History Trivia / BlueOysterCult

13th Aug '16 5:12:25 PM nombretomado
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** Fantasy comic author Creator/TerryPratchett has also used BOC lyrics, most notably and repeatedly ''Don't Fear The Reaper'', which in CanisLatinicus becomes the motto of the extended Death family - ''non Timetus Messor''. In more formally correct Latin, ''Don't Fear The Reaper'' became his own official motto after he was knighted. Elsewhere in the ''{{Discworld}}'' cycle there are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to songs including ''I Love The Night'', ''Nosferatu'', ''Not The One You Were Looking For'' and ''The Marshall Plan''. Among others.

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** Fantasy comic author Creator/TerryPratchett has also used BOC lyrics, most notably and repeatedly ''Don't Fear The Reaper'', which in CanisLatinicus becomes the motto of the extended Death family - ''non Timetus Messor''. In more formally correct Latin, ''Don't Fear The Reaper'' became his own official motto after he was knighted. Elsewhere in the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' cycle there are [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to songs including ''I Love The Night'', ''Nosferatu'', ''Not The One You Were Looking For'' and ''The Marshall Plan''. Among others.
9th Aug '16 2:10:33 AM AgProv
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** The band's founding manager, lyricist and background influence Sandy Pearlman followed Lanier in July 2016.
9th Aug '16 2:05:20 AM AgProv
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** Fantasy comic author Creator/TerryPratchett has also used BOC lyrics, most notably and repeatedly ''Don't Fear The Reaper'', which in CanisLatanicus becomes the motto of the extended Death family - ''non Timetus Messor''. In more formally correct Latin, ''Don't Fear The Reaper'' became his own official motto after he was knighted. Elsewhere in the ''{{Discworld}}'' cycle there are ShoutOuts to songs including ''I Love The Night'', ''Nosferatu'', ''Not The One You Were Looking For'' and ''The Marshall Plan''. Among others.

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** Fantasy comic author Creator/TerryPratchett has also used BOC lyrics, most notably and repeatedly ''Don't Fear The Reaper'', which in CanisLatanicus CanisLatinicus becomes the motto of the extended Death family - ''non Timetus Messor''. In more formally correct Latin, ''Don't Fear The Reaper'' became his own official motto after he was knighted. Elsewhere in the ''{{Discworld}}'' cycle there are ShoutOuts [[ShoutOut shout outs]] to songs including ''I Love The Night'', ''Nosferatu'', ''Not The One You Were Looking For'' and ''The Marshall Plan''. Among others.
9th Aug '16 2:03:41 AM AgProv
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** Fantasy comic author Creator/TerryPratchett has also used BOC lyrics, most notably and repeatedly ''Don't Fear The Reaper'', which in CanisLatanicus becomes the motto of the extended Death family - ''non Timetus Messor''. In more formally correct Latin, ''Don't Fear The Reaper'' became his own official motto after he was knighted. Elsewhere in the ''{{Discworld}}'' cycle there are ShoutOuts to songs including ''I Love The Night'', ''Nosferatu'', ''Not The One You Were Looking For'' and ''The Marshall Plan''. Among others.
24th Jul '16 2:47:50 PM nombretomado
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* MisattributedSong: * There's a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer/{{Music}} strange misconception in some corners of the Internet]], shared by a [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Ballroom-Blitz-lyrics-Blue-Oyster-Cult/6F0B4EAD534CAA4648256E6700094C2C surprising number of lyrics archives]], that the BlueOysterCult recorded ''Ballroom Blitz''. The fact that British glam-rockers the ''{{Sweet}}'' recorded this and had the hit single does not stop it being attributed to the BOC. nor does the fact it was written by another songwriting team [[note]]Chinn and Chapman[[/note]] stop it being credited to Eric Bloom and Donald Roeser. OK, it ''sounds'' like something the BOC might have recorded or at least covered live - but they've never been anywhere near it. Consider the opening lyrics:

