Drummer, singer, guitarist and songwriter Albert Bouchard was a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult and a driving force through the band's first decade.
Albert Bouchard grew up in the 1000 Islands NY and started his first band, The Regal Tones, with his brother and three cousins when he was 12 years old. By the time he graduated from high school he had played over 500 shows. In college he started a band with fellow classmate, Donald Roeser.
After a couple years Bouchard and Roeser dropped out to become professional musicians. The next band they started evolved into Blue Öyster Cult.
Albert's songwriting was always very present in Blue Öyster Cult, and he was always experimenting and working with different collaborators. His songs run the gamut from the hard and heavy "Career of Evil" to the very pop "Debbie Denise."
In 1981 Albert left Blue Öyster Cult and began work on the music that would become the Imaginos record. In the late 80s, Albert performed with The Mamas & The Papas, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) and the Spencer Davis Group (Joe Bouchard was also a part of this). Albert has also played on records for Mike Watt (Firehose, Minutemen) and Ritchie Stotts (Plasmatics) and produced records for amongst others Gumball, Heads Up and David Roter.
Albert's creative drumming sets him apart from most other rock drummers. Never predictable and always entertaining, Albert's mastery of rhythm and dynamics is always a treat to hear.
In the last few years, Albert's main musical project has been as The Brain Surgeons, with whom he has released several CDs on his own Cellsum Records label. Cellsum has grown to host a number of other artists, including Les Vegas, The X Brothers, David Roter and Helen Wheels.