Flashback: Blue Oyster Cult’s Enchanted Evening at Barton Flashback: Blue Oyster Cult’s Enchanted Evening at Barton
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... Flashback: Blue Oyster Cult’s Enchanted Evening at Barton

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.

Robert Locke

Robert co-founded FayetteSound in 2016 and ShindigMusic! in the summer of 2017. He is a singer-songwriter/musician from the Arkansas delta, avid vinyl collector, aquarium aficionado and connoisseur of all things rock 'n' roll. He currently is lead vocalist for Los Angeles based band Farmikos and co-conspirator at The Record Exchange. "Do You Remember Laughter?"