guitar, keyboards), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals), Allen Lanier (rhythm guitar, keyboards).

Additional Notes:
The song "Redeemed" is alternately known as "Sir Rastus Bear". The song, "Before The Kiss, A Redcap", was originally titled "Conry's Bar".

The remaining information was provided by Albert Bouchard: "Cities on Flame With Rock And Roll", originally titled "Siren Singalong", was inspired by Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" (note the similarities to the start of the main riff), MC5's "Motor City is Burning" (Sandy Pearlman got the idea for some of the lyrics from this song), and King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man".

The main riff to "I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep" was inspired by a Jimi Hendrix lick during his song, "Hey Joe". "Donovan's Monkey", "What Is Quicksand", "A Fact About Sneakers", and "Betty Lou's Got A New Pair Of Shoes" were all demoed to Columbia (and rejected) in 1969.

The liner notes to the re-mastered version incorrectly credit "Before The Kiss, A Redcap" to (S. Pearlman, D. Roeser), when it should in fact be (S. Pearlman, M. Krugman, A. Lanier, D. Roeser).

The liner notes to the re-mastered version also incorrectly credit "Citis On Flame With Rock And Roll" to (D. Roeser, A. Bouchard) when it should in fact be (S. Pearlman, D. Roeser, A. Bouchard).

Tyranny And Mutation

Tracks 9-12 only available on Columbia/Legacy Re-Master

  1. The Red & The Black -- (A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman)
  2. O.D.'d On Life Itself -- (E. Bloom, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, S. Pearlman)
  3. Hot Rails To Hell -- (J. Bouchard)
  4. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters -- (A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, D. Roeser, S. Pearlman)
  5. Baby Ice Dog -- (A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, P. Smith)
  6. Wings Wetted Down -- (A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard)
  7. Teen Archer -- (D. Roeser, E. Bloom, R. Meltzer)
  8. Mistress Of The Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl) -- (A. Bouchard, S. Pearlman)
  9. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll (Live)
  10. Buck's Boogie (Studio Version)
  11. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters (Live)
  12. O.D.'d On Life Itself (Live)

Release Notes:
Released February 1973 by Columbia. A quadraphonic pressing of this album was also made.

Re-mastered on "gold" CD together with *Blue Oyster Cult* and released May 1999 by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, with restored and expanded liner notes. Also re-mastered with bonus track "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll" (from *Blue Oyster Cult*) together with *Secret Treaties* (which bonus track "Stairway To The Stars" from *Blue Oyster Cult*) and released in 2000 by the French label Axe Killer - with expanded liner notes (taken from the BOC Fanclub website, without credit).

Re-mastered by Columbia/Legacy (with bonus tracks, lyrics, and expanded liner notes) and released June 2001.

Produced by Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman.

Instruments:
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar, vocals), Eric Bloom (vocal, stun guitar, all synthesizers), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals, keyboard), Allen Lanier (keyboards, rhythm guitar).

Additional Notes:
The album is the only one in the band's discography where the band is listed as *THE* Blue Oyster Cult.

The album was originally planned to be titled, "The Red And The Black", and the sides of the final product were dubbed (tracks 1-4) "The Black" (physical, sensual, aural activation) and (tracks 5-8) "The Red" (phantasmagorical id-teasers and supernatural beings).

The following was printed in the liner

Notes:
"Seepage from deep, black, brittle experiments which failed and transformations too hard to find. 'I was overcome and turned to red.' Duster's dust became the sale. Lucifer the light. A restless motion came to move and then subside. In endless knocking at the door - it's time. Tyranny & Mutation. Tyranny & Mutation."

According to Bolle Gregmar, the riff in "The Red & The Black" (a reworked version of "I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep" from *Blue Oyster Cult*) was inspired by the Captain Beefheart song, "Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire".

According to Joe Bouchard, most of the lyrics for "Wings Wetted Down" came from a book of poems by Pablo Neruda, a Chilean poet (referred to as one of the 3 or 4 greatest Spanish-language poets of this century, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971).

According to Albert Bouchard, the music to "Baby Ice Dog" was inspired by the Blues Project song, "I Can't Keep From Crying."

The live version of "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll" was recorded live in 1972, and previously not commercially issued, but released on 12-inch vinyl (on *The BOC Bootleg EP*) to radio stations.

The studio version of "Buck's Boogie" is an outtake from this album's recording sessions - the re-master liner notes incorrectly credit the song to (S. Pearlman, E. Bloom, A. Bouchard), when it should in fact be (A. Bouchard, D. Roeser).

The live versions of "7 Screaming Diz-Busters" and "O.D.'d On Life Itself" were recorded in July of 1975 (incorrectly listed in the liner notes as July of 1974) and previously only available on the *Live In The West* "bootleg" tape that was created by the band and circulated among friends and family.

The liner notes to the re-mastered version incorrectly credit "O.D.'d On Life Itself" to (S. Pearlman, A. Boucahrd, D. Roeser, E. Bloom) when it should in fact be (E. Bloom, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, S. Pearlman).

The liner notes to the re-mastered version also incorrectly credit "Teen Archer" to (A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, R. Meltzer) when it should in fact be (D. Roeser, E. Bloom, R. Meltzer).

Secret Treaties

Tracks 9-13 only available on Columbia/Legacy Re-Master

  1. Career Of Evil -- (A. Bouchard, P. Smith)
  2. Subhuman -- (E. Bloom, S. Pearlman)
  3. Dominance And Submission -- (A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman)
  4. ME 262 -- (E. Bloom, D. Roeser, S. Pearlman)
  5. Cagey Cretins -- (A. Bouchard, R. Meltzer)
  6. Harvester Of Eyes -- (D. Roeser, E. Bloom, R. Meltzer)
  7. Flaming Telepaths -- (A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman, D. Roeser)
  8. Astronomy -- (J. Bouchard, A. Bouchard, S. Pearlman)
  9. Boorman The Chauffer (Outtake) -- (J. Bouchard, M. Krugman)
  10. Mommy (Outtake) -- (E. Bloom, R. Meltzer)
  11. Mes Dames Sarat (Outtake) -- (A. Lanier)
  12. Born To Be Wild (Studio Version, Non-LP Single) -- (M. Bonfire)
  13. Career Of Evil (Single Version) -- (A. Bouchard, P. Smith)

Release Notes:
Released April 1974 by Columbia. A quadraphonic pressing of this album was also made. Re-mastered with bonus track "Stairway To The Stars" (from *Blue Oyster Cult*) together with *Tyranny And Mutation* (which bonus track "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll" from *Blue Oyster Cult*) and released in 2000 by the French label Axe Killer - with expanded liner notes (taken from the BOC Fanclub website, without credit).

Re-mastered by Columbia/Legacy (with bonus tracks, lyrics, and expanded liner notes) and released June 2001.

Produced by Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman.

Instruments:
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, vocals), Eric Bloom (lead vocal, keyboards, stun guitar), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals), Allen Lanier (keyboards, rhythm guitar, all synthesizers).

Additional Notes:
The album, originally planned to be titled, "Power In The Hands Of Fools", went gold in 1992. The printing on the CD incorrectly lists D. Roeser's name as "E." Roeser on the credits for "ME 262".

In addition, there is a slight glitch on the CD version of "Cagey Cretins" - during the guitar solo, there is a brief sway of key and tone, as if the tape was bumped during the creation of the CD (the Columbia/Legacy and Axe Killer re-masters do not have this flaw).

The following was printed in the liner

Notes:
"Rossignol's curious, albeit simply titled book, 'The Origins of a World War', spoke in terms of 'secret treaties', drawn up between the Ambassadors from Plutonia and Desdinova the foreign minister. These treaties founded a secret science from the stars. Astronomy. The career of evil."

(Note: "stars" was mis-printed as "start" in the liner notes to the re-master). The book mentioned does not exist. According to Albert Bouchard, the riffs from "Cagey Cretins" are based on the Soft White Underbelly songs, "Bark In The Sun" and "Mystic Stump".

The song "Career Of Evil" was based on Patti Smith's poem titled "Poem Of Isadore Ducasse" (Isadore Ducasse was the real name of a 19th century author who used the pseudonym Comte de Lautreamont, who's book *Les Chantes de Maldoror* includes the phrase "career of evil").

According to an issue of Morning Final, a riff from "Astronomy" was inspired by David Bowie's "Panic In Detroit". In a 1975 critics poll in the U.K. music magazine *Melody Maker*, this album was voted "Top Rock Album of All Time". The songs "Boorman The Chauffer", "Mommy", and "Mes Dames Sarat" are outtakes from this album's recording sessions.

The version of "Born To Be Wild" is a studio version which was previously only available either on the b-side of the single release of "Born To Be Wild" from *On Your Feet Or On Your Knees*, on the *(Don't Fear) The Reaper* compilation tape, or the *Workshop Of The Telescopes* compilation CD. The band used to refer to this track as their "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" version, as the rhythm part of the track sounds very similar to the song.

The single version of "Career Of Evil" was created to provide a more radio-friendly version (Apparently the line, "Do it to your daughter on a dirt road" was considered too controversial -- the vocals were either re-recorded or re-mixed so the line says "Do it like ya oughtta on a dirt road"). Also, this version omits the second verse of the song.

On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (live)
  1. The Subhuman
  2. Harvester Of Eyes
  3. Hot Rails To Hell
  4. Red & The Black
  5. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
  6. Buck's Boogie -- (Buck Dharma)
  7. Last Days Of May
  8. Cities On Flame
  9. ME 262
  10. Before The Kiss (A Redcap)
  11. Maserati GT (I Ain't Got You) -- (C. Carter)
  12. Born To Be Wild -- (M. Bonfire)

Notes:
Released February 1975 by Columbia. Produced by Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman. The album went gold.

Instruments:
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, vocal on "Before The Kiss" and "Last Days Of May"), Eric Bloom (vocals, stun guitar, synthesizer), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocal on "Cities On Flame"), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocal on "Hot Rails To Hell"), Allen Lanier (rhythm guitar, all keyboards). The CD liner mis-spells Buck's last name as "Rooser".

On the CD version, there is a strange EQ shift during Eric's on-stage talking prior to the start of "7 Screaming Diz-Busters". "Maserati GT" is a re-working of "I Ain't Got You", originally by the Yardbirds. "Born To Be Wild" was originally done by Steppenwolf.

"Buck's Boogie" is dedicated to Ron McCoy, who was a DJ in Los Angeles in the 1970's, and let Buck sit in one night as a guest DJ on his show.

According to Bolle Gregmar, Albert Bouchard should also receive a writing credit for "Buck's Boogie" (a credit which eventually appeared on the compilation CD set, *Workshop Of The Telescopes*) -- Albert derived the song from the Stalk-Forrest Group song, "Arthur Comics", and then gave it to Buck to add his personal touch.

According to Buck Dharma, the riff in "Buck's Boogie" was inspired by the Beatles song, "You Can't Do That".

The songs were recorded at the following locations: Academy of Music, New York; Paramount Theatre, Portland & Seattle; Show Palace, Phoenix; Long Beach Arena, California; P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver; and Capitol Theatre, New Jersey.

The "introduction" of the band that appears before the final song was done by BOC lighting director Carol Dodds, who usually did the nightly introduction of the band.

Agents Of Fortune

Tracks 11-14 only available on Columbia/Legacy Re-Master

  1. This Ain't The Summer Of Love --(M. Krugman, A. Bouchard, D. Waller)
  2. True Confessions -- (A. Lanier)
  3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper -- (D. Roeser)
  4. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) -- (D. Roeser, S. Pearlman)
  5. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini -- (A. Bouchard, P. Smith)
  6. Sinful Love -- (A. Bouchard, H. Robbins)
  7. Tattoo Vampire -- (A. Bouchard, H. Robbins)
  8. Morning Final -- (J. Bouchard)
  9. Tenderloin -- (A. Lanier)
  10. Debbie Denise -- (P. Smith, A. Bouchard)
  11. Fire Of Unknown Origin (Original Version) --(A. Bouchard, P. Smith, D. Roeser, J. Bouchard, E. Bloom)
  12. Sally (Demo) -- (A. Bouchard, P. Smith)
  13. (Don't Fear The Reaper (Deom) -- (D. Roeser)
  14. Dance The Night Away (Demo) - (A. Lanier, J. Carroll)

Release Notes:
Released May 1976 by Columbia. Re-mastered on "gold" CD and released January 1998 by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, with restored and expanded liner notes.

Re-mastered by Columbia/Legacy (with bonus tracks, lyrics, and expanded liner notes) and released June 2001. Produced by Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman, and David Lucas.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar, vocals, synthesizer, percussion), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals, piano), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica), Allen Lanier (keyboards, vocals, guitar, bass), Patti Smith (vocal on "The Revenge of Vera Gemini").

Additional Notes:
The album went platinum.

In addition, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper was listed in the August 1997 issue of *MOJO* magazine as #80 on the magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Singles of All Time".

Helen Robbins also goes by (and has been credited on BOC albums) as "Helen Wheels".

The lead vocal on "True Confessions" is Allen Lanier -- his only "official" lead vocal on all of BOC's albums (Allen does provide lead vocals on four other demos, including "Dance The Night Away" which appeared on the remastered version of this album).

Also, according to Albert Bouchard, Allen plays the bass part to "Morning Final" on the album.

The songs "Tattoo Vampire" and "Debbie Denise" were originally titled "Tattooed Vampire" and "To Remember Debbie Denise" respectively.

The song "E.T.I.", originally an instrumental track titled "No Traffic", was tried with different lyrics by Sandy Pearlman (titled "Punishment Park", it may have even had a vocal track by Sandy) and Joe Bouchard (titled "Des Pot Soup") before using the current lyrics.

Also according to Albert Bouchard, Michael Brecker plays saxophone on "True Confessions". His brother Randy Brecker also played a fluglehorn part for "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", but it was edited out of the final mix.

The riff to "This Ain't The Summer Of Love" was inspired by the song, "Ascension Day" by Third World War. Don Waller, who came up with the title for "This Ain't The Summer Of Love", also used the title for a song by the Imperial Dogs - the only similarities to BOC's song, other than the title, is the lines "This ain't the Garden of Eden. This ain't the Summer of Love."

NB: Click here to read about Don Waller's own take on the origins of this song.

The album cover depicts someone holding 4 Tarot cards: Death, The Queen, The King, The Sun. Stories say that these cards were part of an actual Tarot card reading done for the band.

The song "Fire Of Unknown Origin" is an outtake from this album's recording sessions.

The songs "Sally", and "Dance The Night Away" were demoed for this album but not used - versions of these songs were later recorded and released by The Brain Surgeons and Jim Carroll respectively.

The liner notes to the re-master incorrectly credit "Sally" to (A. Bouchard) when they should in fact be (P. Smith, A. Bouchard).

