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Blue Oyster Cult: Tyranny And Mutation (Columbia Import)

Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 16 March 1974

WELL, HERE it is then: volume two of Sandy Perlman's boys' collective voyage in the S.S. "Cosmic Greaser Speed-freak" towards strange new worlds of murk and malevolence. The Quest for the Heavy Metal Grail, no less – and, once the formula has been set, the room left for any real surprises is, of course, strictly limited, leaving the primary question to be levelled at this endeavour less What's new?, than What's the point?

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