ALBERT BOUCHARD, FOUNDING MEMBER OF BLUE ÖYSTER CULT RELEASES SECOND SINGLE FROM THE FORTHCOMING IMAGINOS II – BOMBS OVER GERMANY (MINUS ZERO AND COUNTING) ALBUM. “INDEPENDENCE DAY” IS OUT NOW AND FEATURES JOE BOUCHARD ON LEAD VOCALS.
Albert Bouchard is best known as a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult. The original line-up sold millions of albums for Columbia Records, with such classic songs as “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart “Burning For You”, contributing to the songwriting, drums, and lead vocals on some of their greatest songs, such as “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”.
With the success of “Re Imaginos” last year, Albert Bouchard is now back with “Imaginos 2 – Bombs Over Germany (minus zero and counting)”, continuing the Trilogy of Imaginos, a concept album about an alien conspiracy that is brought to fruition during the late 19th and early 20th century through the actions of Imaginos, an agent of evil. The album weaves scripts and poems by the late Sandy Pearlman. The second single from the album is “Independence Day” which features Blue Öyster Cult alumni Joe Bouchard on vocals and Albert had this to say about it,
“Independence Day was the last song written for the Bombs Over Germany record. It was an idea Sandy Pearlman had while we were working on the original Imaginos record in 1983, but all we had was a chorus and some ideas about what the verses would be. When I visited Sandy in the hospital in 2016 I sang what I had of the song for him and asked him to please get better so we could finish it. Unfortunately, he was not able to do that so last year I enlisted my brother Joe to help me finish the song. We already had some lyrics but we added some lines to help move the story along. I liked what he did so much I used his vocal for the lead. He actually created a complete track of the song playing all the instruments. I replaced his drums with mine, had David Hirschberg replace his bass part with a better sound, and David and I sang along in the choruses to the part he had already recorded to add some extra fullness to it. My favorite part is the trumpets in the bridge section. I am very happy with how it came out and it makes a great addition to the Imaginos saga.”
“Imaginos 2 – Bombs Over Germany (minus zero and counting)” will be out later this month through Rockheart Records/Deko Entertainment and features guests Ross The Boss (Dictators), Joe Cerisano (Silver Condor, TSO), and reunites original Blue Öyster Cult members Eric Bloom, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and Joe Bouchard, as well current BOC member Richie Castellano, who all contribute to this latest installment. The album also features reworks of classics like “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”, “The Red and the Black”, and “Dominance and Submission”.
To celebrate "Imaginos II", there are limited edition bundles (while supplies last), which can be ordered here.
- One CD Album of Albert Bouchards - Imaginos 2
- One Imaginos II Tee
- One Albert Bouchard Guitar Pick
- One Imaginos II Poster (Autographed)
“Imaginos II – Bombs Over Germany (minus zero and counting)” Tracklist:
1. When War Comes
2. Independence Day
3. 7 Screaming Dizbusters
4. OD’d On Life Itself
5. II Duce
6. Bombs Over Germany
7. Before The Kiss (A Redcap)
8. Three Sisters
9. Quicklime Girl (Mistress of the Salmon Salt)
10. The Red and the Black
11. Dominance and Submission
12. Shadow of California
13. Cities on Flame (With Rock and Roll)
14. Half Life Time
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