Blue Oyster Cult Founder Joe Bouchard Talks New Music, More Cowbell on 1071 The Boss (Audio, Video)
Blue Oyster Cult founder Joe Bouchard called in to 1071 The Boss today (Aub. 14) to chat with Michele Amabile about his new record, “Strange Legends” and latest single, “She’s a Legend,” a paranormal tale about a female serial killer who finds love.
Bouchard, who tells Amabile that the song belongs in a horror film, had this to say about the lyrics: “She’s a Legend began when I got the lyrics from sci-fi writer John Shirley. John has dozens of books, screenplays in his catalog and often writes lyrics for the current Blue Öyster Cult. He has a great imagination and is not shy about using wild paranormal references in his writing. This song is about a notorious female serial killer who goes through a series of men, leaving them in the dust, so to speak. The last man standing falls for this exotic woman. Their love and lust is consummated but rather than ending up like so many others, she lets him go. In the end love conquers all, and the narrator lives to tell this strange tale. A strange legendary tale!”
Bouchard and his brother, Albert (both hilariously parodied in the SNL “More Cowbell” sketch) are now giving fans a chance to own a piece of Cowbell history with a new merch line through their label, RockHeart Records. The Bouchard brothers are offering a limited amount of the official RockHeart Records Cowbell autographed personally by both Joe and Albert.
The bundle includes:
– One (1) Joe Bouchard – Strange Legends (Autographed) CD
– One (1) Joe Bouchard – Signature Guitar Pick
– One (1) Joe Bouchard – Strange Legend (Autographed) Poster
– One (1) Joe Bouchard – Strange Legends Shirt
– One (1) RockHeart Records – Cowbell (Autographed)
– Exclusive Early Download of “She’s a Legend” Before Anyone Else
Order HERE for the bundle and the album!
Check out the interview, which talks about the famous Saturday Night Live sketch, the album, the many lives of the Blue Oyster Cult Classic “Don’t Fear the Reaper” and whether or not it will return in the new version of “The Stand,” sharing a studio with Aerosmith, and how Aerosmith honored BOC on their ride in Orlando!