Thanatopositive Classic Rock: Inside Blue Öyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper”

Between the Renaissance Faire Danse Macabre, the Self Help Graphics art center’s influence on the Dia de Muertos and the Grateful Dead, there seems to have been a wind blowing darkly colorful leaves through the countercultural zeitgeist of the 1970s.

Here’s the BOC live in 1977:

… and in this short video essay, the Polyphonic YouTube channel explores the structure, meaning and pop-culture legacy of Don’t Fear the Reaper.

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