Blue Oyster Cult's 'Tyranny and Mutation' album release has 40-year anniversary
posted at 2/11/2013 12:37 PM EST
Since there are a number of forum members who are BOC fans and know the band's work intimately, I thought you'd appreciate that today, February 11th, is the concise 40th anniversary of the release of their seminal 1973 album, "Tyranny and Mutation", an album where the band was never seen to be more cryptic with their lyrics or interpretation.
I always like seeing BOC described as the "ultimate thinking man's metal band" -- whether that's true or not. :)
Here's a bit of the article I just read, and the link to the article (a fun writeup) which I strongly recommend that you read, if you're a fan:
"The second month of 1973 was a month of dire deeds and dark omens, ranging from the unanimous congressional vote establishing the Watergate Investigation Committee to the second musical tome crafted by the enigmatic Blue Oyster Cult, an album prophesying ‘Tyranny and Mutation,’ which was released on Feb. 11, 1973.
Needless to say, few bands in rock and roll history have so willingly wrapped themselves in mystery and misdirection like BOC did, to the extent that their music frequently took a backseat to their perplexing words of intrigue. Whether these were totally imagined or truly rescued from some arcane repository of planetary secrets, one can only guess. But whatever the answer, in retrospect, this approach ensured that the band’s discography possessed the qualities of conspiracy theories, only propagated in musical form, naturally."