Spectres
  1. Godzilla -- (D. Roeser)
  2. Golden Age Of Leather -- (B. Abbott, D. Roeser)
  3. Death Valley Nights -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  4. Searchin' For Celine -- (A. Lanier)
  5. Fireworks -- (A. Bouchard)
  6. R. U. Ready 2 Rock -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard)
  7. Celestial The Queen -- (H. Wheels, J. Bouchard)
  8. Goin' Through The Motions -- (E. Bloom, I. Hunter)
  9. I Love The Night -- (D. Roeser)
  10. Nosferatu -- (H. Wheels, J. Bouchard)

Notes:
Released November 1977 by Columbia. Produced by Sandy Pearlman, Murray Krugman, David Lucas, and Blue Oyster Cult. The album, originally planned to be titled, "The Big Hurt", went gold.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (vocals, guitar), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead and rhythm guitar, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals, guitar), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals, harmonica), Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitar).

According to Allen Lanier, the photograph on the album's cover was inspired by turn of the century photographer Jacob Rees, whose "How The Other Lives" album depicted the classier gang members of the period in their true colors."

According to Albert Bouchard, parts of "Godzilla" were inspired by a song titled, "Go Go Gorilla".

According to Joe Bouchard, the bass break on "Godzilla" is a direct tribute to Stanley Clarke.

According to "Morning Final #11", "I Love The Night" had a 3rd verse on the original demo, which has been included on occasion when the band performed the song live.

The song "Fireworks" was originally titled, "Blazing Red".

A version of the song "Searchin' For Celine" was demoed by Allen Lanier for the *Agents Of Fortune* album, with Allen on lead vocals.

Some Enchanted Evening (live)
  1. R. U. Ready 2 Rock
  2. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  3. Astronomy
  4. Kick Out The Jams -- (MC5)
  5. Godzilla
  6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  7. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place -- (B. Mann, C. Weil)

Notes:
Released September 1978 by Columbia.

Produced by Sandy Pearlman, Murray Krugman, and Blue Oyster Cult.

The album went platinum. Extra percussion was provided by Tony Cedrone and Rickey Reyer.

"Kick Out The Jams" was originally done by MC5 - BOC's version also included a riff from the MC5 song, "Ramblin' Rose" during the guitar solo.

"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" was originally done by The Animals.

The songs were recorded at the following locations: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia - 4/13/1978 (R. U. Ready To Rock, Kick Out The Jams); Municipal Auditorium, Columbus, Georgia - 4/11/1978 (E.T.I., Astronomy); Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas - 4/9/1978 (The Reaper); Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, England - 6/1/1978 (Godzilla, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place).

The version of "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" that's on the CD version of this album is from a different show than the original LP/cassette version. The version on the CD is from a show in either Edinburgh or London, not Newcastle. According to Bolle Gregmar, somehow, the boxes containing the shows in question got switched, and this error (sometimes called "Murray's Choice", in reference to Murray Krugman) resulted in the CD being made with the song from the other site, and not Newcastle (which is also erroneously spelled "New Castle" on the album).

The live ending of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" was based on the ending of the Stalk-Forrest Group song, "Gil Blanco County".

Mirrors
  1. Dr. Music -- (R. Meltzer, J. Bouchard, D. Roeser)
  2. The Great Sun Jester -- (M. Moorcock, J. Trivers, E. Bloom)
  3. In Thee -- (A. Lanier)
  4. Mirrors -- (D. Roeser, B. Abbott)
  5. Moon Crazy -- (J. Bouchard)
  6. The Vigil -- (D. Roeser, S. Roeser)
  7. I Am The Storm -- (J. Bouchard, R. Binder)
  8. You're Not The One (I Was Looking For) -- (A. Bouchard, C. Bouchard)
  9. Lonely Teardrops -- (A. Lanier)

Notes:
Released in June 1979 by Columbia. Produced by Tom Werman. Additional

Instruments:
Genya Ravan, Ellen Foley (backing vocals on "Dr. Music" and "Mirrors"), Wendy Webb (backing vocals on "Lonely Teardrops"), Mickey Raphael (harmonica on "Dr. Music"), Jai Winding (strings on "In Thee").

The printing on the CD incorrectly lists B. Abbott as "B. Abbot".

The cover of the album is not a photo of a rearview mirror, but a painting by Loren Salazar (according to Eric Bloom, "quite famous in the Seattle area"). If you look closely on the left side of the album cover (you probably need a magnifying glass for the CD or cassette), two sperm cells can be seen painted in the clouds and sky.

The song "The Vigil" originally had different lyrics by Patti Smith, and was titled, "Devil's Hangnail" or "The Devil's Nail".

The song "Lonely Teardrops" was originally titled, "Wind In My Veins", with a vocal by Allen Lanier.

According to Morning Final #8, the song "You're Not The One (I Was Looking For) was inspired by the Cars' song, "My Best Friend's Girl".

According to Joe Bouchard, the "Dr. Music" was inspired by the Larry Williams' "Bony Moronie" and Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman".

Cultosaurus Erectus
  1. Black Blade -- (E. Bloom, M. Moorcock, J. Trivers)
  2. Monsters -- (A. Bouchard, C. Bouchard)
  3. Divine Wind -- (D. Roeser)
  4. Deadline -- (D. Roeser)
  5. The Marshall Plan -- (Blue Oyster Cult)
  6. Hungry Boys -- (A. Bouchard, C. Bouchard)
  7. Fallen Angel -- (J. Bouchard, H. Robbins)
  8. Lips In The Hills -- (D. Roeser, E. Bloom, R. Meltzer)
  9. Unknown Tongue -- (A. Bouchard, D. Roter)

Notes:
Released in June 1980 by Columbia.

Re-mastered and re-released in 1999 in England by Sony's "Rewind" label, with restored liner notes.

Produced by Martin Birch.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals), Allen Lanier (guitar, keyboards), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals), Mark Rivera (saxophone on "Monsters").

Helen Robbins also goes by (and has been credited on BOC albums) as "Helen Wheels".

On the CD version of "Deadline", the downbeat of the first note of the song is missing. The U.K. "Rewind" release of 1999 does not contain this flaw.

The song "Divine Wind" was originally titled "Ayatollah".

The songs "Fallen Angel" and "Hungry Boys" were originally titled, "Falling Angel" and "Hungry Boys In Brooklyn" respectively.

The song "Lips In The Hills" originally had different lyrics by Buck Dharma, and was titled, "Hold Me Tight".

When released as a single, the song "The Marshall Plan" was titled "Here's Johnny".

The printing on the CD incorrectly lists C. Bouchard as "K. Bouchard".

Fire Of Unknown Origin
  1. Fire Of Unknown Origin -- (J. Bouchard, P. Smith, E. Bloom, A. Bouchard, D. Roeser)
  2. Burnin' For You -- (D. Roeser, R. Meltzer)
  3. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars -- (E. Bloom, M. Moorcock)
  4. Sole Survivor -- (E. Bloom, J. Trivers, L. Myers)
  5. Heavy Metal: The Black And Silver -- (A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman)
  6. Vengeance (The Pact) -- (A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard)
  7. After Dark -- (E. Bloom, J. Trivers, L. Myers)
  8. Joan Crawford -- (A. Bouchard, D. Roter, J. Rigg)
  9. Don't Turn Your Back -- (A. Lanier, D. Roeser, A. Bouchard)

Notes:
Released in June 1981 by Columbia.

Produced by Martin Birch.

The album went gold.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (lead vocals, bass on "Heavy Metal"), Albert Bouchard (drums, synthesizer, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals), Allen Lanier (keyboards), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, vocals, bass and sound effects on "Joan Crawford"), Karla DeVito (background vocal on "Sole Survivor"), Sandy Jean (background vocal on "Don't Turn Your Back"), Bill Civitella, Tony Cedrone, Buck Dharma (additional percussion on "Veteran Of The Psychic Wars"), Jess Levy (string arrangements on "Veteran Of The Psychic Wars" and "Joan Crawford").

The song "Veteran Of the Psychic Wars" appears in the movie "Heavy Metal".

A version of the song "Fire Of Unknown Origin" (with Albert Bouchard on lead vocals) was originally worked-up during the sessions for the *Agents Of Fortune* album.

The song "Burnin' For You", based on Richard Meltzer's poem, "Burn Out The Day" (which both Albert and Joe attempted to put to music before Buck's music was used) may have been originally intended for Buck's *Flat Out* album.

The song "Vengeance (The Pact)" began as a song called "Dakota Silo Sitter" with different lyrics by Joe, before Albert supplied lyrics based on the movie "Heavy Metal", and titled it "Taarna's Theme".

The song "Heavy Metal: The Black And Silver" was originally titled "Ear Damage".

The piano intro for "Joan Crawford", one of Allen Lanier's spotlights in many live BOC shows, was actually written by Joe Bouchard.

According to a fan, the object shown on the back cover of the album is an ancient astronomical instrument known as an "astrolabe", a sort of astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky. They could be used to determine time, terrestrial location, or identify the stars at night.

Extraterrestrial Live (live)
  1. Dominance And Submission
  2. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
  3. Dr. Music
  4. The Red And The Black
  5. Joan Crawford
  6. Burnin' For You
  7. Roadhouse Blues -- (The Doors)
  8. Black Blade
  9. Hot Rails To Hell
  10. Godzilla
  11. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars
  12. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  13. (Don't Fear) The Reaper

Notes:
Released in April 1982 by Columbia.

Produced by Sandy Pearlman and George Geranios.

The album was originally planned to be titled, "Cult in the Act".

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals), Rick Downey (drums), Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitar), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, vocals), Albert Bouchard (drums on "Black Blade" and "Dominance And Submission"), Special Guest: Robbie Krieger (guitar on "Roadhouse Blues") -- note: The CD liner incorrectly lists his name as "Bobbie" Krieger. "Roadhouse Blues" was originally done by The Doors.

The songs were recorded at the following locations: Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida - 10/9/1981 (Burnin' For You, E.T.I., The Red And The Black, Joan Crawford, Godzilla, Veteran Of The Psychic Wars, The Reaper); Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York - 12/30/1981 (Dr. Music, Hot Rails To Hell) and 10/17/1980 (Black Blade); Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 12/31/1981 (Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll); The Country Club, Reseda, California - 12/15/1981 (Roadhouse Blues); Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, New York - 2/11/1980 (Dominance And Submission - originally recorded for the "King Biscuit Flower Hour").

The drum fills before the final verse of "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll" are not as they were played live - some of the beats were removed in the mixing. This is believed to be the last BOC album that was available on 8-track tape.

The Revolution By Night
  1. Take Me Away -- (E. Bloom, A. Nova)
  2. Eyes On Fire -- (G. Winter)
  3. Shooting Shark -- (D. Roeser, P. Smith)
  4. Veins -- (D. Roeser, R. Meltzer)
  5. Shadow Of California -- (J. Bouchard, N. Smith, S. Pearlman)
  6. Feel The Thunder -- (E. Bloom)
  7. Let Go -- (E. Bloom, D. Roeser, I. Hunter)
  8. Dragon Lady -- (D. Roeser, B. Blotto)
  9. Light Years Of Love -- (J. Bouchard, H. Wheels)

Notes:
Released in October 1983 by Columbia.

Produced by Bruce Fairbairn.

The album was originally planned to be titled, "Night Makes Right".

As a single, "Shooting Shark" spent 3 weeks on the U.S. charts, reaching as high as #83.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (guitar, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, electric and Spanish guitar, vocoder, vocals), Rick Downey (drums), Allen Lanier (piano, synthesizers), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Larry Fast/Synergy (additional synthesizer programming), Randy Jackson (bass on "Shooting Shark"), Marc Baum (saxophone on "Shooting Shark"), Greg Winter (background vocals on "Eyes On Fire"), Aldo Nova (guitar and synthesizer on "Take Me Away").

Club Ninja
  1. White Flags -- (Leggatt Bros.)
  2. Dancin' In The Ruins -- (L. Gottlieb, J. Scanlon)
  3. Make Rock Not War -- (B. Halligan Jr.)
  4. Perfect Water -- (D. Roeser, J. Carroll)
  5. Spy In The House Of The Night -- (D. Roeser, R. Meltzer)
  6. Beat 'Em Up -- (B. Halligan Jr.)
  7. When The War Comes -- (J. Bouchard, S. Pearlman)
  8. Shadow Warrior -- (E. Bloom, D. Roeser, Eric Van Lustbader)
  9. Madness To The Method -- (D. Roeser, D. Trismen)

Notes:
There were three different releases by Columbia of this album, each with a slightly different mix.

A somewhat rushed mix was released in England in November of 1985 (this release is believed to be available only on LP and cassette, but not on CD).

Another mix was released in Holland in December of 1995.

Correction:
This does not make sense and should read "December of 1985", as the album came out in Nov. 1985, Dec. 1985, and Jan. 1986 depending on where you shopped at the time.
Ken Drew

The third mix (released in the U.S. and elsewhere), was released in January 1986. EPIC records released this album as a "Collector's Choice" edition in 1992 using the Holland mix. Produced by Sandy Pearlman.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (vocals, guitar), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals, guitar), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Jimmy Wilcox (background vocals, percussion), Tommy Zvoncheck (synthesizers, piano, organ), Thommy Price (drums), Phil Grande (additional guitars), Kenny Aaronson (additional bass).

This is the first CD recorded by BOC (as opposed to previous releases, where the CD was later cut from the LP masters).

The spoken words at the start of "When the War Comes" ("When the bones of our oppressors... All hail the revolution") are done by New York DJ Howard Stern (who's mother is presumably related to Eric Bloom's wife's mother). The European releases of this album do not contain these spoken words.

In addition, on the first (England) mix, "White Flags" does not end via fade-out. This version is available on some single versions of this song.

There are other various discrepancies between the album and single releases due to the various mixes (there are noticeable variations in "White Flags", "Make Rock Not War", "Spy In The House Of The Night", "When The War Comes", "The Shadow Warrior", and "Madness To The Method").

The song "White Flags" was originally recorded on Hugh and Gordon Leggatt's 1982 album, *Illuminations*.

According to "Morning Final #2", the song "Shadow Warrior" was originally a song called "I'm A Rebel" (with different lyrics), and written (but not used) for the 1984 film, *Teachers*.

This album was discontinued in the U.S., although it was re-released in March of 1997 on Koch records, with new liner notes.

