With their signature meld of progressive, pop, and metal, Long Island’s mighty Blue Oyster Cult were among the most innovative (and under-rated) ensembles of the classic rock era.
BOC’s anchor during their glory years was Joe Bouchard. An educator, multi-instrumentalist, composer, solo recording artist and author – Joe’s multi-effect mind-bending (and string-bending) bass solos were a highlight of BOC shows.
Nowadays Mr. Bouchard is going strong on the bandstand and in the studio as a guitarist with power trio Blue Coupe which features another legend in the bass chair; Alice Cooper Band Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dennis Dunaway, along with founding BOC drummer Albert Bouchard – the cat who played the cowbell on “Fear the Reaper.” Bouchard has also waxed a handful of slabs under his own name.
Joe Bouchard Sound & Vision….
Blue Oyster Cult:
“Joan Crawford” https://youtu.be/YQBJfQhpw_U
“Burnin’ for You” https://youtu.be/kn-8n4QKUS4
“Don’t Fear the Reaper” https://youtu.be/Dy4HA3vUv2c
“Bass Solo” https://youtu.be/FKPHZij9rY0
Blue Coupe: “Be My Lover” https://youtu.be/ITc2p5NE_u4