Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Allen Lanier, 1946-2013
I'm not big on the obituary thing. We lost J.J. Cale recently and a few people made mention of how I didn't make mention. I respect J.J., but as I said, I'm not big on the obituary thing.
Blue Oyster Cult, on the other hand, rocked my world during some very important years of my rock and roll life.
For those reading who might only relate to the classic rock airplay of "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" or the MTV rotation of "Burnin' For You," trust me...you're missing out on one of the most original bands of the twentieth century. And Allen Lanier had more than a lot to do with it all.
A sad day. A great loss.
Go listen to their first 7 records.
Few bands were as original.