Blue Oyster Cult, Tom Fuller Band | Durty Nellie's | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Blue Oyster Cult, Tom Fuller Band 

When: Fri., Dec. 19, 7 p.m. 2008
Price: $27.50
With its tendency toward technical complexity and its affinity for Mysteries of the Unknown-level esoterica, hard rock has been providing a sanctuary for nerds, geeks, and dorks since before Robert Plant dropped his first Hobbit reference. The most geek-friendly band in the style are probably Blue Oyster Cult—though they look more like basement­-dwelling obsessives than rock stars, they’ve earned their place in the pantheon with music that embraces both lowbrow culture and grad-school verbosity. Not only did they write a song about Godzilla, they wrote a song about Godzilla with possibly the least rocking lyric of all time: “History shows again and again / How nature points out the folly of men.” Which just makes them all the more rocking. The Tom Fuller Band opens. —Miles Raymer

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