Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser is best known as the voice of Blue Öyster Cult, and very few know about his solo album from 1982 - "Flat Out". He recorded the album between a pair of BÖC discs and it's quite hard to describe the disc withone wordas it has several different musical sides. Some songs are almost at the chill out of West Coast sound, while some songs pull in the powerpop-direction. Then again,some of the songshave amore classic BÖC rock delivered. The disc is no masterpiece but it's verynice that it released on CD so that we once again have the chance to hear "Cold Wind" which sounds like a good America (the band)-hit, "Five Thirty-Five" which is atypical for the timeAOR song in same spirit as, for example, Michael Stanley Band and "All Tied up" which is adelicious West Coast flavouredpopsong. No classic albums, but definitely well worth buying for all lovers of early aor / west coast pop.