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Blue Oyster Cult: “Tyranny and Mutation” (Columbia). Bizarro critic R. Meltzer says: “This is really hard rock comedy.” Which isn’t just a laugh — in eight songs, Long Island’s only underground band manages to run through nearly every heavy music cliche with a finely-honed guitar neck.

September 1, 1973
Robert Christgau

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