Release Date: 20/10/2023
Albert Bouchard is best known as one of the founding members of Blue Öyster Cult.
The original band sold millions of albums for Columbia Records with such classic songs as “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning For You”. As a songwriter, he wrote many BÖC songs including the very popular “Astronomy” (which was covered by Metallica on their 1998’s release Garage Inc) and the live staple “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”, which he also sang lead vocals.
Albert’s famous cowbell on “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was the basis of the popular SNL skit with Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken, which has gained over 23 million views and spawned the phrase “More Cowbell”.
“Imaginos 3 – Mutant Reformation” sees Albert concluding the Trilogy of Imaginos, a concept album about an alien conspiracy that is brought to fruition during the late 19th and early 20th century through the actions of Imaginos, an agent of evil. The album weaves scripts and poems by the late Sandy Pearlman.
It features guests Ross The Boss (Dictators), Joe Cerisano (Silver Condor, TSO), Kasim Sulton (Utopia, Todd Rundgren, etc…), Kenny Aaronson (Billy Idol, Bob Dylan, etc…) and reunites original Blue Öyster Cult members Eric Bloom, and Joe Bouchard, as well current BOC member Richie Castellano, who all contribute to this latest instalment. The album also features reworks of classics like “Godzilla”, “ETI”, and “Soul Survivor”.
For fans of Blue Öyster Cult, Blue Coupe, and Classic Rock!
1. Welcome To Desdanovaland
2. Flaming Telepaths
3. The Queen’s Graveyard
5. Career of Evil
6. St. Cecilia
7. Curse of the Hidden Mirrors
8. Mountain of Madness
10. Mothra & Starfish
12. R.U. Red D2
13. Sole Survivor
15. Aldebaran Alien Take Me Away
16. Arianna of Earth
17. Heavy Metal/Black and Silver
18. Buddha’s Knee