Blue Oyster Cult - Madness To The Method Lyrics



A rock through a window never comes with a kiss.
Rhyme and a reason never argue with a miss.
There's a time for discussion and a time for a fight.
It's the time in the season for a maniac at night.

There's to be said for a blow to the head.
So come on! Make a show! Turn it on! Let it go!
Put some madness to the method! (We need! We need! We need! We need!)
We need madness to the method! (Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
We want madness to the method! (We need! We need! We need! We need!)
We need madness to the method! (Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
We don't care as long as there's some madness!

The member's only lacking with the stage cologne.
Try to pacify the jackal at the watering hole.
The boys want to mix in with the girls at the bar.
And the train goes away when there's no one in the car.

Babe, is there a mission to destroy your inhibitions?
So come on! Get some show! Hang it out! Rock and roll!
Put some madness to the method! (We need! We need! We need! We need!)
We need madness to the method! (Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
We want madness to the method! (We need! We need! We need! We need!)
We need madness to the method! (Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
We don't care as long as there's some madness!

[Instrumental]

It's a hormone war zone - boys are out for a fight;
Wenches in the trenches on a Saturday night.
Stick it here, stick it there; get it out of sight.
It's the time in the season for the nasty things at night.

Put some madness to the method! (We need! We need! We need! We need!)
We need madness to the method! (Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
We want madness to the method! (We need! We need! We need! We need!)
We need madness to the method! (Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
(Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
(Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
(Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
(Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)
(Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!)

[Instrumental]




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Blue Oyster Cult Madness To The Method Comments
  1. Findlay Robertson

    An album which doesn't get the credit it deserves.

  2. West Kaluanã

    Sem palavras.. Só venero

  3. Ferdy Katchadourian

    Allen Glover Lanier ( 25 juin 1946 – 14 août 2013 ) from Blue Öyster Cult, piano, Synths, gtr

  4. Al Stefanini

    To destroy your inhibition. That's true, but what does it lead to? Common buck, tell me what it means bubba.

  5. Glenn Hertel

    Got poisoned Ringing in my head never goes away, mind is a whirlwind won't shut off crazy dreams if I do manage to sleep. Spent.

  6. Glenn Hertel

    Alright I got to put this up for the day, Full

  7. Andreas Meyer auf der Heide

    BÖC...from Long Island...on Tour forever...🎈🎼

  8. Blackwood Richmore

    ❤💙💚💛💜💖

  9. Mato More

    la verdad es que blue oyster cult es perfecto

  10. Michael Cunningham

    Two bands in one. Bucks music melodic and Eric's is heavier. What more could you ask for.

  11. Mato More

    BöC sencillamente es la banda perfecta, eh escuchado la discrografia completa

  12. Lulu Hlaezea

    A rock through a window never comes with a kiss.
    Rhyme and a reason never argue with a fist.
    There's a time for discussion and a time for a fight.
    It's the time in the season for a maniac at night.
    There's a lot to be said for a blow to the head.
    So come on! Make a show! Turn it on! Let it go!
    Put some madness to the method!
    We need! We need! We need! We need!
    We need madness to the method!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    We want madness to the method!
    We need! We need! We need! We need!
    We need madness to the method!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    We don't care as long as there's some madness!
    The member's only lacking with the stage cologne.
    Try to pacify the jackal at the watering hole.
    The boys want to mix in with the girls at the bar.
    And the dream doesn't wait when there's no one in the car.
    Babe, is there a mission to destroy your inhibitions?
    So come on! Get some show! Hang it out! Rock and roll!
    Put some madness to the method!
    We need! We need! We need! We need!
    We need madness to the method!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    We want madness to the method!
    We need! We need! We need! We need!
    We need madness to the method!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    We don't care as long as there's some madness!
    It's a hormone war zone - boys are out for a fight;
    Wenches in the trenches on a Saturday night.
    Stick it here, stick it there; get it out of sight.
    It's the time in the season for the nasty things at night.
    Put some madness to the method!
    We need! We need! We need! We need!
    We need madness to the method!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    We want madness to the method!
    We need! We need! We need! We need!
    We need madness to the method!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!
    Revolt! Revolt! Revolt! Revolt!

  13. Russell Gentile

    An underrated song on an underrated album.
    BOC created almost totally different sounds for each album reinventing themselves and their music continually while remaining smart and eclectic.
    They're my favorite band because of this and I am so glad I was introduced to them at an early age.

  14. Michael Cunningham

    Friend asked me to recommend my favorite boc albums. Six months later I am still thinking about it.

  15. Jacob Crangle

    Sometimes I'm jealous of my dad's life as he was able to go see this band and was able to listen to there songs as soon as they came out, only been listening to BÖC for a year and it's my favourite band

  16. Graham Taylor

    This is epic and this album is supposed to be the one that sucks..lol. BOC are the greatest band ever....

  17. gaagle boss

    sounds alot like triumph

  18. Zion Lion

    Mi banda favorita BOC

  19. Richard Lamb

    Just another great tune from B.O.C

    RoeserFan1

    There are so many.....

  20. randall scott burress

    somE bANDS NEveR hAd a HiT On thE RADIo GOVERnmENT MaId sQuASH

  21. Keegan Penney

    I reapen love this track!

  22. mjazzguitar

    The guitarist plays "many a tear has to fall" from "It's All In The Game" at the end.

  23. mjazzguitar

    Did they really sign their souls over to the devil in blood?

    úlfhéðnar

    no, but chathullu might have had something to do with it.

  24. randall scott burress

    Does this mean I'm certifiably crazy?

  25. randall scott burress

    Not never answer never works*..no wrong answere here?

  26. RoeserFan1

    This band just has such an effect on me. They were my favorite band after I saw them in 1978 but I went on to other music in 83. I did not know this album existed until 2009. I immediately concluded Perfect Water was a masterpiece but thought the rest of the album was poor. Now I find myself into this and Dancin in the Ruins quite heavily. Amazing band.

    Steven Wilkinson

    Always loved this song from the first few listens of the album back in 1985 ... it's a sprawling masterpiece from the main man ....

    RoeserFan1

    Yeah it is really a cool song. I also really like Spy in the House of the Night

    Graham Taylor

    @RoeserFan1 When the War Comes is also great....

  27. Magnum

    if this album had a different name it would be revered in the same way as their Fortune album is. overall i think this is a better album than AoF..

  28. REGULATOR99

    was lucky enough to get to see BOC three times, every show was dandy and i really liked the first show in 1977 with the lazer show..killer!

  29. Barah Holloway

    I need and want, BOC always delivers!?! Crazy awesome ;-)

  30. Rob Ricci

    I know we have MP3s and all, but has anyone heard this tune on the radio? How can this NOT be a hit????? How do songs get picked to be hits? I seriously believe it's payola or some jackass just picks songs qat random or something.

    I played this song for a girl who doesn't like BOC, and she said so, but this was the 1st song of their that she liked.

  31. AngryPostmanSthlm2

    Not my album but Excuse me to this song, right here and now its very good
    EDIT: It kick some serious butt!!

  32. TheFenwayWall1

    That St. Cecilia Electra Years collection, both of them combined, is really great. Certainly some great stuff all the way up to the final studio release. I think this one has too much production

  33. Coby Phillips

    The memories only lacking, One of the all time greatest bands, so underrated,in the 80's they were height of their performance culminating in Imaginos. I truly feel sorry for people who have not listened to their albums of that era, guess they were more into makeup and hair, such a pity.

    JLipnicki

    Saw them in 1989 at the Hammersmith Odeon and it was one of the best rock performances I have ever seen and I have been to gigs since 1970 and seen most of the name bands, the Floyd, Zeppelin ( three times ) and almost stopped bothering in the 80s. Still playing and a new album due in 2020. ' Imaginos ' is a future classic.

  34. Henry Krinkle

    Not exactly their best album overall. But this song was always cool. And the ending is pure greatness.

    Luigi Sodano

    Best album for you?

  35. Mike Gerstbrein

    Soooooooooo underrated!

  36. kenton jones

    turn it on we want m
    message 2 the madness

  37. Nadina Goodridge

    My desert island band.

    Steven Wilkinson

    and mine ...... quite happy with the sun, a hammock & a stack of BOC albums.

    Gidi Kaufman

    Great piano

  38. snarknado

    A rock through a window never comes with a kiss.

    Mark Flacy

    There's a lot to be said for a blow to the head.

    randall scott burress

    MIGHT BE DOOOOOOOOOOOO

  39. snarknado

    "wenches in the trenches"...my favorite lyric. 😂😂😂

    Steven Wilkinson

    "on a Saturday night". Inspired, & "Pacify the Jackal at the watering hole" but that's BD for you .....

