Originally conceived by manager/critic Sandy Pearlman as America's answer to Black Sabbath, Long Island's Blue Oyster Cult combined adventurous lyrical themes with an aggressive instrumental sound that Pearlman famously dubbed "heavy metal." Their passion and intelligence on display in equal measure, Blue Oyster Cult became the thinking fan's band and a sign of life in a sea of dull, anemic rock. Anthems like Godzilla, Harvester of Eyes and Don't Fear the Reaper stretched the boundaries of song subjects while lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser became a hero to legions of budding axe-wielders. The Columbia Albums Collectiön gathers all the essential pieces of the Blue Oyster Cult story into one narrative whole. Includes 2 bonus discs - Rarities and Radios Appear: The Best of the Broadcasts (a special collection of classic live performances.