Showing posts with label Blue Oyster Cult. Show all posts
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Jul 20, 2019

(Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult (1976)

(Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult (1976)
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper" is a song by American rock band Blue Öyster Cult from the band's 1976 album Agents of Fortune. The song, written and sung by lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, deals with eternal love and the inevitability of death. The song was Blue Öyster Cult's highest chart success, reaching #7 in Cash Box and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1976. Critical reception was mainly positive, and in 2004, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" was listed at number 405 on the Rolling Stone list of the top 500 songs of all time.