OK, got ‘em… Blue Öyster Cult: A Visual Biography has just arrived at the office and is ready for signing and shipping. Not at my website yet, but yes, boxes are here and I am sending them NOW.

Blue Öyster Cult: A Visual Biography

Pretty as hell, but be warned: this is pricey.

Let me explain why:

  • printed in Turkey, sent to me from the UK and shipping from my office in Toronto and it’s heavy!
  • mailed in custom-size box
  • limited to 1000 copies (i.e. short print run for such an elegant tome) and going fast
  • hard cover, full colour throughout, 3.627 pounds or 1.645 kilograms of yummy Cultster visuals.
  • little blue ribbon bookmark thingie
  • large 8 ½” x 12” format

What do you get?

Well, what I didn’t want to do is have overlap with my BÖC book Agents of Fortune, so for the reading part of the laser show, what this is, is a 15,000-word timeline of the band’s career, along with decade introductions and intro quotes (the only lift from the old book I did).

But the main point, of course, is the visual presentation. This is a hard cover book on thick 100 lb. gloss stock, clocking in at 240 pages.

There are approximately 420 images, more than half of those being live shots from five decades of stun guitar, the rest being rare memorabilia, magazine ads, 45 sleeves from all over the world, promo items, buttons, ticket stubs, passes… you name it.

And who is Blue Öyster Cult? Just the coolest band of all time, and visual magic, as this book attests. Gold and platinum through much of the ‘70s and early ‘80s, this is the band that brought you Tyranny and Mutation, Secret Treaties, Spectres, Fire of Unknown Origin, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ for You” and, well, more cowbell. And Buck and Eric are still killing it live—that’s the best part.

But you know all that. Anyway, books will be signed by me to you unless you wave your arms wildly and tell me otherwise within like half an hour of ordering!

Price including shipping (yes, it’s a lot of money, but remember this is a coffee table book limited to 1000 copies, and the postage is crazy, due to the weight):

US orders
US funds
Int'l orders
(air mail)
$99.00 US
Canadian orders
Cdn. funds

Book will be signed to you from me, so let me know if it is a present for someone else, or you don’t want it signed.

PayPal happily accepted! Ask me if you'd like a PayPal invoice (please indicate what country you are in), or just do yer usual and direct funds to martinp@inforamp.net.

Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders (or two of pretty much anything—long story, ask me!). Given new mailing system, works best for US orders.

Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:

Martin Popoff
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4K 2Z2

Email me at martinp@inforamp.net with any further questions, and see www.martinpopoff.com for descriptions, cover art and ordering info for my other available 30 or so books.