Saturday, September 27, 2008

Artist Feature: Blue Öyster Cult

Since exploding on the music scene with 1976’s Agents of Fortune and spawning one of the great classic rock radio anthems in history with “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, Blue Öyster Cult has spent the last 30+ years pioneering ‘70’s “heavy metal”, recording amazing rock records, touring nonstop, and thrilling legions of fans the world over.

Smash hits like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” “Godzilla”, “Burnin’ For You”, and “Joan Crawford” have all been playing on FM Radio since their respective release, making these songs evergreen to new audiences for over 30 years. This has led to the band’s nonstop touring schedule and has made them one of the tightest live acts in the world.

In 2000, the recording of “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was satirized on Saturday Night Live in a skit that has since become one of the long-running show’s most notable. Though most of the "facts" in the skit are fictional, the popularity and hilarity of the satire is a clear indication of the strength and timelessness of this historic song and of this amazing band.

Blue Öyster Cult will be bringing their bombastic arena rock show to the SPI Music Fest on Saturday November 1st…and we could not be more excited!

Here are some clips of Blue Öyster Cult in present-day action, in a video from back in the day...and yes, the legendary SNL Skit is here just for you. Happy Monday!

Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper (Live)

Blue Öyster Cult – Burnin’ for You

SNL – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper Skit

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