Quad LP/Tape Poll Blue Oyster Cult: Tyranny And Mutation [SQ/Q8]

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Rate "Tyranny And Mutation"

  • 10: Great Sound, Great Mix, Great Content

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  • 1: Bad Sound, Bad Mix, Bad Content

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  • Total voters
    9

EMB

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Columbia CQ 32017, from 1973.

Side 1: The Black

1. The Red & The Black
2. O.D.'d On Life Itself
3. Hot Rails To Hell
4. 7 Screaming Diz-Busters

Side 2: The Red

1. Baby Ice Dog
2. Wings Wetted Down
3. Teen Archer
4. Mistress Of The Salmon Salt(Quicklime Girl)

ED :)
 

MyCuff

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I love BOQ, and I love this album. Sound quality and mix is nothing much to speak of. Maybe I should have gave it an "8" but I was feeling critical.
 

EMB

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All I have for reference (aside from the obvious stereo mix) is the quad Lp. I'd like to hear a nice Q8 transfer of this one to find out if there's more action and fidelity than what I hear on the SQ.

ED :)
 

sjcorne

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Wow, no love for this one?

I agree Secret Treaties ultimately has more standout tracks, but this is no slouch content-wise and the quad mix is just as good, if not better in places. I much prefer side 1 to side 2, which is funny because I'd say the opposite about Secret Treaties.

The second track, "OD'd On Life Itself", is THE standout. Just an absolutely breathtaking quad cut. The riff that drives the song starts off with a bang in the left rear channel and a tornado of guitars and vocals builds around it to incredible effect. The backing vocals are much more exposed compared to the stereo mix. If you love uber-discrete surround, you've gotta hear this track.

A 9 from me. Too bad AF couldn't get to this one as well. That one cut on The Collection is a fun tease of what an SACD reissue could be like.

"OD'd On Life Itself" (SQ LP Decoded By Tate II):
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"OD'd On Life Itself" (Discrete Q8):
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Beefalo

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You should hear Cornholio sing "Lesbian Seagull"
Fast like punk, song titles like "7 Screaming Diz-Busters," backing vocals coming nicely out of the rears. I'm satisfied. 8/10
1st post @Kenneth Burns ?
I like the Q8 alot. I usually listen to it twice in a row.
The Mobile Fidelity gold CD version was always one of my go to CD's.
This Quad was a dream come true
 
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