Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper (Zodiac Sessions) http Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult playing “Don’t Fear The Reaper” at The Zodiac Sessions open mic night, Dublin, Ireland. Acoustic Compilation CD available to buy from Website. JOE BOUCHARD When Joe Bouchard was a music student at Ithaca College in the 60s, his brother Albert was a struggling musician living with a rock group called Soft White Underbelly. During school breaks Joe would take the bus to New York and spend a week or two living with the group in their communal band house. Often there were extended jam sessions that would go until the sun came up. Two years later in 1970 Joe was invited to become the band’s bassist. After only a year of club gigs and demo sessions, they passed an audition for Columbia Records president Clive Davis. Clive signed them on the spot to a seven record contract. They felt poised for the big time, but they decided they needed a new name. After months of intense arguments they threw the naming process into the hands of their manager, Sandy Pearlman. The name, taken from one of Sandy’s writings about a fictitious biker gang, was Blue Öyster Cult. Blue Öyster Cult was not an overnight success. From constant touring they built a growing “cult” following. They opened shows all over the United States for groups such as Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and many more. Their first breakthrough album was the 1975 live set, ‘On Your Feet or On Your Knees’, which delighted the

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    1. the drummer is Albert Bouchard…(brother of Joe)…deranged idiot he may be…but he wrote some of the best BOC songs…

    2. these guys are good, but i think they should have a second person on vocals

    3. Coolness-this is a nice acoustic of “Don’t Fear The Reaper” from Joe…5/5 from Mikey-TY JAZZ!*fave*

    4. Too acoustic and too light on that cowbell. Hit that cowbell…hit it.

    5. Albert can be very squiffy! HAHA. But he is a mad genius! Revenge of Vera Gemini? Imaginos? I could go on! m/ m/ BOC with Albert rulez!

    6. Have you heard this one, it’s one of many drummer jokes I know…?
      Q: How do you know when a drum riser (high platform that drummer’s put their kit up on so that they can be seen from the audience) is level?
      A: Because the drummer drools from BOTH sides of his mouth.

    7. Heh! No, not familiar with it. But that explains alot for Bill Ward & Carl Palmer!


    8. your name sounded familiar, weren’t you a demon transformed from jason blood a dc character?

    9. Muuaaaahhaa!!! “Down, down O form of Man…and rise the DEMON ETRIGAN!” Congrats! First person to get that correctly!

    10. I liked it ‘cause the character’s name was jason, my name. Reading DC comics you had to like rock music. I also really liked detective comics and the early kirby xmen. Were you born in 68 then?

    11. Yeah, Kirby was the man in the 70’s I read anything I could get my hands on by him. I even went so far as to search out hi ealier 50’s stuff, like BLACK MAGIC & FIGHTING AMERICAN. I read both DC & Marvel, more marvel cuz the Deli where I got them, always had more marvel than DC. I met “Jolting” Joe Sinnott a few years back. He gave me some signed prints of The Hulk, DareDevil & The Thing.
      Yup, 68 was a good year for me. m/m/

    12. Q: What has 3 legs and an asshole on it.

      A: A drumstool

      No offense to Albert Bouchard, he’ll always be one of mt favorite drummers.

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