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Blue Oyster Cult live review - The Forum, London

Live Review

Venue: The Forum, London

New Yorkers bring more cowbell to the capital for the 40th anniversary of Agents Of Fortune

As one of the major successes at last summer’s inaugural Ramblin’ Man Fair in Maidstone, Blue Öyster Cult are back in the UK with what, by their standards at least, is unreasonable haste. Preceded by the New Yorkers’ first ever show in Ireland, this one-off UK performance offers a 40th-anniversary reprise of the group’s fourth album, Agents Of Fortune. A cameo from Albert Bouchard, drummer during the era concerned, serves to spice things up even more.

It’s of little surprise that all of the tickets for their London appearance have been scooped up weeks before the show takes place, though the death of Sandy Pearlman – Blue Öyster Cult’s early manager, producer, co-writer and all-round muse – a few days before the gig casts a significant shadow.

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