Extraterrestrial Live

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Extraterrestrial Live
BOC ExtraLive.jpg
Cover art by Greg Scott
Live album by Blue Öyster Cult
Released April 1982 (1982-04)
Recorded Fire of Unknown Origin US Tour, 1980–1981
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 78:06
Label Columbia
Producer Sandy Pearlman, George Geranios
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
Fire of Unknown Origin
(1981)Fire of Unknown Origin1981
Extraterrestrial Live
The Revölution by Night
(1983)The Revölution by Night1983
Singles from Extraterrestrial Live
  1. "Burnin' for You (live) / (Don't Fear) The Reaper (live)"
    Released: June 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10[2]

Extraterrestrial Live is the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult's third live album, released in 1982. It documents their 1981 tour in support of Fire of Unknown Origin, but includes two tracks recorded in 1980, during the Black and Blue tour with Black Sabbath. Midway through the tour of 1981, the band fired drummer and founding member Albert Bouchard, replacing him with roadie Rick Downey. This was the band's third live album in less than a decade. The solo on Veteran of the Psychic Wars is widely regarded by fans and critics as one of Buck Dharma's best.

In chronological order the songs were recorded at:

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Dominance and Submission" 5:56
2. "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" 5:19
3. "Dr. Music" 3:40
4. "The Red and the Black" 4:39
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Joan Crawford" 5:17
6. "Burnin' for You" 4:50
7. "Roadhouse Blues" (The Doors cover) 9:06
Side three
No. Title Length
8. "Black Blade" 6:17
9. "Hot Rails to Hell" 5:03
10. "Godzilla" 7:46
Side four
No. Title Length
11. "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" 8:11
12. "E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)" 5:20
13. "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" 6:42
Total length: 78:06


Band members
  • Eric Bloom – lead vocals on tracks 1-5, 7-8, 10-12, stun guitar, keyboards
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser – lead guitar, lead vocals on tracks 6, 13
  • Allen Lanier – keyboards, guitar
  • Joe Bouchard – bass, lead vocals on track 9
  • Rick Downey – drums on all tracks except "Dominance and Submission" and "Black Blade"
  • Albert Bouchard – drums on "Dominance and Submission" and "Black Blade"
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 Album Chart 39[4]


Year Title Chart Position
1982 "Roadhouse Blues" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 24[5]


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Blue Öyster Cult Extraterrestrial Live review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 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. ^ "Extraterrestrial Live Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Extraterrestrial Live Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  5. ^ "Extraterrestrial Live Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-15.