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Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper (1976)

ust love this record.

The guitar riff from heaven (based on Am, G, F, G) and lyrics, literally,  to match  ….

I’ve recently realised that practicing the guitar while watching football really really does influence results. For example, I helped Everton come back to draw after being 4-2 at Old Trafford and then, later the same day, masterminded the breakthrough at Wolves for Manchester City. Turns out I also influence European games and I am fully expecting to get the call from Barcelona to take over from Pep (if Chelsea haven’t grabbed me first – sorry Roberto).

Apart from major scales, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” is what I play to change the course of matches ……

Several versions:  firstly, the crowdpleasing MTV version without “the boring bit in the middle”. Then, a genuinely stunning 4-track demo version where you can feel the lads inventing genius. Then a bloated live version of the whole caboodle.


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