Godzilla (song)

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"Godzilla"
Song by Blue Öyster Cult
from the album Spectres
Released 1977
2007 (re-release)
Recorded 1977
Genre
Length 3:41
Label
Songwriter(s) Buck Dharma
Producer(s)
Spectres track listing
"Godzilla"
(1)
"Golden Age of Leather"
(2)

"Godzilla" is a song by Blue Öyster Cult from their fifth album, Spectres. The lyrics are a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the popular movie monster of the same name. The song is, along with "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" and "Burnin' for You", one of Blue Öyster Cult's best-known songs and has become a staple of their live performances. It has been covered by bands such as Racer X, Fu Manchu, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sebastian Bach and Fighting Gravity.[3]

Parodies

In response to the song's absence from the 1998 Godzilla soundtrack, Blue Öyster Cult members Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma created their own parody called "NoZilla",[4] released only to radio stations.

A parody called "Chinchilla" was sung by fictional character Donnie Baker (played by comedian Ron Sexton), in his familiar Kentuckiana accent, on the Bob & Tom Show.

In other media

References

  1. ^ Godzilla at AllMusic
  2. ^ Milward, John (December 15, 1977). "Album Reviews: Blue Oyster Cult: Spectres". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Archived from the original on May 18, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Blue Öyster Cult recorded & performed cover versions: OTHER BANDS COVER BÖC". Blue Öyster Cult. 
  4. ^ NoZilla (rare radio-only single) - Blue Öyster Cult on YouTube
  5. ^ "Watch the Music Video Premiere for Double Experience's "Godzilla"". 
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