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Tyranny and Mutation


Download links and information about Tyranny and Mutation by Blue Öyster Cult / Blue Oyster Cult. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 37:57 minutes.

Artist: Blue Öyster Cult / Blue Oyster Cult
Release date: 1973
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal
Tracks: 8
Duration: 37:57
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No. Title Length
1. The Red and the Black 4:20
2. O.D.'d On Life Itself 4:49
3. Hot Rails to Hell 5:10
4. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters 6:58
5. Baby Ice Dog 3:23
6. Wings Wetted Down 4:14
7. Teen Archer 3:57
8. Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl) 5:06



For their second album, Long Island’s Blue Oyster Cult stepped on the accelerator and ramped up their multiple guitar attack with enough twisted boogie licks to make them sound like a southern rock band on methamphetamine. Yet underneath the band’s stock hard rock riffs linger a perverse love for the absurd. “The Red and the Black” is a slight tribute to Canadian law enforcement. “O.D’d on Life Itself” basks in the ambiguity of the live-fast-die-young set, while “Hot Rails to Hell” sounds on the surface like a trademark hard rock move with its churning rhythm guitars and harmonized, vibrato-laden chorus (a move that would be copied by heavy metal bands ad nauseum for decades without irony) but its lyrics are tongue-in-cheek and open to question. “Baby Ice Dog” clearly states: “They’d like to make it with my big black dog / but they just don’t know how to ask.” While Spinal Tap would parody many of the hard rock groups from this era – Uriah Heep, take a bow – Blue Oyster Cult were always knowingly savoring the irony, the power and the joke, in whatever order fancied them at the moment.