May 2, 2012 – 12:33 pm

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Providence Treaties [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI; February 25, 1975. Very good to excellent audience recording.

If the artwork is correct (and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be), some enterprising bootlegger has taken this Dan Lampinski recording and released silver discs from it, most likely in Japan. In fact, the Lampinski recording is still being shared on Dime.

djscomics, at Dime, wrote: “A youthful, on the rise Blue Oyster Cult delivers the goods opening for The Faces. Although the sound is what you would expect from a Lampinski, there are some scattered dropouts, sounds like a mic cable might have been acting up, but it certainly doesn’t make things unbearable. Think of it as a reminder “you’re not supposed to be listening to this”…

A bit more background to the show is provided at the Blue Oyster Cult site at

1975 was a golden year for Blue Oyster Cult. February saw the release of their epic double live album “On Your Feet or on Your Knees” and, to publicise it, the band had secured a prestigious spot supporting Rod Stewart and the Faces, including a gig at Madison Square Garden!!

This was backed up with months of solid gigging, appearing on the same bill as bands such as REO Speedwagon, Trapeze, Foghat, ZZ Top, Journey and Uriah Heep amongst others. In October/November, the band finally got to tour Europe and the year culminated with a New Year’s Eve appearance supporting KISS, a band who’d opened for BOC on New Year’s Eve only two years before…

Dan Lampinski also noted: “I recall the Strawbs opening and performing a fine, albeit short set. B.O.C. was as good as ever. The crowd really enjoyed their music… they played a great set… and I got an excellent recording. [The bands on the bill that night: The Strawbs, Blue Oyster Cult and The Faces.]

Thanks to Lincoln Park Mark for sharing the tracks.

Thanks also to Dan Lampinski for the recording and to Team Lampinski, which include djscomics, Kev and Carl, for sharing the tracks in the first place.

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Opening (363k)
Track 02. Stairway To The Stars (6.4MB)
Track 03. Harvester Of Eyes (9.0MB)
Track 04. Flaming Telepaths (10.2MB)
Track 05. Astronomy (13.7MB)
Track 06. Hot Rails To Hell (9.4MB)
Track 07. Cities On Flame (7.9MB)
Track 08. Buck’s Boogie (7.4MB)
Track 09. Drum Solo (5.9MB)
Track 10. Buck’s Boogie (Reprise) (4.5MB)
Track 11. Me262 (5 Guitars) (16.9MB)

Eric Bloom - vocals/guitar
Buck Dharma - guitar/vocals
Allen Lanier - keys/guitar
Joe Bouchard - bass/vocals
Albert Bouchard - drums/vocals

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  2. hey bigo, thanks so much! i don’t have this one, but i’ve seen it months ago in flac. this makes 29 boc shows.

    my favorite boc show is still bonds international casino, nyc, ny 6.16.81. it’s a vinyl boot called the thing!. i also have the spit club, levittown, ny 6.15.81. this is the show where they played under their original name, soft white underbelly. there’s another show and there might be others where the played under their original name from the old waldord, sf, ca sept 1981. i don’t have it, but, maybe you could offer it later. bonds and spit club are before fire of unknown origin came out and had hits with burnin’ for you and joan crawford. that album is full of hits.

    it’s almost been a year on boc. i got cleveland empire 1991 you offered last june. it’s a good one.


    By Ed Saad on May 2, 2012

  3. I love this band. Have done for years. First saw them at Leeds in 79. thank you again guys

    By nick on May 2, 2012

  4. One other thing guys, does anyone know if any boots exist of BOC’s earlier stuff when they were Stalk Forest Group please? I think the St Cecilia album they made in 1969 is a classic. The talent was evident all those years ago.thanks

    By nick on May 2, 2012

  5. I saw Blue Oyster Cult in 1981 in NYC. I was 17 at the time. I also remember seeing them at a small club in Long Island (My Father’s Place) under the name Soft White Underbelly. The drummer threw his drum stick into the audience and my friend caught it. Good memories!

    By EightyEights on May 2, 2012

  6. Good stuff; thanks again

    By NAMoosedog on May 2, 2012

  7. I saw BOC when they toured with Black Sabbath oh so many years ago. I never tire of listening to them. Thanks for the show!!

    By Stevezilla1961 on May 2, 2012

  8. Have seen BOC back in 81 and as recently as 2010. I must say that I was completely surprised by how much they still rock! Nice to see them in really small clubs now. Although Alan Lanier looks like an extra from the walking dead.. Buck still rocks! Albeit with his shirt on now…

    By John on May 2, 2012

  9. Email to Ed Saad:

    Huge BOC fan without the amazing catalog of shows you have. IS there any way I can persuade you to burn the mp3s on a disc?

    [email protected]

    By John on May 2, 2012

  10. hey john, most of the shows i have i downloaded from various blogs. if you do searches in google, they will pop up. if there’s a specific show you want and you can’t find it, tell me and i’ll try to help you locate it, assuming the link is still good. the megaupload links are dead and blogs are having to reupload them, but i got some shows with mediafire such as the rooterstail, detroit, mi 2.3.73. it’s a good one and the earliest boc show i have.


    By Ed Saad on May 2, 2012

  11. stevezilla - u can get a video of that show u saw when they toured with sabbath.. from the nassau coliseum from 5-2-80. its 90mins long and professionally filmed. it was released in theatres and is circulating in collectors circles. about half the video is devoted to each band. i didnt look but i wouldnt be surprised if its on youtube. at least now u know what to look for. dio sang for sabbath on that tour 3 years before gillan took over.

    john - why not download the shows yourself and burn them yourself to cd? if your computer doesnt have a cd burner.. u can buy one that plugs into the computer for less than $50. u can get one that burns dvds as well as cds for less than $80. this is external mind u. theyre much cheaper if u buy internal ones.
    another idea is.. u could download the files to a flash drive and give the drive to a friend and ask them to burn the cd for u. that would save postage and time etc.

