Blue Oyster Cult - Feel The Thunder Lyrics



Slicing through the night Three riders
Perched on American steel Riders with no name
Time cannot reveal riders with no names

On October 31'st many years ago
Three friends went out for a ride
For it was a famous party night
And to party was to get high
They loaded up on beer and cocaine
And they started their bikes with a roar
They couldn't have known that on this night
They were beginning their longest tour

[Chorus:]
Feel the thunder of the midnight ride
They're torn asunder by those who died
Feel the thunder of the midnight ride
They're torn asunder by those who died

On to their favorite road they rode
Leather horsemen ridin' three wide
Their metal beasts howled in the night
And dark spectre was their guide
They came around the curve too fast
Only time for a scream
A fiery crash of chrome and steel
Was the beginning of the longest dream

[Chorus:]

As their fates decreed that night
Their souls must be tried
Now you can hear them every Hallows Eve
Forever doomed to ride

Slicing through the night Three riders
Perched on American steel Riders with no name
Time cannot reveal riders with no names

[Chorus:]




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Blue Oyster Cult Feel The Thunder Comments
  1. Joe Taormina

    Rockin'

  2. Tom29

    One of their heaviest songs. Sounds like Judas Priest. What an amazing gem and extremely heavy, too!!! 🤘☠💀

  3. The Crab Maestro

    I love how BOC fans seem to come up with very tailored threats to people who dislike the songs, Basil Il Macedonia being one. Honestly great job lads

    Steven Wilkinson

    It's easy really .... you just remind them that Blue Oyster Cult are "the Thinking Man's rock band" (always have been) .. eventually it clicks with even the most backward ones .... :))

  4. Ronnie Wall

    I bought the irst BOC album the day it was released.
    One thing that has always been true in my eyes. You can take any BOC album and make a science fiction movie out of it.

  5. Kobus Mulder

    Satanic avf

  6. Richard Lamb

    Should be a Halloween staple----Dig It....

  7. John Houlgate

    Buck is not just playing noted on his guitar, he's recreating a screeching and fatal motorcycle crash that repeats over and over throughout the song. This is true artistry.

  8. rohit pandey

    Slicing throught the night
    Three riders came
    Perched on American steel
    Riders with no name
    Even time cannot reveal
    Riders with no name

    On October 31st many years ago
    Three friends went out for a ride
    For it was a famous party night
    And to party was to get high
    They loaded up on beer and cocaine
    Then they started their bikes with a roar
    They couldn't have known that on that night
    They were beginning their longest tour

    Feel the thunder
    Of the midnight ride
    Earth torn asunder
    By those who died

    Onto their favorite road they rode
    Leather horsemen riding three wide
    Their metal beasts howled in the night
    A dark spectre was their guide
    They came around a curve too fast
    Only time for a scream
    A fiery crash of chrome and steel
    Was the beginning of their longest dream

    Feel the thunder
    Of the midnight ride
    Earth torn asunder
    By those who died

    Feel the thunder
    Of the midnight ride
    Earth torn asunder
    By those who died

    And the fates decreed on that night
    Their souls must be tried
    Now you can hear them every All Hallows Eve
    Forever doomed to ride

    Slicing throught the night
    Three riders came
    Perched on American steel
    Riders with no name
    Even time cannot reveal
    Riders with no name

    Feel the thunder
    Of the midnight ride
    Earth torn asunder
    By those who died

  9. Rocker01ndomablE

    1977 = Golden Age of Leather
    1983 = Feel the Thunder

    John Houlgate

    You're forgetting
    1972 = Transmaniacon MC
    1973 = 7 Screaming Dizbusters
    1975 = Born to Be Wild
    1976 = This Ain't the Summer of Love

    Are they a Biker band? Oh yeah.

    Tom29

    @John Houlgate But Steppenwolf wrote Born to Be Wild earlier, right? Love the BÖC version.

    Also you forgot BÖC The Horsemen Arrive (1992)

    John Houlgate

    @Tom29 Yeah, thanks. I know Born To Be Wild is a cover. I had that album by Steppenwolf when I was 10 years old. The fact that they include it in their set lists among others they've written, says yeah, they're a biker band. Playing gigs in biker bars helped them develop roughness in their style.

