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Albert Thomas Bouchard (born May 24, 1947) is an American drummer, guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a founding member and drummer of the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult.

Albert Bouchard
Born (1947-05-24) May 24, 1947 (age 72)
Watertown, New York, US
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, music teacher
InstrumentsDrums, Vocals, Guitar
Associated actsBlue Öyster Cult
Dennis Dunaway
Joe Bouchard


Bouchard was born in Watertown, New York[1] and grew up in Clayton, New York. He was a founding member of the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult[2] 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.


  1. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2004). The Great Rock Discography. Canongate U.S. p. 158.
  2. ^ Hill, Gary. "Biography: Albert Bouchard". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 April 2010.

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