In 1978 Blue Oyster Cult were in the midst of an American tour in support of their most recent studio album Spectres. Released in November 1977 and remembered for the classic “Godzilla,” Spectres found Blue Oyster Cult trying to find their identity after finally hitting the big time. 1976’s Agents of Fortune, was the band’s big breakthrough. The single “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” became an instant classic and remains the band’s signature song.
On April 9, the Spectres tour rolled into Arkansas and blew the roof off of Little Rock’s Barton Coliseum. Take a listen to an especially scorching take of “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” recorded live in Little Rock, from the 1978 live album Some Enchanted Evening below.