Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult, Blue Coupe

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”


“Burnin’ for You”


“Don’t Fear the Reaper”


“Bass Solo”


Blue Coupe: “Be My Lover”