"Call it killer, call it heavy, but it is the best non-pretty American group in a long while, in the same (urban) league with The Doors and The Velvet Underground."   
- John Tiven, Yale Daily News   

"...Screaming perditious hell fire and brimstone guitar slashing feedback stentority rooted in the sixth demensional afterworld of heavy metal, of which Blue Öyster Cult now holds the champion's belt"   
-Arthur Levy, Zoo World

Billboard's Top 200 albums:  
12 weeks on the chart.  

Entered Mar 17, 1973, last appearance Jun 2, 1973  
Peaked at #122: May 12, 1973.

7" single:  
Hot Rails To Hell / 7 Screaming Diz-Busters 
(did not chart)
The "Hot Rails To Hell" single was packaged in the picture sleeve at right. This single is a rare record, but easier to find than 
the "Cities" single.
The Red & the Black  Albert Bouchard, Eric Bloom, Sandy Pearlman
O.D.’d on Life Itself Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman
Hot Rails To Hell  Joe Bouchard
7 Screaming Diz-Busters Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard, Donald Roeser, Sandy Pearlman
Baby Ice Dog Albert Bouchard, Eric Bloom, Patti Smith
Wings Wetted Down Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard
Teen Archer Donald Roeser, Eric Bloom, Richard Meltzer
Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)  Albert Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman