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I Love The Night


Blue Öyster Cult

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A close listen reveals that this song is about a man who is bitten by a female vampire and turned into one: "Her kiss that night told me it was over" (his life), "One look in the mirror told me so" (he couldn't see his reflection, a sure sign that he's a vampire). (thanks, Tom - Cleveland, OH)
During this period, the members of Blue Öyster Cult would write songs at home and bring them in for the band to work on, which provided a lot of variety in their songs. This one was written by their guitarist Donald Roeser, who is also known as Buck Dharma. Keyboard player Allen Lanier told the NME in 1978: "I find Donald's supernatural songs more compelling. He has this way of writing so that in 'I Love The Night' the occult angle is secondary to the love aspect. An archetypal, bizarre situation becomes universal. Recently we were in San Bernardino, California and we heard 'Riders On The Storm' followed by 'I Love The Night' on the radio. It was a real thrill to see how they measured up to each other. Both had comparable qualities."
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Comments (5):

This is still my fav of BOC..
- Joe, Grants Pass, OR
Alan Lanier is SO underrated!
- Joe, Grants Pass, OR
Cool song by a really underated band.Nice harmonies too.
- dane, Green Cove Springs Fla., FL
I saw BOC in the early 80's, supported by Aldo Nova. As we were leaving, following the encore, this song was blasting through the PA. A haunting song.
- Paul, Rothesay, NB, Canada
I never associated this song with vampires. It's always been one of my favorite Blue Oyster Cult songs ever. I love the really chill vibe it gives off.
- Matt, Winter Park, FL
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