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Blue Oyster Cult: We Copped A Lot From Sabbath

Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 24 July 1976

EVEN THE hardest of hearts must soften sometime, and so it is with Blue Oyster Cult, whose fifth album Agents of Fortune offers a degree of subtlety lacking in their previous records. Of all the self-confessed and uncompromising hard-rockers – with the possible exception of those indecent imposters, the Ramones – the BOC seemed the least likely ever to vary from the unwavering heavy metal formula.

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