"The surprises and subtleties may make the Blue Öyster Cult the first group to go beyond heavy metal ever."   
- Lawrence Keenan, Creem  

"Every song leads neatly to the next and each side builds in drama and complexity ot a palpable release, which only the very best of records can deliver."   
- Don Kaye, Kerrang  

"...an outpouring of urban frustration, an offbeat sense of humor and an ability to rock with grandeur."   
-Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone

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

Entered Apr 27, 1974, last appearance Jul 27, 1974  
Peaked at #53: Jun 1, 1974.

7" single:  
Career of Evil / Dominance & Submission 
(did not chart)
Career of Evil Albert Bouchard, Patti Smith
Subhuman Eric Bloom, Sandy Pearlman
Dominance and Submission Albert Bouchard, Eric Bloom, Sandy Pearlman
ME 262 Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser, Sandy Pearlman
Cagey Cretins Albert Bouchard, Richard Meltzer
Harvester of Eyes Donald Roeser, Eric Bloom, Richard Meltzer
Flaming Telepaths Albert Bouchard, Eric Bloom, Sandy Pearlman, Donald Roeser
Astronomy Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman