Blue Öyster Cult : Secret Treaties 180g vinyl
In their third studio album “Secret Treaties”, BÖC reached the pinnacle of their musical evolution with such memorable songs as “Career Of Evil”, “Subhuman” and “Astronomy”.
The lyrics have literary value but are certainly not intended for sensitive souls – the phrases are direct and intentionally drily articulated.
The music is as blatant and extroverted as the lyrics: the guitar sound is steely and straightforward, occasionally padded out with a see-sawing Hammond groove, and topped again and again by wonderfully rough string solos that speak the language of hard, merciless and full-bodied Rock.
Personnel: Eric Bloom (voc, keyb, g); Allen Lanier (keyb, g, synth); Donald ‘Buck Dharma’ Roeser (g, voc); Joe Bouchard (b, voc); Albert Bouchard (dr, voc)
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