Imaginos
  1. I Am The One You Warned Me Of -- (S. Pearlman, D. Roeser, A. Bouchard)
  2. Les Invisibles -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard)
  3. In The Presence Of Another World -- (S. Pearlman, J. Bouchard)
  4. Del Rio's Song -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard)
  5. The Siege And Investiture Of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle At Weisseria -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard)
  6. Astronomy -- (S. Pearlman, J. Bouchard, A. Bouchard)
  7. Magna Of Illusion -- (S. Pearlman, D. Roeser, A. Bouchard)
  8. Blue Oyster Cult -- (S. Pearlman, E. Bloom)
  9. Imaginos -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard)

Notes:
Released in July 1988 by Columbia. Produced by Sandy Pearlman - associate producer: Albert Bouchard.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (vocals), Albert Bouchard (guitar, percussion, vocals), Joe Bouchard (keyboards, vocals), Allen Lanier (keyboards), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitars, vocals), Kenny Aaronson (bass), Thommy Price (drums), Jack Secret (additional vocals), Tommy Moringiello (guitars), Jack Rigg (guitars), Tommy Zvoncheck (keyboards), Shocking U (background vocals on "In The Presence Of Another World"), Joey Cerisano (additional lead vocal on "The Siege And Investiture Of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle At Weisseria"), Jon Rogers (additional lead vocal on "Imaginos"), The Guitar Orchestra of the State of Imaginos (Marc Biedermann, Kevin Carlson, Robbie Krieger, Tommy Moringiello, Aldo Nova, Jack Rigg, Joe Satriani).

According to Bolle Gregmar, Joe Satriani played the lead on "The Siege And Investiture Of Baron Von Frankenstein's Castle At Weisseria", and Robbie Krieger played the lead on "Blue Oyster Cult".

According to Albert Bouchard, Robbie Krieger also played the lead on "Magna Of Illusion".

In addition, Albert Bouchard says that several musicians were either improperly credited, or not credited at all. See the specific FAQ question on the recording of *Imaginos* for more on this topic.

The house on the album's cover is a photo from the early 1900's of the famous Cliff House Hotel in San Francisco. The original Cliff House was destroyed by fire in 1894, and a second hotel (pictured on the album cover) was built in 1896. It was also destroyed by fire in 1907. A third hotel was built in 1909 and is still standing, but pales in comparison to the one on the album cover.

This album is no longer in print in the U.S.

Heaven Forbid
  1. See You In Black -- (J. Shirley, E. Bloom, D. Roeser)
  2. Harvest Moon -- (D. Roeser)
  3. Power Underneath Despair -- (J. Shirley, E. Bloom, D. Roeser)
  4. X-Ray Eyes -- (J. Shirley, D. Roeser)
  5. Hammer Back -- (J. Shirley, E. Bloom, D. Roeser)
  6. Damaged -- (J. Shirley, D. Roeser)
  7. Cold Gray Light Of Dawn -- (J. Shirley, E. Bloom, D. Roeser)
  8. Real World -- (J. Shirley, D. Roeser)
  9. Live For Me -- (J. Shirley, D. Roeser)
  10. Still Burnin' -- (J. Rogers, D. Roeser)
  11. In Thee -- (A. Lanier)

Note: Released in March 1998 by CMC International. Produced by Buck Dharma - additional production by Steve Schenck and Eric Bloom. The album was originally planned to be titled, "Ezekiel's Wheel".

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Buck Dharma (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Allen Lanier (guitar, keyboards), Danny Miranda (bass, vocals), Chuck Burgi (drums, vocals), Bobby Rondinelli (drums on "Live For Me"), Jon Rogers (bass, vocals on "Harvest Moon", "Power Underneath Despair", and "Still Burnin'"), Tony Perrino (additional keyboards), George Cintron (additional vocals).

"In Thee" was recorded "live at Millbrook".

The song, "Power Underneath Despair" had been released by CMC on the *Summerdaze* album in 1997.

The back of the CD mispells the word "despair" (for the song, "Power Underneath Despair") as "dispair".

The distribution for European copies of this album was handled by SPV records.

The European release is sold with an insert of the CD tray liner artwork (a blond woman, holding a scepter with the BOC symbol) displayed on the front of the CD.

Curse Of The Hidden Mirror
  1. Dance On Stilts -- (J. Shirley, D. Roeser)
  2. Showtime -- (E. Bloom, J. Trivers)
  3. The Old Gods Return -- (J. Shirley, E. Bloom, D. Roeser)
  4. Pocket -- (J. Shirley, D. Roeser)
  5. One Step Ahead Of The Devil -- (J. Shirley, E. Bloom, D. Roeser, D. Miranda, B. Rondinelli)
  6. I Just Like To Be Bad -- (J. Shirley, E. Bloom, B. Neumeister)
  7. Here Comes That Feeling -- (D. Trismen, D. Roeser)
  8. Out Of The Darkness -- (J. Shirley, D. Miranda, E. Bloom, D. Roeser)
  9. Stone Of Love -- (R. Meltzer, D. Roeser)
  10. Eye Of The Hurricane -- (J. Shirley, E. Bloom, B. Neumeister, D. Roeser, B. Rondinelli)
  11. Good To Feel Hungry -- (J. Shirley, D. Miranda, E. Bloom, D. Roeser)

Note: Released in June 2001 by CMC International. Produced by Buck Dharma. Associate producer Eric Bloom.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Buck Dharma (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Allen Lanier (guitar, keyboards), Danny Miranda (bass, vocals, keyboards), Bobby Rondinelli (drums), Norman DelTufo (percussion), George Cintron (backing vocals).

A version of the song "Showtime" was originally demoed by Eric for the album *Cultosaurus Erectus*.

A version of the song "Here Comes That Feeling" was originally planned to be on a second Buck Dharma solo album, and a version of the song "Stone Of Love" was originally demoed by Buck for the album, *Revolution By Night*.

The lyrics to the song, "Out Of The Darkness" were initially tried to the song which became "The Horsemen Arrive" on the *Bad Channels* Soundtrack CD.

Flat Out

Buck Dharma solo album:

  1. Born To Rock -- (N. Smith, D. Roeser)
  2. That Summer Night -- (D. Roeser)
  3. Cold Wind -- (D. Roeser)
  4. Your Loving Heart -- (D. Roeser, S. Roeser)
  5. Five Thirty-Five -- (D. Roeser)
  6. Wind Weather And Storm -- (R. Meltzer, D. Roeser)
  7. All Tied Up -- (D. Roeser)
  8. Anwar's Theme -- (D. Roeser)
  9. Come Softly To Me -- (G. Christopher, B. Ellis, G. Troxel)

Notes:
Released in 1982 by Portrait Records. Produced by Donald Roeser.

Instruments:
Buck Dharma (all vocals, instruments, effects and noises, except those that follow), Sandy Roeser (vocal on "Come Softly To Me", backing vocals on "That Summer Night"), R. Downey (drums on "Your Loving Heart", "Five Thirty-Five", "Anwar's Theme"), Neil Smith (drums on "Born To Rock", "That Summer Night"), Dennis Dunaway (bass on "Born To Rock"), Giis de Lang (additional rhythm guitar on "Born To Rock"), Richard Crooks (drums on "Cold Wind"), Will Lee (bass on "Cold Wind", "All Tied Up"), Billy Alessi (synthesizer on "Cold Wind" and "All Tied Up"), Craig MacGregor (bass on "Your Loving Heart", "Five Thirty-Five", "Anwar's Theme"), Spyke Grubb (backing vocal on "Five Thirty-Five"), Teruo Nakamura (bass on "Wind Weather And Storm"), Richie Cannata (sax, clarinet, and horn arrangement on "Wind Weather And Storm"), Steve Jordan (drums on "All Tied Up"), Sue Evans (percussion on "Anwar's Theme", "Come Softly To Me"), D. Roeser (a.k.a. Buck Dharma, drums on "Wind Weather And Storm", synthesizer on "All Tied Up"), Jan Allen, Terry Bretone, Sandy Roeser, Richard Bifulco (hospital staff on "Your Loving Heart"), (2K) Kessie (PA voice on "Your Loving Heart").

A special thanks is listed to Chris Cassone "for Gnop Gnip" (see "hidden messages" section of FAQ).

The song "Wind Weather And Storm" was demoed by Buck for BOC's *Agents Of Fortune* album.

This album is currently no longer in print in the U.S., however Sony/Portrait in France released the album on CD in 1995 (see elsewhere in the FAQ for more information).

Live 1976

U.K. Import:

  1. Stairway To The Stars
  2. Harvester Of Eyes
  3. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
  4. ME-262
  5. Dominance And Submission
  6. Astronomy
  7. Buck's Boogie
  8. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
  9. Born To Be Wild
  10. (Don't Fear) The Reaper

Notes:
Recorded in Largo, Maryland (12/27/1976). Released in 1991 by the Castle Communications label.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitar), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals), Albert Bouchard (drums, guitar, vocals), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, vocals).

The sound quality on the CD is rather poor. A video by of this performance is also available (also titled *Live 1976*), which includes all of the above songs, plus "E.T.I.". See later in the FAQ for a description of this video.

Bad Channels

Movie soundtrack, available only on CD:

  1. Demon's Kiss -- (E. Bloom, D. Roeser, J. Shirley) - 3:53
  2. The Horsemen Arrive -- (E. Bloom, D. Roeser, J. Shirley) - 6:12

The following 9 tunes are by bands other than BOC:

  1. That's How It Is (Joker) - 3:07
  2. Jane Jane (The Hurricane) (Joker) - 3:03
  3. Somewhere in the Night (Fair Game) - 4:30
  4. Blind Faith (Fair Game) - 4:24
  5. Manic Depresso (Sykotik Sinfoney) - 4:03
  6. Mr. Cool (Sykotik Sinfoney) - 3:38
  7. Myth of Freedom (DMT) - 5:07
  8. Touching Myself Again (DMT) - 3:59
  9. Little Old Lady Polka (Ukelaliens) - 3:04

Bad Channels Movie Soundtrack (instrumental pieces written and performed by Buck Dharma of BOC):

  1. Bad Channels Overture - 2:01
  2. Power Station - 2:02
  3. Power Station II - 1:38
  4. Shadow -:26
  5. V.U. (Blue Oyster Cult) -:52
  6. Cosmo Rules, But Lump Controls - 1:09
  7. Battering Ram - 1:25
  8. This Dude Is F****d - 2:24
  9. Pick up Her Feed - 1:53
  10. Spray That Scumbag - 1:54
  11. Out of Station - 1:22
  12. Tree Full of Owls - 1:08
  13. Cookie in Bottle -:40
  14. Corky Gets It - 1:01
  15. Eulogy for Corky -:43
  16. Spore Bomb - 1:06
  17. Remodeling - 2:14
  18. Ginger Snaps - 1:35
  19. Moon Gets It -:39

Notes:
Released in 1992 by Moonstone Records.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Buck Dharma (lead guitar, vocals, keyboards), Allen Lanier (guitar, keyboards), Jon Rogers (bass, background vocals), Chuck Burgi (drums, background vocals).

The CD liner notes incorrectly list the names of Jon Rogers and Chuck Burgi as "John Rogers" and "Chuck Burgie" respectively. "The Horsemen Arrive", should actually be titled, "When Horsemen Arrive" - this song was tried with different lyrics, and titled "Out Of The Darkness".

The film credits incorrectly list the song by this alternate title.

The "Out Of The Darkness" lyrics were later released with different music on the album, *Curse Of The Hidden Mirror*.

Summerdaze

Compilation of the 4 acts from the 1997 Summerdaze tour:

John Kay and Steppenwolf:

  1. Bad Attitude
  2. Rocket Ship
  3. Make The Best Of What You Got

Blue Oyster Cult:

  1. Power Underneath Despair -- (E. Bloom, D. Roeser, J. Shirley)
  2. (Don't Fear) The Reaper -- (D. Roeser)
  3. Godzilla -- (D. Roeser)

Foghat:

  1. Honey Hush
  2. Nothing But Trouble
  3. You'll Be Mine

Pat Travers:

  1. Ice Queen
  2. Just Enough Money
  3. Lookin' Up

Notes:
Released in 1997 by CMC International Records.

Instruments:
(for BOC): Eric Bloom (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Allen Lanier (guitar, keyboards), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar, vocals), Danny Miranda (bass, vocals), Bobby Rondinelli (drums).

The instrument credits on the album refer to the BOC line-up appearing on the tour, however, the credits for the actual recordings are somewhat different.

"Power Underneath Despair", a studio track recorded in 1995, was produced by Steve Schenck, Buck Dharma, and Eric Bloom; and featured Danny Miranda on bass and Chuck Burgi on drums.

"(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (Moscow, Idaho), and "Godzilla" (Kalispell, Montana), both recorded live in 1992, feature Jon Rogers on bass and John Miceli on drums.

The band photograph in the liner notes is circa 1993 showing Chuck Burgi, Eric Bloom, Allen Lanier, Buck Dharma, and Jon Rogers.

Limited edition CD -- 5000 copies made:

  1. What Is Quicksand? -- (R. Meltzer, A. Lanier)
  2. I'm On The Lamb -- (S. Pearlman, E. Bloom, A. Bouchard)
  3. Gil Blanco County -- (S. Pearlman, A. Lanier)
  4. Donovan's Monkey -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  5. Ragamuffin Dumplin' -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  6. Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  7. Arthur Comics -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  8. A Fact About Sneakers -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  9. St. Cecilia -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard, A. Winters)
  10. Ragamuffin Dumplin' [Original Version]
  11. I'm On The Lamb [Original Version]
  12. Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors [Original Version]
  13. Bonomo's Turkish Taffy -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  14. Gil Blanco County [Original Version]
  15. St. Cecilia [Original Version]
  16. A Fact About Sneakers [Original Version]
  17. What Is Quicksand? [MONO Single Version]
  18. Arthur Comics [MONO Single Version]

Notes:
Recorded in 1970 for Elektra Records, and released in 2001 by Rhino Records.

Original production by Dennis Murphy and Peter Siegel, with additional production by Jay Lee and Sandy Pearlman. Rhino production by Roland Worthington Hand.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom aka "Jesse Python" (lead vocals, guitars), Donald Roeser aka "Buck Dharma" (lead guitar, vocals), Andy Winters aka "Andy Panda" (bass), Allen Lanier aka "La Verne" (keyboards, guitar), Albert Bouchard aka "Prince Omega" (drums).

Tracks 1 to 9 taken from the assembled, but never released untitled Elektra album EKS-74046

Tracks 10 to 16 taken from 2-track mixed down masters of recordings for an earlier version of the album on a reel labelled "Oaxaca".

Tracks 17 and 18 taken from Elektra single EKM-45693 released 20 July 1970 - though scheduled for commercial release, it appears the only copies of this single which were pressed and circulated were promotional copies.

The tracks are believed to have been recorded in two series of recording sessions, with the "Oaxaca" tracks having been recorded first.

Three tracks from this series ("What Is Quicksand?, "Donovan's Monkey", and "Arthur Comics") were included without change to the second reel labelled "Stalk-Forrest Group".

Donald Roeser sings lead vocals on "Arthur Comics" and "Bonomo's Turkish Taffy", with Eric Bloom singing lead on all other tracks.

According to Albert Bouchard and Andrew Winters, Allen Lanier played bass on the track, "St. Cecilia", and Andrew Winters played acoustic guitar on the track.

