C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Blue Oyster Cult

(guest blogged by Howie Klein)

The Blue Oyster Cult were old friends of mine from school days-- when they were still the Soft White Underbelly and, briefly, the Stalk Forrest Group. I'm probably one of the only people in the world who realizes he saw them when Jackson Browne was, even more briefly, their lead singer. Anyway, "Astronomy" is a Blue Oyster Cult classic, a song penned by one of my closest and oldest friends, Sandy Pearlman, who was also the BOC's producer and manager. The song was first released on SECRET TREATIES in 1974. But Sandy always talked about his dream of a rock opera of his poetry which finally came out as IMAGINOS in 1988. The stand-out cut, by far, was a re-recorded version of "Astronomy." I never saw this promo video for it before:

If you want to win tonight's prize, put together a radio playlist of 5 songs. Each song must have been produced by Sandy Pearlman and no two songs can be done by the same group. And each song should be-- at least arguably-- the best song that band has ever done. And what's the prize? A 3 CD set from SONY called ROCK ON! with songs from Mott the Hoople, Wet Willie, Argent, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Ted Nugent, Roy Orbison... Send you entry to downwithtyranny@aol.com


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