    Tom29

    @John Houlgate Have you heard BÖC - The Horsemen Arrive? It is a rare one. Very heavy. 🤘

    John Houlgate

    @Tom29Yes, I've heard it. Ut's definitely heavy, but I wouldn't consider it a biker song.

  10. Monsi Galindo

    Donald roeser, un excelente guitarrista

  11. bassmanjoe

    Damn this song is cool!

  12. Rik Nel

    Love BOC.

  13. Ken Gage

    Love the cover art on Revolution By Night! There are some roads in Illinois that have weird street lights just like this.

    Ed Williams

    Man, Illinois roads -- I know exactly what you mean!

  14. Salvatore DeBella

    BOC masterpiece!

  15. Salvatore DeBella

    Anybody think this sounds like a Judas Priest song?

    Graham Taylor

    I think Judas Preist TRY to sound like this song, but do not sound as good.

    Steven Wilkinson

    Yeah JP are like BOC Light ... the Oyster boys are on another level ...

    Tom29

    @Steven Wilkinson Judas Priest and BÖC invented thrash metal -----BOTH of them. Equally good bands.

    STAINED CLASS!

  16. Chris Damon

    This was always my favorite song on the album. Great song!

  17. Duncan Bleak

    Buck Dharma weaving a sonic masterpiece from beginning to end!

  18. mm2200

    Intro sounds just like Love & Rockets "The Game".

  19. jeffthrow6892

    Always felt that this album is very underrated/ underappreciated for some reason, this is one of several fantastic songs from it.....Shooting Shark, Shadow Of California, etc., etc.....

    The_Jaguar_ Knight

    "Veins" !!!! totally serial killer stuff, and Eric Bloom looks just right for that !

  20. Kenneth Bottcher

    Brings back memories from the 80s & 90s my crazy biker days whiskey "beer & cocaine" women O plenty

  21. Metal Forever

    If anybody's heard Chastain, doesn't the intro on "Angel of Mercy" sound similar to this?

    BÖC 67

    Metal Forever ...Yeahhhhhh

  22. B Jorge

    Some evil ass guitar in the middle there.

  23. Jonathan Pinckney

    This should be played after "Born To Be Wild".

  24. Basil II Macedonia

    2 people need to feel some thunder, and not in a good way.

  25. Diego Leija

    electrizante

  26. Greg Hekking

    They loaded their up on beer and cocaine. Great album to go cruising down the road smokin' a doob AT NIGHT!!!!

  27. Adam Priest

    Should have been the 2nd tune on the album!
    Could have saved it...
    When the public heard TAKE ME AWAY, they were like "this kicks ass!". Then comes EYES ON FIRE and they were like " This is CRAP!".

    That's what killed the album and BOC's popularity..

    Great tune... 

    Basil II Macedonia

    +ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΚΟΥΛΗΣ It's a great song.

    The Death Twitch

    I love eyes on fire, but then there aren't many BOC songs I don't like.

    Sayven1

    Adam Priest You dislike one songs placement, and conclude it: "killed the album and BOC's popularity." Wow ... you're high-jumping to extremely wild conclusions man.

    Ron Nebinger

    I couldn't believe how good this album was. These B sides were terrific.

    Damien Thorn

    Perhaps you didn't like the order of songs, but Eyes on Fire is not crap.

  28. bigblockelectra

    October 31st

  29. GrekuSigh8

    Very cool song, i love that album !

  30. paul Catlow

    How dare they defile this track wby preceding it with an advert for The Sun, the shittiest, sleaziest, most populist right-wing shittly little escuse for a newspaper in the WORLD.
    FUCK YOU, RUPERT MURDOCH, and may striking workers hang you by the heels like Mussolini, you and that Chinese tart of yours!

    James Kowanko

    Chill the fuck out, schizo

  31. paul Catlow

    Got the feeling they were going back to basics with this one - even the LP cover hearkens back to the "red, black and white" of the first two or three LP sleeves...

    Tom29

    Clouds and lighting in the sky also look just like IMAGINOS album cover, which is also black and white!