Also according to Andrew Winters, the original lyrics to "St. Cecilia" were written by John Wiesenthal's sister Tina, in a poem entitled "Blue" (according to Albert Bouchard and Bolle Gregmar, the title was "Green"). Andrew's music was used, but lyrics by Sandy Pearlman were used instead of Wiesenthal's.

The original version of "I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep" (track 11) sounds quite different than the version released on the first BOC album, including a piano part, and a riff which would later be used in the *Imaginos* song, "I Am The One You Warned Me Of".

"Arthur Comics" would later be used as an influence for the BOC song, "Buck's Boogie".

The ending of "Gil Blanco County" would later be used live by BOC as the ending of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper".

The song "A Fact About Sneakers" was a re-working of a Soft White Underbelly song called "All Night Gas Station".

More information about this CD, including availability, can be found on the World Wide Web at:

The Brain Surgeons & Friends: To Helen With Love

A Tribute to The Life and Music of Helen Wheels

  1. Helen Wheels -- (HD Manitoba) [Handsome Dick Manitoba]
  2. Lover's Loan -- (Wheels, A. Bouchard) [Felice Rosser, Crispin Cioe]
  3. Sinful Love -- (Wheels, A. Bouchard) [The Brain Surgeons, Tish and Snooky]
  4. Elle Sol -- (Wheels, J. Bouchard) [Buck Dharma, Tommy Mandel, Bouchard Brothers]
  5. Niagara Falls -- (Wheels, Morrongiello) [The Brain Surgeons]
  6. Will To Survive -- (Wheels, J. Bouchard) [Jack Secret, Bouchard Brothers]
  7. Fallen Angel -- (Wheels, J. Bouchard) [Joe Bouchard, Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway]
  8. Room To Rage -- (Wheels, R. Aaronson) [Jack Secret, Ross the Boss, Adny Shernoff]
  9. Hero -- (Wheels, A. Bouchard, M. Barkan) [Sandy Roeser, Buck Dharma]
  10. St. Vitus -- (Wheels, A. Bouchard, D. Frost) [The Brain Surgeons]
  11. Goodbye Joe -- (Wheels, J. Bouchard) [Jack Rigg, Tommy Mandel, Bouchard Brothers]
  12. As I Bleed -- (Wheels, Draheim, Shayler) [Static Cling]
  13. Chimes Of Freedom -- (Bob Dylan) [Scott Kempner]

Notes:
Released in 2001 by Cellsum Records. Produced by Albert Bouchard.

Instruments:
Albert Bouchard (drums, guitar, vocals, harmonica, tambourine, mandocaster), Deborah Frost (vocals, guitar, bass), David Hirschberg (bass, guitar, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, guitar, vocals), Buck Dharma (guitar, vocals), Sandy Roeser (vocals), Tommy Mandel (piano, organ), Crispin Cioe (saxes), Jack Secret (vocals), Adny Shernoff (vocals), Handsome Dick Manitoba (vocal), Felice Rosser (vocal), Scott Kempner (guitar), Tish and Snooky (vocals), Dennis Dunaway (bass), Neal Smith (drums), Matt Smith (guitar), Ross the Boss (guitar), Jack Rigg (vocal, guitar), Cathi Lee Otis (vocals), Kim Draheim (guitar), Ron Shayler (bass), Bob Birmingham (drums), Scott Kempner (guitar, vocal).

Earlier versions of the songs "Lover's Loan", "Elle Sol", and "Will To Survive" were demoed for the BOC albums *Cultosaurus Erectus*, *Mirrors*, and *Spectres* respectively.

Earlier versions of the songs "Sinful Love" and "Fallen Angel" appeared on the BOC albums *Agents Of Fortune* and *Cultosaurus Erectus* respectively.

An earlier version of "Elle Sol" appeared on the Joe Bouchard album *Joe Bouchard Presents The X Brothers: Solid Citizens*.

Earlier versions of the songs "Niagara Falls" (performed by the Brain Surgeons) and "Room To Rage" (performed by Helen Wheels) appeared on the Helen Wheels album *Archetype*.

An earlier version of the song "St. Vitus" appeared as "St. Vitus Dance" on the Brain Surgeons album *Box Of Hammers*.

All profits from this album will go to animal charities.

More information about this CD, including lyrics and availability, can be found on the World Wide Web at:

God Save Blue Oyster Cult From Themselves

Columbia/Legacy promotional CD:

  1. Transmaniacon MC [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  2. This Ain't The Summer Of Love [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  3. O.D.'d On Life Itself [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  4. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters (live) [from Live In The West]
  5. Donovan's Monkey (demo) [from Soft White Underbelly demo sessions]
  6. Mes Dames Sarat (outtake) [from "Secret Treaties" sessions]
  7. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  8. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  9. Dominance And Submission [from "Secret Treaties"]
  10. Hot Rails To Hell (live) [from Live In The West]
  11. John L. Sullivan (demo) [from Soft White Underbelly demo sessions]

Notes:
Released in 2001 as a promotional CD for the Columbia/Legacy CD re-masters of *Blue Oyster Cult*, *Tyranny And Mutation*, *Secret Treaties*, and *Agents Of Fortune*.

This promotional release is significant in that it contains 2 tracks (Hot Rails To Hell, John L. Sullivan), which can not be obtained on any other official BOC release.

The tracks "7 Screaming Diz-Busters" and "Hot Rails To Hell" were recorded in July of 1975 and previously only available on the *Live In The West* "bootleg" tape that was created by the band and circulated among friends and family.

The songs "Donovan's Monkey", and "John L. Sullivan" were all demoed to Columbia (and rejected) in 1969

The song "Mes Dames Sarat" is an outtake from the *Secret Treaties* album's recording sessions.

(Don't Fear) The Reaper

Compilation - available only on tape:

  1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  2. You're Not The One (I Was Looking For) [from "Mirrors"]
  3. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  4. Career Of Evil [from "Secret Treaties"]
  5. Born To Be Wild
  6. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  7. Buck's Boogie [from promo release]
  8. Redeemed [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]

Notes:
Released in 1989 by Columbia, and should not be confused with the 1997 Sony release of the same name, or with the 2000 Sony release *Don't Fear The Reaper - The Best Of Blue Oyster Cult*. Some of the versions used on this recording were the single, not the album versions.

The most notable differences include the edited version of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (the guitar solo section was cut), and "Career Of Evil" (Apparently the line, "Do it to your daughter on a dirt road" was considered too controversial -- the vocals were either re-recorded or re-mixed so the line says "Do it like ya oughtta on a dirt road").

Also, this version omits the second verse of the song. "Born To Be Wild" is a studio version of the song (the riff is different) which appeared as the b-side to a single release of the live version (from *On Your Feet Or On Your Knees*).

The version of "Buck's Boogie" is a live version from a 1972 show in New York that appeared on Columbia's promo issue "Bootleg EP" (see section on bootleg recordings).

Career Of Evil - The Metal Years

Compilation:

  1. Cities On Flame [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  2. The Red And The Black [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  3. Hot Rails To Hell [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  4. Dominance And Submission [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  5. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters [from "On your Feet Or On Your Knees"]
  6. ME 262 [from "On your Feet Or On Your Knees"]
  7. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  8. Beat 'Em Up [from "Club Ninja"]
  9. Black Blade [from "Cultosaurus Erectus"]
  10. Harvester Of Eyes [from "Secret Treaties"]
  11. Flaming Telepaths [from "Secret Treaties"]
  12. Godzilla [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  13. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Some Enchanted Evening"]

Note: Released in 1990 by Columbia. On the cassette version of this album, the jam at the end of "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll" was removed - the song ends with Buck's trill way up the neck.

The CD version of the album does not have this edit. According "Morning Final #2", this CD was originally issued in place of a CD release of *Extraterrestrial Live* (although that album was later released on CD).

On Flame With Rock And Roll

Compilation:

  1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  2. Transmaniacon MC [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  3. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  4. Kick Out The Jams [from "Some Enchanted Evening"]
  5. R. U. Ready 2 Rock [from "Spectres"]
  6. Career Of Evil [from "Secret Treaties"]
  7. Godzilla [from "Spectres"]
  8. Burnin' For You [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]
  9. Dominance And Submission [from "Secret Treaties"]
  10. Death Valley Nights [from "Spectres"]

Notes:
Released in 1990 by CBS Special Products, and should not be confused with the 1997 KRB Music Companies release of the same name.

In 1999, Platinum Disc Corporation produced a 2 CD set (Made in Canada) which contained this CD and the 1997 *Don't Fear The Reaper* compilation CD. The version of "Career Of Evil" used on this recording was the single, not the album version (Apparently the line, "Do it to your daughter on a dirt road" was considered too controversial -- the vocals were either re-recorded or re-mixed so the line says "Do it like ya oughtta on a dirt road").

Also, this version omits the second verse of the song. Two of the tracks ("Dominance And Submission", "Death Valley Nights") do not appear on the cassette version of this album.

Cult Classic (re-recording of old BOC songs)

Re-recording of old BOC songs:

  1. Don't Fear The Reaper -- (D. Roeser)
  2. E.T.I. (Extraterrestrial Intelligence) -- (S. Pearlman, D. Roeser)
  3. M.E. 262 -- (S. Pearlman, E. Bloom, D. Roeser)
  4. This Ain't The Summer Of Love -- (D. Roeser, D. Waller, M. Krugman)
  5. Burning For You -- (D. Roeser, R. Meltzer)
  6. O.D.'d On Life Itself -- (S. Pearlman, E. Bloom, D. Roeser, A. Bouchard)
  7. Flaming Telepaths -- (S. Pearlman, E. Bloom, D. Roeser, A. Bouchard)
  8. Godzilla -- (D. Roeser)
  9. Astronomy -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard)
  10. Cities on Flame With Rock 'N' Roll -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard, D. Roeser)
  11. Harvester Of Eyes -- (R. Meltzer, E. Bloom, D. Roeser)
  12. Buck's Boogie -- (D. Roeser)
  13. Don't Fear The Reaper (TV Mix) -- (D. Roeser)
  14. Godzilla (TV Mix) -- (D. Roeser)

Notes:
Released in 1994, by Herald/Fragile/Caroline Records. Produced by Donald Roeser and Eric Bloom. Executive producer: Steve Schenck. Associate producer: Jeff Kawalek.

Instruments:
Eric Bloom (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, lead vocals, keyboards), Allen Lanier (keyboards, guitars), Jon Rogers (bass, background vocals), Chuck Burgi (drums, percussion, background vocals).

The CD was released in 1996 in Europe under the title, "Champions Of Rock".

Workshop Of The Telescopes

Double CD compilation:

Disc 1:

  1. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  2. Transmaniacon MC [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  3. Before The Kiss, A Redcap [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  4. Stairway To The Stars [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  5. Buck's Boogie [from "Guitars That Destroyed The World"]
  6. Workshop Of The Telescopes [from promo release]
  7. The Red And The Black [from promo release]
  8. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  9. Career Of Evil [from "Secret Treaties"]
  10. Flaming Telepaths [from "Secret Treaties"]
  11. Astronomy [from "Secret Treaties"]
  12. Subhuman [from "On your Feet Or On Your Knees"]
  13. Harvester Of Eyes [from "On your Feet Or On Your Knees"]
  14. M.E. 262 [from "On your Feet Or On Your Knees"]
  15. Born To Be Wild [from b-side of Born To Be Wild single]

Disc 2:

  1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  2. This Ain't The Summer Of Love [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  3. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  4. Godzilla [from "Spectres"]
  5. Goin' Through The Motions [from "Spectres"]
  6. Golden Age Of Leather [from "Spectres"]
  7. Kick Out The Jams [from "Some Enchanted Evening"]
  8. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place [from "Some Enchanted Evening"]
  9. In Thee [from "Mirrors"]
  10. The Marshall Plan [from "Cultosaurus Erectus"]
  11. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]
  12. Burnin' For You [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]
  13. Dominance And Submission [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  14. Take Me Away [from "The Revolution By Night"]
  15. Shooting Shark [from "The Revolution By Night"]
  16. Dancin' In The Ruins [from "Club Ninja"]
  17. Perfect Water [from "Club Ninja"]

Notes:
Released in 1995 by Sony/Columbia's Legacy label.

The versions of "Workshop Of The Telescopes" and "The Red And The Black" were recorded live in 1972, and previously not commercially issued, but released on 12-inch vinyl to radio stations.

The version of "Buck's Boogie" used on this recording was also from that release (as well as the Columbia compilation, "Guitars That Destroyed The World").

The release, which also included a live version of "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll", was titled *The BOC Bootleg EP*. The version of "Born To Be Wild" is a studio version which was previously only available either on the b-side of the single release of "Born To Be Wild" from *On Your Feet Or On Your Knees*, or on the *(Don't Fear) The Reaper* compilation tape.

The band used to refer to this track as their "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" version, as the rhythm part of the track sounds very similar to the song.

This CD set correctly credits A. Bouchard and B. Dharma for the writing of "Buck's Boogie", but incorrectly credits D. Roeser, A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, and S. Pearlman for the writing of "The Red And The Black" (when it should be "A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman").

The version of "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" is from the LP version of *Some Enchanted Evening*, not the CD version (see notes for *Some Enchanted Evening*).

Revisited

Compilation:

  1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  2. Godzilla [from "Spectres"]
  3. Transmaniacon MC [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  4. Goin' Through The Motions [from "Spectres"]
  5. Hot Rails To Hell [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  6. The Red And The Black [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  7. In Thee [from "Mirrors"]
  8. Before The Kiss, A Redcap [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  9. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]

Notes:
Released in 1996 by Sony Music Special Products. M. Krugman and A. Lanier were left off the credits for "Before The Kiss, A Redcap".

The cover photo used shows the original BOC line-up in concert performing the "5 Guitars".

On Flame With Rock And Roll

Compilation:

  1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  2. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  3. Kick Out The Jams [from "Some Enchanted Evening"]
  4. R. U. Ready 2 Rock [from "Spectres"]
  5. Godzilla [from "Spectres"]
  6. Burnin' For You [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]

Notes:
Released in 1997 by KRB Music Companies/Sony Music Special Products, and should not be confused with the 1990 CBS Special Products release of the same name.

This release is part of the "Six Pack" series, containing six hits by a particular artist. The cover photo is the same as the photo on the *Revisited* compilation, with the flaming logo from the first *On Flame With Rock And Roll* compilation above the photo.

Don't Fear The Reaper

Compilation:

  1. The Red And The Black [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  2. In Thee [from "Mirrors"]
  3. Nosferatu [from "Spectres"]
  4. Shooting Shark [from "The Revolution By Night"]
  5. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  6. Goin' Through The Motions [from "Spectres"]
  7. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  8. Before The Kiss, A Redcap [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  9. Hot Rails To Hell [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  10. Buck's Boogie [from "On your Feet Or On Your Knees"]

Notes:
Released in 1997 by Sony Music Special Products, and should not be confused with the 1989 Columbia release of the same name, or with the 2000 Sony release *Don't Fear The Reaper - The Best Of Blue Oyster Cult*.

