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  1. Transmaniacon MC -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard, D. Roeser, E. Bloom)
  2. I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep -- (S. Pearlman, A. Bouchard, E. Bloom)
  3. Then Came The Last Days Of May -- (D. Roeser)
  4. Stairway To The Stars -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard, D. Roeser)
  5. Before The Kiss, A Redcap -- (S. Pearlman, M. Krugman, A. Lanier, D. Roeser)
  6. Screams -- (J. Bouchard)
  7. She's As Beautiful As A Foot -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard, A. Lanier)
  8. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll -- (S. Pearlman, D. Roeser, A. Bouchard)
  9. Workshop Of The Telescopes -- (S. Pearlman, BOC)
  10. Redeemed -- (S. Pearlman, H. Farcas, A. Bouchard, A. Lanier)
  11. *Donovan's Monkey (Demo) -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  12. *What Is Quicksand (Demo) -- (R. Meltzer, A. Lanier)
  13. *A Fact About Sneakers (Demo) -- (R. Meltzer, A. Bouchard)
  14. *Betty Lou's Got A New Pair Of Shoes (Demo) -- (B. Freeman)

*available on Columbia/Legacy Re-Master only

Release Notes: Released January 1972 by Columbia. Re-mastered on "gold" CD together with Tyranny And Mutation and released May 1999 by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, with restored and expanded liner notes. Re-mastered by Columbia/Legacy (with bonus tracks, lyrics, and expanded liner notes) and released June 2001. Produced by Murray Krugman and Sandy Pearlman.

Instruments: Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser (lead guitar, vocals), Eric Bloom (lead vocal, stun guitar, keyboards), Albert Bouchard (drums, vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, vocals), Allen Lanier (rhythm guitar, keyboards).

Additional Notes: The song "Redeemed" is alternately known as "Sir Rastus Bear". The song, "Before The Kiss, A Redcap", was originally titled "Conry's Bar". The remaining information was provided by Albert Bouchard: "Cities on Flame With Rock And Roll", originally titled "Siren Singalong", was inspired by Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" (note the similarities to the start of the main riff), MC5's "Motor City is Burning" (Sandy Pearlman got the idea for some of the lyrics from this song), and King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man". The main riff to "I'm On The Lamb, But I Ain't No Sheep" was inspired by a Jimi Hendrix lick during his song, "Hey Joe". "Donovan's Monkey", "What Is Quicksand", "A Fact About Sneakers", and "Betty Lou's Got A New Pair Of Shoes" were all demoed to Columbia (and rejected) in 1969. The liner notes to the re-mastered version incorrectly credit "Before The Kiss, A Redcap" to (S. Pearlman, D. Roeser), when it should in fact be (S. Pearlman, M. Krugman, A. Lanier, D. Roeser). The liner notes to the re-mastered version also incorrectly credit "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll" to (D. Roeser, A. Bouchard) when it should in fact be (S. Pearlman, D. Roeser, A. Bouchard).



References:

Blue Öyster Cult at allmusic.com

Blue Öyster Cult at amazon.com


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