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* MisattributedSong: * There's a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer/{{Music}} strange misconception in some corners of the Internet]], shared by a [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Ballroom-Blitz-lyrics-Blue-Oyster-Cult/6F0B4EAD534CAA4648256E6700094C2C surprising number of lyrics archives]], that the BlueOysterCult Music/BlueOysterCult recorded ''Ballroom Blitz''. "Ballroom Blitz". The fact that British glam-rockers the ''{{Sweet}}'' Music/{{Sweet}} recorded this and had the hit single does not stop it being attributed to the BOC. nor does the fact it was written by another songwriting team [[note]]Chinn and Chapman[[/note]] stop it being credited to Eric Bloom and Donald Roeser. OK, it ''sounds'' like something the BOC might have recorded or at least covered live - but they've never been anywhere near it. Consider the opening lyrics:
19th May '16 12:51:27 PM AgProv
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* MisattributedSong: * There's a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer/Music strange misconception in some corners of the Internet]], shared by a [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Ballroom-Blitz-lyrics-Blue-Oyster-Cult/6F0B4EAD534CAA4648256E6700094C2C surprising number of lyrics archives]], that the BlueOysterCult recorded ''Ballroom Blitz''. The fact that British glam-rockers the ''{{Sweet}}'' recorded this and had the hit single does not stop it being attributed to the BOC. nor does the fact it was written by another songwriting team [[note]]Chinn and Chapman[[/note]] stop it being credited to Eric Bloom and Donald Roeser. OK, it ''sounds'' like something the BOC might have recorded or at least covered live - but they've never been anywhere near it. Consider the opening lyrics:

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* MisattributedSong: * There's a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer/Music [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer/{{Music}} strange misconception in some corners of the Internet]], shared by a [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Ballroom-Blitz-lyrics-Blue-Oyster-Cult/6F0B4EAD534CAA4648256E6700094C2C surprising number of lyrics archives]], that the BlueOysterCult recorded ''Ballroom Blitz''. The fact that British glam-rockers the ''{{Sweet}}'' recorded this and had the hit single does not stop it being attributed to the BOC. nor does the fact it was written by another songwriting team [[note]]Chinn and Chapman[[/note]] stop it being credited to Eric Bloom and Donald Roeser. OK, it ''sounds'' like something the BOC might have recorded or at least covered live - but they've never been anywhere near it. Consider the opening lyrics:
19th May '16 12:50:41 PM AgProv
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* MisattributedSong: * There's a strange misconception in some corners of the internet, shared by a [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Ballroom-Blitz-lyrics-Blue-Oyster-Cult/6F0B4EAD534CAA4648256E6700094C2C surprising number of lyrics archives]], that the BlueOysterCult recorded ''Ballroom Blitz''. The fact that British glam-rockers the ''{{Sweet}}'' recorded this and had the hit single does not stop it being attributed to the BOC. nor does the fact it was written by another songwriting team [[note]]Chinn and Chapman[[/note]] stop it being credited to Eric Bloom and Donald Roeser. OK, it ''sounds'' like something the BOC might have recorded or at least covered live - but they've never been anywhere near it. Consider the opening lyrics:

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* MisattributedSong: * There's a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer/Music strange misconception in some corners of the internet, Internet]], shared by a [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Ballroom-Blitz-lyrics-Blue-Oyster-Cult/6F0B4EAD534CAA4648256E6700094C2C surprising number of lyrics archives]], that the BlueOysterCult recorded ''Ballroom Blitz''. The fact that British glam-rockers the ''{{Sweet}}'' recorded this and had the hit single does not stop it being attributed to the BOC. nor does the fact it was written by another songwriting team [[note]]Chinn and Chapman[[/note]] stop it being credited to Eric Bloom and Donald Roeser. OK, it ''sounds'' like something the BOC might have recorded or at least covered live - but they've never been anywhere near it. Consider the opening lyrics:



-->Alright, fellas, let's '''Go!'''!

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-->Alright, fellas, let's '''Go!'''! '''go!'''!
24th Apr '16 5:02:16 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The video and single from their ''Extraterrestrial Live'' album was a cover of Music/TheDoors' "Roadhouse Blues" from ''Music/LAWoman'', recorded with Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger.
** "When the War Comes", on ''Club Ninja'', featured a spoken-word intro by a then-relatively-unknown New York [=DJ=] named Creator/HowardStern.
** Stern is credited with co-writing the song.
** The group's current bassist Rudy Sarzo previously played in a slew of other metal groups, including Music/QuietRiot, Whitesnake, and [[Music/RonnieJamesDio Dio]]. The group often pays homage to this by including an instrumental medley of those bands' songs in the middle of "Godzilla".
29th Dec '15 9:56:44 PM CassandraLeo
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* BigNameFan: Creator/JKRowling, who has loaded her books with [[ShoutOut Shout-Outs]] to their work and even titled one of her books, ''Literature/CareerOfEvil'', after a song from ''Music/SecretTreaties''.
29th Dec '15 9:48:19 PM CassandraLeo
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: They were originally pegged to write the entire soundtrack to ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', but in the end only one was used, that being "Veteran Of The Psychic Wars." The other songs they'd written were later put on their own albums.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: They were originally pegged to write the entire soundtrack to ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', but in the end only one was used, that being "Veteran Of The Psychic Wars." The other songs they'd written were later put on their own albums.albums.
** As mentioned above, ''Imaginos'' was supposed to be a double album.
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