In 1999, Platinum Disc Corporation produced a 2 CD set (Made in Canada) which contained this CD and the 1990 *On Flame With Rock And Roll* compilation CD - however the back cover of this 2 CD set fails to list "Buck's Boogie" as the final track.

This CD credits A. Bouchard and D. Roeser for the writing of "Buck's Boogie", and M. Krugman and A. Lanier were left off the credits for "Before The Kiss, A Redcap".

The cover photo is the same as the photo on the *Revisited* compilation.

Super Hits

Compilation:

  1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  2. This Ain't The Summer Of Love [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  3. Godzilla [from "Spectres"]
  4. The Red And The Black [from promo release]
  5. O.D.'d On Life Itself [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  6. Goin' Through The Motions [from "Spectres"]
  7. Black Blade [from "Cultosaurus Erectus"]
  8. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  9. Burnin' For You [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]
  10. Flaming Telepaths [from "Secret Treaties"]

Notes:
Released in 1998 by Sony. The song "The Red And The Black" originally appeared on the *Tyranny And Mutation* album. However, the version on this compilation was recorded live in 1972, and originally only released on 12-inch vinyl to radio stations.

It was later released by Sony on the *Workshop Of The Telescopes* compilation. The song is incorrectly listed in the liner notes to this compilation as being from *Tyranny And Mutation*.

Also, the liner notes incorrectly credit "The Red And The Black" to "E. Bloom, S. Pearlman, D. Roeser", when it should be "A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman".

Don't Fear The Reaper - The Best Of Blue Oyster Cult

Compilation:

  1. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
  2. The Red And The Black [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
  3. Flaming Telepaths [from "Secret Treaties"]
  4. Astronomy [from "Secret Treaties"]
  5. This Ain't The Summer Of Love [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
  7. I Love The Night [from "Spectres"]
  8. Goin' Through The Motions [from "Spectres"]
  9. Godzilla [from "Spectres"]
  10. In Thee [from "Mirrors"]
  11. The Marshall Plan [from "Cultosaurus Erectus"]
  12. Black Blade [from "Cultosaurus Erectus"]
  13. Joan Crawford [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]
  14. Burnin' For You [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]
  15. Shooting Shark [from "The Revolution By Night"]
  16. Take Me Away [from "The Revolution By Night"]

Notes:
Released in 2000 by Sony, and should not be confused with the 1989 Columbia release, or the 1997 Sony Music Special Products release - both are titled *Don't Fear The Reaper*.

The tracks on this CD have been re-mastered, and the liner notes contain information on the band's early history, and a number of old band photos. The liner notes incorrectly credit "The Red And The Black" to "D. Roeser, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman", when it should be "A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman".

The liner notes show the album covers of all the songs represented on the compilation - at the end, under the title "Also Look For:", the album covers for *On Your Feet Or On Your Knees*, *Some Enchanted Evening*, *Extraterrestrial Live*, *Career Of Evil*, and *Workshop Of The Telescopes* are shown - covers for *Club Ninja* and *Imaginos* are not shown, presumably because they are no longer available as Sony releases.

Rock Storia E Musica - Blue Oyster Cult - Gruppo Editoriale Fabri

Italian import compilation - available only on tape:

  1. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  2. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  3. Hot Rails To Hell [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  4. Godzilla [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  5. Dominance And Submission [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
  6. Monsters [from "Cultosaurus Erectus"]
  7. The Great Sun Jester [from "Mirrors"]
  8. Black Blade [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]

Notes:
Released in 1983 by Columbia.

Rock Shots - Hins Collection - "Club Ninja" Track Sequence

Indonesian import compilation - available only on tape:

  1. Beat 'Em Up
  2. Make Rock, Not War
  3. Spy In The House Of The Night
  4. Dancin' In The Ruins
  5. The Shadow Warrior
  6. Perfect Water
  7. White Flags
  8. When The War Comes
  9. Madness To The Method
  10. Light Years Of Love
  11. Eyes On Fire
  12. Shadow Of California
  13. Take Me Away

Notes:
Released in 198

  • The versions on this tape are presumably the same versions as appeared on *The Revolution By Night* and *Club Ninja*.

  • Il Grande Rock De Agostini

    Italian import compilation:

    1. This Ain't The Summer Of Love [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
    2. The Red And The Black [from "Tyranny And Mutation"]
    3. Godzilla [from "Spectres"]
    4. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
    5. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
    6. Joan Crawford [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
    7. R. U. Ready 2 Rock [from "Spectres"]
    8. Astronomy [from "Secret Treaties"]
    9. The Subhuman [from "Secret Treaties"]
    10. Blue Oyster Cult [from "Imaginos"]

    Notes:
    Released in 1991, by Columbia/Sony (Italy). Part of a "magazine set" - a large series of around 100 or so CDs/pamphlets on various rock bands.

    A subscriber would receive a new CD/pamphlet on a periodic basis until they had the whole set. Only one CD had BOC songs - #25 in the series.

    The songs were recorded straight off BOC LPs. The disc incorrectly credits 5 of the tracks as being from *Some Enchanted Evening*.

    The Reaper - Best

    German/Holland import compilation

    1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
    2. Godzilla [from "Spectres"]
    3. R. U. Ready 2 Rock [from "Some Enchanted Evening"]
    4. Then Came The Last Days Of May [from "On your Feet Or On Your Knees"]
    5. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
    6. The Marshall Plan [from "Cultosaurus Erectus"]
    7. Burnin' For You [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]
    8. Joan Crawford [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]
    9. Dr. Music [from "Mirrors"]
    10. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place [from "Some Enchanted Evening"]
    11. White Flags [from "Club Ninja"]
    12. The Vigil [from "Mirrors"]
    13. Take Me Away [from "The Revolution By Night"]
    14. Shooting Shark [from "The Revolution By Night"]
    15. I Am The One You Warned Me Of [from "Imaginos"]
    16. In The Presence Of Another World (Excerpts From) [from "Imaginos"]

    Notes:
    Released in 1993. Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment (Germany), made in Austria, printed in Holland. Most of the writing on the CD liner, including about 10 pages of history on the band, is printed in German.

    Several of the songs ("(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla", "Then Came The Last Days Of May", "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll", "Joan Crawford", "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place") have been enhanced over the original album versions to improve the sound quality.

    The version of "In The Presence Of Another World" is an abbreviated version of the song appearing on *Imaginos* - the song ends after the line "In the fullness of another world, there is no emptiness..." just prior to the "Your master" coda section.

    The version of "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" is from the LP version of *Some Enchanted Evening*, not the CD version (see notes for *Some Enchanted Evening*).

    Champions Of Rock

    European release of *Cult Classic* See listing for Cult Classic

    Notes:
    This CD was released in 1996 in Europe as part of a series of artists including April Wine, J. Geils Band, Gentle Giant, Nazareth, Saxon, Robin Trower, and UFO. It is released by the "Disky" label in Holland with "all tracks licensed from EMI International Records".

    The cover photo is a group shot of the 5 original members of BOC, probably taken in the mid to late 1970's.

    Tattoo Vampire

    German import compilation

    1. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
    2. Stairway To The Stars [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
    3. Then Came The Last Days Of May [from "Blue Oyster Cult"]
    4. Workshop Of The Telescopes [from promo release]
    5. Career Of Evil [from "Secret Treaties"]
    6. This Ain't The Summer Of Love [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
    7. Tattoo Vampire [from "Agents Of Fortune"]
    8. The Red And The Black [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
    9. Burnin' For You [from "Fire Of Unknown Origin"]
    10. Born To Be Wild (Studio) [from b-side of Born To Be Wild single]
    11. Black Blade [from "Cultosaurus Erectus"]
    12. Shooting Shark [from "The Revolution By Night"]
    13. Dr. Music (Live) [from "Extraterrestrial Live"]
    14. Godzilla [from "Spectres"]

    Notes:
    Released in 1998 by Sony Music Entertainment (Germany). The song "Workshop Of The Telescopes" was recorded live in 1972, and originally only released on 12-inch vinyl to radio stations.

    It was later released by Sony on the *Workshop Of The Telescopes* compilation. The version of "Born To Be Wild" is a studio version which was previously only available either on the b-side of the single release of "Born To Be Wild" from *On Your Feet Or On Your Knees*, or on the *(Don't Fear) The Reaper* compilation tape. It was later released by Sony on the *Workshop Of The Telescopes* compilation.

    While the track listings indicate that "Dr. Music" is a live recording, they do not also indicate that both "Workshop Of The Telescopes" and "The Red And The Black" are also live recordings.

    Notes:
    Most of the following won't be found in your local (U.S.) record store. How to obtain these recordings is discussed elsewhere in this FAQ.

    With the advent of more powerful computer desktop publishing capabilities and the ability to record CDs (known as CD-Rs), more "bootleg" CDs may actually be CD-Rs produced on desktop computers.

    However, because BOC has a relatively few number of bootleg CDs, those BOC CD-R's that been advertised and sold by legitimate CD import dealers (either though their own ignorance, or profit motivation) have been listed in this FAQ. Where such a recording is known or suspected to be a CD-R, it is indicated.

    Blue Oyster Cult - Live NY '72

    Columbia promo/various imports

    Title (label, release year) The Blue Oyster Cult Bootleg EP (Columbia, 1972) - LP promo In My Mouth Or On The Ground (Idle Mind, 1976) - 10" blue or black Blue Oyster Cult (Maserati, 1976) - LP only Fantasy Distillation Of Reality (TKRWM, 1977) - LP only Blue Oyster Cult (Sky Dog International) - vinyl (1989), CD (1990) For The Heavy Metal Kids And The Yardbirds (Munster, 1999) - CD/10"
    1. The Red And The Black
    2. Buck's Boogie
    3. Workshop Of The Telescopes
    4. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll

    Notes:
    The above 4 songs were recorded on 4/3/1972 at Nugget's Pizza Parlor in Rochester, NY.

    "The Red And The Black", "Workshop Of The Telescopes", and "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll" were part of a radio broadcast a week later.

    "Buck's Boogie" lacked publishing copyrights security at that time, and was not broadcast, but did appear on a compilation album of various artists, titled, *The Guitars That Destroyed The World* in the early 1970's.

    Columbia released *The Blue Oyster Cult Bootleg EP* as a promotional EP to radio stations as a pre-release to *Tyranny And Mutation*. On that EP, the credits for "Buck's Boogie" (D. Roeser, A. Bouchard) and "The Red And The Black" (S. Pearlman, E. Bloom, A. Bouchard) were swapped. This error has been propagated through the years on various releases (most notably, the credits for "Buck's Boogie" were never fully rectified until the 1995 Sony release, *Workshop Of The Telescopes*).

    In 1976, Idle Mind released this recording on 10" (both black and blue) vinyl with the title *In My Mouth Or On The Ground*.

    Also in 1976, Maserati released this recording (with lyrics to some of BOC's albums, as well as promotional photos) with the title *Blue Oyster Cult*, but created confusion with a label on the record reading "Soft White Underbelly" (there are no Soft White Underbelly recordings on this album).

    This recording also goes by the album number of "ME262". In 1977, TKRWM released this recording, along with the two tracks from the Stalk-Forrest Group single ("What Is Quicksand?" and "Arthur Comics" - see the section about other BOC recordings for more information on them) with the title "Fantasy Distillation Of Reality" (and also erroneously stamped "Live in Montreal" - creating additional confusion).

    Sky Dog released this recording under the title *Blue Oyster Cult* or *Live In NY '72*.

    Finally, Munster Records released (under license from Sky Dog Records) the CD (as well as 10" vinyl) under the title *For The Heavy Metal Kids And The Yardbirds*.

    It is believed that at least one of these releases has the tracks in the wrong order, putting the "side one" tracks (The Red And The Black, Buck's Boogie) after the "side two" tracks (Workshop Of The Telescopes, Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll).

    Also, some of these releases contain the following line from the BOC song "Transmaniacon MC" in the liner

    Notes:
    "We're pain, we're steel, a plot of knives, we're Transmaniacon MC".

    Live In The West

    Also known as *BOC In The West* - Soundboard Recording, Tape Only

    1. Stairway To The Stars
    2. O.D.'d On Life Itself
    3. Harvester Of Eyes
    4. Flaming Telepaths
    5. Dominance And Submission
    6. The Subhuman
    7. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters
    8. Astronomy
    9. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
    10. Buck's Boogie
    11. Hot Rails To Hell
    12. Maserati GT

    Notes:
    Strictly speaking, this is not a "bootleg", but a live tape.

    What distinguishes it from other BOC live tapes is that this recording was produced by the band (actually by soundman George Geranios) and circulated among family and friends.

    It was created from shows done during a week in July of 1975, in Washington, Oregon and California, and has been traded extensively by fans since that time.

    It is perhaps most noted for it's version of "7 Screaming Diz-Busters" which features an extended "rap" by Eric telling the story of selling his soul to the Devil to become a rock star, and forseeing his future in a nursing home for old rock stars when the Devil comes calling for his soul.

    This track, along with "O.D.'d On Life Itself" were released by Columbia/Legacy on the *Tyranny And Mutation* re-master as bonus tracks.

    In addition, "7 Screaming Dis-Busters" and "Hot Rails To Hell" were released on the Columbia/Legacy promotional CD, *God Save Blue Oyster Cult From Themselves

    Still Kicking

    Often mislabeled "Still Ticking"; possible alternative title is "Still Fighting", often mislabeled "Still Fiction" - available only on LP

    1. Intro
    2. Dr. Music
    3. Heavy Metal (The Black and Silver)
    4. Joan Crawford
    5. M.E. 262
    6. Flaming Telepaths
    7. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars
    8. Roadhouse Blues

    Notes:
    Released in 1982 by the "Good Shape" label. The songs were recorded in London at The Venue (8/19/1981) and Castle Donnington (8/22/1981). This recording may only be available on LP.

    The Castle Donnington show was Rick Downey's first full performance with BOC. The mislabeling of the titles stems from a very bizarre font which was used on the cover, that was difficult to read.

    The sound quality is poor. "Heavy Metal" included an up-tempo riff at the end of the song that was only done by the band on the European leg of this tour.

    Violences 3

    Italy import - available only on LP

    1. Born To Be Wild
    2. Arthur Comics
    3. Roadhouse Blues

    Notes:
    Released in 1982 by the "Blam" label, as part of a boxed set of 3 artists (Motorhead, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Oyster Cult) each doing 3 songs each. The three songs are from the 9/8/1980 show at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA.

    The Thing!

