Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Blue Oyster Cult: Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014

It's a pretty cool thing to have a wealth of Blue Oyster Cult activity here in 2020, now that the legendary hard rock act has signed on with Frontiers Music and working hard on their first new album of new material in quite some time. In addition to that great news, the label is releasing a few other BOC related tidbits to get everyone ready for the new stuff, including a reissue of an old 're-recorded hits' compilation and this excellent live recording from 2014 from the Hard Rock in Cleveland, Ohio. Featuring the line-up of Eric Bloom (vocals, guitar), Donald 'Buck' Dharma (guitar, vocals), Richie Castellano (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Kasim Sulton (bass, vocals), and Jules Radino (drums), the band offer up here a full set across two CD's packed with hits, memorable deep album cuts, and some surprises.

Of course, you have to have "Don't Fear the Reaper", "Burning for You", and "Godzilla" (the latter bloated to nearly 13-minutes with a drum solo and odd backing vocal effects), but other mandatory BOC fare such as "The Red and The Black", "ME 262", "Hot Rails to Hell", "Black Blade", "Career of Evil", "Harvester of Eyes" and "Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll" are mixed in along with the wonderful "Then Came the Last Days of May", "Shooting Shark", "Golden Age of Leather", and "OD'd on Life Itself". Throw in "The Vigil", "I Love the Night", and the "Buck's Boogie" jam, which sees the lead guitarist wowing as splendidly as ever, and you have a fun, heavy rocking set showing that the band in 2014 were still kicking butt live as always. Good recording, great performances, and another stellar BOC live set as we await the new material!

Track Listing
Od'd On Life Itself
The Red And The Black
Golden Age Of Leather
Burnin’ For You
Career Of Evil
Shooting Shark
The Vigil
Buck’s Boogie
Black Blade

Then Came The Last Days Of May
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper
Harvester Of Eyes
I Love The Night
Hot Rails To Hell
Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll

Added: January 23rd 2020
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
Hits: 1167
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]


[ Back to the Reviews Index ]

2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by