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Tyranny and Mutation is the second studio album by Blue Öyster Cult. It was released in February, 1973 by Columbia Records. It was received well and, on May 12, it peaked at No. 122 on the Billboard 200.

Personnel

Blue Öyster Cult

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

Production

  • Murray Krugman – producer
  • Sandy Pearlman – producer
  • Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Lou Schlossberg – engineer
  • Phil Giambalvo – engineer
  • Jack Ashkinazy – mastering
  • George Geranios – producer (tracks 11–12)
  • Bill Gawlik – cover art
  • Special thanks to Bill of "The Leather Man," New York

Track listing

# Title Writers Lead vocals Length
Side one
1 The Red and the Black A. Bouchard, Pearlman, Bloom Bloom 4:20
2 O.D.'d on Life Itself Bloom, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Pearlman Bloom 4:47
3 Hot Rails to Hell J. Bouchard J. Bouchard 5:12
4 7 Screaming Diz-Busters A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Roeser, Pearlman Bloom 7:01
Side two
5 Baby Ice Dog Bloom, A. Bouchard, Smith Bloom 3:29
6 Wings Wetted Down A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard J. Bouchard 4:12
7 Teen Archer Roeser, Bloom, Meltzer Roeser 3:57
8 Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl) A. Bouchard, Pearlman Bloom 5:08
2001 reissue bonus tracks
9 Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll (live) A. Bouchard, Pearlman, Roeser A. Bouchard 4:44
10 Buck's Boogie (studio version) Bloom, A. Bouchard, Pearlman Instrumental 5:22
11 7 Screaming Diz-Busters (live) A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Roeser, Pearlman Bloom 14:01
12 O.D.'d on Life Itself (live) Bloom, A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Pearlman Bloom 4:52

Trivia

  • Tyranny and Mutation is the only album featuring the band's name as "The Blue Öyster Cult."
Albums
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)