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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Monday Music "Veteran of the Psychic wars" Blue Oyster Cult

 I had a lot of things going on and was unable to get a "Monday Music" on Monday...so it came out on .....Tuesday....Sometimes it happens.
I decided to go with Blue Oyster Cult "Veteran of a psychic wars".  I first heard of this song on the movie "Heavy Metal".  I liked the sound track and of course to an adolescent boy, there was a lot of boobage action and a pretty good storyline and and what I consider great animation before computers were used.  There was later a "Heavy Metal 2000".  It sucked.

I went with this video, it features the song and it ties in a bunch of stuff from the terminator movies.  Actually pretty well done. 
This video has some clips from the move "Heavy Metal" in it so I used it also.
"Veteran of the Psychic Wars" is a song by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, written by Eric Bloom and British author Michael Moorcock (creator of Elric of Melniboné). The song first appeared on the album Fire of Unknown Origin. An extended version appears on the album Extraterrestrial Live. It also appears on the soundtrack of the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal.
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, Metallica at the Bridge School Benefit, and Arjen Anthony Lucassen.


  1. Great movie, I still have the VHS and will watch it on a weekend night with a "few" beers :)

  2. Huh, another one I missed completely... sigh

  3. Hey Irish;

    I had wore out my VHS copy, so I bought it in DVD along with the CD soundtrack. Very good on a big screen TV

    Hey Old NFO;

    I had this one back in 1981. Hmmm perhaps I will find one that you know next week?