Joe Bouchard  

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Former Members:

Albert Bouchard
Joe Bouchard
Chuck Bürgi
Rick Downey
Allen Lanier
John Miceli
John O'Reilly
Al Pitrelli
Ron Riddle
Jon Rogers
Bobby Rondinelli
Rudy Sarzo
Greg Smith
Kasim Sulton
Jimmy Wilcox
Tommy Zvonchek


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 Empyre Demo tape producer
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