5.14.2018

1975




The greatest biker song ever? Very possibly. I am currently a prospect in the Transmaniacon MC.
I heard them play this last week in Ft. Walton - the very first track on their very first album from 1972. Sandy Pearlman was one of the great lyricists in rock music. He was to Blue Oyster Cult what Peter Sinfield was to King Crimson.

Transmaniacon MC

With Satan's hog no pig at all
And the weather's getting dry
We'll head south from Altamont
In a cold-blood traveled trance
So clear the road, my bully boys
And let some thunder pass
We're pain, we're steel, a plot of knives
We're Transmaniacon MC
Behind the pantry, behind the tree
The ghouls adopt that child
Whose name resound forever
Whose name resounds in terror
And I'm no fool to call that hog
'Cause man, I remember
Those who did resign their souls
To Transmaniacon MC
And surely we did offer up
Behind that stage at dawn
Beers and barracuda, reds and monocaine, yeah
Pure nectar of antipathy
Behind that stage at dawn
To those who would resign their souls
To Transmaniacon MC
Cry the cable, cry the word
Unknown terror's here
And won't you try this tasty snack
Behind the scene or but the back
Which was the stage at Altamont
My humble boys of listless power
We're pain, we're steel, a plot of knives
We're Transmaniacon...
Look, all right! You can feel it!


5.12.2018

Blue Oyster Cult - Ft. Walton Beach Florida 5-11-18










SETLIST

1 Transmaniacon MC
2 Before the Kiss, a Redcap
3 Golden Age of Leather
4 Burnin' for You
5 Harvest Moon
6 The Vigil
7 E.T.I.
8 Buck's Boogie
9 Dancin' in the Ruins
10 Then Came the Last Days of May
11 Joan Crawford
12 Godzilla
13 Don't Fear the Reaper
14 Hot Rails to Hell