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    by » Sun December 18th, 2011, 02:34



    Album: "Agents Of Fortune" (1976.)
    Charts: US #12, UK #16.

    After all the years, I still love this song to bits. It's twisted and cute at the same time with that psychedelic 70's touch. One of my all-time favourites.

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    by » Fri January 6th, 2012, 16:25

    I love this song too. In the Uk it was released in 1978.

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    by » Fri January 6th, 2012, 17:13

    Great song One of my favourite classic rock tunes.

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    by » Fri January 6th, 2012, 20:57

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboy
    I love this song too. In the Uk it was released in 1978.
    That should be re-released.
    The above cover depicts the UK single released in July of 1976 (CBS 4483).
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    by » Fri January 6th, 2012, 21:02

    Well, it wasn't ahit until 1978 then.

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    by » Fri January 6th, 2012, 21:51

    Great song, never heard it before

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    by » Sat January 7th, 2012, 12:55

    Great song, I discovered it last year after hearing it on an episode of Six Feet Under.

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    by » Sun January 8th, 2012, 22:09

    Classic song, but classic rock overplaying has hurt it a bit. I prefer "Burning For You".

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    by » Mon January 9th, 2012, 14:23

    Great song.I like it.

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    by » Mon January 9th, 2012, 22:06

    SNL did a skit with this song with Christopher Walken plays as the record producer and Will Ferrell playing the cowbell

    One of the classic skits.

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    by » Tue January 10th, 2012, 15:05

    This song makes them one-hit-wonders in the UK don't you know ;p


    I call this 'driving home late at night down empty country roads' music. Feels very creepy when you do it.
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    by » Thu April 19th, 2012, 22:18

    What caused the song to be such a belated UK hit? The usage in Halloween?

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    by » Sat April 4th, 2015, 09:12

    Love this song. I remember hearing it for the first time when I watched Halloween. Astronomy is another great Blue Öyster Cult track.

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    by » Sat February 10th, 2018, 03:27

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthymon
    SNL did a skit with this song with Christopher Walken plays as the record producer and Will Ferrell playing the cowbell

    One of the classic skits.
    "It needs more cowbell!"


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