Blue Öyster Cult – “Burnin’ For You” (Song of the Week 3/4/2014)

220px-Fire_Of_Unknown_originHey everyone! I’m going to be implementing a minor change to the schedule of this blog. I will now be doing “Song of the Week” just once a week, on Tuesdays now instead of both Tuesdays and Thursdays. I feel that this will give the individual song that I pick a bit more emphasis and add more meaning to the term “Song of the Week” (which usually means there’s only one per week). Anyways, I’m sorry if this upsets you but it works a lot better for me. Okay! Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’m happy to show you my pick for this week, Blue Öyster Cult’s addictive song, “Burnin’ For You.” Yes, this song is super old and the album came out ages ago, but it’s still an amazing song. Of course, everyone knows Blue Öyster Cult as the band that sang the famous song “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper,” a song that my older brother showed me many years ago, but I believe that few have ventured into their other songs. “Burnin’ For You” is a classic, a song with catchy lyrics and legendary guitar riffs. Listening to this song takes me back to my high school biology class, which was taught by one of the coolest and most amazing teachers ever. He would always play music, like good music, while we did group or independent work, and this came on one day. I had heard it before, but it was as if I was hearing it for the first time because it had been so long since I heard it last. Eric Bloom’s voice is outstanding and as I said before, the guitar in this song is unbeatable. Granted, Blue Öyster Cult was never one to skimp on the instrumentals. This song is one of their more popular songs, so take this as an excuse to delve deep into their earlier, more obscure albums, which are all amazing. “Burnin’ For You” is from Blue Öyster Cult’s eighth album, Fire of Unknown Origin (1981).



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