Albert Bouchard, Blue Oyster Cult Drummer Releases a Sci-Fi Single

Albert Bouchard

By Anita Stewart, Managing Editor

New Single Release and Video: “OD’d on Life Itself” by RockHeart Records & Deko Entertainment

Release Date: September 24, 2021

Albert Bouchard is one of the founding members of Blue Öyster Cult. The original line-up of this band had hits that sold millions for Columbia Records Some of these classic songs included “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning For You.” Bouchard contributed songwriting, drums and lead vocals on some of the band’s greatest songs, such as “Cites on Flame with Rock and Roll.”

Albert Bouchard

With the success of “Re Imaginos” last year, Albert Bouchard is now getting ready to release “Imaginos 2 – Bombs Over Germany (minus zero and counting).” This will continue his “Trilogy of Imaginos.” These are concept albums that tell a story about an alien conspiracy and about the actions of Imaginos, an agent of evil. The album uses poetry by the late Sandy Pearlman. Some of the special guests include Ross The Boss (Dictators), Joe Cerisano (Silver Condor, TSO) and reunites original Blue Öyster Cult members Eric Bloom, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and Joe Bouchard, as well current BOC member Richie Castellano, who are all featured on this latest recording. The album includes remasters classics like “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,” “The Red and the Black” and “Dominance and Submission.

The first single release from the album is “OD’d On Life Itself” and Albert describes it this way: “This version of “OD’d On Life Itself” is a very different take on the song that was recorded for BOC’s second album, Tyranny and Mutation. The lyrics return to the original lyrics written by Sandy Pearlman, much less sarcastic and much more spooky. The track reflects that change with a simpler and more spacious arrangement with just acoustic guitar, mysterioso guitar, violin, drums and bass. The stand out lyrics are “Don’t you fear this trade in lives” and “This wedding by heaven was made up in hell” which portend to the darker nature of this second act in the Imaginos saga.”

Deko Entertainment is excited about this collaboration and there are plans for the third album and an “Imaginos” comic book being developed and created now. Be looking for more information about the release of the upcoming second album in the trilogy. The first album can be found on all streaming platforms now.

About the single “OD’d on Life Itself,” Rock at Night says: “With a classic rock sound this is a mid-tempo ballad or anthem. The song opens with acoustic guitar, piano, violin as the singer tells his story. The lyric video shows the viewer/listener celestial landscapes with unusual writing on the walls, space ships, metal planets suspended in the sky–this is an imaginary rock music and sci-fi world that Bouchard has created. The story is so detailed with the first album and then this single, these recordings could even be considered a rock opera!”





Anita Stewart
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