- "Extraterrestrial Live" was the first album I bought with my own money
- The stoner dreamgirl that sat in front of me in 8th grade English wore earrings shaped like the BÖC symbol every day
- When I had a corporate cubicle job, every time I looked over the top of my half wall, I saw the cover for their first album
"Don't Fear The Reaper" is one of those perfect storm songs: the right mix of momentum, corniness, and bombast - esp this part
40,000 men and women everyday... Like Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday... Redefine happiness*
Another 40,000 coming everyday...We can be like they are
Come on baby... Don't fear the Reaper
how it almost goes into the chorus but doesn't, trailing off into a guitar solo instead as dead souls queue up for the afterlife - I get that same 5th grade feeling of "dude...they are talking about death" every time I hear it.
"Veteran of the Psychic Wars" was the ultimate jam of my clumsy D&D years, but I suspect it holds up much better in memory. Now, whenever I see some spiral-for-eyes burnout lurking around at a bar, that's the phrase that comes to mind.
The real question is which is worse: "Godzilla" or "Joan Crawford" - Imagine the guy at every BÖC show bellowing out "JOAN CRAWFOOOOORRRRDDDD" at each break.
* I copied this from some lyrics website, and don't remember that second response being "Redefine Happiness" but I can't recall what I thought it was
More cowbell, please!ReplyDelete
"Psychic Wars" is still pretty good - me, I always think of the critter in Heavy Metal who gets vaporized by the Locnar when I hear it.ReplyDelete
Auch - I picked up Soft Machine's "Third" last night, partially because of your mentioning them. You tastemaker, you.