  40. Steven Wilkinson

    Typically classy Buck tune if quite atypical and meandering in nature. It works. I think the theme is a comment on the dating/bar scene. Anyways it's wonderful stuff from the maestro.

  41. wade curtis

    BOC Fan For Life. Saw them live first time in 74.

    Feliciano Frontado

    Lucky basterd :'(

  42. Ken Ian Park

    My original cassette copy of Club ninja had 'Madness to the method' fade out at the end, and didn't have Howard Stern voice-over on 'When the war comes'...

    Steven Wilkinson

    Club Ninja definitely had two versions in the early days, I believe one was a UK mix??? I own about 4 discs but I don't know if any of them differ ...

  43. kenton jones

    sonic ok

  44. kenton jones

    Archangel luv u

  45. TacoKakeProductions

    There's something about BOC that gets me in a creative mood. Every time I listen to them in bulk I start to come up with so many ideas for writing projects.

    NOAH JONES

    Agreed, there music seems to be quite inspiring for fantasy stories to me.

  46. Ray Smith

    I bought this on holiday at a flea market in florida for $1.99.. (club Ninja) still love it 20 odd years later!

    Rob Ricci

    Try Journey's "Next" album. This song reminds me of that album. No sappy love songs, just good ol progressive rock!

  47. John Meloy

    So many great albums! Each with a unique flavor but BOC's singular style.

  48. Racine Evans

    Such an awesome song!!!! BOC absolutely rocks! Been a fan since '81

    snarknado

    Racine Evans Definitely my favorite from this album. Huge love for Madness.

    Sour Frogg

    i agree, i've been a fan since 2017

  49. hey han

    career of evil ☺☺☺☺

    Steven Wilkinson

    More importantly now that the wonderful JK (since finding out the girl knows how to Rock !!) has led you to the music of this glorious band, what do you think ???

  50. Barah Holloway

    Totally BAD ASS.......... sophisticated opinion. :)

  51. Greg Berry

    no Bouchard brothers no Blue Oyster Cult

    Kellen Rist

    +Greg Berry Well, Joe played on this record, so you can't say there were no Bouchards involved. Also, the band was still functioning once they got back together later in the 80s. So, I'm inclined to disagree with you, but they were certainly better with Albert and Joe.

  52. gripNslip

    Thanks to the keyboard work, the outro is extraordinarily beautiful and has that progressivish feel which makes this song the most "epic" track of all BOC tunes. I don't like this album like others but this track alone makes the album worthy.

    Henry Krinkle

    This song, Perfect Water, and Spy In The House Of The Night. And maybe Dancin' In The Ruins on a good day.

  53. Walter Devore

    There is BOC and very very far below, everything else. I pity the earthlings that miss out on them.

    Anios Arkhangelisk

    In my opinion, this is my 9th favourite band, and I've just been checking them out all day today and this past week, before I only knew the song Don't Fear The Reaper but after hearing Burning For You I decided to check out some others and as of them I've been checking out a lot of their other songs when I can, which is quite a lot.

    But no matter what this band creates, in my opinion is not as good as some other bands I've known before this one.

    Yes I may not have heard all of their songs but from what I can gather this is a fucking amazing band and pretty much every song I've heard is pretty damm great, it just won't compare to other ones I've known.

    zander herrick

    @Anios Arkhangelisk you already said:
    "But no matter what this band creates, in my opinion is not as good as some other bands I've known before this one."
    so why not share what is "better" than this.

    Anios Arkhangelisk

    @zander herrick you do understand that this is my opinion right?? I also don't understand what you mean about already typing, since my original previous comment was the first time I had actually typed on this video, yes I put my opinion out and my opinion is that this is a very very great band but in my opinion I find that other bands suit me better, if you'd want to know then I can tell you my favourite songs but remember to not compare something so much, just because you think that it is better doesn't mean that your opinion automatically overrides mine.

    Anios Arkhangelisk

    @zander herrick I originally made a reference to the person who actually typed the main comment and I just stated my opinion that B.O.C. is my 9th, which it is now my 8th and that In My Opinion I feel that there's other beings that have created music that In My Opinion, I prefer much more over this band.



    In My Opinion remember.

    Brendan Fay

    @Anios Arkhangelisk i think hes just curious what could possibly be better than this

  54. Wil Archer

    so random this is quoted in "Career of Evil" book by Jk Rowling. Seeing as the title itself is a BOC reference it seems she's really into them.

    Basil II Macedonia

    +Wil Archer She sent an autographed copy of her book to each of the remaining band members.

