Ex-Blue Oyster Cult writer, vocalist and bassist Joe Bouchard has been inspiringly prolific in recent years, crafting albums full of smart originals both as a solo artist and with his brother Albert and Denis Dunaway in Blue Coupe. But I don’t know what it is, all that further music education every year for the guy or what, but The Power of Music is probably the coolest and most cohesive of the lot, Joe singing strong, and writing in a tight range evoking the rich alloys of BOC at their prime..." Review from Martin Popoff, author of the Blue Öyster Cult book Secrets Revealed.
"The album opens strongly with a seven minute plus multi-part mini-suite called “Walk With the Devil”. A slowly developing acoustic intro bursts into a heavy electric / piano riff for the song proper, while a later section features dark acoustic with rich harmonized backing vocals...." Ric Albano at Modern Rock Review.
Joe's cover of the Blue Öyster Cult song CAREER OF EVIL (CLICK HERE).
Career of Evil is also the title of a new J.K. Rowling book released under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. This best selling book contains many references to Blue Öyster Cult. The Career of Evil song was written by Patti Smith and Albert Bouchard for Blue Öyster Cult's Secret Treaties album. A movie of the book will be produced by the BBC next year.
On June 17, 2016 I made a rare appearance with Blue Öyster Cult at BB Kings in New York. It was a tribute to our guitar/keyboard player Allen Lanier who passed away in 2013. The song is Hot Rails to Hell which was the second Blue Öyster Cult single from 1973. Click here for the video.