Blue Öyster Cult – Fire Of Unknown Origin (1981)

1. Joan Crawford
2. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars
3. Burnin’ For You

In my childhood my brother owned a few Blue Öyster Cult albums, but the band never caught my attention back then. I was too busy worshiping Kiss in those days. It wasn’t until the turn of the millennium when I realised my mistake and bought the entire catalogue on vinyl. BÖC have upheld a high quality with a touch of diversity throughout their career. It’s a tight race, but the melodic and slightly progressive “Fire Of Unknown Origin” is probably what I would bring to a desert island.

“You see me now
A veteran of a thousand psychic wars
I’ve been living on the edge so long
Where the winds of limbo roar”
– Veteran Of The Psychic Wars –