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Old 12-09-2012, 01:38 PM
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Blue Oyster Cult -- Falls Church, VA -- December 9th, 2012

Full Review

Saw BOC at the State Theater in VA last night. Was a great show, a lot of old timers came out, but there were younger people there too. REGARDLESS, there was a sizable crowd.

For old rock n rollers, they sounded great. Buck still remains a highly underrated guitar player (and singer and writer!), his solos sounded almost angelic, IMO. The other guy they had on guitar/keys was pretty good, his style was faster and more Eddie Van Halenish. I feel old (I'm not very old tho) when I realize that Eric is like 68 and Buck is 65 and notice different things during the show. Buck had most of the singing duties, Buck played/wore his guitar like Paul Stanley, and took frequent sitting breaks. The drum and bass and extended guitar solos seemed built in to give rest breaks... All understandable and it was amazing that they are that old and still get up, tour, and put on a great show. Eric may be missing a few beats, but Buck looked and sounded great for 60+!

They sounded great, totally worth going out to see them. Solid rockin tunes, some deep cuts, and a receptive crowd!


Setlist
Blue Oyster Cult (9:20 - 11:04)
  • RU Ready to Rock
  • Golden Age of Leather
  • Burnin' for You
  • Career of Evil
  • Shooting Shark
  • ME 262
  • Dancin' in the Ruins
  • Last Days of May
  • Black Blade
  • Godzilla
  • Bass interlude (snippets of Joan Jett -'I Love Rock n Roll', that band that does "Bang the Drum All Day", and some Meatloaf song)
  • Bass solo
  • Drum solo
  • Buck solo
  • Godzilla (rest of it)
  • (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    Encore:
  • Summa Cum Laude (unreleased track from that recent box set)
  • The Vigil
  • Hot Rails to Hell (other guitarist sang)
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