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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blue Öyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper



I think most of you will know this song. I think this is one of those songs that everybody of every age probably knows. Granted, this is one of the few songs I like from BOC, but it's still a very good one.

Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in 1967, and they are still active to this day. Alot of people thought the message of the song was about suicide, because of the lyrics "Romeo and Juliet are together in eternity", but that was disputed by the song's writer/lead singer. He states:

I felt that I had just achieved some kind of resonance with the psychology of people when I came up with that, I was actually kind of appalled when I first realized that some people were seeing it as an advertisement for suicide or something that was not my intention at all. It is, like, not to be afraid of it (as opposed to actively bring it about). It's basically a love song where the love transcends the actual physical existence of the partners.

15 comments:

RJ said...

*holds up a lighter*

Come At Me Bro said...

Great vid!

JRam said...

People actually thought "Romeo and Juliet are together in eternity" amounted to a suicide message?

jinx said...

Yes they did

lots of idiots out there

JDF said...

Rockband, good stuff.

The Music Dude 23 said...

great post

Michael Angelo Cerritos said...

INB4 needs more cowbell.

Swift Love said...

my dad loves this band!

Willow said...

I remember hearing this on The Stand when it came out....I thought it was fitting.

Abigale Consulting said...

Reminds me of when I used to go on sales calls with my dad as a child. Heard it alot on the radio.

Quinn Electronics said...

good song

Bubbles said...

great cover
keep up the good work

Brave Express said...

I love this song.

No other way to express it.

I love it.

DDRMidgetID said...

love this song since Rock band

Randy Weezner said...

an all time classic