Sept. 7, 2022

Don't Fear the Reaper (w Joe Bouchard of Blue Öyster Cult) - Episode 1005

Don't Fear the Reaper (w Joe Bouchard of Blue Öyster Cult) - Episode 1005

It's '70s September, and we're rocking out with one of the all-time "dark metal" classics--the über-famous, über-controversial, ümlaut-loving Blue Oyster cult and their signature hit, "Don't Fear the Reaper." Rolling Stone's Song of the Year for 1976 gives us plenty to chew on, especially with BOC's Joe Bouchard to walk us through some history, including:

- Ghost stories, seances and haunted hotels

- The Barry Manilows of Heavy Metal

- The Genesis of the Ümlaut in rock

- Being covered by Metallica

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