    Italy import - also released as a German import as two individual CDs -- "Blue Oyster Cult Live And Alive - Vol. 1" and "Blue Oyster Cult Live And Alive - Vol. 2"; also, the tracks indicated with a + were released as single CD imports under the titles "Godzilla", and "Burnin' For You"; some version of this recording was also released, presumably on CD-R, under the titles "City's In Flame" and "5 Wolves In The City")

    Disc 1

    1. Dr. Music +
    2. E.T.I.
    3. Burnin' For You +
    4. Fire Of Unknown Origin +
    5. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
    6. Joan Crawford +
    7. Flaming Telepaths
    8. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars +
    9. Hot Rails To Hell +

    Disc 2

    1. ME-262 +
    2. Heavy Metal
    3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper +
    4. Godzilla +
    5. Born To Be Wild +
    6. 5 Guitars +
    7. Roadhouse Blues +

    Notes:
    Released in 1991 by the "Beech Marten" label (The "Live And Alive Vol. 1/2" import was released by the "PR-Records" label, the "Godzilla" import was released in 1993 in both vinyl and CD formats by the "Metal Mess" label, and the "Burnin' For You" import was released in 1994 by the "Live Line" label; the "City's In Flame" CD was released in 2000 or 2001 on an unknown label, and is presumed to be a CD-R). Recorded at Bonds International Casinos, New York City (6/16/1981).

    Instruments:
    Eric Bloom (guitars, vocals), Donald Roeser (guitars, vocals), Allen Lanier (keyboards, backing vocals), Albert Bouchard (drums), Joe Bouchard (bass, backing vocals).

    The "Live And Alive Vol. 1/2" recording has the two discs reversed (i.e. "Vol. 1" is Disc 2 of "The Thing!", and "Vol. 2" is Disc 1 of "The Thing!"). "The Thing!" has the correct concert order.

    The CD has three major typos: The recording was at "Bonds International", not "Bands International". Also, the recording date was "6/16/1981", not "6/18/1981". Finally, "Flaming Telepaths" is mis-spelled as "Flaming Telephats".

    This recording was broadcast on ABC Radio's "A Night on the Road" on 8/8/1981.

    According to Bolle Gregmar, some of the songs at the end of the show (The Reaper, Godzilla, Born To Be Wild, 5 Guitars) were actually recorded the previous year (9/8/1980 show at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, CA). These were spliced in by Steve Schenck and George Geranios when the mixing budget ran out.

    Steve Schenck had to overdub the keyboards on "Flaming Telepaths".

    The version of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" sounds as if Buck mistakenly sings the second verse twice, while the band recovers without missing a beat. Actually, the splicing of the two shows was done in the middle of the song, but was done in error.

    The version of "5 Guitars" is the "Mark III" (Golden Age of Leather) version. Also, for some unknown reason, "5 Guitars" was mixed after "Born To Be Wild", when in actuality the band played them in the opposite order ("5 Guitars" segues into "Born To Be Wild"), and "Heavy Metal" was actually played as an encore to the Bonds show.

    The photo on the front of *The Thing!* CD appears to have been taken in the early 1970's (every-one's hair is quite long).

    Nail You Down

    Luxembourg or Italy import - also released as an import with the title, "Rock and Roll Reapers"

    1. Stairway To the Stars
    2. Harvester Of Eyes
    3. Workshop Of Telescopes
    4. Before The Kiss (A Redcap)
    5. Born To Rock
    6. Hot Rails To Hell
    7. Seven Screaming Dizbusters
    8. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
    9. Burnin' For You
    10. Joan Crawford
    11. Born To Be Wild
    12. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    13. Roadhouse Blues

    Notes:
    Released in 1992 by the "Oh Boy" label (The "Rock and Roll Reapers" import was released by the "Metal Mania" label). From the ABC recording, "Captured Live", recorded on 7/23/1983 at Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA, and broadcast on 8/29/1983.

    The show also contained some songs from *Revolution By Night* (Take Me Away, Feel The Thunder, Veins), but they were not broadcast as the album had not yet been released.

    The photo on the back of the CD contains Albert Bouchard. He was not in the band at the time of this performance.

    This version of "Roadhouse Blues" contains, in the middle of the song, a few bars of the Doors' song, "Love Me Two Times" (which is incorrectly listed on the "Rock and Roll Reapers" release as a separate track).

    Into The Crypts Of Rays

    Italy import

    1. R. U. Ready 2 Rock
    2. White Flags
    3. Take Me Away
    4. Dancin' In The Ruins
    5. The Shadow Warrior
    6. Burnin' For You
    7. Godzilla
    8. Wings Of Mercury
    9. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    10. Born To Be Wild
    11. Let Go
    12. Shooting Shark

    Notes:
    Released in 1993 by the "International Broadcast Recordings" label. Recorded at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA on 3/27/1986

    However, the last 3 songs on the CD are actually from a 2/14/1984 show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.

    The California portion of this recording (often incorrectly referred as being from Los Angeles) was broadcast on "The King Biscuit Flower Hour" on 7/13/1986

    This show was rebroadcast by King Biscuit on 8/31/1998, and sent to radio stations on CD (the last 3 songs were not part of the King Biscuit broadcast, and therefore not on this radio-only CD). "Wings Of Mercury" is credited as written by Donald Roeser, Eric Bloom, and Albert Bouchard.

    However, according to Bolle Gregmar, the song was actually written by Dream Syndicate (Karl Precoda), and given to BOC to use (both Dream Syndicate and BOC were managed by Sandy Pearlman, and Tommy Zvoncheck plays keyboards on at least one Dream Syndicate album).

    It was planned to be played by BOC on the Hear 'n Aid project (a heavy-metal album project organized by Ronnie James Dio to raise money for the hungry -- the album featured a group of stars singing one song, plus a number of tracks by some of the artists), but was not used.

    "Wings Of Mercury" was actually played as the first encore of the Santa Monica show, but was inserted in-between "Godzilla" and "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" for the radio broadcast.

    The recording of "Born To Be Wild" appears to have been edited to remove the "Texas Chainsaw guitar duel".

    The second verse of "Shooting Shark" is not on the recording -- either the band did not perform the second verse, or it was edited out of the mix. The name of this release no doubt comes from the Celtic Frost song of the same name.

    Stalk-Forrest Group -- *St. Cecilila - The California Album

    European import - available only on LP

    1. Gil Blanco County
    2. Ragamuffin' Dumplin
    3. Bonomo's Turkish Taffy
    4. Arthur Comics
    5. Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors
    6. What Is Quicksand
    7. St. Cecilia
    8. Donovan's Monkey
    9. I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep
    10. A Fact About Sneakers

    Notes:
    Released in 1998 by the "Acetato" label.

    It is believed that about 500 copies of this recording were pressed in Europe, with the source being tapes traded by fans. The quality is presumably good, but not excellent.

    The songs are taken from the Stalk-Forrest Group recording that Elektra never released (although they were released in 2001 by Rhino).

    The line-up for these songs was Jesse Python (Eric Bloom), Buck Dharma (Donald Roeser), Prince Omega (Albert Bouchard), La Vern (Allen Lanier), and Andy Winters (Andrew Winters).

    The final three songs may be incorrectly identified as having been recorded as a demo in 1971 by Eric Bloom, Buck Dharma, Albert Bouchard, Allen Lanier and Joe Bouchard.

    The version of "I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep" sounds quite different than the version released on the first BOC album, including a piano part, and a riff which would later be used in the *Imaginos* song, "I Am The One You Warned Me Of".

    Dharma For Buck

    source of distribution unknown

    1. Kilburn County (Gil Blanco County)
    2. Magic Man (Ragamuffin' Dumplin)
    3. Nope Is What I Hope (Bonomo's Turkish Taffy)
    4. Arthur Comics
    5. Behind My Back (Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors)
    6. Right Back In Tokyo (What Is Quicksand)
    7. St. Cecelia (St. Cecilia)
    8. Stairway To The Stars
    9. Dominence & Submission (Dominance And Submission)
    10. Astronomy
    11. ME-262
    12. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
    13. Morning Final
    14. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
    15. Don't Fear The Reaper

    Notes:
    Released in 1999 on Tendolar. This release is, by bootleg standards, fairly poorly done, and may even have been done as a CD-R (recordable CD) as opposed to being mass-produced at a CD processing plant.

    However, it is included here because it has been advertised by legitimate CD import dealers.

    The first 7 tracks are in fact from the Stalk-Forrest Group demo (mislabeled on the CD as being from the "Stalk-Forrest band"), made in 1970 for Elektra (unreleased until the 2001 release by Rhino).

    The remaining tracks are taken from two separate concerts which were broadcast as part of the King Biscuit Flower Hour. The first 5 of these tracks were taken from a 6/8/1975 show on Long Island, New York, and the remaining 3 were taken from a 10/24/1976 show in Albany, New York.

    The cover artwork is the artwork to BOC's *Spectres* release, with the changed title (suggesting possible computer reproduction).

    The track list is riddled with errors (the list above shows the tracks as listed on the CD, followed by the correct track title in parenthesis), suggesting that the producer created this recording from cassette tapes without a proper track list.

    It is suspected that the live BOC tracks which follow are also taken from cassette tape copies (despite the CD's claim of being a "stereo soundboard recording") of the King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcasts.

    The sound quality is uneven, no better than many fan-traded tapes of the same material, and there are a few cuts in some of the live tracks (most notably the end of "Don't Fear The Reaper", presumably due to no more time available on the CD).

    Further, the printing on the CD itself entitles it as "Pharma For Back".

    Music Hall* (CD-R)
    1. Stairway To The Stars
    2. Harvester Of Eyes
    3. Cities On Flame
    4. Agents Of Fortune (E.T.I.)
    5. Morning Final
    6. Flaming Telepaths
    7. Last Days Of May
    8. Buck's Boogie
    9. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
    10. Inst. (Bass Solo, 5 Guitars - Mark II)
    11. Born To Be Wild
    12. The Reaper

    Notes:
    Released in 2000 or 2001 by the "Pontiac" label. All tracks taken from a live recording on 10/16/1976 at the Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA.

    The track list contains a few errors (the list above shows the tracks as listed on the CD, followed by the correct track title in parenthesis), and 2 of the photographs shown in the liner notes were actually taken around 1980, and not in 1976.

    The Stalk-Forrest Group With Buck Dharma -- *Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors

    CD-R, source of distribution unknown:

    1. St. Cecilia
    2. Donovan's Monkey
    3. I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep
    4. A Fact About Sneakers
    5. Gil Blanco County
    6. Ragamuffin' Dumplin
    7. Bonomo's Turkish Taffy
    8. Arthur Comics
    9. Curse Of The Hidden Mirrors)
    10. What Is Quicksand?

    Notes:
    Released in 2000 or 2001 on Young Buck Recordings. It appears that this CD-R may have been created either from the Stalk-Forrest Group LP bootleg, *St. Cecilila - The California Album*, or from the original fan-traded tapes that were its source. If so, due to the track ordering, it appears that either the LP or tape sides were recorded in reverse order.

    The songs are taken from the Stalk-Forrest Group recording that Elektra never released (although they were released in 2001 by Rhino).

    The line-up for these songs was Buck Dharma (Donald Roeser - lead guitar, vocals), Jesse Python (Eric Bloom - guitar, vocals), La Vern (Allen Lanier - guitar, keyboards), Prince Omega (Albert Bouchard - drums), and Andy Winters (Andrew Winters - bass).

    Tracks 2 to 4 may be incorrectly identified as having been recorded as a demo in 1971 by Eric Bloom, Buck Dharma, Albert Bouchard, Allen Lanier and Joe Bouchard.

    The version of "I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep" sounds quite different than the version released on the first BOC album, including a piano part, and a riff which would later be used in the *Imaginos* song, "I Am The One You Warned Me Of".

    Detroit City Rocks: 1977

    Canadian Import:

    1. R. U. Ready 2 Rock
    2. E.T.I.
    3. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
    4. Hot Rails To Hell
    5. Godzilla
    6. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
    7. Bass Solo
    8. 5 Guitars
    9. Born To Be Wild

    Notes:
    Released in 2001 on White Spyder Records. All tracks taken from a live recording on 12/30/1977 at Cobo Arena, Detriot, MI.

    NOTE: This list is not meant to identify every case of which singles were released in which country.

    Where a non-U.S. release is unique from other releases (in terms of tracks on the release, not necessarily other factors such as artwork), it is indicated here.

    If another country is not identified with the release, then it was released in the U.S. (but may have also been released in other countries as well).

