Greatest Blue Oyster Cult SongsZezerex
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I HEARD THIS SONG IN THE BACKGROUND OF "SUPERNATURAL" (SEASON 01 EPISODE-"FAITH"). I FOUND IT VERY CATCHY. WHEN I DOWNLOADED IT AND LISTENED, I DIDN'T WANT TO LISTEN ANYTHING BUT THIS SONG. THE RIFF IS HEAVENLY, THE LYRICS ARE MIND BLOWING AND SINGING IS TRULY AMAZING, RESULTING IN SOMETHING THAT'S TO ME THE MOST ADDICTIVE PIECE OF MUSIC CLASSIC American ROCK HAS TO OFFER. IN AN EPISODE CLIMAX, HOMER SIMPSON CALLS THIS SONG AS HIS OLD FAVORITE. I AM ADDICTED TO IT AND CAN LISTEN THIS SONG FOREVER...
The way I starts out, you're like Nice stuff and then the riff in the middle goes crazy and it goes ethereal!
One of the best of all time.
This is simply the best song ever. The guitar along with the singer make a great combination. Also the lyrics are amazing.
I don't know it seems like this song would be better with a little more cowbellV 24 Comments
My favorite song ever!
Metallica's version has nothing to do with this, listen to the Some Enchanted Evening live version, and the Imaginos version too, both wonderful
Four doors at the four winds bar. This song is mysterious and amazing, it's the best song ever. Every version of this song rocks, but the original is the best version. A STAR!
Amazing. This song is so good, Metallica did a cover for it, the only cover song from Blue Oyster Cult, may I add. Blue Oyster Cult at there best.
This is the Magum Opus of Blue Oyster Cult off the classic LP Secret Treaties. The original, the live offerings and the Imaginos version all kick butt. Not to be missed!V 13 Comments
Sick guitar solo's throughout! But that ending is just phenomenal! I am guaranteed to break the speed limit if I am listening to this song. And my rock goes all the way to 11 with this song!
Still much respect to Don't Fear The Reaper!
Not only is it a very catchy song with great vocals and excellent guitar work, it also may or may not have to do with the contraction of syphillis.
This Song Makes Me Happy. I Just Don't Know Why. This Song Is Very Catchy, Awesome Vocals And Great Guitar And Drum works. This song Has to be considered one of the group's best. It rocks! Musically and lyrically. And Its One Of The Songs From Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. I Just Wonder Why This Type Of Music Can't Be Made Today?
Great hooks, solo is amazing- Buck Dharma is the most underrated guitarist in hard rock. He never just solos for the sake of it- every solo has purpose and they are always unique.V 12 Comments
Blue Oyster Cult is awesome to me because they sound slightly like the beatles and are extremely catchy.
2. Burning For you
3. Don't fear the reaper
Blue Oyster Cult = myth
Godzilla = myth
it's simply obvious that this song would be such a masterpiece!
Blue Oyster Cult Rocks! Nothing more to say
Oh no, they say he's got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah!
No, I don't have any blue oyster cult.V 5 Comments
Beautiful song one of there best ballads along with last days of May the thing I love about blue oyster cult is they have a errie atmosphere to all there songs but this one captures that at it's best
Haunting... So good! Buck's vocals are so smooth and his guitar work is second to none. One of the best tunes off of Spectres.
I love this song. Melodic and Haunting guitar hooks are so good.
Almost unknown late offering. It's from the underappreciated Heaven Forbid album which just rocks- probably their heaviest album ever! Harvest Moon harkens back to that Reaper feel- an awesome Buck offering. If this song was released in the late 70's, it would have been a huge hit!
The best song in my book but they never play it live at least at the concerts that I have attended
Great early catalogue song. Where's Flaming Telepaths, Veteran of the Psychic Wars and Harvester of Eyes? Two may to choose from. Great band.
I was just listening to it. Great song. I love the whole album but it didn't get much air play on the radio.
Great song - and they DO play it live now (personally saw them perform it in Ohio early '14 and most recent YouTube clips of them live have this.. Thank God)! Already have my tix to see them in Atlanta on Oct 4th - gotta play it BOC! Also,... PLEASE play ETI (Extraterrestrial)!... Laugh out loud Thanks!V 7 Comments
Agreed, this was pretty much America's first native Heavy Metal Song. Never get tired of this one! Crank it up!
So heavy for it's time, timeless riffing and the drums fit perfectly along with Albert Bouchard's vocals, huge live staple and the musicianship is flawless.
First song I heard by them, one of my personal favoritesV 1 Comment
Amazing song. The live version found on the Extraterrestrial Live album is absolutely superb. The middle section is something to behold in awe.
I listened to this song so much this last summer. I wouldn't say it's better than reaper, but it really deserves to be in the top five at least.
This easily deserves to be in the top ten, if not top five. The live version is even better than the already great studio version.
Fantastic song, Go's great with the movie.V 7 Comments
I can't believe this track wasn't included already! It has to be one of their top 5 songs.
How do people listen to this song without falling in love with it? How?V 4 Comments
One of the best song to start off an album in my opinion.
Songs amazing.. Really really good song
Great song. Must be in top 10.V 1 Comment
"Joan Crawford has risen from the grave". Epic lyrics and the smoothness makes this song really special.
Epic song, "no no no, no no noo" amazing singing quality, blue oyster cult is honestly the best band that gave pure american phsycedelic rock.
The Vigil IS Blue Oyster Cult! It is the heavy song from the more poppy Mirrors- an album that was maligned when released, but like fine wine, holds up real well today. The Vigil has that iconic Buck opening riff and it is a creepy, powerful song with dual lead vocals- a strength of BOC. The band with two lead vocalists (Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma) and two (Albert and Joe Bouchard) that also sing lead on many songs. It's like having 4 bands in one!
If you ask all the true BOC fans which is their best track, I'm sure this will be the number one choice. It's obviously their greatest song, no doubt about it.V 2 Comments
In my opinion black blade belongs in the top 10, but then all songs are based on someones likes, so even if you don't think so it does not make it so, A number one to some could be a 50 to another
Should be in top 10 list.. Best song.. Love the variations..V 1 Comment
Probably their best song, a rarity, a short song with an epic melodic arc.The keyboard solves could not be better, and the ascending guitar licks that precede the final (and impressively looser) last verse are just phenomenal. If you don't know it, learn it.
If you like hard rock and great guitar riffs and kick ass baseline, this is a must hear. One of my all time favorite rock songs
"... When Duster's dust becomes the sale. And Lucifer, the light..."
Very touching and meaningful, an underrated and forgotten rock ballad, this deserves to be a classic! - petrucci75hammet
Love this song! Always thought it was more popular than it is.. Should be more known!
Written by Keyboardist/ Guitarist Allen Lanier, In the was a minor hit off Mirrors- but it should have been bigger. Such a heartfelt song. Perfect ballad made for radio.
Its jazzy and rocks to the top. Its their best in my opinion. Love this song.V 2 Comments
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Top Remixes (8)
2. Harvest Moon
3. Career of Evil
2. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
3. Burnin' for You
2. I Love the Night
3. M.E. 262
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