The members of Blue Oyster Cult recently shot a video together. OK, maybe it wasn’t “together” in the literal sense due to social distancing rules and the coronavirus pandemic, but “together” in the sense of band unity and the power of rock and roll.
They teamed up from their respective home studios to play the classic track “Godzilla,” and we have to say it turned out pretty well:
The band — Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, Danny Miranda, Richie Castellano and Jules Radino — joined up in this fashion as a means of taking a break from recording a new album, which would be the first BoC record since 2011’s Curse of the Hidden Mirror.
They’re veterans of the remote-working thing, too. Back in February, before the pandemic took hold and uprooted everything, Blue Oyster Cult was already working on new material remotely, which Castellanos shared to Facebook around that time:
Big Thanks to ConnectionOpen for giving us the tech needed to make this new BOC record from our respective home studios. This whole process would be way more difficult without their service.
Posted by Richie Castellano on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Might their familiarity with working in a setting other than the same physical recording studio benefit the musicians as they forge ahead toward a new LP? We’ll see. In the meantime, be sure to listen to the band’s recent live album celebrating the 40th anniversary of Soldiers of Fortune, which was released in early March.