Music with Marty Duda
Blue Oyster Cult's keyboard player and guitarist Allen Lanier died last week. Blue Oyster Cult emerged out of Long Island at the tail end of the 1960s, initially known as Soft White Underbelly. After a few name and personnel changes they released their first album in 1972. Sometimes referred to as 'the thinking man's metal band', BOC dabbled in mysticism, sci-fi and drug culture. They were managed and produced by two rock critics who also contributed to the songwriting…along with folks like Patti Smith and Ian Hunter, who also collaborated with the band. They gained mainstream success in 1976 with (Don't Fear) The Reaper and continued to gain a healthy dose of FM airplay with songs like Godzilla, Burnin' For You and Cities Of Flame With Rock & Roll.