    Steven Wilkinson

    Given this song's subject matter & knowing a bit about how JK thinks I reckon this song in particular is of interest to her ...
    It's also musically & lyrically a wonderful song as well of course.

    randall scott burress

    And it's kind of like told the duck to get up off the chicken?

  55. Metaluna Zombie

    this album rocks

  56. Pietro Marcello

    BOC has a very original style, their songs sound like no other band. Very intersting melodically, and Buck Dharma's solos are really well constructed with a great choice of notes, and sound nothing like  the average rock guitarist mindlessly blasting a pentatonic.

    tulllguy

    @Pietro Marcello yes, they are/were a great band.

    Magnus Emeritus Engen

    Well,have you given Ghost a listen? They are quite similar. Check out Ritual and Deus In Absentia for instance.

    Mainzer Girl

    @tulllguy Are! my wife and i are going to their 10/6/19 concert in annapolis, md.

    tulllguy

    @Mainzer Girl how was it?

    xTHIRDHORSEMANx

    Pietro Marcello
    I saw them in February 2019. They slayed it
    Hard to believe they’ve been touring since 72

  57. Default Name

    I listen to BOC all day every day and night forever.  Always fresh and fantastic, of course on random play.

    Barah Holloway

    +Default Name Awesome input my friend............I couldn't agree more! :)

    Lukas Fin

    +Default Name That has been my method also. And a result. :) Though something else added time to time, but been coming back to BÖC...

  58. Christopher Reinheimer

    here I am again .....a maniac at night

  59. Vanni 56

    My god...WHAT a Song! !!!!

    Christopher Reinheimer

    do your homework my friend

  60. darrel shimmer

    whoever thought a biker band would produce a great piano solo like this?

    Matthew Randolph

    biker band?

    Kellen Rist

    +Matthew Randolph You have to admit, Eric looked like a biker for a while. Still kinda does.

    Henry Krinkle

    Not to mention Eric used to ride a motorcycle on-stage at concerts sometimes.

    Jonathan Becker

    Tommy Zvoncheck produced the piano solo, to the best of my knowledge, and he may not have even been an official member of the band at the time.

    Leaving Nadir

    darrel shimmer They're not not a biker band. They're regular long islanders.

  61. david mccoy

    VERY TIGHT

  62. Christopher Reinheimer

    this is a secret jam on this record...I love it

    Christopher Reinheimer

    we need; we need; we need;......again another Buck lead vocal that is just great

  63. charles fitze

    it is a mad mad mad world

  64. tulllguy

    I bought this in 1986 when it came out.

    Russell Gentile

    Me too!

  65. Sequentially Compact

    They very first terrible idea that started it was Club MTV with Downtown Julie Brown. After that the downward spiral just accelerated.

  66. Transmaniacon MC

    It's a hormone war zone,can't put it any better than that.

  67. scrumple1

    I haven't got my original pressing anymore as my ex-wife smashed hell out of it when we split.

  68. scrumple1

    I loved this song when I first bought this album many years ago. The ending to the song was awesome, but either it has been remastered or my record player was crap, but it didn't sound anything like this. Has anyone got the original pressing of it or can someone enlighten me as to what happened...

  69. MetallicBill

    Can you believe I typed that sentiment 4 years ago? Just goes to show you MTViacom don't know their heads from a hole in the ground, It's time someone got REALLY upset enough to do something about it... not talking killing anyone, but force a change of the guard there

  70. James Abell

    Yes they flushed it right down the toilet and it backed up with so many non real fake reality shows that I can't believe it is still on the air

  71. MetallicBill

    I have a small collection of the full size CD packaging used in stores, until they needed more space and less cardboard, but we have a store here called CHEAPOS and though, not cheap at all, they have all the great audio and vid formats I can see other then HD-DVD which was oddly absent

  72. MetallicBill

    MTV and VH1 original are not even music as we've known it, growing up with what MTV defined in it's truest sense, I marked 1995 as the MTV deathknell, and I see music across the board suffer since, but MTV and VH1 aren't even a joke anymore, they're irrelevant

    Michael Cunningham

    MTV is dead.

    Rob Ricci

    What I think somebody needs to revive "Night Flight" on USA network.

  73. 101Restoration

    early to mid 80s were great but some late 80s and 90s works were good too. I liked some of the bands that were hits in the 80s and could carry over into the 90s like U2. Even better than the real thing.

