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May 24, 1947 |
Watertown, New York, US
|Genres||Heavy metal, hard rock, psychedelic rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, music teacher|
|Instruments||Drums, Vocals, Guitar|
|Associated acts||Blue Öyster Cult
Bouchard was born in Watertown, New York and grew up in Clayton, New York. He was a founding member of the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult and a driving force through the band's first decade. He is the brother of former Blue Öyster Cult bassist Joe Bouchard.
In 1981, Bouchard left Blue Öyster Cult and began to work on the music that would become the Imaginos record. In the late 1980s, he performed with The Mamas & the Papas, Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone and the Spencer Davis Group with his brother Joe.
He has also played on records for Mike Watt (Firehose, Minutemen) and Richie Stotts (Plasmatics), Gumball and Fabienne Shine. Bouchard has produced records for many other musicians, including Maria Excommunikata, Heads Up! and David Roter.
Until 2006, Bouchard's main musical project had been The Brain Surgeons, with whom he released several CDs on his own Cellsum Records label. Cellsum grew to host a number of other artists, including Les Vegas, The X Brothers, David Roter and Helen Wheels. In 2007, Bouchard formed Ünderbelly with original Soft White Underbelly singer Les Braunstein, Brain Surgeons bassist David Hirschberg, and guitarist Adrian Romero. They were featured on the 2008 Motörhead tribute CD Sheep in Wolves' Clothing, and released the songs "Critical Mass" and "Astronomy" in 2011.
In 2008, Bouchard formed the band 'Blue Coupe' with his brother Joe and original Alice Cooper bassist Dennis Dunaway. Originally an Alice Cooper/Blue Öyster Cult cover act, 'Blue Coupe' has released two albums of original material: Tornado on the Tracks in 2010; and Million More Miles in 2013. In 2014, Bouchard released his first solo record, Incantation.
- Albert Bouchard's web page
- 2012 Audio Interview with Albert Bouchard from the Podcast "I'd Hit That"
- Blue Coupe Web Site
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