Joe Bouchard | Jukebox in My Head

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Blue Öyster Cult Bob Dylan The Beatles

More Artists From
United States - Connecticut

Other Genres You Will Love
Rock: 70's Rock Pop: Pop Underground Moods: Mood: Upbeat
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Jukebox in My Head

by Joe Bouchard

This is Joe Bouchard's first solo album pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Joe was a founder of the legendary Blue Öyster Cult. The LP includes a free download card and a full size complete lyric sheet insert. A must for any vinyl collector!
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title's physical copies and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Shadows On the Streets of New York
3:27 $0.99
2. Travelin' Freak Show
4:17 $0.99
3. Cowboy's Dream
4:00 $0.99
4. Jukebox in My Head
3:57 $0.99
5. One More Song so Long
4:02 $0.99
6. Which Road Is Mine
4:34 $0.99
7. Kickin' a Can
3:52 $0.99
8. Haunted Dance Floor
3:53 $0.99
9. Dark Boat
8:23 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The Blue Oyster Cult story is a fascinating one for a myriad of reasons, one being the band’s level of songwriting depth. Down that paranormal pathway sits - among a veritable army of terrific tunesmiths - the smiling Buddha of the band, Mr. Joe Bouchard. Plier of the fat strings on all of The O’Cult’s classic albums, Joe was also a penner of many great tunes (see “Hot Rails To Hell” and “Astronomy” for starters), a live wire of one of the greatest live shows on earth, and also a singer of curious Daltrey-meets-Townsend inauspicious suspicion. Mix in his multi-instrumental talents (toward guitar and keyboard) and his career as music transcriber and prof and classical buff, and Bouchard can be viewed as no less than BOC’s wise version of a John Paul Jones, the man helping to grease the wheels of a gleaming machine of a tricked-out team blessed with an embarrassment of riches.

O’er to the Bouchard’s first true solo album (of which you are now behind the back of, and possibly gleefully spinning as you read), and we find Joe sophisticated and maturing into what even he must admit are his late-mid years of a career that causes glad bemusement to himself and others. Dig into Jukebox In My Head and you’ll find this consummate crafter of grown-up pop drawing you into his complex roots system. There’s acoustic rock, funkified hard rock, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, amplified folk, dark melodies and blindingly light and full of life ones, all delivered with passion and humour, but through the lens of a literary acumen that has become tastefully trained and restrained by a decades-honed understanding of song craft.

Joe sez his brother Albert has called this some of his best singing ever, and also that Albert is his toughest critic – indeed, the man’s vocals and unique voice add to the quirky display of roots music enclosed. And the familiarity of that voice, coupled with the slightly unearthly mood of Bouchard’s melodic choices, takes you quick toward the beauty of Blue Oyster Cult’s lighter (but with dagger) moments, their smash singles, their foisted flame moments at any given show. It’s a testimony to Joe that on Jukebox In My Head, he’s firing up and finding those same sorts of magic moods. Here’s hoping you find and experience them with him, and that Jukebox In My Head is just the start of a similarly mutually enriching catalogue reaching far into the future… or at least ‘til the inevitable reunion with Buck ‘n’ Eric puts him back behind the bass on bigger stages ‘round the globe. Travelin’ Freak Show indeed.

Martin Popoff (author of over twenty music books and the rock biography Blue Oyster Cult: Secrets Revealed!)



to write a review