Eric Bloom of Blue Öyster Cult and Ian Hunter from Mott The Hoople are friends. And, as it turns out, they wrote a song together. Well, according to Eric, Ian wrote 70% of it, but they get equal credit. It was written in Eric’s basement. He had a guitar lick he played for Ian, and Ian took it and ran. It’s on my favorite Blue Öyster Cult album Spectres from 1977. And, now that I know Ian pretty much wrote it, it makes sense to me, as it’s kind of a poppy sounding song. Still one of my favorites for the album though. Here’s “Goin’ Through The Motions”, a Bloom/Hunter song!