Joe Bouchard joined in the band-that-would-become BÖC in the summer of 1970, although he had already been jamming and performing occasionally with the band for a few years.
Originally a guitar player, Joe took up bass for the formative BÖC after the departure of Andy Winters. Joe is skilled on many instruments including keyboards and trumpet.
Joe's songwriting contributions often dealt with otherworldly themes, such as "Nosferatu" and "Light Years of Love" but Joe's signature piece was most definitely "Hot Rails To Hell."
Joe left Blue Öyster Cult in 1986, and since then has worked with several musical projects, including the Spencer Davis Group, and appeared on records by Deadringer (with Neal Smith & Dennis Dunaway) and his own X Brothers.
In the 90s he completed his masters degree in music, formed the band BDS with Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith of Alice Cooper Group and Deadringer.
Most recently, Joe reunited with his brother Albert and Dennis Dunaway to form Blue Coupe, a power trio that gigs frequently in and around the Northeast US and Canada.
Joe Bouchard Projectography
|1987||Helen Wheels Band||"Post Modern Living" LP||Producer|
|1987||Spencer Davis Group||tour||player (keyboards)|
|1987-1993||Cult Bros||band member||player, songwriter|
|1989||Deadringer||"Electrocution Of The Heart" LP & CD||player, songwriter|
|1990-present||David Roter Method||"They Made Me" CD||player|
|1999||X-Bros.||"Solid Citizens" CD||player, songwriter|
|2001||Various Artists||"To Helen with Love" CD||player, songwriter|
|2002||BDS||"Back From Hell" CD||player, songwriter|
|2006||X Brothers||"Beyond the Valley of the X" CD||player, songwriter|
|2009||Joe Bouchard||"Jukebox in my Head" CD||player, songwriter|
|2010||Blue Coupe||"Tornado on the Tracks" CD||player, songwriter|