    7" Vinyl
    1972Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll - mono/stereo (promo)
    1972Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll/Before The Kiss, A Redcap
    1973Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll - mono/stereo (promo reissue)
    1973The Red And The Black/Baby Ice Dog - Japanese single
    1974Hot Rails To Hell/7 Screaming Diz-Busters
    1974Career Of Evil/Dominance And Submission
    1974Flaming Telepaths/Career Of Evil - Japanese single
    1975Born To Be Wild - promo
    1975Born To Be Wild - live/studio
    1975Born To Be Wild/Cities On Flame - Japanese single
    1975Last Days Of May/Cities On Flame - Japanese single
    1976(Don't Fear) The Reaper - mono/stereo (edited promo)
    1976(Don't Fear) The Reaper/Tattoo Vampire
    1976This Ain't The Summer of Love - mono/stereo (promo)
    1976This Ain't The Summer of Love/Debbie Denise
    1976(Don't Fear) The Reaper/Dominance And Submission - Columbia "Hall of Fame" reissue
    1976Sinful Love/(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Japanese single
    1977Goin' Through The Motions - mono/stereo (promo)
    1977Goin' Through The Motions/Searchin' For Celine
    1977Godzilla - mono/stereo (promo)
    1977Godzilla/Nosferatu
    1978I Love The Night/Nosferatu - U.K. single
    1978(Don't Fear) The Reaper/R. U. Ready 2 Rock - U.K. single)
    1978Godzilla - live/studio (promo)
    1978Godzilla - live/studio (special radio station copy promo)
    1978We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - mono/stereo (promo)
    1978We Gotta Get Out Of This Place/E.T.I.
    1978We Gotta Get Out Of This Place/Stairway To The Stars (live) - U.K. single
    1978We Gotta Get Out Of This Place/Kick Out The Jams - Dutch single
    1978Godzilla/Born To Be Wild - Japanese single
    1979In Thee - promo
    1979In Thee/The Vigil - U.K., Australian single
    1979In Thee/Lonely Teardrops
    1979Your Not The One (I Was Looking For) - promo
    1979Your Not The One (I Was Looking For)/Moon Crazy
    1979Mirrors/Lonely Teardrops - U.K. single
    1979Mirrors/Lonely Teardrops - U.K. single (on clear vinyl)
    1979Moon Crazy/I Am The Storm - Japanese single
    1980Here's Johnny (The Marshall Plan)/Divine Wind - promo
    1980Here's Johnny (The Marshall Plan)/Divine Wind - with special guest star Don Kirschner
    1980Fallen Angel/Lips In The Hills - U.K., Australian, Spanish single
    1980Deadline/Monsters - U.K. single
    1981Burnin' For You - LP version/short version (promo)
    1981Burnin' For You/Vengeance (The Pact)
    1981Burnin' For You/Heavy Metal: The Black and Silver - U.K. single
    1981(Don't Fear) The Reaper/Burnin' For You - Columbia "Hall of Fame" reissue
    1983Shooting Shark - LP version/short version (promo)
    1983Shooting Shark/Dragon Lady
    1983Shooting Shark/Feel The Thunder - Dutch, Spanish single
    1983Take Me Away/Feel The Thunder - U.K. single
    1983Take Me Away - LP version/short version (promo)
    1983Take Me Away/Let Go
    1984(Don't Fear) The Reaper/R U Ready 2 Rock - U.K. "Old Gold" 1980's reissue
    1985White Flags/Rock Not War - U.K. single
    1986Dancin' In The Ruins - promo
    1986Dancin' In The Ruins/Shadow Warrior
    1986Perfect Water - promo
    1986Perfect Water/Spy In The House Of The Night
    1988Astronomy(edit)/Magna Of Illusion - U.K., Dutch single
    1994(Don't Fear) The Reaper/Burnin' For You (from *Cult Classic*) - U.K. single on Fragile label
    12" Vinyl
    1972*The Blue Oyster Cult Bootleg EP* - The Red And The Black/Buck's Boogie/Workshop Of The Telescopes/Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll - promo
    1978Godzilla/Godzilla (live) - promo)
    1978(Don't Fear) The Reaper/R. U. Ready 2 Rock - U.K. single (1978 tour edition)
    1981Burnin' For You/Joan Crawford/Sole Survivor/Veteran Of The Psychic Wars - *Fire Of Unknown Origin* 4 song promo
    1981Burnin' For You/Dr. Music (live)/Flaming Telepaths (live) - U.K. single
    1982Roadhouse Blues (LP/edit) - promo
    1982Roadhouse Blues (LP/edit)/Veteran Of The Psychic Wars (all from *Extraterrestrial Live*) - promo
    1983Shooting Shark (LP/edit)/Take Me Away/Eyes on Fire - *Revolution By Night* 4 song promo
    1983Take Me Away (from *Revolution By Night)/Burnin' For You (from *Fire Of Unknown Origin*)/(Don't Fear) The Reaper (from *Agents Of Fortune)/Dr. Music (live) - U.K. release
    1983Shooting Shark/Dragon Lady - U.K. single
    1985White Flags/Shooting Shark/Rock Not War - U.K. single
    1986Dancin' In The Ruins
    1986Dancin' In The Ruins/Shadow Warrior - Holland single
    1986Perfect Water - LP version/short version
    1988Astronomy/Magna Of Illusion (from *Imaginos*)/(Don't Fear) The Reaper (from *Agents Of Fortune*) - U.K. Single
    1988Astronomy (Wild Mix) (with and without the Stephen King intro)/Magna Of Illusion - U.K. single
    CD
    1988Astronomy - *Imaginos* promo (2 LP versions - one with Stephen King intro, 2 short versions - one with S. King intro)
    1988The Next Chapter (In The Presence of Another World) (LP/edit) - *Imaginos* promo
    1988Astronomy/Magna of Illusion (from *Imaginos*)/(Don't Fear) The Reaper (from *Agents Of Fortune*) - U.K. Single
    1989(Don't Fear) The Reaper (from *Agents Of Fortune*)/Burnin' For You (from *Fire Of Unknown Origin*) - 3 inch CD single
    1992Tyranny And Mutation/Secret Treaties - Double CD release by Sony-France
    1994(Don't Fear) The Reaper (from *Cult Classic*) - promo
    1994(Don't Fear) The Reaper/Burnin' For You/Godzilla (from *Cult Classic*) - promo
    1994(Don't Fear) The Reaper/Burnin' For You (from *Cult Classic*) - U.K. Single
    1995Blue Oyster Cult/Tyranny And Mutation/Secret Treaties - 3 Pack release by Sony/Legacy of the first 3 BOC albums on CD
    1998See You In Black - *Heaven Forbid* promo
    1998Harvest Moon - *Heaven Forbid* promo
    1998Live For Me (album version/radio edit) - *Heaven Forbid* promo
    1998Agents Of Fortune - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Re-mastered "gold" CD
    1999Blue Oyster Cult/Tyranny And Mutation - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Re-mastered "gold" CD
    1999*On Flame With Rock And Roll* (1990 release by CBS Special Products) combined with *Don't Fear The Reaper* (1997 release by Sony Music Special Products) - 2 CD set with the title *Blue Oyster Cult* from Platinum Disc Corporation (Canada)
    2001Pocket - *Curse Of The Hidden Mirror* promo
    2001*God Save Blue Oyster Cult From Themselves* - 11 track promo by Columbia/Legacy with tracks from the CD re-masters to *Blue Oyster Cult*, *Tyranny And Mutation*, *Secret Treaties*, *Agents Of Fortune*, plus 2 unreleased tracks ("John L. Sullivan" demo, live version of "Hot Rails To Hell")
    Other
    • Agents Of Fortune/Spectres - release as a single cassette
    • Agents Of Fortune/Spectres - Australian double vinyl release
    • Agents Of Fortune/Spectres - European double CD release
    • Silver Condor/Fire Of Unknown Origin - Saudi Arabian single cassette (Imaginos vocalist Joey Cerisano is Silver Condor's lead singer)
    • Career Of Evil: The Metal Years - on vinyl - U.K. import
    • 1998 - Imaginos - on blue vinyl - U.K. import
    • 1989 - (Don't Fear) The Reaper (from *Agents Of Fortune*)/Burnin' For You (from *Fire Of Unknown Origin*) - cassette single
    • 1994 - Tyranny And Mutation/Secret Treaties - European double CD
    • 1994 - Cult Classic - Vinyl with picture sleeve
    • 1994 - (Don't Fear) The Reaper/Burnin' For You (from *Cult Classic*) - U.K. Cassette Single
    • 1994 - Blue Oyster Cult/Cultosaurus Erectus/Club Ninja - European CD 3 Pack
    • Quadraphonic vinyl -- Tyranny And Mutation, Secret Treaties
    • "White Label Promo" LPs -- Promo versions of all BOC's albums were made
    • "White Label Promo" Cassettes -- Club Ninja (4 song sampler, with Fastway on the b-side), Imaginos (4 song sampler), Imaginos (full), (Don't Fear) The Reaper, (Don't Fear) The Reaper/Burnin' For You
    • Columbia "Playback Series" (4 track, 7-inch promotional EPs):

      1971 - Blue Oyster Cult (Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll) / Messina and Loggins (Listen To A Country Song) / Jack Holmes (Trust Me) / R.E.O. Speedwagon (157 Riverside Drive)

      1974 -- Rupert Holmes (Letters That Cross In The Mail) / Blue Oyster Cult (ME-262) / Tanya Tucker (The Man Who Turned My Mamma On) / Colin Blunstone (Smooth Operation)

    • 1975 -- New York's Heavy Metal Sound - Japanese LP - BOC/Aerosmith:

      Side 1 (BOC):

      1. The Red And The Black (from *Tyranny And Mutation*)
      2. Flaming Telepaths, ME 262 (both from *Secret Treaties*)
      3. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll, Hot Rails To Hell (both from *On Your Feet Or On Your Knees*)

      Side 2 (Aerosmith):

      1. Same Old Song And Dance
      2. Lord Of The Thighs
      3. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
      4. Train Kept A Rollin'

    Note: This limited edition series of CDs were produced in 2000 from Buck Dharma's private tapes, and feature his original demo recordings of BOC songs, studio oddities never previously released, all newly mastered by Buck with state of the art digital gear.

    These recordings are currently only available via Buck's website (www.buckdharma.com) as part of a limited edition fan package which includes a t-shirt, access to special areas of Buck's website, and more.

    As of this writing, the first 2 CDs are completed, with the final 2 to be completed soon. Further information of some of these tracks can be found in the "demos" section of the FAQ.

    Unless otherwise indicated, tracks with BOC song title names are Buck's original demos of the song.

    The Buck Dharma Archive - Volume I
    1. Hot Date -- (D. Roeser), 1982
    2. Here Comes That Feeling -- (D. Trismen, D. Roeser), 1983
    3. Burnin' For You -- (R. Meltzer, D. Roeser), 1980
    4. Hold Me Tight -- (D. Roeser), 1980
    5. 2120 Revisited -- (D. Roeser), 1977
    6. ECPI -- (D. Roeser), 1979
    7. Shooting Shark -- (P. Smith, D. Roeser), 1983
    8. That Was Killer -- (D. Roeser), 1975
    9. Pack Of Lies -- (D. Roeser), 1979
    10. Cold Wind -- (D. Roeser), 1980
    11. You People Had Enough? -- (D. Roeser), 1976
    12. Don't Fear The Reaper -- (D. Roeser), 1975
    13. Premier Of B.C. -- 1975
    The Buck Dharma Archive - Volume II
    1. Stone Of Love -- (R. Meltzer, D. Roeser)
    2. Godzilla -- (D. Roeser)
    3. Deadline -- (D. Roeser)
    4. No Traffic -- (D. Roeser)
    5. I Love The Night -- (D. Roeser)
    6. Mirrors -- (B. Abbott, D. Roeser)
    7. Wind, Weather And Storm -- (R. Meltzer, D. Roeser)
    8. Spy In The House Of The Night -- (R. Meltzer, D. Roeser)
    9. Devil's Nail -- (P. Smith, D. Roeser)
    10. Ayatollah -- (D. Roeser)
    11. Lost Lenore -- (B. Abbott, D. Roeser)
    12. Come Softly -- (G. Christopher, B. Ellis, G. Troxel)
    13. Boogie Woogie Bagel Bun -- (D. Roeser)
    The Buck Dharma Archive - Volume III
    1. Heavy Into Ross -- (D. Roeser)
    2. Nightmare Epiphany -- (J. Shirley, D. Roeser)
    3. Blues For Sandra -- (D. Roeser)
    4. Don't Fear The Reaper ["Acoustic" Version] -- (D. Roeser)
    5. Gamera Is Missing -- (D. Roeser)
    6. Fall At Your Feet -- (N. Finn)
    7. Secret Road -- (J. Shirley, D. Roeser)
    8. Loofah -- (S. Vega; parody lyric S. Roeser, D. Roeser, J. Rogers)
    9. Real Estate Attorney -- (D. Tiomkin, P. Washington;parody lyric S. Roeser, D. Roeser)
    10. I'm Alive -- (D. Trismen)
    11. She Do To Me -- (D. Trismen)
    12. Rudy -- (J. Leiber, M. Stoller)
    13. Track II 1980 -- (D. Roeser)
    The Red And The Black
    1. Andrea -- (D. Roeser)
    2. Dawn Of The Living Dead -- (B. Abbott, D. Roeser, R. Riddle)
    3. Savage Garden -- (J. Rogers, D. Roeser)
    4. Maiden Name -- (J. Rogers, D. Roeser, R. Riddle)
    5. Expressway To Your Heart -- (K. Gamble, L. Huff)
    6. Crime Of Passion -- (J. Rogers, R. Riddle)
    7. Perfect Water -- (J. Carroll, D. Roeser)
    8. What About Love -- (J. Rogers, D. Roeser, R. Riddle)
    9. Harvest Moon -- (D. Roeser)
    10. Gravity Hill -- (J. Rogers)
    11. River Of Dreams -- (J. Rogers)
    12. Speed Of Light -- (R. Riddle, J. Rogers)
    13. Skin Tight -- (J. Rogers, D. Roeser)
    14. Caroline -- (D. Roeser, J. Rogers)
    15. People In Love -- (J. Rogers)
    16. Redline -- (R. Riddle)

    Notes:
    The song "Expressway To Your Heart" was originally released by the Sole Survivors.

    The song "I Can't Get Next To You" was originally released by the Temptations.

    Eponymous
    1. Language Of Love -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    2. Most Romantic Place In The World -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
    3. I Play The Drums -- (S. Kempner)
    4. Soul Jive -- (P. Smith, D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    5. Brain From Terra Incognita -- (R. Meltzer, D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    6. Love Potion #9 -- (Lieber, Stoller)
    7. Mad Dude -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
    8. Big Bang Theory -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    9. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    10. (666) Devil Got Your Mother -- (D. Roter, A. Bouchard)
    11. Name Your Monster -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    12. Time Will Take Care Of You -- (D. Frost, M. Barkan, A. Bouchard)

    Notes:
    Released in 1994 by Cellsum Records, and later by Ripe and Ready.

    Produced by Albert Bouchard and Deborah Frost.

    Instruments:
    Deborah Frost (vocals, drums, percussion, guitar), Albert Bouchard (vocals, drums, guitars, The Legendary Albertron, keyboards, piano, percussion, sax, synth, slide, jaminator), Mike Leslie (bass, bass violin, synth), Jacob Bouchard (guitar samples), Ace Bouchard (vocals, toy drums), Flip Barnes (trumpet), David Hirschberg (alto sax), Steve Levy (comet).

    The "Legendary Albertron", according to Al Bouchard, is "an idea that I borrowed from Glen Branca. A couple 2x4s, old strings, pieces of pipe, tuning pegs and humbucking pickups. It's played by striking with chopsticks and has sixteen strings (8 pairs) tuned to the A Dorian scale. It's sort of like an electric hammer dulcimer. I made it for the Imaginos Overture back in '83."

    A version of "(666) Devil Got Your Mother" appears on David Roter's 1989 release, *Beauty Of The Island*.

    A version of the song, "Soul Jive" was originally demoed by Albert for the sessions for BOC's *Agents Of Fortune* album - different versions were also demoed again under the names "Jungle Fever" (with lyrics by Albert) and "White Hot Star" (for the *Cultosaurus Erectus* album, with lyrics by Helen Wheels).

    Trepanation
    1. Gimme Nothin' -- (R. Meltzer, D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    2. Stones In My Passway (R. Johnson)
    3. Medusa -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    4. A Kiss Is A Promise -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    5. Sally -- (P. Smith, A. Bouchard)
    6. My Civilization -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    7. Happy New Year -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    8. Sisters Of The Precious Blood -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    9. Ramblin' Rose -- (Wilkin, Birch)
    10. Hansel & Gretel -- (R. Meltzer, D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    11. Everything Is Blue -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    12. If U Come Close -- (H. Wheels, D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    13. Bad Habit -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    14. Night Of The 1,000 Guitars -- (The Brain Surgeons)

    Notes:
    Released in 1995 by Cellsum Records, and in 1996 by Ripe and Ready.

    Produced by Albert Bouchard and Deborah Frost.