  32. blueoystercultforevs

    Good for you, man; I'm 17 and my older brother introduced me to these guys. Makes you wonder what exactly is going through the minds of people who listen to Lady Gaga.

    Loss Orderly

    hahahaha. I'll tell you what: NOTHING

  33. AngryPostmanSthlm2

    @shonenshojo i couldnt say it more accurate myself, and yes..BÖC must be the best band ever if i had to choose! damn i get amazed at myself when listen to them..its hard to even find a so-so song..they are so perfection,everything is in its right place and they give so much in every song,every little tune,hold-up,riff,drumbeat is throwing me around while playing airguitar,drums and singin here

  34. Nathan Noah

    BÖC's version of Ghost Riders in the Sky

  35. Troy

    @shonenshojo your not alone, i'll be old and ancient in about forty five years, and i wont stop yelling the genius of classic rock. Especially BOC

  36. kealsta

    Masterful composition.

  37. luvcats

    0 dislikes.That seems common on BOC songs.lol

  38. sinshamsh11

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Make sure to load up on beer and coke...

  39. Amanda Jaye

    One of the greatest songs in the history of music ever. Just throwing that out there.

  40. NutjobGTO

    @MidnightRambler73 Judas Priest?

  41. brousteen

    Picked up this record from a carboot sale last weekend for a pound, as far as im concerned thats a steal!

  42. aocidicoa

    This song is pretty heavy! Such an underrated album, I think the drum sound drove a lot of fans away but this album is just another BOC masterpiece!

  43. bearishone

    BOC is properly called fantasy rock 9/10ths of their songs are a pure fantasy ride.

  44. shonenshojo

    @eveningtsar Absofuckinglutely! Music is music, no matter which decade it comes from. Couldn't have said it any better myself.

  45. eveningtsar

    @shonenshojo

    Amen brutha! Anyone who thinks music has a best before date clearly knows nothing about music. . .

  46. gameguy2500

    Sweeeeet.

  47. Drizzlerman

    No, more of a 70's or 80's exploitation film B-movie vibe, almost in the vein of such 'grindhouse' cinema such as 'Werewolves on Wheels'.

  48. Drizzlerman

    That's for sure.

  49. evnstar

    Does have a sort of Judas Priest-ish sound. God, this band is AWESOME.

    bassmanjoe

    Priest wish they were this worthy

  50. Brett Preston

    yeah, if you look at it, thier albums all seem to follow individual themes... this one is very 80's influenced... probably the most of all of them...

  51. Drizzlerman

    Very 80's B-movie feel to this song, but goddamn it they do it so well.

  52. 1whokncallthethunder

    sums up Ghost Rider perfectly.

    John Houlgate

    1whokncallthethunder I recall the old Tom Jones TV show when he covered "Ghost Riders in the Sky." His dancers were mounted on stationary motorcycles, not horses.

  53. nate556

    "Feel the Thunder, Of the midnight ride!"
    Makes me want to ride a motorcycle. I just might!

  54. Mark A. Adams

    Cheers for posting this, BOW. Takes me back to my first ever gig in London, UK - a complete classic. So, I went the 2nd night, too!

  55. shonenshojo

    Shit, this song is just... wow. It's amazing. Blue Oyster Cult is by far the best band ever existed. Yeah, tell me I'm an old fashionated idiot who likes old music, I get to hear that pretty often so I'm pretty used to it by now. I can't help it, I just love old rock music and especially... yeah that's right... BOC!!!

    Salvatore DeBella

    Well said my friend!

    Steven Wilkinson

    If loving BOC is wrong then I don't want to be right ....

  56. Erik

    That could be possible but i dont think so but many artist write there lyrics whilst listining to other artist so its a possibilty

  57. Boz Ajanovic

    Yes, this is the typical Eric Bloom song!:)

  58. ftw337

    this is the shit..........

  59. groovyastrodude

    I notice the reference to "leather horsemen" in the lyrics. Given that Metallica cites the BOC as a major influence, I wonder if this is perhaps where the "Horsemen are drawing nearer... on leather steeds they ride." in The Four Horsemen comes from.