Blue Öyster Cult releases Secret Treaties
Secret Treaties is Blue Öyster Cult's third studio album, released in 1974.
In 1975, a Melody Maker poll of critics voted Secret Treaties as the "Top Rock Album of All Time." The album spent 14 weeks in the US charts, peaking at #53. It went gold in 1992. Secret Treaties is regarded by many fans and critics alike as Blue Öyster Cult's best album.
In 2010, Rhapsody (online music service) called it one of the all-time best "proto-metal" albums.
The cover, with art by Ron Lesser, depicts the band standing beside and sitting on a German Me 262; this scene is inspired by the song of the same name.