Drummer, singer, guitarist and songwriter Albert Bouchard was a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult and a driving force through the band's first decade.
Albert's songwriting was always very present in the band, and he was always experimenting and working with different collaborators. His songs run the gamut from the hard and heavy "Career of Evil" to the very pop "Debbie Denise."
In 1981 Albert left Blue Öyster Cult and began work on the music that would become the Imaginos record. In the late 80s, Albert performed with The Mamas & The Papas, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) and the Spencer Davis Group (Joe Bouchard was also a part of this). Albert has also played on records for Mike Watt (fIREHOSE, Minutemen) and Ritchie Stotts (Plasmatics) and produced records for amongst others Gumball, Heads Up and David Roter.
Albert's creative drumming sets him apart from most other rock drummers. Never predictable and always entertaining, Albert's mastery of rhythm and dynamics is always a treat to hear.
In the 90s, Albert's main musical project was The Brain Surgeons, with whom he has released several CDs on his own Cellsum Records label. Cellsum has grown to host a number of other artists, including Les Vegas, The X Brothers, David Roter and Helen Wheels.
Most recently, Albert has reunited with his brother Joe and old friend Dennis Dunaway to form Blue Coupe, a power trio that gigs frequently in and around the Northeast US and Canada.
Albert Bouchard Projectography
|1968||Tom Paxton||"The Things I Notice Now" LP||Player on one track|
|1973||Les Vegas||"Dark Angel/ Water World 7" single||player on "Dark Angel"|
|1980-present||David Roter Method||"Find Something Beautiful" LP||player, collaborator, producer|
|1980-present||David Roter Method||"Bambo" LP||player, collaborator, producer|
|1980-present||David Roter Method||"They Made Me" CD||player, collaborator, producer|
|1983||Ritchie Stotts||"1944/Man With The X-Ray Eyes" 7" single|
|1984-1999||Helen Wheels Band||band member||player, producer, collaborator|
|1987||Mamas & The Papas||tour||player|
|1987||Spencer Davis Group||tour||player|
|1990||Maria Ex Communicata||demo tape||producer|
|1993||Gumball||performance||guest appearance with band in NY|
|1993||fIREHOSE||performance||guest appearance with band in NY|
|1994-present||The Brain Surgeons||band member||player, producer, collaborator|
|1994||The Brain Surgeons||"Eponymous" CD||player, producer, collaborator|
|1995||The Brain Surgeons||"Trepanation" CD||player, producer, collaborator|
|1996||The Brain Surgeons||"Box of Hammers" CD||player, producer, collaborator|
|1997||The Brain Surgeons||"Malpractise" CD||player, producer, collaborator|
|1999||The Brain Surgeons||"Piece of Work" CD||player, producer, collaborator|
|1999||Les Vegas||"Fools Gold" CD||player|
|1999||X Brothers||"Solid Citizens" CD||player|
|2001||Various Artists||"To Helen with Love"||player, producer, collaborator|
|2003||The Brain Surgeons||"Beach Party" CD||player, producer, collaborator|
|2004||The Brain Surgeons||"Black Hearts of Soul" CD||player, producer, collaborator|
|2006||The Brain Surgeons||"Denial of Death" CD||player, producer, collaborator|
|2010||Blue Coupe||"Tornado on the Tracks" CD||player, songwriter|