    By darth on May 2, 2012

  12. Thank you, major memories of summer iced vodka and Astronomy on headphones off a BSR turntable. Definitely Thompson sunset time.

    Still would like a good burn of “Shooting Shark” live.

    Be well Big O Amigos.

    As always James

    By James on May 2, 2012

  13. Thank you, I love this band, too! More B.Ö.C.!!!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on May 3, 2012

  14. Thanks, BigO. I saw Blue Oyster Cult last summer. They are still going strong and always put on a good show for their fans. Their T-shirts say, “Blue Oyster Cult - On Tour Forever.” Been a fan since their first album.

    By aking on May 3, 2012

  15. meh… needs more cowbell! j/k

    AWESOME!! Thanks!!!!

    By Ron M on May 3, 2012

  16. I worshipped this band in the 70’s till the MTV of the mid 80’s.. always an incredible live act. One of the first to use lasers and lots of pyro prior to Kiss. They were the house band at the Mid Hudson Civic Center up here in Poughkeepsie, NY and would play at least 2-3 times a year there… Their original singer SWU Les Braunstein is still up here in Rosendale and BOC is a Hudson Valley NY favorite. One of America’s great rock n roll bands..

    By Woodstock on May 4, 2012

  17. RE: Cully Stout Beer

    Secret Treaties - one of my faves forever. Thank you!!!!!!!

    By rick on May 4, 2012

  18. ok now i have a question. i have searched everywhere and done as much research as i possibly can without any luck whatsoever in finding out the answer to my question. im leaving this up to someone here to find out for me. the question is…
    is dan lampinski dead? why are all his recordings suddenly available to the world? if he never traded why suddenly for the last few years are we now able to download them?
    why are other people making these available to us and not him? where is he if not dead? if he is dead.. what happened to him? how old was he? why is all i am able to find out about him the same damned paragraph everywhere??
    ok thats all. thank u.

    ps.. if anyone cares.. there are some lampinski recordings from 72 and as late as 83. i know this for a fact.

    By darth on May 5, 2012

  19. Hey Darth. Just so you don’t think I’m a complete a-hole, here is info on the very much alive Dan Lampinski, as posted by Dime torrent site upon their DL reseeding project:
    Posted June 21, 2009 when The Dan Lampinski Tapes made their debut on Dime. The project ran for two years to the day and what a run it was:
    “Once in a while, karma smiles and something really special just sort of falls in your lap. This is one of those moments. Carl was up in Foxboro, Mass to see John Wetton and The School Of Rock All-Stars, and being the friendly guy that he is, he started talking with the guy sitting next to him. Turns out they had more than a little common musical ground, starting with King Crimson and it worked rapidly downhill from there. Shockingly, the topic of tapes came up and it just so happens this guy taped a bunch of shows in the 1970s that he essentially kept to himself. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what happened next. This series of torrents represents the fruits of Carl’s labour - multiple trips to Dan’s house to pick up tapes, lovingly and carefully transfer the recordings and then prepare them for our collective listening pleasure. It is my honour to be able to seed these recordings and I hope that everyone who downloads them will get as much enjoyment out of them as we have.
    Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings. In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes.
    Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.
    Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.Kev & Carl June 2009″
    Don’t know who Kev & Carl are. I leave that mystery to someone else.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on May 5, 2012

  20. Love the conversation about Lampinski. Thanks darth for bringing it up and Mr. kingdom for a little historical update.

    By rick on May 5, 2012

  21. ok but this is in 09 and we dont know who kev or carl are and while the torrents started on dime in 09 we dont know anything about dan lampinski since the john wetton concert or at least a few months after that while carl was recording his tapes. that series of wetton shows happened in 06. thats 6 full years ago. anything could have happened in the last 6 years. thats why i am asking about dan here. since these recordings of his have only now been made available to the general public from 09-11 on dime and via dozens and dozens of other blogs etc. i was curious as to why its not him himself doing it and why its always this same paragraph accompanying the recordings and seemingly written by someone else and not dan himself? all my questions were asked above. i appreciate the attempt to answer my question(s) but frankly i dont know that hes alive simply because someone says so. i dont see any proof of this. especially with the follow up paragraph offered which i have seen on dime myself back when i used it. i remember when dans material was introduced to dime and 100000 collectors there went bonkers. now people are making silver discs with his tapes and selling them. what a shame.
    soooo… if anyone still has any actual info on dans existence.. id appreciate knowing.

    By darth on May 5, 2012

  22. I had the pleasure of seeing BOC over 15 times. Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser is one of the best guitar players I have ever seen. Although short in stature, he stand head and shoulders over many other players. His live work on Black Blade, Astronomy, Golden Age of Leather and BOC’s version of Born to be wild was amazing. Thanks for the music BIGO and keep posting more BOC shows!

    By Tuna Fan on May 6, 2012

  23. I bought their first album and tried to persuade friends to do the same.

    Saw them in 1972(? somewhere around that time) at the Sunshine Inn at Asbury Park, NJ.

    By SeanO on May 10, 2012

  24. Dan Lampinski is in hiding, he heard that Darth is stalking him.

    By Lan Dampinski on Jul 9, 2017

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