History YMMV / BlueOysterCult

5th Mar '16 12:08:26 AM DavidDelony
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* OneOfUs: Many of their lyrics are inspired by horror and science fiction.
29th Oct '15 6:23:22 PM SgtFrog1
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* EpicRiff: "(Don't Fear) The Reaper."

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* EpicRiff: "(Don't Fear) The Reaper."" If you don't immediately recognize the iconic guitar riff, then you'll recognize the cowbell in the background.
28th Apr '15 9:39:48 PM NWolfman
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** Aware Allen's death was only a matter of time, Patti returned to the group as a guest performer for their fortieth anniversary celebration gig. Eric Bloom has posted rehearsal footage of Patti performing ''Career of Evil'' with the band on his Facebook page. This was her first association with the group in over twenty years - her last collaboration was to co-write the song ''Shooting Shark'' for the 1985 album ''Revolution By Night''. In a way and aware of the backstory, this is also a little bit of a tear-jerker.

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** Aware Allen's death was only a matter of time, Patti returned to the group as a guest performer for their fortieth anniversary celebration gig. Eric Bloom has posted rehearsal footage of Patti performing ''Career of Evil'' with the band on his Facebook page. This was her first association with the group in over twenty years - her last collaboration was to co-write the song ''Shooting Shark'' for the 1985 album ''Revolution By Night''. In a way and aware of the backstory, this is also a little bit of a tear-jerker.
tear-jerker.
* WeirdAlEffect: Mention this band or "Don't Fear (The Reaper)" to anyone nowadays and count how many people don't respond with "I need more cowbell!" It's surprisingly easy.
9th Feb '15 8:43:49 AM Patachou
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* BizarroEpisode: "Tenderloin," from ''Agents Of Fortune'', practically invents the vocal style used by Music/{{ABC}}'s Martin Fry six years early.

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* BizarroEpisode: "Tenderloin," from ''Agents Of Fortune'', ''Music/AgentsOfFortune'', practically invents the vocal style used by Music/{{ABC}}'s Martin Fry six years early.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The band is much more popular in Japan than in the United States, probably due to "Franchise/{{Godzilla}}" more than anything else.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The band is much more popular in Japan than in the United States, probably due to "Franchise/{{Godzilla}}" from ''Music/{{Spectres}}'' more than anything else.
24th Nov '14 8:58:37 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: It's easy to think "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" is about a SuicidePact, especially with its mentions of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', but it's really about being TogetherInDeath.

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* UnfortunateImplications: It's easy to think "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" is about a SuicidePact, especially with its mentions of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', but it's really about being TogetherInDeath.
23rd Sep '14 9:46:03 PM mlsmithca
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** In Great Britain, the band might well have been hampered by the existence of [[OopNorth folk singer and comedian]] MikeHarding, who affected a big bushy curly perm, a beard, and glasses, and who played assorted string instruments, including banjos and ukeleles. At the time "Don't Fear The Reaper" was in the British charts, this Eric Bloom comedy lookalike charted with a song called "Rochdale Cowboy". Which ''does'' make it hard to view anyone who looks like that as a guitar hero.

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** In Great Britain, the band might well have been hampered by the existence of [[OopNorth folk singer and comedian]] MikeHarding, Creator/MikeHarding, who affected a big bushy curly perm, a beard, and glasses, and who played assorted string instruments, including banjos and ukeleles. At the time "Don't Fear The Reaper" was in the British charts, this Eric Bloom comedy lookalike charted with a song called "Rochdale Cowboy". Which ''does'' make it hard to view anyone who looks like that as a guitar hero.
8th Sep '14 5:52:34 PM bt8257
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* {{Tearjerker}}: "Live For Me", a ballad about what happens to telepathic twin brothers when one of them ends up in a fatal car accident.

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* {{Tearjerker}}: TearJerker: "Live For Me", a ballad about what happens to telepathic twin brothers when one of them ends up in a fatal car accident.
23rd May '14 3:51:16 PM astrakhan
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** Many lines from "Godzilla" are memetic as well. With the release of the 2014 film, many news items about it featured the phrases "With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound" and "Oh no, there goes Tokyo!".
25th Nov '13 11:33:34 AM JIKTV
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* [=Tearjerker=]: "Live For Me", a ballad about what happens to telepathic twin brothers when one of them ends up in a fatal car accident.

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* [=Tearjerker=]: {{Tearjerker}}: "Live For Me", a ballad about what happens to telepathic twin brothers when one of them ends up in a fatal car accident.
25th Nov '13 11:33:14 AM JIKTV
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* [=TearJerker=]: "Live For Me", a ballad about what happens to telepathic twin brothers when one of them ends up in a fatal car accident.

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* [=TearJerker=]: [=Tearjerker=]: "Live For Me", a ballad about what happens to telepathic twin brothers when one of them ends up in a fatal car accident.
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