Great Rock Albums of 1979: Blue Oyster Cult- Mirrors

220px-BOC_Mirrors Like with Aerosmith’s “Night in the Ruts” album, 1979 featured an album from Blue Oyster Cult, which doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. When most people think of albums by this iconic band, the ones they will usually point out are “Agents of Fortune,” “Fire of Unknown Origin” and “Extra Terrestrial Live.” These are all great classic albums and I am in no way taking anything away from them, it just seems unfortunate that “Mirrors” doesn’t seem to get any mention at all. This is a shame because for me, it is a damn fine album.

I knew the opening track, “Dr Music,” from the live album mentioned above. When I refamiliarized myself with the album, this song came back to me straight away and has stuck in my head to the point that I’m still singing the chorus two days later. Of course, “Dr Music” isn’t the only good track on “Mirrors.” The tracks “The Great Sun Jester,” “I Am the Storm” and “The Vigil” also stand out for me too. This doesn’t take away from the rest of the album as it is a good hard rocking album that typifies what you would expect when you hear Blue Oyster Cult.

Track Listing:

1. Dr Music

2. The Great Sun Jester

3. In Thee

4. Mirrors

5. Moon Crazy

6.  The Vigil

7. I Am The Storm

8. You’re Not the One

9. Lonely Teardrops

Blue Oyster Cult

Blue Oyster Cult

Eric Bloom- stun guitar, lead vocals

Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser- lead guitar, lead vocals

Alan Lanier- keyboards, guitar

Joe Bouchard- bass, lead vocal on “Moon Crazy”

Albert Bouchard- drums, lead vocal on “You’re Not the One”

It has been said that the reason for the lack of success of “Mirrors” is that they tried a more glossy, commercial sound with this album. Yes, I do admit that its sound isn’t as dark as many of their other albums but I think it is still a good listen and definitely underrated. 

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2 Responses to “Great Rock Albums of 1979: Blue Oyster Cult- Mirrors”

  1. It is a very decent BOC album… I remember “Mirrors” being owned by everybody! Nice choice in your series… \m/\m/


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