Extraterrestrial Live

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Extraterrestrial Live
BOC ExtraLive.jpg
Cover art by Greg Scott
Live album by
Blue Öyster Cult
ReleasedApril 1982 (1982-04)
Recorded"Black & Blue" & "Fire of Unknown Origin US Tours, 1980–1981
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
Fire of Unknown Origin
Extraterrestrial Live
The Revölution by Night
Singles from Extraterrestrial Live
  1. "Burnin' for You" (live) / "(Don't Fear) The Reaper (live)"
    Released: June 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]

Extraterrestrial Live is the third live album by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, and was released in 1982. It primarily documents the band's 1981 tour in support of Fire of Unknown Origin, but also includes two tracks recorded in 1980, during the Black and Blue tour with Black Sabbath. Midway through the 1981 tour, the band fired drummer and founding member Albert Bouchard, replacing him with roadie Rick Downey.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recorded atLength
1."Dominance and Submission"Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Sandy PearlmanMid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, February 11, 1980 for a King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast5:56
2."Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll"Donald Roeser, A. Bouchard, PearlmanTower Theater, Philadelphia, December 31, 19815:19
3."Dr. Music"Joe Bouchard, Roeser, Richard MeltzerNassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York, December 30, 19813:40
4."The Red and the Black"Bloom, A. Bouchard, PearlmanHollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, October 9, 19814:39
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recorded atLength
5."Joan Crawford"A. Bouchard, Jack Rigg, David RoterHollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, October 9, 19815:17
6."Burnin' for You"Roeser, MeltzerHollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, October 9, 19814:50
7."Roadhouse Blues" (The Doors cover)The Doors, Jim MorrisonThe Country Club, Reseda, California, December 15, 19819:06
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Recorded atLength
8."Black Blade"Bloom, Michael Moorcock, John TriversNassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York, October 17, 19806:17
9."Hot Rails to Hell"J. BouchardNassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York, December 30, 19815:03
10."Godzilla"RoeserHollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, October 9, 19817:46
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Recorded atLength
11."Veteran of the Psychic Wars"Bloom, MoorcockHollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, October 9, 19818:11
12."E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)"Roeser, PearlmanHollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, October 9, 19815:20
13."(Don't Fear) The Reaper"RoeserHollywood Sportatorium, Pembroke Pines, Florida, October 9, 19816:42


Band members
Additional musicians
  • Sandy Pearlman – producer, management
  • George Geranios – producer, live sound, engineer, mixing
  • Paul Mandl – assistant engineer, editor
  • Rod O'Brien, Deve Hewitt – live recording engineers
  • Paul Stubblebine – mastering



Year Chart Position
1982 Billboard 200 (United States) 29[3]
UK Albums Chart 39[4]
RPM 50 (Canada) 37[5]


Year Title Chart Position
1982 "Roadhouse Blues" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks (US) 24[6]


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Blue Öyster Cult - Extraterrestrial Live review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 15, 2012.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 55. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ "Blue Öyster Cult Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Blue Oyster Cult Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "RPM Weekly". RPM. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Extraterrestrial Live Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2012.