"Fire of Unknown Origin" is potent hard rock informed by literate songwriting, assured ensemble playing and flawless production. " 
-Parke Puterbaugh, Rolling Stone 

"What they have done is to refine their own unique formulae carefully to produce the purest strain yet of the Cult's virulent virus."   
- Sandy Robertson, Sounds  

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

Entered Jul 11, 1981, last appearance Dec 26, 1981  
Peaked and held at #24 for two weeks: Sep 19 & 26, 1981.

7" single:  
Burnin’ For You/  
  Vengeance (The Pact)  

14 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. Peaked  at #40 for three weeks: Oct 3, 10 & 17.  

Video: Burnin' For You

Fire of Unknown Origin Joe Bouchard, Patti Smith, Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Donald Roeser
Burnin' For You Donald Roeser , Richard Meltzer
Veteran of the Psychic Wars Eric Bloom, Michael Moorcock
Sole Survivor Eric Bloom, John Trivers, Liz Myers
Heavy Metal: The Black and Silver Albert Bouchard, Eric Bloom, Sandy Pearlman
Vengeance (The Pact) Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard
After Dark Eric Bloom, John Trivers, Liz Myers
Joan Crawford Albert Bouchard, David Roter, Jack Rigg
Don't Turn Your Back Allen Lanier, Donald Roeser, Albert Bouchard