  74. BOC4ALL

    I have most of BOC's albums up to Club Ninja on vinyl. Not originally. I went to Rhino Records in the early 90's and bought a bunch.Got tired of the cd boxes cutting most of the album picture off. Records are in pretty good shape too.

  75. BOC4ALL

    Les Invisibles. One of my top 5 songs from them.

  76. BOC4ALL

    Late 90's. Aug. 81 to about 85 when they actually showed 'good' rock videos. After that they blew. By the way this song shows the great guitar work that Buck should be known for.

  77. Person

    Amazon, FYE,maybe best but

  78. Person

    My fave BOC song is either Flaming Telepaths or Stone of love

    Steven Wilkinson

    Wow, that's diverse, but with 40-50 great tracks it can be difficult to chose a few ...

  79. blueoystercultforevs

    We all know MTV sucks, people...what does that have to do with this amazing music?

  80. 101Restoration

    Since the late 90s it has been shit. The turn of the millennium turned for the worse :(

  81. gretzinabluehat

    Sometimes I wonder why BOC takes up so much of my time. This is a reasons why.

  82. NabucodonosorII

    Mierda no puedo creer que haya dejado pasar tanto tiempo sin haber escuchado una banda tan pasada

  83. Jamie7

    mtv ruined music. jethro tull, frampton, boc were not pretty boys! (don't kill me boc!). mtv laid music to waste then left the ashes to smolder. they don't even play MUSIC videos now! mtv=the devil!

    Rob Ricci

    They still do play music believe it or not. m I'm looking at the Electronic Program Guide, But I don't see it. MTV has a program in the mornings called "AMTV". They would run 2 1-hour blocks of AMTV. On MTV2, there is "MTV2 Music Mix" from 4:00 to 9:00 weekdays.

  84. Basil II Macedonia

    Even 0 dislikes is too many for this song.

  85. utahan15

    yeah it was better then!

  86. Jimmy Page Zep

    @Grm0xlr2xD man you can't forget ASTRONOMY, my fav :) amazing solo performance too. god i love this band

  87. Raymond Williams

    The piano really kicks ass

  88. Gatoncho :3

    @stashyjon
    Well also my favorite BÖC song is Don`t fear the reaper, most than anything is that without that song i may never heard this band.
    After Don`t Fear the reaper will be Veteran of the psychic wars(extraterrestrial live solo is fucking awesome), Fireworks, madnees to the method, harvest moon,The vigil, I love the night, then it came the last days of may, transmaniacion MC, The marshall plan, and i could go on and on...
    And hello to england too:D i wish y could go in 2012 to london

  89. Jon Wisbey

    @Grm0xlr2xD even more annoying when people claim they know of them and you ask what their fave BOC track is, and the say 'Don't Fear The Reaper' and you say and what else, and they can't name any other song by them. That REALLY pisses me off. (and hello Mexico from England)

  90. intensetornado

    Anybody know where you can get this on CD?

    Michael Cunningham

    get a USB turntable and make them. I know your post was six years ago but replied anyway.

  91. the42voice

    this track is such a fine showcase for the band at this time . . .took me a while to replace my cassette copy which still plays

  92. ArgentHawkes

    Reality?!
    MTV is about as real as a "good" boy band.

    Rob Ricci

    MTV is about as real as a rapper who never swears.

  93. Lise Atchley

    This song reminds me of being in art school in Surrey, BC. At Kwantlen College. Totally fun times in '86. The best weed .... ever.

  94. Gatoncho :3

    I fucking love BÖC!
    I don´t know why most of the people don´t know this band they are awesome!
    I wish i could see them live someday(i live in mexico):(

    Luna

    i live in turkey, i have nearly no chance... good luck to you anyways :s

    Alan Peters

    Gatoncho :3 was my first concert in 1979 was 11 yrs old...

  95. intensetornado

    @aintgotnosoul48
    I agree 100%. Hard to find now, too.

  96. David Carpenter

    One of the most under-rated albums by one of the most under-rated bands in history.

  97. MetallicBill

    @mung559 I just have the standard CD. I want to see the band again but I always refer back to their last DVD. Good stuff to enjoy live BOC anytime, and as Buck stated, he's gotten better over time, with much playing from the 70s to now! Rock on, rock on!

  98. mung559

    @MetallicBill I've got a bunch of the Imaginos songs pulled up right here on youtube and in a playlist. It is all coming back to me now. It is actually pretty impressive stuff. I remember seeing the blue vinyl LP when it first came out. I should have bought it then I guess.