Track of the Day – BLUE ÖYSTER CULT “That Was Me”

Brand new music from Blue Öyster Cult? And it’s a smashing good tune, too? YES, it is happening right now. “That Was Me” is taken from the band’s brand new album, titled “The Symbol Remains”, set for release on October 9th from Frontier Records.

More about the album:

As previously announced, Blue Öyster Cult will release their first new album in nearly two decades, “The Symbol Remains” on October 9, 2020. —-

As the old saying goes, “good things come to those who wait” and the 14 songs showcased on “The Symbol Remains” embody that. The BÖC faithful will be delighted given that the band has delivered an extremely inspired album. Ultimately, this sounds like a band looking back at their storied catalog and giving the fans a bit of everything they’ve ever loved about BÖC, while simultaneously continuing to evolve.

Blue Öyster Cult started sessions for the new album in earnest in 2019, bringing songs to the table that had previously been in the works as well as working on new ones. The goal was to craft an album that gives an appropriate portrait of where the band is in the here and now.
“With the song demos emerging for this record, we realized there was as much if not more variety in style and content on this record as any in our history,” tells Eric Bloom “We embraced this and the thing tying all the disparate elements together is the band’s sound and performance.”
“The goal was for the new music to stand up to the quality and vitality of our legacy recordings, and I believe we have successfully done that,” adds Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser. “Other than that, the sound of our voices and style of our writing and playing can’t help but sound familiar to fans of our work.”

“The album title, “The Symbol Remains” comes from a quote of an old Sandy Pearlman lyric, which basically we are using to show that the band is back and still rocking after all these years. To me, it means we’re still here and doing what we do…” explains Eric Bloom. —

Via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blueoystercult/posts/10158496713544780

Tracklisting:

  1. That Was Me
  2. Box In My Head
  3. Tainted Blood
  4. Nightmare Epiphany
  5. Edge Of The World
  6. The Machine
  7. Train True (Lennie’s Song)
  8. The Return Of St. Cecilia
  9. Stand And Fight
  10. Florida Man
  11. The Alchemist
  12. Secret Road
  13. There’s A Crime
  14. Fight

Line-up:

  • Eric Bloom
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
  • Richie Castellano
  • Danny Miranda
  • Jules Radino

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