BLUE OYSTER CULT AT GLENCOE CAMPRESORT… STURGIS RALLY 2012
Originally posted by Buck Lovell on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 in Buck Lovell’s – American Biker Blog
GLENCOE CAMP RESORT…. THE BIKER PLACE!
ITS A GREEN HAIR DAY………..
Biker heaven Glencoe Campresort, PARTY CENTRAL for the Sturgis rally is proud to announce that Blue Oyster Cult will be playing an ABSOLUTLY FREE Concert at the Glencoe Campresort during the 2012 Sturgis Rally. Blue Oyster Cult will be performing on the Glencoe Indoor Pavillion Stage on Monday August 6th. Monday is just the start of a week long big band blast. If you’ve never heard Blue Oyster Cult play live, it’s time you did…get you and your motorcycle over to Glencoe Campresort for this big time biker jam. For nearly four decades, Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Join all the motorcyclists and biker campers in the 60,000 Square foot indoor bar. Rain or shine its always a whopping good party!
For all information and reservations contact:
PO Box 999
20555 Glencoe Drive
Sturgis, SD 57785
Online @ www.glencoecamp.com
Telephone: (800) 272-4712
Fax: (605) 347-8888
BLUE OYSTER CULT BIOGRAPHY
For almost 40 years, Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Oyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim, as well as commercial success. The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BOC was listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all me. Upon the release of BOC’s self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-yet-heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. BOC’s canon includes three stone-cold classic songs that will wail through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” from 1976’s Agents of Fortune, the pummeling “Godzilla” from 1977’s Spectres, and the hypnotically melodic “Burnin’ for You” from 1981’s Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BOC songs include “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,” “Then Came the Last Days of May,” “I Love the Night,” “In The,”Veteran of the Psychic Wars,” “Dominance and Submission,” “Astronomy,” “Black Blade” and “Shooting Shark.”The intense creative vision of BOC’s original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the long time rhythm section of bass guitarist Rudy Sarzo (ex Ozzy, Whitesnake, DIO), and drummer Jules Radino.We realized we’re a ‘classic rock’ band. That’s what we are, that’s what we do best, that’s what we know. Band members are proud of BOC’s classic sound, and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don’t like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound-alike, formulaic rap-metal, which monopolizes the radio airwaves and best-seller charts. BOC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule that brings new songs, and classics to original fans and, as Bloom puts it, “teen-‐agers with green hair. We need more people with green hair at our shows!” BOC and its die-hards have forged a special bond thanks to the Internet. The band’s bulletin board is one of the most active of any musical act, and band members happily and openly converse with fans. “The topics of discussion aren’t always about Blue Oyster Cult, but their common bond is the band,” Bloom says. The official BOC web site www.blueoystercult.com is one of the best around. This essential, graphics-rich site includes tour dates, band history, official merchandise, photos, and much more.