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Single Review : Blue Oyster Cult : That Was Me

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In October 2020, legendary rockers Blue Oyster Cult will release ‘The Symbol Remains’, their first studio album in nearly 20 years and the follow up to ‘The Curse Of The Hidden Mirror’ from 2001.

Having influenced the likes of Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Metallica and Alice In Chains amongst others, the band are entering their seventh decade of making music and can still boast an original member in Donald ‘Buck Dharma’ Roeser along with another member of the ‘classic’ line up, vocalist Eric Bloom.

‘That Was Me’ is one of 2 lead singles from the album released on the same day (the other being the more pop influenced ‘Box In My Head’) as well as being the first track on the album…..and what a way to announce you are back!

The track is straight out of the blocks with a pounding drum beat and a heavy driving riff that immediately gets your foot tapping and head banging, whilst Eric Bloom belies his 76 years and shows many of his younger contemporaries in the industry how to give an impressive vocal performance.

Original drummer Albert Bouchard makes a special guest appearance on the cowbell and backing vocals and just over 2 minutes in, we break for a Richie Castellano guitar solo, which fits in superbly, before we are back off and running again.

The years of experience show as the band blast their way through 3 minutes and 15 seconds of the highest quality rock ‘n’ roll, which is sure to become a BOC classic and shows they are as hungry as ever.

Blue Oyster Cult are back and still rocking!

‘That Was Me’ was released on 28th August 2020 via Frontiers Music

Reviewed by : Howard Whitelaw for MPM

Follow Blue Oyster Cult online: Web: www.blueoystercult.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/blueoystercult

Blue Oyster Cult line up:

Lead Vocals, Stun Guitar & Keyboards: Eric Bloom

Lead Guitar & Vocals: Donald ‘Buck Dharma’ Roeser

Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals: Richie Castellano Bass & Backing Vocals: Danny Miranda Drums & Percussion: Jules Radino

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