    Instruments:
    Albert Bouchard (vocals, drums, percussion, guitars, Albertron, sax, EBow, keyboards), Deborah Frost (vocals, guitars, percussion, clarinet), Peter Bohovesky (vocals, lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, trumpet), Billy Hilfiger (lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars, vocals), David Hirschberg (bass guitar, saxophone, percussion), Joe Bouchard (mandolin on "A Kiss Is A Promise", vocals on "Sally", "Ramblin' Rose"), Ace Bouchard (percussion on "Happy New Year", "Sisters Of The Precious Blood", guitar on "Night Of The 1,000 Guitars").

    A re-worked version of the lyrics to "Hansel & Gretel" can be found in Richard Meltzer's 1995 book, "The Night (Alone)".

    Versions of the songs, "Sally" and "Hansel & Gretel" were originally demoed by Albert for the sessions for BOC's *Agents Of Fortune* album.

    Career Of Christmas

    Fanclub release, available only on cassette:

    1. Career Of Evil -- (Bouchard, Smith)
    2. Ciudades Y Navidades -- (Bouchard, Bouchard, Frost, Placio-Linden, Pearlman)
    3. Baby Ice Dog -- (Bouchard, Smith)

    Notes:
    Released in 1995 by Cellsum Records. Produced by Albert Bouchard and Deborah Frost.

    Instruments:
    Deborah Frost (vocals), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals), Peter Bohovesky (guitar, vocals), Billy Hilfiger (guitar), David Hirschberg (bass), Tommy Mandel (organ), Ace Bouchard (vocals).

    Not available commercially, but only as a limited release to Brain Surgeons' fans. Contact Cellsum Records (see address listed for Albert Bouchard/Deborah Frost elsewhere in this FAQ) for availability.

    These songs were later released in 1997 on the Brain Surgeons album, *Malpractise*.

    The cover artwork (a hand-drawing of a dog that looks like the Peanuts character "Snoopy" sitting on a box) appears to be a parody of the Sony 2-CD BOC release, *Workshop Of The Telescopes*.

    Box Of Hammers
    1. Saint Vitus Dance -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost, H. Wheels)
    2. Locked Up -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    3. Gun -- (A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, D. Frost, H. Wheels)
    4. I'm On Fire -- (Dwight Twilley)
    5. 'Lil Egypt -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    6. Earthquake Boogie -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost, R. Meltzer)
    7. Donkey Show -- (Peter Bohovesky)
    8. Date With A Guitar -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    9. End In Tears -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    10. Tender Was The Night -- (A. Bouchard, R. Meltzer)
    11. Operation Luv -- (D. Frost, A. Bouchard)
    12. Laura's Plastic Swords -- (A. Bouchard, R. Meltzer)
    13. Casa Del Sol -- (Deborah Frost)
    14. Overture -- (A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard)

    Notes:
    Released in 1996 by Cellsum Records, and in 1998 by Ripe and Ready.

    Produced by Albert Bouchard and Deborah Frost.

    Additional production and mix by Paul Special.

    Instruments:
    Peter Bohovesky (lead, rhythm guitars, vocals), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals, banjo, etc.), Deborah Frost (vocals, clarinet), Billy Hilfiger (lead, rhythm guitars), David Hirschberg (bass), Joe Bouchard (keyboards on "Saint Vitus Dance", "Gun", "Tender Was The Night", "Overture"), Jacob Bouchard (vocals on "Overture"), Louis "Flip" Barnes (trumpet on "Donkey Show", "Overture"), Crispin Cioe (sax on "Donkey Show", "End In Tears", "Laura's Plastic Swords"), Dave Dunton (keyboards on "Date With A Guitar", "End In Tears", "Laura's Plastic Swords"), Don Fleming (guitar on "Gun", "Overture", theremin on "Gun", "'Lil Egypt"), John Fried (vocals on "Donkey Show"), Tara Key (guitar on "Saint Vitus Dance), Jack Rigg (guitar on "Overture"), Felice Rosser (vocals on "End In Tears"), Jack Secret (vocals on "Earthquake Boogie"), Deena Shoshkes (vocals on "Donkey Show").

    The lyrics for "Operation Luv" were originally part of another Bouchard/Frost song called, "When You're In, You're In", which was recorded by Deadringer on their *Electrocution Of The Heart* album.

    A different version of "Donkey Show" appears on Peter Bohovesky's 1997 CD, *Peter Bohovesky*.

    Different versions of the song "Gun" were demoed by Joe Bouchard for the sessions for BOC's *Mirrors*, *Cultosaurus Erectus*, and *Fire Of Unknown Origin* albums, and played live by BOC a few times in 1979.

    Pull The Plug

    Fanclub release, available only on cassette:

    1. Frenchette -- (Johansen, Sylvain)
    2. Language Of Love -- (Frost, Bouchard)
    3. Death Valley Nights -- (Meltzer, Bouchard)
    4. Lady Of The Harbor -- (Frost, Bouchard)
    5. I Am The One You Warned Me Of -- (Pearlman, Bouchard)
    6. Astronomy -- (Pearlman, Bouchard, Bouchard)
    7. Name Your Monster -- (Frost, Bouchard)

    Notes:
    Released in 1997 by Cellsum Records, and in 1998 by Ripe and Ready.

    Produced by Albert Bouchard and Deborah Frost.

    Instruments:
    Pete Bohovesky, Albert Bouchard, Deborah Frost, Billy Hilfiger, David Hirschberg; with Joe Bouchard.

    The songs on this cassette are done in an acoustic style, similar to the "Unplugged" format popularized in the 1990's by MTV.

    Not available commercially, but only as a limited promotional release to Brain Surgeons' fans. Contact Cellsum Records (see address listed for Albert Bouchard/Deborah Frost elsewhere in this FAQ) for availability.

    These songs (with the exception of "Frenchette" and "Lady Of The Harbor") were later released in 1997 on the Brain Surgeons album, *Malpractise*.

    A different version of "Lady Of The Harbor" was later released in 1999 on the Brain Surgeons album, *Piece Of Work*.

    Malpractise
    1. Needle Gun -- (Brock)
    2. Ciudades Y Navidades -- (Bouchard, Bouchard, Frost, Placio-Linden, Pearlman)
    3. Hassan I Sahba -- (Calvert, Rudolf)
    4. Career Of Evil -- (Bouchard, Smith)
    5. Language Of Love -- (Bouchard, Frost)
    6. The Girl That Love Made Blind -- (Bouchard, Pearlman)
    7. Death Valley Nights -- (Bouchard, Meltzer)
    8. Name Your Monster -- (Bouchard, Frost)
    9. Baby Ice Dog -- (Bouchard, Smith)
    10. Tour Spiel -- (Watt)
    11. I Am The One You Warned Me Of -- (Bouchard, Pearlman)
    12. Astronomy -- (Bouchard, Bouchard, Pearlman)

    Notes:
    Released in 1997 by Cellsum Records, and in 1998 by Ripe and Ready. Produced by Snowy.

    Instruments:
    Peter Bohovesky (lead, rhythm guitars, vocals), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals, organ, slide, guitar, harmonica, Albertron), Deborah Frost (vocals, drums), Billy Hilfiger (lead, rhythm guitars, wit), David Hirschberg (bass), with Ace Bouchard (vocals, sound design), Joe Bouchard (mandolin, keyboards, bass, vocals), Tommy Mandel (organ).

    The recordings of "Ciudades Y Navidades", "Career Of Evil", and "Baby Ice Dog" originally appeared on the fanclub-only release, *Career Of Christmas*.

    The recordings of "Language Of Love", "Death Valley Nights", "Name Your Monster", "I Am The One You Warned Me Of", and "Astronomy" originally appeared on the fanclub-only release, *Pull The Plug*.

    A version of the song "The Girl That Love Made Blind" was originally recorded for the album, *Imaginos*, but not used.

    The song, "Tour Spiel" (done by Albert Bouchard, Deborah Frost, and Joe Bouchard) is a re-mix of the version that appears on the Minutemen tribute album, *Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute To D. Boon And The Minutemen*.

    Piece Of Work (double CD)

    Disc 1

    1. Biloxi -- (J. Winchester)
    2. Rain, Rain -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    3. On The Road (Again) -- (A. Bouchard, R. Meltzer)
    4. Practice Makes Perfect -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    5. Swamp Thing -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost, B. Hilfiger)
    6. Alpha And Omega -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost, R. Binder)
    7. More Than Truth -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    8. Hog Dog Man -- (P. Bohovesky, A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    9. Bad Hair Day -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost, R. Meltzer)
    10. Last Angry Woman -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost, B. Hilfiger)
    11. Way Of The World -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    12. Pink Roses -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)

    Disc 2

    1. Rock And Roll Is Dead --(Bouchard, Frost, Dr. Donna Gaines, Hilfiger)
    2. Confession #9 -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    3. Billy's Song -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost, B. Hilfiger)
    4. Simple Man -- (G. Rossington, R. Van Zant)
    5. Victory Boulevard -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    6. Madame X Factor -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    7. Lost -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    8. Competition -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost, H. Wheels, M. Barkan)
    9. Prince Albert In The Cans -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    10. Lady Of The Harbor -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)

    Notes:
    Released in 1999 by Cellsum Records and Ripe and Ready.

    Produced by Albert Bouchard and Deborah Frost.

    Additional production and mix by Paul Special.

    Instruments:
    Peter Bohovesky (lead, rhythm guitars, vocals), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals, guitars, harmonica), Deborah Frost (vocals, slide, rhythm guitars), Billy Hilfiger (lead, rhythm guitars, vocals), David Hirschberg (bass, drums), with Crispin Cioe (saxes), Merrill Clark (keys), Soozie Tyrell (fiddle), Ace Bouchard (vocals).

    The song listing on the back of the CD incorrectly lists "Bad Hair Day" as being between "Swamp Thing" and "Alpha And Omega".

    Versions of the songs, "Alpha And Omega" and "Bad Hair Day" (originally titled "I Need A Flat Top") were originally demoed by Albert for the sessions for BOC's *Cultosaurus Erectus* album.

    An acoustic version of "Lady Of The Harbor" originally appeared on the fanclub-only release, *Pull The Plug*.

    The track "Prince Albert In The Cans" is an instrumental track (a drum solo) which climaxes with Albert's use of a Syndrum, which he manipulates the same way he did during his live drum solos with BOC (during "Godzilla").

    The track "Lady Of The Harbor" ends with a reprise of "Biloxi", modified to sound as if it is being played on an old phonograph.

    Deadringer: Electrocution Of The Heart
    1. Everybody Rock -- (N. Smith, J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway)
    2. When You're In You're In -- (A. Bouchard, D. Frost)
    3. Love's A Killer -- (N. Smith, J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway)
    4. Secret Eyes -- (N. Smith, J. Bouchard)
    5. Balls Out -- (J. Johnson)
    6. Summa Cum Loud -- (Buck Dharma)
    7. Double Talk -- (N. Smith, J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, J. Johnson)
    8. Dangerous Love -- (C. Huhn)
    9. Bring On The Night -- (J. Johnson)
    10. Unsung Heroes -- (J. Johnson)

    Notes:
    Released in 1989 by Grudge Records.

    Instruments:
    Jay "Jesse" Johnson (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Neal Smith (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Dennis Dunaway (bass guitar, backing vocals), Joe Bouchard (keyboards, backing vocals), Charlie Huhn (lead and backing vocals), with Jeff Batter (keyboards), Summa Cum Singers (backing vocals).

    The song "Secret Eyes" was also released as a promo only CD single.

    The song "When You're In, You're In" which later appeared with different music as "Operation Luv" on the Brain Surgeons album, *Box Of Hammers*.

    The song "Love's A Killer" was re-recorded for the *Joe Bouchard Presents The X Brothers: Solid Citizens* CD.

    The song written by Buck Dharma titled "Summa Cum Loud", originally titled "Summa Cum Laude", was written for the 1984 film, *Teachers*, but not used.

    The track "Double Talk" was originally written for the 1984 film, *Teachers*, but never used.

    Joe Bouchard Presents The X Brothers: Solid Citizens
    1. Pray -- (J. Bouchard)
    2. Hot Time In Hell -- (J. Gray)
    3. On Fire With Love -- (J. Bouchard, A. Hilfiger, B. Hilfiger, N. Smith)
    4. Love's A Killer -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith)
    5. Pearls -- (J. Bouchard)
    6. Inner Bit -- (J. Bouchard)
    7. Wild Ones -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith)
    8. Dreamland -- (J. Bouchard)
    9. The Van Song -- (J. Bouchard, A. Hilfiger, J. Cacala)
    10. Dream Machine -- (J. Bouchard)
    11. End Post -- (J. Bouchard)
    12. All Things Paramount -- (J. Bouchard)
    13. Run For The Sun -- (J. Bouchard, R. Meltzer)

    Notes:
    Released in 1997 by Cellsum Records (see address listed for Albert Bouchard/Deborah Frost elsewhere in this FAQ for ordering information). Produced by Joe Bouchard.

    Instruments:
    Joe Bouchard (vocals, guitar, piano, organ, bass, mandolin), Andy Hilfiger (bass, vocals), Billy Hilfiger (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Cacala (drums, vocals).

    A version of the song "Love's A Killer" originally appeared on the Deadringer album, *Electrocution Of The Heart* -- Joe Bouchard also played keyboards on that album.

    A version of the song "Wild Ones" was originally submitted and demoed to Alice Cooper for his album, *Raise Your Fist And Yell*, but was not used.

    The lyrics for "Run For The Sun" were originally used for a song called, "Hot Desert Sand", which was demoed for BOC's *Fire Of Unknown Origin* album, but not used.

    Bouchard Dunaway & Smith: Back From Hell
    1. I Want Two -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith)
    2. Having The Time Of My Life -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith, I. Hunter)
    3. Vampire Night -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith)
    4. The Joke's On You -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith)
    5. Diner Girl -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith)
    6. Love You Too Much -- (I. Hunter, J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith)
    7. Snake Pit Boogie -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith)
    8. She Was A Bad Girl -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith)
    9. Carnival Toy -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith, L. Abbott)
    10. There Was A Girl -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith, I. Hunter)
    11. The Real Thing -- (J. Bouchard, D. Dunaway, N. Smith, I. Hunter)
    12. Fallen Angel -- (J. Bouchard, H. Wheels)

    Notes:
    Released in 2001 by Kachina Records. Produced by Joe Bouchard. Co-produced by Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith.

    Instruments:
    Joe Bouchard (vocals, guitars, keyboards, baritone guitar, mandolin), Dennis Dunaway (bass guitar, vocal on "The Real Thing"), Neal Smith (drums, percussion, vocals), with Matt Smith (slide guitar, lap steel, slide mandolin, ukelele), Patty Gesmondi and Erin Kennedy (background vocals).

    The song "Fallen Angel" originally appeared on BOC's *Cultosaurus Erectus* album - the track on this album is a new recording.

    More information about this CD, including ordering information, can be found at Neal Smith's website: