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BLUE ÷YSTER CULT Discography
1972 Blue Oyster Cult
1973 Tyranny & Mutation
1974 Secret Treaties

1975 On Your Feet or On Your Knees (double live LP)
1976 Agents of Fortune
1977 Spectres

1978 Some Enchanted Evening (single live LP)
1979 Mirrors
1980 Cultosauraus Erectus
1981 Fire of Unknown Origin

1982 Extraterrestrial Live (double live LP)
1983 The Revolution by Night
1986 Club Ninja
1988 Imaginos
1992 Bad Channels (Film Soundtrack)

1994 Live 1976 (single live CD = VHS video)
1995 Workshop of the Telescopes (excellent 2CD compilation with some rare tracks)
1998 Heaven Forbid
2001 Curse of the Hidden Mirror

Imaginos sleeveBLUE ÷YSTER CULT are not a band I've seen often but I have a few shows under my belt and some memorabilia to use for earlier shows. The main reason I've not seen the band more frequently is that they don't come over to the UK very often. Between 1989 and 1998 they appeared only twice in England, the Town 'n' Country in 1992 and the London Forum, towards the end of 1995. Europe faired better with three tours while America, unsurprisingly, was toured every year.
I chose the logo above as it is from my favourite B÷C album, Imaginos.
Of the five shows I've seen so far the Imaginos tour has to be the best. Imaginos was the last studio album the band made in the 80's and it was a full ten years before the finally recorded another with original material. (There had been film soundtrack and re-recorded oldies CDs released in that time as noted in the discography above.)

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OK, down to the business in hand, the shows I've seen. I've added track lists here as they are raedily available from the official B÷C site. Linked venues lead to reviews.

BLUE ÷YSTER CULT Edinburgh Playhouse 7 Dec 1985 (102 min. Details from BOC site.)
Support: GIRLSCHOOL & STATETROOPER
R.U.Ready 2 Rock Dominance & Submission Eti Buck's Boogie White Flags Take Me Away Then Came The Last Days Of May Dancin' In The Ruins Joan Crawford Shadow Warrior Burnin'for You Godzilla (Don't Fear) The Reaper Hot Rails To Hell Roadhouse Blues
BLUE ÷YSTER CULT Edinburgh Playhouse 8 Mar 1989 (115 min. Details from BOC site.)
Support: ???
R.U.Ready 2 Rock Dominance & Submission Eti I Am The One You Warned Me Of Buck's Boogie Astronomy Take Me Away In The Presence Of Another World Flaming Telepaths Then Came The Last Days Of May Me262 Joan Crawford Burnin' For You Godzilla (Don't Fear) The Reaper This Ain't The Summer Of Love Golden Age Of Leather The Red & The Black
BLUE ÷YSTER CULT London Astoria 3 Jun 1998 (90 min. Details from BOC site.)
Support: ???
Burnin' For You, Cities On Flame With Rock & Roll, Eti, Harvest Moon, Buck's Boogie, O.D.'d On Life Itself, The Vigil, Live For Me, Flaming Telepaths, See You In Black, Then Came The Last Days Of May, Lips In The Hills, Godzilla, (Don't Fear) The Reaper, Dominance & Submission.
BLUE ÷YSTER CULT Milton Keynes Stables 14 May 2002 .
Support: John YOUNG
Burnin' For You, O.Dd'd On Life Itself, ETI, Pocket, The Vigil, Harvester Of Eyes, Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll, Perfect Water, Joan Crawford, Buck's Boogie, Then Came The Last Days Of May, Godzilla, (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Encore: Dominance And Submission
BLUE ÷YSTER CULT London Astoria 17 May 2002 .
Support: (Carl) PALMER
Burnin' For You, O.Dd'd On Life Itself, ETI, Pocket, The Vigil, Harvester Of Eyes, Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll, Buck's Boogie, Perfect Water, Quicklime Girl, Golden Age Of Leather, Then Came The Last Days Of May, Godzilla, (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Encore: Dominance And Submission


I wonder if it will be another four years before the band return to these shores?
I found a site that lists the set from each night of the UK tour here. A staistical analysis is here. It seems that I made it to the two evenings with the fewest tracks played. Maybe BOC don't like the South of England much?

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