History Trivia / BlueOysterCult

26th Oct '17 11:58:46 AM Ma35tro
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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 Music/BlueOysterCult recorded "Ballroom Blitz". The fact that British glam-rockers the 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:

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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 Music/BlueOysterCult recorded "Ballroom Blitz". The fact that British glam-rockers the Music/{{Sweet}} recorded this and had the hit single does not stop it being attributed to the BOC. nor 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:



** As mentioned above, ''Imaginos'' was supposed to be a double album.

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** As mentioned above, ''Imaginos'' was supposed to be a double album.album.
** Sandy Perlman assigned dynamic stagenames to each individual bandmember, but Buck was the only one who kept his. In particular, Eric would have been "Jesse Python" and Albert would have been "Prince Omega".
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:

to:

* 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''.
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