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Secret Treaties
Secret Treaties cover
Studio album by Blue Öyster Cult
Released April, 1974
Genre Hard rock
Length 38:35
Label CBS Records
Producer Murray Krugman & Sandy Pearlman
Professional reviews
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
Tyranny and Mutation
(1973)
Secret Treaties
(1974)
On Your Feet Or On Your Knees
(1975)

Secret Treaties is Blue Öyster Cult's third studio album, released in 1974. Cover of the Blue Öyster Cult album Secret Treaties. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in 1967 and still active in 2007. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Sandy Pearlman was the original producer, manager and a songwriter for the Blue Öyster Cult. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in 1967 and still active in 2007. ... Tyranny and Mutation was the second album by hard rock band, Blue Öyster Cult, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... On Your Feet Or On Your Knees is a Blue Öyster Cult live album released in 1974. ... Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed in 1967 and still active in 2007. ...


In 1975, a Melody Maker poll of critics voted Secret Treaties as the "Top Rock Album of All Time." The album spent 14 weeks in the US charts, peaking at #53. It went gold in 1992. It is often cited as the band's best studio album. Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was (until its closure) the worlds oldest weekly music newspaper. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ...


The cover depicts the band standing beside and sitting on a German Me 262; this scene is inspired by the song of the same name. The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (German: Swallow) was the worlds first operational turbojet fighter aircraft. ...


Lyrics to the the lead-off track "Career of Evil" were written by punk poetress Patti Smith, a longtime contributor to the band. Smith co-wrote tracks for at least five other B.Ö.C albums, and her input should be taken as a small but significant part of the whole Blue Öyster Cult sound and ethos. Patricia Lee (Patti) Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet. ...

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Career of Evil" – 3:59 - (A. Bouchard, P. Smith)
  2. "Subhuman" – 4:39 - (E. Bloom, S. Pearlman)
  3. "Dominance and Submission" – 5:23 - (A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman)
  4. "ME 262" – 4:48 - (E. Bloom, D. Roeser, S. Pearlman)
  5. "Cagey Cretins" – 3:16 - (A. Bouchard, R. Meltzer)
  6. "Harvester of Eyes" – 4:42 - (D. Roeser, E. Bloom, R. Meltzer)
  7. "Flaming Telepaths" – 5:20 - (A. Bouchard, E. Bloom, S. Pearlman, D. Roeser)
  8. "Astronomy" – 6:38 - (J. Bouchard, A. Bouchard, S. Pearlman)

Additional tracks on 2001 remaster: Patricia Lee (Patti) Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet. ... Astronomy is a rock song by Blue Öyster Cult on their 1974 album Secret Treaties. ...

  1. "Boorman the Chauffer" – 3:13 - (J. Bouchard, M. Krugman)
  2. "Mommy" – 3:32 - (E. Bloom, R. Meltzer)
  3. "Mes Dames Sarat" – 4:07 - (A. Lanier)
  4. "Born To Be Wild" – 3:40 - (M. Bonfire)
  5. "Career of Evil (Single Version)" – 3:00 - (A. Bouchard, P. Smith)

Born to Be Wild is a rock song written by Mars Bonfire. ...

Personnel

Eric Bloom, 2006 Eric Bloom (born December 1, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. ... Drummer, singer, guitarist and songwriter Albert Bouchard was a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult and a driving force through the bands first decade. ... Joe Bouchard joined in the band-that-would-become BÖC as a bassist in the summer of 1970, although he had already been jamming and performing occasionally with the band for a few years. ... Blue Öyster Cults very own mysterious Cigarette Smoking Man, Allen Lanier is equally comfortable behind the keyboards or the guitar. ... Synthesizer as used in music, is a term derived from a Greek word syntithetai < synthesis (συντίθεται < σύνθεσις) and is used to describe a device capable of generating and/or manipulating electronic signals for use in music creation, recording and performance. ... ...

Notes

Career of Evil single

A few changes were made to Career of Evil on the Single version. The vocals are different, replacing Albert Bouchard's with Eric Bloom's. Also one verse was removed (Starting from "Pay me" and ending with "...kneeling in the rain"). The lines were also changed from "...do it to your daughter..." to "...do it like you ought to...". (The single version is included on the 2001 remaster.)


Old CDs

There is a recording error in the solo during the song "Cagey Cretins", which has since been repaired in the remasters.


Flaming Telepaths

There is a version of Flaming Telepaths without the "music box" sound effects on the compilation "Don't Fear the Reaper: The Best of Blue Öyster Cult". There is also a version with these sound effects completed on the collection Workshop of the Telescopes (2-disc set). Workshop of the Telescopes is a 2-cd pack released by Sony Music/Columbia Entertainment in 1995. ...


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