BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
A1: CAREER OF EVIL (3:54); A2: SUBHUMAN (4:37); A3: DOMINANCE AND SUBMISSION (5:22); A4: ME 262 (4:45).
B1: CAGEY CRETINS (3:15); B2: HARVESTER OF EYES (4:40); B3: FLAMING TELEPATHS (5:18); B4: ASTRONOMY (6:23).
CATEGORY: HARD ROCK | DURATION: 38 MINUTES
The summary release of first-phase BÖC, and the nearest hard rock gets to metal in its crystallization of a darkside mythos expressed by complete and uncompromising sensory overload. Secret Treaties is the culmination of the Cult’s deep-dive into rock’s potential to create a self-contained universe which obliterates reality and leads the devoted listener into a clandestine, synaesthetic underworld of the imagination. After this Blue Öyster Cult released a pointless live double LP and then re-emerged with Agents Of Fortune, unveiling a “pop” version of the band which spawned the radio hit “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” whilst marking the end of their creative ascendency.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”