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On Your Feet or on Your Knees is the first live album by Blue Öyster Cult. It was released on February 27, 1975 by Columbia Records. The album peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard 200, and is their highest-charting release. It was certified Gold by RIAA in 1977.


Blue Öyster Cult

  • Eric Bloom – lead vocals, stun guitar, synthesizers
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser – lead guitar, vocals
  • Allen Lanier – keyboards, guitar
  • Joe Bouchard – bass, vocals
  • Albert Bouchard – drums, guitar, vocals


  • Murray Krugman – producer
  • Sandy Pearlman – producer
  • Tom Scott – engineer
  • Kurt Kuntzel – engineer
  • Aaron Baron – engineer
  • Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Pete Weiss – engineer
  • Jerry Smith – engineer
  • Jack Douglas – engineer, mixing
  • Howie Lindeman – recordist
  • Rod O'Brian – recordist
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Scott Muni – intro
  • Carroll Dodd – intro
  • Elliott Krowe – road manager
  • Rick Downey – crew chief
  • Mo Slotin – crew
  • George Geranios – sound engineer
  • Richard Holtz – lights
  • John Berg – cover photo, design
  • Gerard Huerta – cover design
  • Belinda Rain – sky design
  • Don Hunstein – back cover photo
  • Special thanks to Roy Erickson, Norman Hunter, Shelly Grafman, Allison Steele, Maxanne Sartori, Malcolm Davis, Dick Kalt, Phil Charles, Jonathon Coffino, Don DeVito, Paul Rappaport, Mike Klefner, and Pastori Music

Track listing

  • + - Title as it appears on the album
  • - - Cover song
# Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
Side one
1 The Subhuman+ Bloom, Pearlman Bloom 7:30
2 Harvester of Eyes Roeser, Bloom, Meltzer Bloom 4:55
3 Hot Rails to Hell J. Bouchard J. Bouchard 5:55
Side two
4 The Red and the Black A. Bouchard, Bloom, Pearlman Bloom 4:33
5 Seven Screaming Diz-Busters+ A. Bouchard, J. Bouchard, Roeser, Pearlman Bloom 8:27
6 Buck's Boogie A. Bouchard, Roeser Instrumental 7:40
Side three
7 Last Days of May+ Roeser Roeser 4:35
8 Cities on Flame+ Pearlman, Roeser, Bouchard A. Bouchard 4:08
9 ME 262 Bloom, Roeser, Pearlman Bloom 8:47
Side four
10 Before the Kiss (A Redcap)+ Pearlman, Krugman, Lanier, Roeser Roeser 5:05
11 Maserati GT (I Ain't Got You)- Calvin Carter Bloom 8:59
12 Born to Be Wild- Mars Bonfire Bloom 6:06


  • "Buck's Boogie" was dedicated to Ron McCoy, a Los Angeles DJ.
Studio albums Blue Öyster CultTyranny and MutationSecret Treaties
Agents of FortuneSpectresMirrorsCultösaurus Erectus
Fire of Unknown OriginThe Revölution by NightClub NinjaImaginosCult ClassicHeaven Forbid
Curse of the Hidden MirrorThe Symbol Remains
Live albums On Your Feet or on Your KneesSome Enchanted EveningExtraterrestrial LiveA Long Day's Night
Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014
40th Anniversary - Agents of Fortune - Live 2016
iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012
Other albums Bad ChannelsSt. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings
The Columbia Albums Collectiön
(RaritiesRadios Appear: The Best of the BroadcastsHarvester of Lives)