Re: Blue Oyster Cult
posted at 8/4/2010 6:48 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Blue Oyster Cult
[QUOTE]I don't know what compilations are good as I have all the studio and live LP's but my favorite Live album is the one I mentioned earlier "On Your Feet or On Your Knees" , that is a good double dose of the earlier stuff. It is hard to imagine anyone who likes Rush, Dio , Rainbow , Judas Priest or Scorpions not liking B.O.C. But, if those bands are not your cup of tea , then you likely won't be a fan of B.O.C. , either. I became a headbanging metalhead when I was in my early 20's around 1978 , the first wave of classic metal was considered by many critics to be "dead" and it did suffer a lapse in popularity in the days of punk, new wave and ( yuck) disco...but it was never really dead. Sabbath came back strong with Dio out front and new bands like Iron Maiden and Whitesnake were reviving Metal along with the greatest of all Ozzie. Later Dokken and then Dio with his own band would follow.The bands like Scorpions, Rainbow, B.O.C. and Judas Priest never quit they were always out there. I always loved the hard sound and the screaming guitars and I always thought this was the style of music that really WAS IT! This is what I have been searching for, it's really just so great. I still feel this is the most advanced form of rock music although so many people discount it as the b@st@rd son of rock'n'roll, the thing that "should not be"...like in the sci-fi movies. Maybe that's why I like it so much.
Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]
To be honest, I was never a fan of Dio except when he first broke with Rainbow. And it is interesting that you mention Priest - I know the songs, legacy and image but I think I only own a couple of their records. With BOC, I think it was Burning for You
that completely turned me off. I loved Godzilla and Reaper, but that song made me want to go listen Sinatra. For me, Metal was and is the original Sabbath line-up, Iron Maiden and Motorhead. I never thought Priest could touch those bands. Then there is early Metallica and Megadeth.
But I am ready to give BOC another listen. That is why I like this forum - it has reintroduced me to some music that I didn't connect with back in the day.