Albert Bouchard  

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
YEAR ARTIST PROJECT CAPACITY
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 Peter Noone tour player
1987 Spencer Davis Group tour player
1990 Maria Ex Communicata demo tape producer
1992 Kablamachunk 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