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Cultösaurus Erectus is the seventh studio album by Blue Öyster Cult. It was released on June 14, 1980 by Columbia Records, peaking at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 200 later that year.

This album features a return to their original heavy sound, produced by ex-Black Sabbath producer Martin Birch, after their failure to chart with Mirrors.


Blue Öyster Cult

  • Eric Bloom – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser – lead guitar, vocals, bass
  • Allen Lanier – keyboards, guitar
  • Joe Bouchard – bass, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard – drums, vocals

Additional musicians

  • Don Kirshner – vocals ("The Marshall Plan")
  • Mark Rivera – saxophone ("Monsters")


  • Martin Birch – producer, engineer
  • Clay Hutchinson – engineer
  • Bruce Slayton – TCB
  • George Geranios – TCB
  • Paula Scher – cover design
  • Richard Clifton-Dey – front cover art
  • American Museum of Natural History – back cover photos
  • Special thanks to Tony Cedrone, George Geranios, the Kingdom Sound Staff, Bob Se, See Factory Industry
  • Very special thanks to Don Kirschner

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
Side one
1 Black Blade Bloom, Michael Moorcock, John Trivers Bloom 6:34
2 Monsters A. Bouchard, Caryn Bouchard Bloom 5:10
3 Divine Wind Roeser Bloom 5:07
4 Deadline Roeser Roeser 4:27
Side two
5 The Marshall Plan Bloom, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Lanier, Roeser Bloom 5:24
6 Hungry Boys A. Bouchard, C. Bouchard A. Bouchard 3:38
7 Fallen Angel J. Bouchard, Helen Robbins J. Bouchard 3:11
8 Lips in the Hills Bloom, Roeser, Meltzer Bloom 4:24
9 Unknown Tongue A. Bouchard, David Roter Bloom 3:55


  • The cover art for Cultösaurus Erectus is an altered version of Behemoth's World, painting by British artist Richard Clifton-Dey.
Studio albums Blue Öyster CultTyranny and MutationSecret Treaties
Agents of FortuneSpectresMirrorsCultösaurus Erectus
Fire of Unknown OriginThe Revölution by NightClub NinjaImaginosCult ClassicHeaven Forbid
Curse of the Hidden MirrorThe Symbol Remains
Live albums On Your Feet or on Your KneesSome Enchanted EveningExtraterrestrial LiveA Long Day's Night
Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014
40th Anniversary - Agents of Fortune - Live 2016
iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012
Other albums Bad ChannelsSt. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings
The Columbia Albums Collectiön
(RaritiesRadios Appear: The Best of the BroadcastsHarvester of Lives)