Listen to Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ from Firefly Lane, S2 E10

The second half of Season 2 of Firefly Lane arrived on Netflix yesterday and, along with learning more about the relationship between Tully and Kate, the series also kicked off with more stellar songs on its soundtrack.

Songs like Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper (Live)‘, which was playing on Firefly Lane, Season 2, Episode 10, “All the World’s a Stage” right at the beginning of the episode as the young Tully and Kate are playing truth or dare in Kate’s room.

Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ came out on the hard rock band’s fourth album Agents of Fortune in May, 1976.

The track was written by the band’s guitarist Buck Dharma, with the lyrics talking about eternal love as, even if the body eventually dies, love can go on forever.

All our times have come
Here, but now they’re gone
Seasons don’t fear the Reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun, or the rain

Dharma apparently wrote the song while imagining himself dying an early death.

Something that, thankfully, did not come true as more than 45 years since the track came out, the musician is now 75-years-old and still performs with Blue Oyster Cult on a regular basis.

Yes, the band itself is also still around.

Blue Oyster Cult was founded in 1967 and, even though the band has gone through several line-ups in the intervening 50-plus years, still includes two musicians from the original line-up.

The aforementioned Dharma along with lead singer and guitarist Eric Bloom.

Listen to Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper (Live)‘ as heard on this week’s Firefly Lane on the video, and on the rock band’s A Long Day’s Night (Live) album.

Every episode of the second half of Season 2 of Firefly Lane is now streaming on Netflix.


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