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On December 10, 1985.

On December 1985, “Columbia” label released “Club Ninja”, the tenth Blue Öyster Cult album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, “Boogie Hotel Studios” in Port Jefferson,  “Tallysin Studios” in Syosset, New York, “Warehouse Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Sandy Pearlman.


  • Eric Bloom– vocals, guitar
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Joe Bouchard– bass, vocals, guitar
  • Tommy Zvoncheck – synthesizers, piano, organ
  • Jimmy Wilcox – background vocals, percussion
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Phil Grande – guitars
  • Kenny Aaronson– bass
  • David Lucas, Joni Peltz, Dave Immer, Joe Caro – background vocals
  • Howard Stern– opening to “When the War Comes”
  • Paul Mandl – engineer, overdubs editor, programming
  • John Devlin, Toby Scott – engineers
  • David Lucas – additional production
  • Brian McGee – mixing

Track listing:

  1. White Flags – Leggatt Bros.
  2. Dancin’ in the Ruins – Larry Gottlieb, Jason Scanlon
  3. Make Rock Not War – Bob Halligan Jr.
  4. Perfect Water – Donald Roeser, Jim Carroll
  5. Spy in the House of the Night – Donald Roeser, Richard Meltzer
  6. Beat’ Em Up – Bob Halligan Jr.
  7. When the War Comes Home – Joe Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman
  8. Shadow Warrior – Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser, Eric Van Lustbader
  9. Madness to the Method – Donald Roeser, Dick Trismen

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “Columbia” label released “Spectres”, the fifth Blue Öyster Cult studio album. It was recorded July – September 1977, and was produced by Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman, David Lucas, Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser, Allen Lanier, Joe Bouchard and Albert Bouchard.


  • Eric Bloom– guitar, vocals
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– lead and rhythm guitars, vocals
  • Allen Lanier– keyboards, guitar, vocals
  • Joe Bouchard– bass guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard– drums, harmonica, vocals
  • NewarkBoys Chorus – vocals
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer, mixing
  • John Jansen, Corky Stasiak, Thom Panunzio, Andy Abrams – engineer
  • Gray Russell, Dave Thoener, Jay Krugman, Rod O’Brien, Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer
  • Joe Brescio – mastering
  • Roni Hoffman – design
  • Eric Meola– photos
  • David Infante – laser effects, photo assistance

Track listing:

  1. Godzilla – Donald Roeser
  2. Golden Age of Leather – Donald Roeser, Bruce Abbott
  3. Death Valley Nights – Albert Bouchard, Richard Meltzer
  4. Searchin for Celine – Allen Lanier
  5. Fireworks – Albert Bouchard
  6. U. Ready 2 Rock – Albert Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman
  7. Celestial the Queen – Joe Bouchard, Helen Wheels
  8. Goin’ Through the Motions – Bloom, Ian Hunter
  9. I Love the Night – Donald Roeser
  10. Nosferatu – Joe Bouchard, Helen Wheels

In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Columbia” label released “Secret Treaties”, the third Blue Öyster Cult studio album.  It was recorded in 1974, at “CBS Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Murray Krugman, David Lucas and Sandy Pearlman. The album cover art was by Ron Lesser. In 1975, a poll of critics of “Melody Maker” magazine voted “Secret Treaties” as the “Top Rock Album of All Time”.


  • Eric Bloom– vocals, stun guitar, keyboards
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– lead guitar
  • Allen Lanier– keyboards, rhythm guitar, synthesizers, second lead guitar
  • Joe Bouchard– bass, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard– drums, vocals
  • Tim Geelan, Jerry Smith – engineering
  • Lehman Yates, Lou Schlossberg – recording

Track listing:

  1. Career of Evil – Patti Smith, Albert Bouchard
  2. Subhuman – Sandy Pearlman, Eric Bloom
  3. Dominance and Submission – Sandy Pearlman, Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard
  4. ME 262 – Sandy Paerlman, Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard
  5. Cagey Cretins – Richard Meltzer, Albert Bouchard
  6. Harvester of Eyes – Richard Meltzer, Eric Bloom, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
  7. Flaming Telepaths – Sandy Pearlman, Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
  8. Astronomy – Sandy Pearlman, Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard

In December 1985.


In December 1985, “SST” label released “3-Way Tie (For Last)”, the fourth and final Minutemen album. It was recorded August – September 1985, and was produced by Mike Watt, D. Boon and Ethan James. The album features few covers of songs by bands such as the Urinals, Meat Puppets, Blue Öyster Cult, Creedence Clearwater Revival,  Roky Erickson and the Aliens. The album cover painting was by D. Boon.


