Blue Öyster Cult ( BOC ) is an American rock and heavy metal band from Long Island, New York. Their musical style oscillates between hard rock, heavy metal, and psychedelic rock. Their hit songs include (Do not Fear) The Reaper , Godzilla < / span>, Burnin 'for You and Veteran of the Psychic Wars . The group's clips, in particular "Burnin 'for You" , were significantly broadcast on the American channel MTV after its launch in 1981.
The longest-running Blue Öyster Cult training includes Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (guitar, vocals), Eric Bloom (vocals), Allen Lanier (keyboards, rhythm guitar, chorus), Joe Bouchard (bass, backing vocals) and Albert Bouchard (drums, drums, choirs). The band's current band includes Roeser, Bloom, Jules Radino (drums, drums), Richie Castellano (keyboards, rhythm guitar, choirs), and Kasim Sulton (bass, choirs).
The group is formed in 1967 on Long Island>.
It all starts when Bruce Abbott (future co-author of the title "Golden Age of Leather" , on the album Spectres) presents Donald Roeser to Albert Bouchard. Together, they form a first group, The Disciples, which becomes the following year Travesty. They skate student parties and local clubs, and Donald and Albert eventually give up their studies to devote themselves entirely to music.
Travesty separates, Donald Roeser stays on Long Island while Albert Bouchard leaves for Chicago where he obtained some commitments. When Donald met the rock critic Sandy Pearlman and found Albert returned to New York, they formed a new band, including a new musician, Allen Lanier. The band turns more and more, assures the first parts of Muddy Waters and the Grateful Dead, but a proof is essential: it misses a singer. The Braunstein then joins the group, whose word of mouth says the greatest good. The president of Elektra Records notices them during a concert and signs them instantly, probably very attracted by Les. Under the impulse of two rock journalists, Sandy Pearlman and Richard Meltzer, the band was launched in 1967, at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York, under the name Soft White Underbelly with guitarist Buck Dharma, drummer Albert Bouchard, keyboardist Allen Lanier, singer Les Braunstein and bassist Andrew Winters. Pearlman wanted the band to be created in response to Black Sabbath>. The name Soft White Underbelly is given by Pearlman in reference to a quote by Winston Churchill comparing the Italian Peninsula to the belly-soft of the Axis forces, the first in a series of occult allusions to the conflict of the Second World War in the record of the Blue Öyster Cult>.