Blue Oyster Cult - On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (1975/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Artist: Blue Öyster Cult
Title: On Your Feet Or On Your Knees
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1975/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Recorded: April 27, 1974, October 5–21, 1974, Academy of Music, New York; Paramount Theatre, Portland and Seattle; Show Palace, Phoenix; Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California; P.A.E. Coliseum, Vancouver; Capitol Theatre, New Jersey.
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 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 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, thus making it the band's highest charting album in the U.S.
On Your Feet or on Your Knees, Blue Öyster Cult's first live album (there would be two more), was also their first to peak inside the Top 40 best-sellers, which is more of an indication of the audience the group was building up through extensive touring than of its quality. Songs that had a tight, concentrated impact on studio albums got elongated here, and that impact was dissipated. And the song selection left a great deal to be desired if this was to be a fitting summation of the band's career so far. Perhaps by their 1974 tour, BÖC had dropped such classics from their first album as "Transmaniacon MC," and "Stairway to the Stars," but the less impressive material from the third album was no substitute. The album did mark the first commercial release of a version of "Buck's Boogie" as well as covers of the Yardbirds' "I Ain't Got You" and Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild." --AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann
1. The Subhuman 07:28
2. Harvester of Eyes 04:56
3. Hot Rail to Hell 05:25
4. The Red and the Black 04:20
5. Seven Screaming Diz-Busters 08:43
6. Buck's Boogie 06:59
7. (Then Came The) Last of May 04:40
8. Cities On Flame 04:04
9. M.E. 262 08:13
10. Before the Kiss (A Redcap) 05:06
11. Maserati GT (I Ain't Got You) 08:49
12. Born to Be Wild 06:21
Eric Bloom - Lead vocals on tracks 1-2, 4-5, 9, 11-12, stun guitar, synthesizer
Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - lead guitar, lead vocals on "Last Days of May" and "Before the Kiss (A Redcap)"
Allen Lanier - rhythm guitar, keyboards
Joe Bouchard - bass, lead vocals on "Hot Rails to Hell"
Albert Bouchard - drums, guitar, lead vocals on "Cities on Flame"
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