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"E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)" is the fourth track from Blue Öyster Cult's fourth studio album, Agents of Fortune. Its lyrics describe the discovery of a UFO crash site and the government coverup that follows.

Personnel

Blue Öyster Cult

  • Eric Bloom - lead vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - lead guitar, vocals, synthesizer, percussion
  • Allen Lanier - keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals
  • Joe Bouchard - bass, piano, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard - drums, vocals, guitar, percussion, harmonica

Production

  • David Lucas - producer, engineer
  • Murray Krugman - producer, engineer
  • Sandy Pearlman - producer, engineer
  • Shelly Yakus - engineer
  • Andy Abrams - engineer
  • Tony Stevens - mastering
  • John Berg - design
  • Andy Engel - design
  • Lynn Curlee - cover art

Lyrics

Psst…C’mere!

I hear the music daylight disc
Three men in black said, “Don’t report this…
Ascension,” and that’s all they said
Sickness now the hour of dread

All praise
He’s found the awful truth
Balthazar
He’s found the saucer news

Wait! there’s more…

I’m in fairy rings and tower beds
“Don’t report this,” three men said
Books by blameless and by the dead
King in yellow, the Queen in red

All praise
He’s found the awful truth
Balthazar
He’s found the saucer news

Dead leaves always give up motion
I no longer feel emotion
When prophecy fails the falling notion
Don’t report this
Agents of Fortune

All praise
He’s found the awful truth
Balthazar
He’s found the saucer news

Trivia

  • Agents of Fortune gets its name from a lyric in this song, "Don't report this, Agents of Fortune."
  • The "men in black" from this song are referenced again in "Take Me Away," from 1983's The Revölution by Night.
  • During live performances, a short guitar solo is added before the first verse and an extended outro is added to the end. The phrase "books by blameless and by the dead" is also slightly changed to "books by many and by the dead."
Songs
Blue Öyster Cult Transmaniacon MCI'm on the Lamb but I Ain't No Sheep
Then Came the Last Days of MayStairway to the StarsBefore the Kiss, a RedcapScreamsShe's as Beautiful as a FootCities on Flame with Rock and RollWorkshop of the TelescopesRedeemed
Tyranny and Mutation The Red and the BlackO.D.'d on Life ItselfHot Rails to Hell7 Screaming Diz-BustersBaby Ice DogWings Wetted Down
Teen ArcherMistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)
Secret Treaties Career of EvilSubhumanDominance and SubmissionME 262Cagey CretinsHarvester of EyesFlaming TelepathsAstronomyBoorman the ChauffeurMommyMes Dames Sarat
Agents of Fortune This Ain't the Summer of LoveTrue Confessions(Don't Fear) The ReaperE.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)The Revenge of Vera GeminiSinful LoveTattoo VampireMorning FinalTenderloin
Debbie DeniseSallyDance the Night Away
Spectres GodzillaGolden Age of LeatherDeath Valley Nights
Searchin' for CelineFireworksR.U. Ready 2 RockCelestial the QueenGoin' Through the MotionsI Love the NightNosferatuNight FlyerDial M for MurderPlease HoldBe My Baby
Mirrors Dr. MusicThe Great Sun JesterIn TheeMirrorsMoon Crazy
The VigilI Am the StormYou're Not the One (I Was Looking For)Lonely Teardrops
Cultösaurus Erectus Black BladeMonstersDivine WindDeadlineThe Marshall PlanHungry BoysFallen AngelLips in the HillsUnknown Tongue
Fire of Unknown Origin Fire of Unknown OriginBurnin' For YouVeteran of the Psychic WarsSole SurvivorHeavy Metal: The Black and SilverVengeance (The Pact)After DarkJoan CrawfordDon't Turn Your Back
The Revölution by Night Take Me AwayEyes on FireShooting SharkVeinsShadow of CaliforniaFeel the ThunderLet GoDragon LadyLight Years of Love
Club Ninja White FlagsDancin' in the RuinsMake Rock Not WarPerfect WaterSpy in the House of the NightBeat 'Em UpWhen the War ComesShadow WarriorMadness to the Method
Imaginos I Am the One You Warned Me OfLes InvisiblesIn the Presence of Another WorldDel Rio's SongThe Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at WeisseriaAstronomyMagna of Illusion
Blue Öyster CultImaginos
Bad Channels Demon's KissThe Horsemen Arrive
Heaven Forbid See You In BlackHarvest MoonPower Underneath Despair
X-Ray EyesHammer BackDamagedCold Grey Light of Dawn
Real WorldLive For MeStill Burnin'
St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings What is Quicksand?I'm on the LambGil Blanco CountyDonovan's MonkeyRagamuffin Dumplin'Curse of the Hidden MirrorsArthur ComicsA Fact About SneakersSt. CeciliaBonomo's Turkish Taffy
Curse of the Hidden Mirror Dance on StiltsShowtimeThe Old Gods ReturnPocketOne Step Ahead of the DevilI Just Like to be BadHere Comes That Feeling
Out of the DarknessStone of LoveEye of the Hurricane
Good to Feel Hungry
The Symbol Remains That Was MeBox in My HeadTainted BloodNightmare EpiphanyEdge of the WorldThe MachineTrain True (Lennie's Song)
The Return of St. CeciliaStand and FightFlorida ManThe AlchemistSecret RoadThere's a CrimeFight
Rarities Steppin' RazorDouble TalkRebelSumma Cum Laude
Live songs and covers Buck's Boogie5 GuitarsWings of MercuryBetty Lou's Got a New Pair of ShoesBorn to be WildMaserati GT (I Ain't Got You)Kick Out the JamsWe Gotta Get Out of This PlaceRoadhouse Blues
I Want You (She's So Heavy)It's Not Easy
Unreleased
(Soft White Underbelly and
Stalk-Forrest Group)
Allen's SongAll Night Gas StationHome from the HillsBark in the SunThe Burning ManCheckout GirlFantasy MorassFour Door Blues ('57 Chevy)GreenHangin' RoundHighway SongHoedown on Your PeltJay JayJohn L. SullivanMemphis Slim JamMothraMystic StumpPatron of the ArtsPort JeffersonPot BustQueen's BoulevardRain is FallingRational PassionalSitting on the Buddha's KneeSiren Sing AlongSun Comes UpYou Make Me FeelYou
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