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Curse of the Hidden Mirror is the fourteenth studio album by Blue Öyster Cult. It was released on June 5, 2001 by CMC International. Its poor sales caused CMC to drop the band; Blue Öyster Cult would go without a record label until signing with Frontiers Records in 2019.

Cyberpunk author John Shirley returned to contribute lyrics to the album. 8 of the 11 tracks credit him.


Blue Öyster Cult

  • Eric Bloom – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, producer
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser – lead guitar, vocals, keyboards, producer
  • Allen Lanier – keyboards, guitar
  • Danny Miranda – bass, keyboards, background vocals
  • Bobby Rondinelli – drums

Additional musicians

  • Norman DelTufo – percussion
  • George Cintron – background vocals


  • Paul Orofino – engineer, mixing
  • Leon Zervos – mastering
  • Steve Schenck – management
  • Ioannis – art direction
  • Alan Chappell – design
  • Special thanks to:
    • Tom Lipsky, Ray Knob, Mark Roper, Jordan Koronet, Cory Brennan, Jason John (CMC)
    • Bill Lotzko, Tommy Skriver, Garrett Alarcon, Steve "Woody" LaCerra (crew)
    • Melne, Bolle, Lisa, Che, Miller, Manny, Daryl, Bob, Tim, Charlie (fan club)

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1 Dance on Stilts Shirley, Roeser Roeser 6:05
2 Showtime Bloom, John Trivers Bloom 4:38
3 The Old Gods Return Shirley, Bloom, Roeser Bloom 4:36
4 Pocket Shirley, Roeser Roeser 4:15
5 One Step Ahead of the Devil Shirley, Bloom, Roeser, Miranda, Rondinelli Bloom 4:16
6 I Just Like To Be Bad Shirley, Bloom, Bryan Neumeister Bloom 3:54
7 Here Comes That Feeling Dick Trismen, Roeser Roeser 3:21
8 Out of the Darkness Shirley, Miranda, Roeser Bloom 5:06
9 Stone of Love Meltzer, Roeser Roeser 5:49
10 Eye of the Hurricane Shirley, Bloom, Neumeister, Roeser, Rondinelli Bloom 4:40
11 Good to Feel Hungry Shirley, Miranda, Bloom, Roeser Bloom 4:12
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)