Label: CBS - 40-65331 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Classic Rock
The band picked up their tempos considerably on this sophomore effort, and producers Sandy Pearlman and Murray Krugman added a lightning bolt of high-end sonics to their frequency range. Add to this the starling lyrical contributions of Pearlmanrock critic Richard Meltzerand poet-cum-rocker Patti Smith who was keyboardist Allen Lanier 's girlfriend at the timethe split imagery of Side One's thematic, "The Red" and Side Two's "The Black," and the flip-to-wig-city, The Blue Öyster Cult* - Tyranny And Mutation conspiracy of Gawlik's cover art, and an entire concept was not only born and executed, it was received.
The Black side of Tyranny and Mutation is its reliance on speed, punched-up big guitars, and throbbing riffs such as in "The Red and the Black," "O. D'd Your Imagination - Brian Wilson - Imagination Life Itself," "Hot Rails to Hell," and "7 Screaming Diz-Busters," all of which showcased the biker boogie taken to a dizzyingly extreme boundary; one where everything flies by The Original Mixed-Up Kid - Mott The Hoople - Live In Sweden 1971 a dark blur, and the articulations of that worldview are informed as much by atmosphere as idea.
On the Red Side, beginning with the syncopated striations of "Baby Ice Dog," in which Allen Lanier The Blue Öyster Cult* - Tyranny And Mutation piano was as important as Buck Dharma 's guitar throb, elements of ambiguity and bluesy swagger enter into the mix. Eric Bloom was the perfect frontman: he twirled the words around in his mouth before spitting them out with requisite piss-and-vinegar, and a sense of decadent dandy that underscored the music's elegance, as well as its power.
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