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Blue Öyster Cult

Veteran Of The Psychic Wars

  • Cult
  • Metal
  • Rock
  • Soundtrack
  • Hard Rock
song from
  • 1981
  • 2012
  • 1976
  • 1972
  • 1990

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“Veteran of the Psychic Wars” is a song by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, written by Eric Bloom (band vocal) and Michael Moorcock (British author, creator of Elric of Melniboné, Dorian Hawkmoon and the Eternal Champion). The song first appeared on the album Fire of Unknown Origin. The song also appears on the soundtrack of the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal. An extended version of the song appears on the album Extraterrestrial Live. The phrase “...veteran of a Thousand Psychic Wars” is from the Hawkwind song “Standing at the Edge,“ from the album Warrior on the Edge of Time, which also dealt with the myth of the Eternal Champion, and contained lyrics written by Moorcock. The song has been covered by the Finnish metal band Tarot, and by Metallica at the... Read on...

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