  • D. Boon– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, piano
  • Mike Watt– bass, vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • George Hurley– drums
  • Joe Baiza– lead guitar
  • Ethan James– Linn drum, Vietnam War battlefield tape

Track listing:

  1. Price of Paradise – D. Boon
  2. Lost – Kirkwood
  3. The Big Stick – D. Boon
  4. Political Nightmare – Roessler, Mike Watt
  5. Courage – D. Boon
  6. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? – Fogerty
  7. The Red and the Black – Bloom, Bouchard, Pearlman
  8. Spoken Word Piece – Mike Watt
  9. No One – Roessler, Mike Watt
  10. Stories – Roessler, Mike Watt
  11. What Is It? – Roessler, Mike Watt
  12. Ack Ack Ack – Johansen, Jones, Talley
  13. Just Another Soldier – D. Boon
  14. Situations at Hand – Mike Watt
  15. Hittin’ the Bong – Mike Watt
  16. Bermuda – Roky Erickson


On May 21, 1976.

Agents of Fortune

On May 21, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Agents of Fortune” the fourth Blue Öyster Cult studio album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman and David Lucas.


  • Eric Bloom– guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– guitar, synthesizer, percussion, vocals
  • Allen Lanier– keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals
  • Joe Bouchard– bass, piano, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard– drums, acoustic guitar, percussion, harmonica, vocals
  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Randy Brecker– horns
  • Michael Brecker– horns
  • David Lucas– vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • David Lucas, Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman,Shelly Yakus, Andy Abrams – engineers
  • Tony Stevens – mastering
  • John Berg, Andy Engel – design
  • Lynn Curlee – paintings

Track listing:

  1. This Ain’t the Summer of Love – Albert Bouchard, Murray Krugman, Don Waller
  2. True Confessions – Allen Lanier
  3. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Donald Roeser
  4. T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) – Donald Roeser, Sandy Pearlman
  5. The Revenge of Vera Gemini – Bouchard, Patti Smith
  6. Sinful Love – Bouchard, Helen Wheels
  7. Tattoo Vampire – Bouchard, Helen Wheels
  8. Morning Final – Joe Bouchard
  9. Tenderloin – Allen Lanier
  10. Debbie Denise – Bouchard, Smith

On November 11, 1973.


On February 11, 1973, “Columbia” label released “Tyranny and Mutation” the second Blue Öyster Cult studio album. “Tyranny and Mutation” was recorded in 1972, at “Columbia Studios” in New York, and was produced by Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman.


  • Eric Bloom– stun guitar, synthesizers, vocals
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– guitar, vocals
  • Allen Lanier– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Bouchard– bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard– drums, vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Red & the Black – Eric Bloom,Albert Bouchard and Sandy Pearlman
  2. D.’d on Life Itself – Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard,Joe Bouchard and Sandy Pearlman
  3. Hot Rails to Hell – Joe Bouchard
  4. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters – Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard,Donald Roeser and Sandy Pearlman
  5. Baby Ice Dog – Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard and Patti Smith
  6. Wings Welted Down – Albert Bouchard and Joe Bouchard
  7. Teen Archer – Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser and Richard Meltzer
  8. Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl) – Albert Bouchard and Sandy Perelman


On January 16, 1972.


On January 16, 1972, “Columbia” label released the self titled debut album by Blue Öyster Cult.  It was recorded July – October 1971, at the “The Warehouse” and “CBS Studios” in New York, and was produce by  Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman and David Lucas.


  • Eric Bloom– lead vocals, stun guitar, keyboards
  • Albert Bouchard– drums, lead vocals
  • Joe Bouchard– bass, lead vocals
  • Allen Lanier– rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– lead guitar, lead vocals

Track listing:

  1. Transmaniacon MC – Sandy Pearlman, Albert Bouchard, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, Eric Bloom
  2. I’m on the Lamb but I Ain’t No Sheep – Sandy Pearlman, Albert Bouchard
  3. Then Came the Last Days of May – Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
  4. Stairway to the Stars – Richard Meltzer, Albert Bouchard, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
  5. Before the Kiss, a Redcap – Allen Lanier, Sandy Pearlman, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
  6. Screams – Joe Bouchard
  7. She’s as Beautiful as a Foot – Richard Meltzer, Allen Bouchard, Allen Lanier
  8. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll – Sandy Pearlman, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, Allen Bouchard
  9. Workshop of the Telescopes – Sandy Pearlman, Allen Bouchard, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, Allen Lanier, Albert.Bouchard, Eric Bloom
  10. Redeemed – Sandy Pearlman, Harry Farcas, Albert Bouchard, Allen Lanier