1980

Blue Oyster Cult live in 1980 performing “Godzilla”.

I first started loving this song as covered by Fu Manchu, but over time I began to appreciate Blue Oyster Cult more. They have some of the best songs in rock, albeit most of them are not that. They started the cowbell meme, just by their use of an actual cowbell in rocking. They are responsible for two of my favorite rock songs in “Burnin’ for You” and “Don’t Fear the Reaper”. Beyond that, my other two favorite songs of their’s are “Deadline”, (released in 1980) which has one of the coolest guitar effects and one of the most ethereal keyboard parts I’ve ever heard. And “Godzilla” of course… watch for that crazy drum solo!

With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
He pulls the spitting high-tension wires down

Helpless people on subway trains
Scream, bug-eyed, as he looks in on them

He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

Oh, no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Godzilla
Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla

Oh, no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Godzilla
Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla

Oh, no, they say he’s got to go
Go go Godzilla
Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla

History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man
Godzilla!

History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man
Godzilla!

History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man
Godzilla!

History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man
Godzilla!

Perhaps the best part about 1980 was that The Empire Strikes Back was released…. easily one of my favorite movies. I think I saw it several times in the theater if I remember correctly. Also the accompanying Atari game ruled. That is all for now, carry on.

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