When I was putting my (Don’t Fear) The Reaper post together, there were two things I just couldn’t get out of my mind. The first was how tempted I was by the “Baby take my hand…” lyrics to include these images in that post…
And the second was just how much (Don’t Fear) The Reaper seemed kind of like a sequel, if you will, to my favorite Blue Öyster Cult song of them all…
If you read the Wikipedia page for this song, you’ll see that there were several versions of it recorded by the band, including one connected with the TV miniseries of Stephen King’s The Stand. Although the original version (above) is my personal favorite, I do think the intro by Stephen King to that version is pretty cool:
A bedtime story for the children of the damned.
From a dream world paralleling our Earth, in time and space, the Invisible Ones have sent an agent who will dream the dream of history. With limitless power, he becomes the greatest actor of the 19th century. Taking on many disguises, he places himself at pivotal junctures in history, continually altering it’s course and testing our ability to respond to evil.
His name … is Imaginos.
~ Stephen King’s Intro from Astronomy (Imaginos version)
I want ice water.
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