On Your Feet or on Your Knees

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On Your Feet or on Your Knees
Live album by Blue Öyster Cult
Released February 27, 1975
Recorded April 27, 1974
October 5–21, 1974
Academy of Music, New York City
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
Capitol Theatre, New Jersey
Length 78:13
Label Columbia
Blue Öyster Cult chronology
Secret Treaties
(1974)Secret Treaties1974
On Your Feet or on Your Knees
Agents of Fortune
(1976)Agents of Fortune1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (C+)[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[3]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[4]

On Your Feet or on Your Knees is the first live album by the American rock band Blue Öyster Cult released on February 27, 1975 by Columbia Records. Each of the band's first three studio albums is represented by three songs, 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 City, 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 No. 22 on the Billboard 200,[5] thus making it the band's highest charting album in the U.S.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Subhuman" 7:30
2. "Harvester of Eyes" 4:55
3. "Hot Rails to Hell" 5:55
Side two
No. Title Length
4. "The Red and the Black" 4:33
5. "Seven Screaming Diz-Busters" 8:27
6. "Buck's Boogie" 7:40
Side three
No. Title Length
1. "Last Days of May" 4:35
2. "Cities on Flame" 4:08
3. "ME 262" 8:47
Side four
No. Title Length
4. "Before the Kiss (A Redcap)" 5:05
5. "Maserati GT (I Ain't Got You)" 8:59
6. "Born to Be Wild" 6:36
Total length: 78:13


Band members

The cover lettering designed by Gerard Huerta, which was also used on the 2012 boxed set, was one of the first "Heavy Metal" logo designs.



Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard 200 (United States) 22[5]
RPM100 Albums (Canada) 22[7]

Sales Certifications[edit]

Year Country Organization Sales
1977 U.S. RIAA Gold (500,000+)[8]