Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll (4:03)

Cover of The Best of Blue Öyster Cult: Don't Fear the Reaper

From The Best of Blue Öyster Cult: Don't Fear the Reaper and 11 other releases

“Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll” is a song by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult from their 1972 self-titled debut album. It was written by Sandy Pearlman, Donald Roeser, and Albert Bouchard, and released as a single. The riff was inspired by Black Sabbath’s song “The Wizard,” featured on their own self-titled debut album. A cover version is also featured as an encore co-op song in the 2007 video game, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Iced Earth covers the song on their cover album Tribute to the Gods. Japanese stoner doom metal band Church of Misery covers the song on their debut album “Master of Brutality”. 3 Inches of Blood also covered the song as a bonus track for Here Waits Thy Doom.


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