Live: Blue Oyster Cult at Sycuan Casino

East County got a visit from the 1970s on Friday night.

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East County got a visit from the 1970s on Friday night.
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Classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult brought their big guitar sound to Sycuan Casino on Jan. 15.
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The band's biggest hit is the arena-rock anthem "Don't Fear the Reaper."
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Though some BOC fans will insist that "Godzilla" is their best known song, though it did not attain the same chart success as "Reaper," which topped at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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Blue Oyster Cult originally formed in late '60s on Long Island, in New York, and were known as the Soft White Underbelly.
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The band toured big stages through the 1980s, producing another hit in '81 with "Burning for You."
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Some newer fans, however, will know them from the famous Christopher Walken/Will Farrell "More Cowbell" sketch from Saturday Night Live.
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The band remain road warriors, with 34 dates in 2016 listed on their web site. Shows are booked around the U.S. as well as internationally.
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The band helped give birth to MTV back in 1981, when "Burning for You" was put in heavy rotation. This, of course, was back when MTV played music videos.
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It's estimated that Blue Oyster Cult have sold more than 24 million albums worldwide.
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