January 26, 1996 in Seven

Blue Oyster Cult Still A Musical Pearl Of Heavy Metal

Joe Ehrbar Correspondent
 

Most 1970s rock dinosaurs are extinct or reduced to appearing on those cheesy Sounds of the ‘70s-type discs advertised on TV.

But one ‘70s band, Blue Oyster Cult, refuses to die and continues to plow across the country every year, playing to legions of diehard fans.

The influential rock quintet and early adopter of the “heavy metal” tag plays Outback Jack’s on Tuesday night.

Blue Oyster Cult’s glory years may be past, but don’t think it has lost its strong cult following.

The band last played in Spokane last year, with Uriah Heep, to 1,000-plus fans at the Masonic Temple.

In the ‘70s and early ‘80s, B.O.C. scored three album rock hits with “Don’t Fear The Reaper,” “Burnin’ For You” and “Godzilla.”

All three continue to be definitive classic rock radio nuggets.

Even after two-plus decades, the original core of Blue Oyster Cult - guitarist-vocalist Eric Bloom, keyboardist Allen Lanier and guitarist-vocalist Buck Dharma - remains intact.

It’s a lineup that has been stable for the past several years.

To pay homage to B.O.C.’s substantial musical contribution, the band’s former label released a double CD retrospective, “Workshop Of The Telescopes,” late last year.

Showtime is at 9 p.m.

Tickets, $16.50 ($18 at the door), are available at all G&B; outlets.

You must be at least 21 to attend; bring ID.

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