On Your Feet or on Your Knees

On Your Feet or on Your Knees
Live album by Blue Öyster Cult
Released February 1975
Recorded Academy Of Music, New York, New York
Paramount Theatre, Portland, Oregon; Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington
Show Palace, Phoenix, Arizona; Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California
P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 78:13
Label Columbia
Producer Sandy Pearlman
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
Secret Treaties
(1974)
On Your Feet or on Your Knees
(1975)
Agents of Fortune
(1976)

On Your Feet or on Your Knees was Blue Öyster Cult's first live album, released in early 1975. Each of the band's first three studio albums are represented by three songs each, two other songs are covers ("I Ain't Got You", albeit with modified lyrics, and "Born To Be Wild"), and one ("Buck's Boogie") is an original instrumental that remains a staple of the band's live shows to this day. The 12 songs include performances at the Academy of Music in New York, the Paramount Theatre in Portland, the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, the Show Palace in Phoenix, the Long Beach Arena, the P.N.E. Coliseum in Vancouver and the Capitol Theatre in New Jersey, though it is not clear which songs came from which venues and on what dates.

It hit #22 on the Billboard 200, thus making it the band's highest charting album in the US.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (C+) link

Track listing

  1. "Subhuman" - 7:30
  2. "Harvester of Eyes" - 4:55
  3. "Hot Rails to Hell" - 5:55
  4. "The Red and the Black" - 4:33
  5. "7 Screaming Diz-Busters" - 8:27
  6. "Buck's Boogie" - 7:40
  7. "(Then Came The) Last Days of May" - 4:35
  8. "Cities on Flame" - 4:08
  9. "ME 262" - 8:47
  10. "Before the Kiss (A Redcap)" - 5:05
  11. "I Ain't Got You" - 8:59
  12. "Born to Be Wild" - 6:36

Personnel

Certifications

Year Album Certifications
1977 On Your Feet or on Your Knees Gold

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