[6], "Burnin' for You" / "Heavy Metal: the Black and Silver", https://ultimateclassicrock.com/blue-oyster-cult-fire-of-unknown-origin/, "Blue Öyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin review", http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/blue-oyster-cult/2016/bb-king-blues-club-and-grill-new-york-ny-23fe74c3.html, "Top Singles – Volume 35, No. Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2019. Videos . Cool cover. Well worth a listen, a lot better than some of this modern stuff you get these days lol, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 25, 2020, Oh it like the good old times. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Fire Of Unknown Origin on Discogs. ... Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. In an interview, they said that the term came from the periodic chart, elements beyond lead. Earlier, of course, a little less polished, but strong composition and tight performance. Rated #19 in the best albums of 1981, and #1569 of all-time album.. They were always one of those bands that I just bought the Greatest Hits collection for Godzilla and Don't Fear The Reaper and Burnin' For You. The Album also contained the fan favorite 'Joan Crawford' of Mommie Dearest fame. Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2020. Anyway, you get the idea. The main reason I decided to start with this particular album is because I am a huge fan of the Canadian animated cult classic Heavy Metal. 12, October 17, 1981", "RIAA Gold & Platinum Database: Search for Blue Oyster Cult", Recording Industry Association of America, "Gold Platinum Database – Search for Blue Oyster Cult", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fire_of_Unknown_Origin&oldid=1002602692, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Articles with album ratings that need to be turned into prose, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Sandy Jean – background vocals on track 9, Bill Civitella, Tony Cedrone – additional percussion on track 3, Jesse Levy – string arrangements on tracks 3 and 8, This page was last edited on 25 January 2021, at 05:44. Every song is great. Fire of Unknown Origin is the eighth album by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released in June 1981. It won't disappoint old and new fans alike, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 20, 2017. 24 on the Billboard Hot 200 on September 19, 1981 and held for two weeks. Considered to be the some of their finest work since Agents of Fortune , this flight of dark fantasy, which includes the Top 40 hit, Burnin' for You , will satisfy the souls of Cult fans everywhere! Fire of Unknown Origin would be the final studio LP featuring the band's original lineup; during the subsequent tour, the band fired original drummer Albert Bouchard. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Fire of Unknown Origin (1981) by Blue Oyster Cult. My years of listening, this one competes with 'Agents of Fortune' for their best. Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2019. Label: Columbia - FC 37389 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal The title track was used in episode 17 of season 1 of Supernatural. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. From the Album Fire of Unknown Origin August 1, 1981 4.2 out of 5 stars 8 ratings. Listen to all songs in high quality & download Fire Of Unknown Origin songs on Gaana.com The record went Gold and 'Burnin' for You' went to the top of the charts. A version of the song "Fire Of Unknown Origin" (with Albert Bouchard on lead vocals) was originally worked-up during the sessions for the *Agents Of Fortune* album. When I'm 90 years old, I will still love it. I bought another previous release of this on the CULTURE FACTORY label and it was thin with no dynamics. Find album release information for Fire of Unknown Origin - Blue Oyster Cult on AllMusic The place to start is the album that my Dad had in his collection that I never listened to: Fire Of Unknown Origin. As with all BOC albums the musicianship is here and find it to rock plenty. My favourite track from the album, Veteran of the Psychic Wars features prominently in the film's first full vignette. Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2020. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Fire Of Unknown Origin is a music studio album recording by BLUE ÖYSTER CULT (Prog Related/Progressive Rock) released in 1981 on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Editors’ Notes After several albums of less distinguished material and questionable production, Blue Oyster Cult came rallying back in 1981 with one of their most focused efforts. 9 tracks (39:01). Fire of Unknown Origin is my first full album venture into BOC's catalogue. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1981 Vinyl release of Fire Of Unknown Origin on Discogs. 7, September 12, 1981", "Blue Öyster Cult Chart History: Billboard 200", "Blue Öyster Cult Chart History: Mainstream Rock Tracks", "Blue Öyster Cult Chart History: Hot 100", "Top Singles – Volume 35, No. Not their best but still a very strong showing. Lovely limited, numbered, coloured vinyl copy. Music is always a matter of personal taste. Should be in any rock fans library. [4], "Joan Crawford" was a moderate success, reaching #49 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. [5] The subject of the song is the actress of the same name, who had died four years before the song's release. Please try again. It was produced by Martin Birch. Listen Now Buy song $1.29. I loved it back in the days and I love it now. The very latest chart stats about fire of unknown origin - peak chart position, weeks on chart, week-by-week chart run, catalogue number Released in June 1981 on Columbia (catalog no. It's a toss up when it comes to which albums I prefer with any band, just depends on what I want to hear but for BOC I find myself drawn towards this one quite a bit along with Secret Treaties, Tyranny and Mutation and Cultosaurus. Includes insert. Please try again. BOC at their best. The sound on this vinyl release is pretty impressive. First let's start with the music on this release. And there is always the emotional content of the listener brought to the experience. It was released in July 1981 by Columbia Records. A music video was created for the song, which was famously banned by MTV for featuring a sexually suggestive scene. 50 c. 100 d. +∞ Blue Öyster Cult at Wikipedia “Fire of unknown origin” at RateYourMusic “Fire of unknown origin” at Discogs Record Label: Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment Catalogue Number: 468183 2 Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2017. However, only the song "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" (ironically not written for the film), co-written by science fiction author Michael Moorcock, ended up in the film's final version and soundtrack. Label: Music On Vinyl - MOVLP2569,Columbia - MOVLP2569 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo 180 Gram • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Prog Rock, AOR 10 b. Label: Columbia - 468183 2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, … Cool cover. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Some ears are attuned to some vibes rather than others. a. Label: Columbia - CK 37389 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US … Featured peformers: Buck Dharma (lead guitar), Allen Lanier (keyboards), Joe Bouchard (bass), Albert Bouchard (drums, synthesizer, vocals, mixing), Martin Birch (producer, … 'Veteran' is a powerful expression of PTSD from the inside. They brought back their successful writers team, including musician Patti Smith and dark-fantasy writer Michael Moorcock. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The place to start is the album that my Dad had in his collection that I never listened to: Fire Of Unknown Origin. Took it's time getting here, but worth the wait. It peaked at No. Some people love Miracle Whip and others hate it. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 13, 2020. Some key tracks to check out : Burning For You, Veterans of the Psychic Wars and Heavy Metal. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. My personal opinion is that this is a must have album. They were classed as Heavy Metal for that day. So get this release. That's about as much BOC as I could or needed to ingest. Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated and well-priced products. 'Sole Survivor' is a nice take on your basic post-apocalyptic nightmare...with space ships!!! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 28, 2018, Brilliant album, love most of their music, not all, but have been a fan for years now! The album's closing track, "Don't Turn Your Back," marks Allen Lanier's final songwriting contribution to Blue Öyster Cult; it was played live by the group for the first time on June 17, 2016, at a special concert highlighting Lanier's music. Unable to add item to List. In a word...misunderstood. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Blue oyster cult always delievers the goods, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 9, 2020, After Dark, one of the greatest songs ever made. 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